Join us at Operation Convergent Response 

November 19 – 21, 2019, Guardian Centers

When every second counts.

Join us for three informative and exciting days as Verizon and Nokia co-host the third annual live demonstration event ─ Operation Convergent Response™ 2019 (#OCR2019) ─ November 19-21 at the Guardian Centers in Perry, Georgia. 

#OCR2019 is held in collaboration with the Guardian Centers and gives you the chance to experience firsthand how advanced technologies can work under pressure in a crisis.  

Online registration is now closed.  You may register in person onsite at the Guardian Centers.

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The scenarios are the focal point of a well-rounded program, the #OCR2019 Strategic Experiential Journey. Through this journey, all attendees will:

  • Witness crisis scenarios first-hand in a realistic, but controlled environment
  • Learn from experts about the latest technologies in crisis management in the OCR Talks program
  • Network with colleagues, crisis management leaders, and technology experts in the Solutions Showcase


Experience the challenges faced by responders in the aftermath of a wildfire and the modern technologies to address them.

Cyber Attack

Cyberattack on Critical Infrastructure

Flooding, health risks and other environmental concerns impact a community devastated by cyber-attacks on critical utility infrastructures.

Tunnel Emergency

Tunnel Emergency

Examine the key challenges responders encounter in tight, isolated situations and watch cutting edge tech drive better outcomes in a subterranean environment.

Complex Terror Attack

Experience the fallout of a multi-layered terrorist attack and solutions to defend the response mission.

Airport in Crisis

Airport in Crisis

Explore how emerging technologies help solve complex problems such as airspace incursions, perimeter breaches, pandemic outbreaks and other common situations to major transportation hubs.

Gas Pipeline Explosion

Gas Pipeline Leak and Explosion

This unique opportunity allows attendees to view how first responders address the impact of an nighttime emergency within a city, specifically featuring a gas pipeline leak and structure explosion.


Each day registration opens at 7am. The daily keynote address will begin at 8:30 am and by 9 am you will be on your way to experiencing the first scheduled interactive scenario that puts the latest emergency response technologies into the hands of First Responders. This year the scenarios are part of the OCR Journey experience. Each Journey runs simultaneously, three times a day, for all three days. Journeys run once in the morning and twice in the afternoon.  Lunch is available from 10:30am – 12:30pm.

The Solutions Showcase has grown to include the OCR Talks program and is open all day in order to allow ample time to discover new technologies and mingle with partners and customers. It closes at 5pm for the special events.

Special Events

Tuesday, November 19 boasts an Open House Reception beginning at 5:30 pm.

Wednesday, November 20 includes a never-been-done-before, Night Event down in the Guardian Centers Cityscape. Attire remains comfortable and rugged.  Trust us, you won't want to miss the action!

Thursday, November 21
at 5:30 pm will be the #OCR2019 Closing Reception.

Who Should Attend

#OCR2019 is designed for leaders from across public safety, critical infrastructure and  telecommunications, as well as federal, state and local government.  We expect attendees from:

  • Law enforcement
  • Fire
  • Emergency Management Services
  • PSAPs/911 dispatch
  • Disaster relief agencies
  • Private enterprise risk teams
  • Leadership in government and public policy
  • The military and National Guard
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • The energy industry
  • Aviation and aerospace
  • The education community
  • Hospitals and medical providers

Notice Government employees

Attending daytime activities: Please be advised the following items will be offered during the event at no cost: bottled water ($1.20 per bottle), lunch ($11.00 per person, per day), and refreshments ($5.00, per person, per day).

Attending an evening reception: To ensure compliance with your ethics rules, government employees are required to pay the fair market value ($30.00 each) to attend an evening reception.

Note: Prior to the event, we recommend consulting with your agency’s Ethics Officer to ensure you are permitted to receive these items at no cost.

What to Expect

  • Realistic crisis scenarios, enabling you to be immersed in live-action exercises demonstrating how innovative technology is key to a Ready, Respond, Recover, Rebuild crisis management strategy  
  • Experiential activities, giving you hands-on access to technology and tactical drills
  • Solutions showcase
  • OCR Talks, including keynotes, educational classes, tech talks, and more


Operation Convergent Response™ 2019 is made possible through the collaboration of technology and solution exhibitors like you.  Verizon is looking for innovative companies that benefit from showcasing their technologies and solutions in our #OCR2019 Strategic Experiential Journeys.

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