Thank you to everyone who made the 2019 Symposium such an incredible event. We celebrated a decade of collaboration and look forward to what’s next!

Save-the-date for the 11th Annual Symposium: April 15 & 16, 2020


The Coalition and our public & private sector planning partners are pleased to present the

10th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans & Their Families

April 17 & 18, 2019

Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd | Phoenix, AZ 85040

Sponsorship & exhibitor opportunities are available.

Registration is open! Register by March 20th for early bird rates.

Download a 2019 Registration Packet | View the 2019 Agenda

Eventbrite - 2019 Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans & Their Families


This year’s event will feature:

2 days of programming & 11 tracks – all focused on increasing knowledge, skills & abilities for serving and supporting the military, veteran and family population.

General sessions – learn about the latest for our key statewide initiatives and from leaders in our military and veteran community

Networking with representatives from the military, government & community.

A networking reception at the end of day one, including refreshments, music and gift basket giveaways. Join us to celebrate 10 years of collaboration!

Exhibitor fair with programs and resources to assist service members, veterans & families.

Continuing Education Units provided for a variety of disciplines (see below for details).

2019 Symposium Tracks

View & Download the 2019 Symposium Agenda

(Please note that topics and speakers are subject to change, however the most current agenda will always be posted here.)

Comments from past Symposium Attendees:

“Truly inspirational!”

“I leave with a wealth of knowledge and resources I can share with my veterans.”

“This was the most inspiring and motivating conference I have attended in a very long time and I look forward to returning next year! The energy was truly amazing!”

“Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone for another great event!”

2019 Symposium Promo from Arizona Coalition on Vimeo.


AGENDA: 2019 Symposium Agenda

(Please note that topics and speakers are subject to change, however the most current agenda will always be posted here.)

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: All attendees can request a certificate of attendance or continuing education credits at no additional cost by completing a request after the event. Please visit the CEU table at the event to register each day and then submit the online request after the event.

If you have questions about continuing education, please contact the Greater Valley Area Health Education Center at or call 480-288-8260 x100.

We plan to offer continuing education for the following disciplines (subject to change).

NURSING: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12830 for 12.0 Contact Hours for the 2-day event.

SOCIAL WORK: Pre-approvals of CEU applications for social work are currently on hold. This process is expected to resume in April 2019 and certificates can be issued retroactively once available.

Therefore any request for a Social Worker Certificate will be held until approval is given. Upon approval, certificates requests would be completed retrospectively.

COUNSELORS: A certificate of attendance showing contact hours will be provided.

PACE/CCM: This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM board certified case managers. The course is approved for  7.75 CE contact hour(s).  

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE): Symposium programming may be eligible for CLE credit. A CLE certificate of participation will be provided for attorneys who wish to utilize this continuing education event for credit. Email to request a form.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Thanks to the support of our partners and sponsors, full and partial scholarships are available to offset the cost of registration for those who would not otherwise be able to attend and to those traveling from outside of Central Arizona that would experience a financial hardship. To request a scholarship, you can submit a request at this link. (Note: please wait to register for the event until you hear from our team. A special link will be provided. Thank you!)

Scholarship request form:


Discount links will be sent to all partners, employers and navigators in February. If you don’t receive yours via email, please contact us at or 602-753-8802.

Discounts are available for groups from the same organization. Please use these codes to register all participants at the same time:

Groups of 3+ receive 10% off

Groups of 8+ receive 15% off


Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact or 602-753-8802 for more information.

NOTE: Exhibitor registration is separate from participant registration and must be confirmed in advance.


The conference center is located south of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. Hotels near the airport, especially on the south side, will be in close proximity to the Symposium. Here are a few options in the vicinity. Note that we don’t have a specific room block for the Symposium at any of these hotels however the Homewood Suites and Courtyard may offer a special rate for participants of events at Desert Willow Conference Center:

Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix Airport South | Courtyard Phoenix Airport | GreenTree Inn & Suites | Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes | Sheraton Phoenix Airport 


Requests for cancellation must be received by 3/31/19 at Registrations may be transferred to another individual.

For special accommodations, including dietary restrictions, please email or call 602-753-8802 by 4/4/19.


Available PowerPoints and handouts will be posted here after the event.


For information on the 2010 – 2018 Symposiums, visit the event archive page.