For the second year in a row, stakeholders from around Arizona and beyond will gather in a virtual conference center for the 12th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans and Their Families. The virtual format provides participants the opportunity to hear from a wide variety of leaders on a variety of topics designed to strengthen the way participants collectively care for, serve, support, employ, educate and assist the 500,000+ service members, veterans and families that call Arizona home.
Date: April 20 & 21, 2022
Time: Programming from 8 a.m. to noon; Virtual networking from 12:00 – 12:30
Place: ACMF Virtual Conference Center, ACMFEventCenter.org
For both days of the event, there will be an opening and closing general session featuring remarks from key members of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families leadership team. Across the two half-days of programming, there will be 24 breakout sessions offered across six learning tracks. Each learning track features presentations from featured guest speakers who are experts in providing care, support and advocacy for service members and veterans.
New this year, the Symposium will feature facilitated solution sessions where discussion is focused on action items that help unite stakeholders behind innovative approaches that help address the unique needs of our state’s service member and veteran populations. As in previous years, there is also an opportunity for virtual networking to facilitate connections between stakeholders who are united in the mission to provide a supportive network for our state’s service members, veterans and their families.
There is no cost to attend, and all are welcome. Registration is requested by Apr. 15 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-statewide-symposium-tickets-212713962187. Download the event package and agenda at https://arizonacoalition.org/symposium/. View a replay of the 2021 event on our YouTube channel and visit the virtual event center.
For more information, visit www.ArizonaCoalition.org/Symposium.
About the Arizona Coalition for Military Families
The mission of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families is to connect the 500,000+ military members, veterans and their families in Arizona to the right resources at the right time through the Be Connected program. The Coalition is recognized as a national leader for its ability to bring together Arizona’s public and private sector partners in a unified effort. Launched in 2009, the Coalition works nationally and locally to advocate for service members, veterans and their families. The Coalition works collaboratively to build and sustain an Ecosystem of Support needed to sustain Arizona’s statewide capacity to care for, serve and support service members, veterans and their families. The Coalition’s membership extends across all levels of local, county, state and federal government as well as a vast network of private companies, healthcare providers, faith-based organizations, higher education institutions and non-profit partners. To learn more about the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, visit www.ArizonaCoalition.org.
About the Be Connected® Program
Be Connected is the program of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families that links Arizona service members, veterans, families and community helpers to information, support and resources for employment, healthcare, wellness benefits and more. Be Connected includes a support line, a resource matching website, a statewide team of community-based navigators and no-cost training. Launched with the help, support and guidance of the late Senator John McCain, and now operated with support from the Governor’s Office, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other partners, Be Connected is available to any member of the military, any veteran and their family members regardless of era or length of service, discharge status or disability status. Anyone who served or anyone supporting those who served can call 866-4AZ-VETS (866-429-8387) for support. Organizations that want to support and join our efforts should begin by completing an application. For more information, to find support and learn more, visit www.ConnectVeterans.org.