Annual Statewide Symposium

In Support of Service Members, Veterans & Their Families

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us as we once again gathered in person for the 2023 Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans & Their Families. We were so thrilled to see everyone face-to-face again in this ever-expanding community of people and organizations. We’ve posted a variety of content, including select slideshows and videos of the general sessions in our archive at hope to see you again in April 2024!

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

April 17 & 18, 2024
8 AM - 4:30 PM

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

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What Attendees Said About the 2022 Event ...

“This was a great symposium. I gained a lot both personally and professionally from it and I look forward to attending next year.”
“The symposium helps me keep in touch with old resources and meet new ones, which will give me more ability to help other veterans.”
“The contacts I made are priceless. My being able to help a veteran makes me more valuable to my community.”
“An outstanding team effort...and execution of another fine symposium.”
“Great speakers both days for the general sessions and an excellent group of breakout topics.”


  • 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.

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

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