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Conference FAQs

Where and when will the 2017 Tactical Conference be held?

The 2017 Tactical Operations Conference and Trade Show will be held in Phoenix, AZ.  The dates of the event are September 24-29, 2017.

How do I register for the hotel(s)?
What are the onsite registration hours and location for attendees?

Onsite registration will take place in Exhibit Hall D foyer located on the 3rd floor of the North Hall of the Phoenix Convention Center.

Hours are: Sunday 0800-1700

What are the Trade show days, hours and location?

Trade Show Location

Phoenix Convention Center

Trade show hours are as follows:

September 24, 2017 11:00am – 6:00pm

September 25, 2017 10:00am – 5:00pm

How do I contact my instructor if I have a question about class?

You may go to the student registration desk or the NTOA office and provide your identification so that your registration can be confirmed. Staff will then be able to provide you information to contact your instructor.

If I have my own car, can I drive to the training site or do I need to ride the bus?

You may drive directly to the training site. The addresses will be located in the conference app, under each specific track. Please be aware that many tracks change locations each day.

What equipment do I need to bring to conference?

Please refer to http://www.ntoa.org/SOMETHING will add link once this info is on the website and look under the specific practical track that you are enrolled in. You may also refer to the conference app and look under the specific track that you are enrolled in.

What is the shipping address for attendees’ gear and equipment?

Phoenix Police Department – Property Management Bureau
c/o Sgt. Jesse Abernathy (NTOA Conference)
100 E. Elwood Street
Phoenix, AZ 85040-1495

I am a substitution/ replacement, what do I need to do?
Can Law Enforcement, Military, or First Responders walk the trade show for no charge?

Yes. Please go to the student registration desk and provide your government identification. NTOA staff will provide a pass to allow you access to the trade show. You may also attend the vendor show seminars that are inside the vendor show. Attendance is first come-first served.

Who can submit a workshop proposal for the NTOA Conference and how do I submit one?

Anyone can submit a proposal. You may email Laura Gerhart and ask that the proposal link be sent to you.