Annual Statewide Symposium

In Support of Service Members, Veterans & Their Families

We hope you will be able to join the ever-expanding community of people and organizations that attend the Annual Statewide Symposium to strengthen how we collectively care for, serve, support, employ, educate and assist the 500,000+ service members, veterans and families that call Arizona home. Everyone is welcome.

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13th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans, & Their Families

April 19 & 20, 2023
8 AM - 4:30 PM

Desert Willow Conference Center 
4340 E. Cotton Center Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona 85040

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The 2023 Statewide Symposium will return to an in-person event held once again at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The event, taking place April 19-20, 2023 will be the 13th year that the Arizona Coalition for Military Families has hosted the Statewide Symposium. The focus remains the same – connecting with partners to strengthen how we collectively care for, serve, support, employ, educate and assist the more than 500,000 service members, veterans and military-affiliated family members who call Arizona home.


  • Two days of event programming focused on increasing knowledge, skills and connections to serve the military, veteran and the military-affiliated family member population across Arizona.
  • General sessions featuring Arizona leadership and updates on key statewide initiatives.
  • Breakout session topics across multiple learning tracks, with an emphasis on discussion and engagement.
  • Opportunities to network with representatives from the military, government, and community as well as event exhibitors and attendees.

Who Should Attend

Everyone is welcome! Including:

  • Service members (Active Duty, Guard, Reserve)
  • Veterans
  • Military-affiliated family members
  • Military, government, and community representatives
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Mental health providers
  • Social workers
  • First responders
  • Veteran Service Organization members
  • Employers, managers & HR professionals
  • Educators
  • Faith community representatives
  • Attorneys & legal advocates

Cost and CEUs

There will be a registration fee for the event, which will include all programs, meals and snacks. 

Scholarships will be available to attendees statewide. 

Travel stipends may also be available.

NOTE ABOUT CEUS: Plans are in place to offer CEUs for the 2023 Symposium.

12 Tracks | 36 Breakout Sessions | Exhibitor Fair Networking Reception | Experiential Learning 

Key Dates

  • February 1: Registration Opens
  • March 20: Early Bird Pricing Ends at Midnight
  • April 5: Registration Closes
  • April 19: Opening Session, Day One, Exhibitor Fair, Networking Reception 
  • April 20: Day Two, Exhibitor Fair, Closing Session

Special thanks to our event sponsors, including our Title Sponsors: Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services & U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Special thanks to the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family for their partnership and support.

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