IACP Public Information Officers Section Midyear Conference

IACP Public Information Officers Section Midyear Conference

Evansville, IN | May 7 — 10


The IACP Public Information Officers (PIO) Midyear conference brings together public information officers from across the globe to deep-dive into new information-sharing efforts, best practices, case studies and more. With 20 hours of training, attendees will walk away with new and advanced knowledge about how to communicate with their communities and engage with residents in new and exciting ways. From on-the-spot video editing training, to learning more about cases that made headlines over the last year, this midyear conference is one you won’t want to miss.

2023 Midyear Conference Dates: 
A welcome reception will be hosted on the evening of the 7th with the midyear taking place on the 8th-10th. 



DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville
601 Walnut Street
Evansville, IN 47708 US

Educational Program

Sunday | May 7, 2023 

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   Welcome Reception 

Monday | May 8,2023 

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM   Registration 

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   Welcome, Networking Session, Keynote Speaker, Q&A portion

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Communicating with Spouses

                                     Amanda McNew, Media Manager, Grapevine Police Department

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM   Lunch (Provided) 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   Active Shooter at Wal-Mart

                                 Sergeant Anna Gray, Public Information Officer, Evansville Police Department

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM   Networking Break

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM   Before the Crisis: 5 Things To Do Now When Things Are Calm

                                 Julie Parker, CEO, Julie Parker Communications

                                 Christopher Mannino, Senior Director, Julie Parker Communications

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM  Rebuilding Public Trust

                                  Cody Thomas, Public Relations Director, Nebraska State Patrol

Tuesday | May 9, 2023 

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM     Opening Remarks

9:05 AM - 10:05 AM   META

                                   Cynthia Deitle, Director/Associate General Counsel, Meta

                                   Bridgette Arnold, Law Enforcement Outreach Manager, Meta

10:05 AM - 11:05 AM   Taking Our Story Back: Embedding Media in a High Profile Investigation

                                  Jessica Clements, Public Information Officer, Idaho Falls Police Department

11:05 AM - 11:15 AM  Networking Break

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM  Flock Safety Remarks

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM   Lunch (Provided) & Section Business Meeting 

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM   Third Session 

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM   Engaging with Radio Panel Discussion

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM   Regional Networking Break 

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM   Community Engagement Panel

Wednesday | May 10, 2023 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Railroad Killer Survivor Testimony with Holly Dunn Pendleton

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  Working with the Feds

                                    John E. Ham, Public Information Officer, United States Justice Department, Bureau of                                                       Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM   Networking Break 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   Trust Building Campaign Presentation

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM   Lunch (Provided)

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM   Community Engagement Panel

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM   Round Table Discussion

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM   Social Media/Media Training 

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM   Closing 


Registration Rates

  • IACP Public Information Officer Section Member $125
  • IACP Member (non-Section Member) $150
  • Non-Member $250

Online registration has closed; however, individuals may still register to attend the midyear by emailing Participate@theIACP.org.

Hotel Information

All events will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville (610 Walnut St. Evansville, IN 47708). A room block has been reserved for 2023 Public Information Officers Section Midyear attendees. The room block is available for attendees at a reduced rate of $98/night. Book by April 7, for the reduced room rate. Reserve a room

PIO Membership Justification Kit

This document is intended to support understanding of the value of membership to the IACP and the Public Information Officer (PIO) Section to your supervisor or to the decision makers at your agency. Helping your agency leaders understand the value of this section, and of the IACP, will not only benefit you, but also your organization, your communities, and beyond. As a member of the Public Information Officer Section, you quickly learn valuable skills that help build institutional knowledge when it comes to working relationships with media representatives, social media strategies that work for your communities, and hands-on training at annual conferences provides you with immediate skills that you can in turn employ at your agency.

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The 2023 IACP Public Information Officers Section Midyear conference is sponsored by Flock Safety. 

Thank you, Flock Safety for your sponsorship. 

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