APEX 2019: February 20-21 in Monterey CA

The Alumni Professional Exchange (APEX) Continuing Education 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.

2019 APEX topics include:

  • FEMA Update
  • China and North Korean Influence on Global Security
  • Current Trends in Biometrics for Homeland Security
  • Domestic Terrorist Threats – Hate Groups 2.0
  • New Wicked Issues and Security Challenges for Homeland Security Leaders
  • Emerging Nano-Technology- How it can be Used for Good and Evil
  • Immigration- Current Issues


Registration is open to alumni of CHDS’ Master’s, ELP, FCLP, Pacific ELP, or REP programs.
Clicking this link will immediately and automatically register you for the workshop.


Heather Issvoran
Director, Strategic Communications
Contract Support for CHDS
831-402-4672   |   hissvora@nps.edu


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

Navy Gateway Inn and Suites:  

A block of rooms have been reserved for February 19-22, 2019.

  • Standard Queen no Kitchenette ($109 per night)
  • Deluxe Suite with Kitchenette ($122 per night)

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

To make a reservation:

Email Carli Seaver at cnseaver@nps.edu and provide her your room choice  and check-in and check-out dates.

We are unable to extend reservations beyond February 22.

Hilton Garden Inn:

A group block is available at the Hilton Garden Inn for $142 per night for Feb 19-22, 2019; please refer to the “APEX 2019” 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.

Monterey Tides Hotel 

A group block is available at the Monterey Tides Hotel  starting at  $125 per night for Feb 19-22, 2018. Reservations must be made by January  18, 2019.  Use the information below to make a reservation.

Call In: 800-242-8627 Reference “CHDS Guest Rooms”

Code: 1902CHDS

Link: CHDS Guest Rooms Group Link