Officer Safety and Wellness Symposium
Housing Deadline Extended! The deadline to reserve a room in the IACP room block at the Hilton Anaheim has been extended through February 15, 2023. Follow this link to make your reservation.
The 2023 OSW Symposium will be held March 3-5 in Anaheim, California. Improving officer safety and wellness enhances the health and effectiveness of officers, as well as the safety of the community. This symposium is for law enforcement professionals to learn from experts in the field about resources and best practices when developing comprehensive officer safety and wellness strategies. Participants will learn about building resilience, financial wellness, injury prevention, peer support programs, physical fitness, proper nutrition, sleep deprivation, stress, mindfulness, suicide prevention, and more.
Who should attend?
The Officer Safety and Wellness Symposium is not open to the general public. Attendance is open to sworn and civilian employees of public safety and government agencies; academics and students in public safety or related fields; and public safety medical/psychological professionals. Public safety includes offices of police, sheriffs, EMS, fire service, hazmat, and park rangers from federal, state, city, county, campus, and tribal agencies.
The in-person conference registration fee includes access to all in-person general sessions, workshops, activities, and events, as well as recorded content available on the virtual event platform. Lunch will be provided on Sunday, March 5. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided at the reception (3/3) and networking event (3/4). Registration for the in-person event.
A virtual only registration will give you access to live-streamed general sessions and on-demand workshops only available through the virtual platform. All workshops listed in the educational program will be available virtually, unless indicated otherwise, and will be accessible indefinitely beginning March 3, 2023. Register for the virtual event.
The deadline to register for the in-person or virtual event is Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
Categories and Fees
Family/Spouse registration is $125.
*All prices per individual.
Join IACP today to save on Officer Safety and Wellness Symposium registration. Sworn and civilian employees of public safety agencies, academics, and professionals of related fields can qualify for membership in the IACP. Those in sworn command-level positions qualify for active membership; others may be eligible for associate membership. Only IACP members can take advantage of the member registration rate for this event. All IACP memberships are individual and non-transferable.
Please allow up to 24-hours for new memberships to update in our system before trying to register.
Photo, Image, and Recording Disclaimer
Registration and attendance at IACP events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the IACP's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photos, images, video, and/or audio recordings of such events without compensation or approval rights. All photos, images, and recordings are the property of IACP.
- A 25% penalty will be assessed on all cancellations postmarked or fax/e-mail dated on or before February 9, 2023.
- A 50% penalty will be assessed on cancellations postmarked or fax/e-mail dated February 10-24, 2023.
- No refunds will be issued on or after February 25, 2023. No refunds will be given for no-shows.
- No refunds will be given for virtual registrations.
Individuals may transfer their registration between virtual or in-person registration types. Requests to transfer registrations must be made to OSWConference@theiacp.org no later than February 10, 2023. Additional fees may apply.
All cancellations must be made in writing and mailed, faxed (703-836-4543), or emailed to OSWConference@theIACP.org. A penalty will apply. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. This refund policy is subject to change.
Educational Program & Schedule
The educational program is now available! Check out our comprehensive selection of workshops and featured speakers at the 2023 Officer Safety and Wellness Symposium.
Through these engaging workshops, attendees will explore successful programs, gain expert advice, and learn skills and best practices to establish effective officer wellness strategies. Led by policing and wellness experts, OSW Symposium workshops are designed to be relevant for every rank and position in your department.
|Thursday, March 2|
|12:00 PM||5:00 PM||Check-in|
|Friday, March 3|
|7:00 AM||5:30 PM||Check-in|
|7:30 AM||6:30 PM||Exhibit Hall|
|8:30 AM||10:30 AM||Opening Session*|
|10:30 AM||11:00 AM||Wall-Sit Challenge|
|11:00 AM||12:00 PM||Workshops|
|12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Lunch (Not Provided)|
|1:00 PM||2:00 PM||Workshops|
|2:00 PM||2:30 PM||Activity|
|2:30 PM||3:30 PM||Workshops|
|3:30 PM||4:00 PM||Solutions Presentations|
|4:00 PM||5:00 PM||Workshops|
|5:15 PM||6:30 PM||Welcome Reception|
|Saturday, March 4|
|7:00 AM||7:30 AM||Yoga Session|
|7:30 AM||5:00 PM||Check-in|
|7:30 AM||5:30 PM||Exhibit Hall|
|8:30 AM||10:00 AM||Special Session*|
|10:00 AM||10:30 AM||Solutions Presentations|
|10:30 AM||11:30 AM||Workshops|
|11:30 AM||12:00 PM||Plank Challenge|
|12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Lunch (Not Provided)|
|1:00 PM||2:00 PM||Workshops|
|2:00 PM||2:30 PM||Solutions Presentations|
|2:30 PM||3:30 PM||Workshops|
|3:30 PM||4:00 PM||Activity|
|4:00 PM||5:00 PM||Workshops|
|5:15 PM||6:30 PM||Networking Event|
|Sunday, March 5|
|7:00 AM||7:30 AM||Pilates Session|
|7:30 AM||11:00 AM||Exhibit Hall|
|7:30 AM||12:00 PM||Check-in|
|8:00 AM||9:00 AM||Workshops|
|9:00 AM||9:30 AM||Solutions Presentations|
|9:30 AM||10:30 AM||Workshops|
|10:30 AM||11:00 AM||Push-Up Challenge|
|11:00 AM||1:00 PM||Special Session (Lunch Provided)*|
|1:30 PM||2:30 PM||Workshops|
|3:00 PM||4:00 PM||Workshops|
Schedule subject to change. All times listed in Pacific Standard Time. Sessions will only be available in English.
*Session will be live-streamed for registered virtual attendees.
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided at the welcome reception (3/3) and networking event (3/4).
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Housing & Transportation
All event activities will take place at the Hilton Anaheim – 777 W Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802. The IACP has reserved a room block for attendees at the prevailing government per diem rate of $182/night+tax. Follow this link to make your reservation within the room block. The cutoff date to book in the IACP room block at the Hilton Anaheim is February 15, 2023.
Hilton Anaheim has self-parking available for $24/night or valet parking for $35 per night.
- John Wayne Airport (SNA): SNA is located approximately 14 miles from the Hilton Anaheim hotel. It is the primary international airport serving Orange County.
- Long Beach Airport (LGB): LGB is located approximately 19 miles from the Hilton Anaheim hotel. This airport features nonstop regional flights through American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, and Southwest Airlines.
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): LAX is located approximately 35 miles from the Hilton Anaheim hotel. It is the primary international airport serving Los Angeles.
Both major rideshare operators, Uber and Lyft, service Anaheim, SNA, LGB, and LAX.
Anaheim Regional Transportation (ART) is a local public transportation system that connects you to theme parks, hotels, restaurants, shopping, dining, and other destinations within the Anaheim Resort area, including the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Buena Park, Costa Mesa and Orange. Find out how to ride here.
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Health and Safety
We ask that you follow all local guidelines and laws with respect to practicing social distancing, vaccination requirements, and wearing a mask in public areas. Please check local guidelines for the latest information on requirements that may be in place for the duration of your stay.
Convention Event Request Form
All requests must be submitted by close of business on Friday, February 3, 2023, to ensure review and approval of a submitted CERF.
The Convention Event Request Form (CERF) is designed to help organizations, exhibitors, and sponsors obtain meeting space at official IACP conference hotels. If you are interested in hosting a meeting, meal function, or hospitality suite in conjunction with the 2023 OSW Symposium you must complete a CERF.
Once the CERF has been submitted, IACP staff will review the request to ensure it abides by the rules and regulations listed below. Once the request is reviewed and approved, it will then be sent to the hotel. A representative from the hotel will contact you and work directly with you on the specifics of your event.
If at some point your event date, time, or location changes or is cancelled, please forward the confirmation email you received when you submitted the CERF to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly indicating what changes need to be made. Please do not complete a new CERF.
CERF Rules and Regulations
Meetings cannot be held during opposed dates and times as noted in the paragraph below.
Anyone hosting a meeting or event must follow IACP’s health and safety protocols in place at the time of the event to ensure the safety of all conference attendees.
Entertainment, meetings, or similar activities are not permitted in hotel rooms or other private or public facilities during hours that conflict with IACP sponsored events.
Hilton Anaheim will not reserve meeting rooms/function space for anyone during the meeting dates without prior IACP approval.
IACP will review and approve the CERF on a first-come, first-served basis.
IACP reserves the right to decline meeting requests. Meetings that are not approved will receive a notification immediately explaining the denial
Opposed Dates and Times
The following dates and times conflict with the 2023 OSW Symposium program. Please schedule events outside of IACP program hours to ensure approval of your meetings/events. It is the goal of IACP to provide all attendees with the full opportunity to benefit from our scheduled sessions and workshops. Special consideration may be given to smaller meetings; these meetings will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
|Friday, March 3||7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.||Expo Hours|
|Friday, March 3||5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.||Reception|
|Saturday, March 4||7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.||Expo Hours|
|Saturday, March 4||5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.||Networking Event|
|Sunday, March 5||7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.||Expo Hours|
|Sunday, March 5||11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||General Session|
IACP Suitcasing/Outboarding Policy
The IACP depends on our exhibitors and sponsors for successful events. As such, we are mandating increased measures to protect our exhibitors/sponsors from “suitcasing/outboarding” at our conferences and meetings.
What is Suitcasing and Outboarding?
“Suitcasing” and “outboarding” are unethical parasitic business practices in which non-exhibitors and non-sponsors attempt to gain access to conference attendees. “Suitcasing” refers to those non-participating companies or persons who go to conferences as an attendee but “work the aisles” from their suitcase (briefcase) and solicit business in the aisles or lobby area. “Outboarding” refers to non-participating companies that set up meetings and demos at off-site locations (i.e., hotel hospitality suites or restaurants) and encourage show attendees to leave the conference and show floor to spend time with them. Examples may include but are not limited to:
A non-exhibitor sets up a hospitality suite off the show floor and invites attendees to leave the show floor and visit their suite.
A non-exhibitor sends out alerts to potential customers that while they will not be participating this year, they will have personnel walking the show floor and will be offering demos or show specials.
A non-exhibitor puts together a webpage with the conference logo and solicits meetings with attendees.
A non-exhibitor piggybacks on the activities of a third party such as a vendor or partner who is exhibiting.
What are the consequences of Suitcasing or Outboarding?
Please note that any attendee at an IACP conference or meeting who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, or uninvited attendees in another company’s booth, will be asked to leave immediately and their conference credentials will be confiscated. Conversely, known commercial activity conducted from a hotel guest room or hospitality suite, a restaurant, or any other public place in proximity to IACP’s conferences by non-participating companies, will be shut down if utilizing properties with which IACP has an agreement. Those found to be involved with “suitcasing” or “outboarding” will be denied registration to attend future IACP events.
Statement of Intent
In order to protect our valued exhibitors/sponsors and the investment they make in the association, thereby supporting IACP’s mission, our rules strictly prohibit solicitation, “suitcasing” or “outboarding” by attendees who transact business at our conferences and meetings and do not have exhibit booths or sponsor investment. By suitcasing or outboarding the show, an attendee gains an unfair competitive advantage over exhibitors and sponsors that have invested money and other resources to participate in the events and deprives IACP of income we use to support our many programs and initiatives.
Call for Proposals
The 2023 OSW Symposium call for proposals is closed.
IACP conducts a call for proposals each year for its Officer Safety and Wellness (OSW) Symposium educational program. The proposal submission deadline for the 2023 OSW Symposium was August 10, 2022. All completed submissions are peer-reviewed. Click here to view a series of frequently asked questions regarding the call for proposals process, the review process, and speaking at the 2023 OSW Symposium.
The 2024 OSW Symposium call for proposals will open in the summer of 2023. If you have additional questions, contact email@example.com.