Alumni Professional Exchange (APEX) Continuing Education Workshop

Herrmann Hall on the NPS Campus

Herrmann Hall on the NPS Campus

APEX 2017 will be held February 22-23 in Monterey CA and will run two full days.

The APEX workshop provides alumni the opportunity to learn about and reflect on critical homeland security issues from different perspectives while visiting with classmates, expanding networks with professionals from other cohorts, and catching up with instructors.

Videos of past APEX presentations

(Clicking this link will immediately and automatically register you for the workshop.)

Registration is open to alumni of CHDS’ Master’s, ELP, FCLP, Pacific ELP, or REP programs.

Heather Issvoran
Director, Strategic Communications
Contract Support for the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security
1 University Circle, Bldg 220, Rm 064
Monterey, CA 93943
831-402-4672 office


CHDS Alumni: Room blocks are being held at the following properties:

Navy Gateway Inn and Suites: (SOLD OUT) A wait list is available on a first-come first-serve basis. Contact Alicia for details. 

A limited number of standard queen bed with kitchenette rooms have been reserved for February 21-24, 2017. We anticipate the room block will fill-up quickly.

The Navy Gateway Inn is not accepting direct reservations. Reservations must be made through CHDS.

To make a reservation:

Email Alicia Blount at and provide her your check-in and check-out dates.

We are unable to extend reservations beyond February 24.

Hilton Garden Inn:

A group block is available at the Hilton Garden Inn for $140 per night for Feb 21-25, 2017; please refer to the “APEX” when making your reservation using the hotels direct telephone line at 831-373-6141, option #1

Or, use this link if you prefer to make your reservation through the Hilton Website:

Under Special Accounts and Rates, enter “APX” is entered under Group Code.

Should you have any questions, please contact our POC directly via telephone at 831-333-2406 or via email at

Hyatt Regency Monterey

A group block is available at the Hyatt Regency Monterey for $140 per night for Feb 21-24, 2017.

Reservations can be made here: 

The deadline to make a reservation and be guaranteed the $140 rate is January 23, 2017