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.

Registration is Now Open!


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.

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.

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

12th Annual Statewide Symposium April 20 & 21, 2022

11th Annual Statewide Symposium
April 21 & 22, 2021

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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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