Statewide Symposium

Registration is Now Open!

This April we will celebrate 15 years of collaboration and support for all who serve and their families! We invite you to join us in Phoenix for the 14th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans & Their Families. We'll gather in person to connect, collaborate and continue the important work of building support for all who serve!


April 17 & 18, 2024

8 AM - 4:30 PM

Desert Willow Conference Center

4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd

Phoenix, AZ 85040

Join us for the only annual statewide convening of military, government, and community organizations. We will celebrate progress along our journey, chart a course for the future and discuss things we can all do along an action continuum. 

The 2023 Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans & Their Families is back as an in-person event!

We can't wait to see you and bring everyone together again for learning, sharing and networking.

Early Registration is Now Open!

Reserve your spot by March 20, 2024, for special early bird pricing and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a complimentary registration! (Winner's registration will be refunded.)


2024 Symposium Agenda

(Speakers and topics are subject to change)

2024 Symposium Registration Packet

For more information, visit

12 Tracks | 36 Breakout Sessions | Exhibitor Fair

Networking Reception | Experiential Learning | CEUs

Registration includes all programming, breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages and continuing education credits. All attendees are invited to the networking reception at the end of day one with refreshments and music. Scholarships are available. Please scroll down for additional details.

Special thanks to our event sponsors, including our Title Sponsors

Arizona Department of Veterans' Services &

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

For sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please email

Scholarships and Special Rates

  • Thanks to our sponsors and partners, scholarships are available to those who would not otherwise be able to attend and to help offset travel costs for those paying out of pocket and coming from outside of central Arizona. 

  • Discounts are available for Be Connected partner organizations, Arizona Veteran Supportive Employers and those who have attended Military/Veteran Resource Navigation training.

  • Group registration rates are available for 3+ and 8+ people from one organization. 

  • Registration links will be provided to VA employees, military personnel and sponsor attendees. If you do not receive a link from your organization, please email

For links and additional information, please visit:

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Nicola Winkel greets attendees at the 2019 Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans & Their Families, the only statewide convening of military, government, and community organizations.

Key Dates

  • February 1: Registration Opens
  • March 20: Early Bird Pricing Ends at Midnight
  • April 5: Registration Closes
  • April 17: Opening Session, Day One, Exhibitor Fair, Networking Reception 
  • April 18: Day Two, Exhibitor Fair, Closing Session
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The Arizona Coalition for Military Families works collaboratively with government agencies, community members, and partner organizations to form an Ecosystem of Support that Arizona's service members, veterans, and their families can access through the Be Connected support line, 866-4AZ-VETS, and ACMF is a non-profit organization in Arizona that works with public and private partners to build the state’s capacity to support Arizona’s 500,000+ service members, veterans, and their families with a collective impact model that uses an upstream approach to suicide prevention. Be Connected offers no-cost support and connections to resources and has trained more than 6,000 community members to provide resource navigation services.