APEX 2022

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.


Join CHDS at APEX 2022!  February 22-24

A global pandemic, severe weather events, cyber challenges, growing extremism, and more. So many topics to discuss and explore over the three-day alumni event. And, help us kickoff a year-long celebration of the Center’s 20th Anniversary.

We are planning to be back in-person for CHDS Alumni APEX 2022 with a Zoom option for those not able to come to Monterey.

*Please note: All APEX speakers and attendees must be fully vaccinated to participate in-person. We will not be able to confirm in-person attendance at NPS until December. We recommend coordinating with your cohort and making plans to attend but not to commit to reservations that cannot be cancelled or credited just in case COVID guidance restricts attendance.

Call for Alumni Short Talks
If you are interested in giving a “TED Talk” style short talk at APEX (18 minutes or less followed by Q & A), please send by November 22 a one paragraph outline of your topic to Heather Hollingsworth Issvoran at describing your novel idea, perspective, or approach to an aspect of homeland security. If in-person attendance at APEX is restricted, the Alumni Short Talks will still be presented live at NPS and broadcast via Zoom to alumni.  Look below to browse the Alumni Short Talks from past APEX workshops.

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


We have dedicated room blocks at the Hilton Harden Inn, Monterey and Hyatt Regency Hotel at the rate of $166 per night. Below are the reservation links. Reservations are cancellable up to 48 hours prior to check-in. Unfortunately, we do not have a dedicated room block at the Hotel Del Monte on campus (formerly known as the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites).

Hilton Garden Inn, Monterey:
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa:

CHDS Alumni present at APEX2020 and APEX2021. Explore the wealth of topics.

APEX Short Talks: Climate Security: A Pre-Mortem Approach to a Sustainable Global Future

INQUIRIES: Heather Hollingsworth Issvoran, Communications and Recruitment |, 831-402-4672 (PST)

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