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Demo Conference Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: June 27, 2020 (5pm Central)

The Conference is one of the largest gatherings of public safety professionals and the premier event in the State of Texas.  We are excited to announce that the Conference will be held in Austin on Aug 10-15, 2020 at the Hilton Convention Center.  The Call for Papers invites industry associates and partners, educators and public safety professionals to submit a paper to be considered for a session within our Professional Development Program.

The Session Tracks include the following:

  • Telecomunicator & Training
  • Database, GIS & Technology
  • Leadership, Management & Supervision
  • Public Education

Presenter Guidelines and Submission Requirements include:

  • Presenters are responsible for all travel costs as well as the cost of registration.
  • Each session is 50 minutes which include a Q&A session.  Keep this in mind as you prepare your presentation. ALL sessions/submissions must be educational and not concentrate on seeing a product. Those submissions that are focused on a specific vendor and their products will not be forwarded to the sub-committee for evaluation/consideration for a session.
  • Upon acceptance presenters will be required to sign a Speaker Agreement form and Audio/Visual form.
  • Submissions must include contact information and brief biography of the speaker(s) in 50 words or less and written in third person. All co-presenters, if applicable, will need to be listed as well (limit of 4).
  • Provide two professional speaking references.
  • Title of presentation and the track to be submitted under.

Evaluation Guidelines 

  • Evaluation guidelines include a sub-committee reviewing each presentation for quality, timelines, relevance to track chosen by presenter, material focused on topic according to title of presentation as well as potential attendee interest in the presentation proposed.  Attendees should be able to gage the content of the session from the title and track chosen.

All submissions must be submitted electronically via the online submission process.  If you do not receive an email confirmation, your proposal was not properly submitted or left incomplete.  If you have questions regarding whether the proposal was submitted and accepted you must contact the chair and/or co-chair before the deadline of June 27, 20120 5pm CST. Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by July 3, 2020 at 5pm CST. 

Those accepted will be notified by July 3, 2020 at 5pm Central. If you have any questions please contact Staff via email at

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