2021 Call for Papers

Years ago Ontario utilized the slogan “Yours to Discover” and showcased it on license plates. New innovations, emerging technologies, along with social distancing, has put us in the driver’s seat of new situations and opened up a new world in emergency services which is “Ours to Discover”.

We are inviting you to participate in the road to discovery. You are invited to submit proposals for educational presentations for the National Emergency Number Association ON (NENA ON) 2021 Virtual Conference – “Ours to Discover” to be held on September 20th and 21st, 2021

NENA ON is utilizing ‘vFAIRS’, a virtual conference platform that offers many elements to provide the look and feel of an in-person conference but offers the convenience and safety of presenting and attending from the comfort of, well, anywhere. The conference will offer interactive webinar sessions that enable presenters to connect live with attendees, conduct polls and Q&A; provide information sheets that can be made available for attendees to download and upload video as part of the presentation. The presentations will be available on-demand for 30 days after the conference closes for any attendees that missed the interactive session or would like to re-visit topics of interest.

The membership includes Fire, EMS, Police and 9-1-1 communicators, supervisors, managers and IT as well as several industry partners. Members and non-members are welcome to submit proposals that will bring practical, relevant and new information and ideas to members with a focus on current issues affecting the emergency services environment. As we all know, the pandemic has highlighted underlying issues of mental health and diversity but has also “pushed-back” NG timelines creating opportunities to discuss new technologies.

Speakers will be assisted every step of the way by our vFAIRS support team. Feedback and additional information can be obtained immediately after the presentation to determine the number of attendees and questions asked.

This is a great opportunity to showcase innovations, use of technology and to pass on unique and specialized skills, knowledge and expertise to your peers in the emergency services industry.

Please consider presenting at our premier virtual conference that promises to offer the benefits of a face-to-face event without the hassle of travel.

Please email your Completed form to:

Robin Johnstone, ENP Past President, NENA ON


Call for Papers Submission Form.pdf