IACP Technology Conference

IACP Technology Conference


The IACP Technology Conference is the premier professional event dedicated to discussing technology in law enforcement. Attendees should expect quality training, professional development, and networking covering a broad array of new and emerging technologies on:

  • Digital Asset Management
  • Technology Strategy
  • Cybersecurity and Cybercrime
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Vehicles/UAS
  • Mobile Policing
  • Digital Forensics
  • Information Sharing

The 2022 IACP Technology Conference will be held at the Wisconsin Center on May 24-26 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin! Sign up for updates to be notified when information is available on registration and exhibitor/sponsor opportunities.

OPEN NOW Call for Presentations [Click Here to Submit a Proposal]
12/1/21 Registration and Housing Open
12/5/21 Call for Presentations Closes
1/12/22 Returning Exhibitor Booth Sales Open
1/19/22 General Exhibit Booth Sales Open
4/30/22 Housing Closes

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Call for Presentations

IACP conducts a Call for Presentations each year for its Technology Conference educational program. All completed submissions will be peer-reviewed and the 2022 educational program will be announced in January/February 2022.

Below are a series of frequently asked questions regarding the Call for Presentations process, review process, and speaking at IACPTech 2022.

Call for Presentations

Q: When does the Call for Presentations open for IACPTech 2022?
A: The Call for Presentations opened October 18, 2021. Visit the submission website to begin your proposal.

Q: What is the deadline to complete a submission?
A: The Call for Presentations will close Sunday, December 5, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST. 

Q: What topics does IACPTech 2022 consider?
A: The IACP is looking for a wide array of technology topics that are innovative, engaging, inspiring, and informative for law enforcement practitioners from around the world. The IACP’s goal is to offer relevant, timely education and training to help attendees do their jobs more effectively and make their agencies more successful. IACPTech attendees are interested in hearing after-action reports and best practices from agencies. The theme of this year’s conference is “Technology & Trust,” consider topics or perspectives that highlight the importance of building trust and legitimacy when using technology to fight crime or improve services. First-hand perspectives provide insight. Proposals should address contemporary or emerging technology issues confronting the law enforcement profession and the leaders of law enforcement agencies worldwide.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Community Engagement
  • Cybersecurity & Cybercrime
  • Data Storage & Management
  • Digital Evidence & Forensics
  • Officer Safety and Wellness Technology
  • Organizational Accountability
  • Recruiting & Retention
  • Training & Development
  • Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Systems
  • Video Analytics & Integration

Q: Can I promote any products or services during my presentation?
A: No, IACP does not allow the promotion of products and services during educational sessions. Our attendees expect high quality educational sessions that are not sales pitches. Submitter's are encouraged to include active law enforcement presenters in their proposals. Commercial based workshop submissions with no law enforcement representation will not be selected. Speakers can talk about products and services that have been used to solve a problem or address the presentation topic. Whenever possible presenters should suggest alternative products and services as well.

Q: What information is required?
A: The following information is required in order to submit a presentation proposal and to be considered for IACPTech 2022:

  • Title of Presentation (100 characters)
  • Presentation Description (600 characters)
  • Methodology (300 characters)
  • Technology & Trust (300 characters)
  • x3 Learning Objectives (100 characters each)
  • Track/Topic
  • Speaker/Co-Speaker Information (Maximum 4 Presenters; Name, Agency/Organization, Title, Email)

Q: What should be in the Presentation Description?
A: Provide a bottom line up front description that encapsulates exactly what the presentation is about and what participants should expect to take away. This brief description is critical to catching the peer reviewers attention and will also serve as the conference program description.

Q: What should I write for the Methodology?
A: Methodology refers to how you will present the information (e.g., Power Point slides will be used to cover key points and create class discussion; video examples used to provide an understanding of the learning objectives; exercises to increase learning points in the presentation). Use this area to also explain how your information was formulated and your sources (e.g., case studies, interviews, research, personal experience).

Q: What is the Technology & Trust Section?
A: The theme of this year’s conference is “Technology & Trust,” recognizing the importance of trust and legitimacy when using technology to fight crime or improve services. As part of your proposal, describe how your presentation will incorporate elements of building trust. For example, consider how to obtain buy-in from the community, what privacy or policy considerations an agency must consider before adopting technology, how an agency will protect information collected, or other trust-building elements you deem relevant to your presentation.

Q: How should I explain my Learning Objectives?
A: Well-developed learning outcomes are participant-oriented, observable, and measurable. Describe the skills, knowledge, and/or learning outcomes participants will be able to demonstrate as a result of this activity. (For example: Upon completion, participants will be able to…) You should describe your learning outcomes using action verbs.

Q: What educational tracks can I submit a proposal under?
A: The IACPTech 2021 Educational Program has three tracks.

  • Executive
  • Operational/Analysis
  • Technical

Q: Can I submit my presentation to more than one track?
A: Presentations should only be submitted once. You can only choose one track and it should be the one that best categorizes your presentation. This is purely for organizational purposes, and does not factor into selection of the proposal.

Q: Can I choose more than one topic?
A: You can select up to three topics that best describe your presentation.

Q: If I submit multiple proposals, will it increase my chances of selection?
A: No, a well-constructed proposal on a contemporary law enforcement issue has a higher chance of selection over any quantity of lesser quality proposals.

Q: What happens if I do not have all the required information to complete my proposal?
A: You will have the ability to change, edit, or withdraw your presentation proposal up until the deadline. If you are missing a required piece of information, you can save your work and log back in at a later time to enter the information prior to the submission deadline. Please note: all proposals must be submitted in order to be considered. Any proposals left “Incomplete” will not be considered for IACPTech 2022.

Q: How can I be sure the information I type will not be lost?
A: All information should be created and saved as a word processing document (such as Microsoft Word) prior to beginning the online submission process. Information can then be pasted into the appropriate fields on the web. Click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of each step to ensure the information is not lost.

Q: Do I have to submit my presentation proposal online?
A: Online submission of proposals is required.

Q: Do I have to provide an email address to submit online?
A: Yes, confirmation and notification will be done via email. Please use an email address you check regularly.

Q: How will I know if my proposal was submitted successfully?
A: Once you have finalized your submission, an email confirmation will be sent to you confirming receipt of the presentation proposal. Before you submit your proposal, please make sure all steps have been completed.

Review Process

Q: What is the review criteria for presentations?
A: All presentations are peer-reviewed by LEIT Section Leadership, subject matter experts, and IACP staff members. Reviewers will consider the following:

  • Does the topic address a contemporary law enforcement technology issue?
  • Can the presented information apply to different-sized agencies and a diverse audience?
  • Is the topic unique and information not available through other sources?
  • Is the course description clear and concise? Can attendees easily tell what to expect by reading it?
  • Are the learning objectives clear and can be met in the allotted time?
  • Does the presentation support IACP’s high standards and reputation for the best conference workshops?
  • Are the proposed speakers qualified to instruct the workshop topic?
  • If the presentation is focused on a specific audience, is there a proposed speaker from that audience? For example, is a computer forensics practitioner speaking in a Computer Forensics workshop or a law enforcement executive speaking at an executive level session? The audience wants to learn from its peers and gain first-hand knowledge from those who have experienced the material or information presented.

Q: How is the review process conducted?
A: Reviewers evaluate the submissions based upon quality and criteria noted above. Top recommendations will then be evaluated by IACP staff to ensure the entire educational program is well-balanced. The educational program will be announced in January/February 2022. All submitters of presentation proposals will be notified via email whether their presentation has been accepted or declined in January/February 2022.

Speaking at IACPTech 2022

Q: When do presentations take place?
A: Educational programming is conducted each day, Tuesday – Thursday (May 24-26) of IACPTech 2022. Workshops begin as early as 8:00 a.m. and run throughout the day, ending as late as 5:00 p.m.

Submission of a proposal is a commitment that the speakers will be available to speak on any conference day and time as assigned by IACP staff. The IACP has limited options to accommodate speaker conflicts.

Q: If accepted, how much time will I be given to present?
A: Most workshops are either 60 or 90 minutes long. Tech Talk Theater sessions are 25 minutes and take place in a 50-seat theater on the floor of the exhibit hall. In the Call for Presentations you must select the length of your presentation.

Q: When will I know if my presentation has been accepted for IACPTech 2022?
A: The submitter will receive notification from the Technology Conference Team in January/February 2022.

Q: If my proposal is accepted, will I receive any compensation for presenting at IACPTech 2022?
IACP does not pay speakers or reimburse for travel or hotel expenses.

Q: If my proposal is accepted, will I receive complimentary registration for IACPTech 2022?
A: Speakers will have the option of receiving a one-day complimentary registration for the day of their presentation or they can purchase a full conference registration at a discounted rate of $300.

Q: How are workshop rooms set up? What audio-visual equipment will be available for my presentation?
All workshop rooms will be set theater style to maximize seating. A podium and head table for four (4) is standard in each room for presenters. Additionally, the following AV equipment will be set in each room:

  • (1) computer at the podium
  • Audio connection from computer (to play DVD/video)
  • (1) wireless presentation mouse
  • (1) podium microphone
  • (1) table-top microphone for panelists
  • (1) wired audience microphone with stand for Q&A
  • (1) screen
  • (1) LCD projector

Any additional requests will be considered at the discretion of the Technology Conference Team and the availability of such resources.

Q: I have never presented at an IACP Conference before. What is expected of me?
A: IACP members invest a considerable amount of time and expense to attend the conference. For these reasons, IACP works hard to ensure each and every event at the conference realizes its full potential. Our members expect:

  • Presenters will prepare for their event prior to arrival.
  • Presenters have a significant knowledge and expertise of the subject area, and have sufficient presentation skills to effectively communicate.
  • Presenters will engage the audience. The greatest success you can have is to inspire your audience so they come out of the presentation buzzing with thoughts and ideas. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Engage your audience as quickly as possible.
  • Presenters will not engage in commercial presentations of their organization.
  • Presenters will be conscious of the time limitation of their presentation.
  • Presenters will not simply read directly from written statements.
  • Presenters understand that materials provided for an IACP event become the property of the IACP (for placement on www.theiacp.org or use in other educational activities of the association).

If you do not see your question answered above, please contact techconference@theiacp.org.

Registration Information

Registration opens Wednesday, December 1.

Who should attend?

Law enforcement executives, IT managers, crime analysts, investigators, patrol officers, and state and local CIOs and CTOs seeking to obtain training, professional development, and a forum to share best practices and lessons learned on a broad array of current and emerging technologies.

What is included in the price?

The full conference registration fee includes access to all general sessions, workshops, and networking events. Lunch will be provided each day and breakfast will be provided during the LEIT business meeting on Wednesday, May 25. Only IACP members can take advantage of the special member registration rate. All IACP memberships are individual and non-transferable.

Categories and Fees

Category Early Rate
(12/1/21 - 1/12/22)
Regular Rate
(1/13/22 - 4/30/22)
Late Rate
(5/1/22 - Onsite)
IACP Member $450 $600 $700
Non-IACP Member $825 $825 $925
Day Pass Tuesday (5/24)*   $300 $300
Day Pass Wednesday (5/25)*   $300 $300
Day Pass Thursday (5/26)*   $300 $300
Family/Spouse   $175 $175
Student**   $175 $175
Exhibit Hall Pass for LE***   $100 $100

Join IACP today to save on Technology Conference 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 one day pass per individual may be purchased during the entirety of the event. Day passes cannot be 'stacked.' A full conference pass must be purchased if attending more than one day of the event.
**The student rate is available to individuals not currently employed in a full time position who are students enrolled at an accredited college or university in a Criminal Justice or related discipline. Recruits attending a law enforcement training academy are also eligible under the student rate. Student ID or proof of academy enrollment required during onsite check-in.
***To qualify for the exhibit hall-only pass, the recipient must work for the government or a public safety agency and will be required to show their credentials upon arrival. Public Safety includes offices of police, sheriffs, EMS, fire service, hazmat and park rangers from federal, state, city, county, campus, and tribal agencies, and the armed forces. The IACP reserves the right to refuse ineligible registrations.

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.

Refund Policy

All cancellations must be e-mailed to TechConference@theIACP.org. A penalty will apply. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. It will take a minimum of six weeks to receive a refund.

A 25% penalty will be assessed on all cancellations received on or before April 26, 2022.
A 50% penalty will be assessed on all cancellations received between April 27 – May 17, 2022.
No refunds will be issued on or after May 18, 2022. No refunds will be given for no-shows.

Registration may be transferred to another person in your organization by written request to IACP. Additional charges may apply.

Meeting Health and Safety Protocols

As of November 1, the following guidelines make up the IACP Meeting and Event Safety Protocols, which represent state and local mandated protocols in place during the event. Any updates will be posted and shared with registered attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, & vendors prior to the event.

Before Leaving Home:

  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and/or your local health authority.
  • Adhere to government issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the region you will be traveling to and the region from which you are traveling.
  • Stay home if you feel sick, tested positive for COVID-19, waiting for COVID-19 test results or have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 .

On-site During the Event:

  • Follow guidance from the local health authority (Milwaukee) for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including:
    • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Recommend wearing a face mask if unvaccinated and indoors. Face masks should cover your face from the bridge of your nose to past your chin. Neck gaiters, bandanas, and masks with exhaust valves are not acceptable face coverings.
  • Go to the event Registration Desk at any time if you feel unwell or are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Adherence to on-site guidelines in place at the time of the event is required. Anyone not adhering to the guidelines will be asked to leave, or removed from, the event premises and to surrender his/her event badge and will forfeit their registration fees.


Based on current contact tracing advice from many health authorities, if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home, please contact the meeting/event organizer to advise them at inform@theiacp.org.

The above safety protocols are subject to change and the protocols in effect during the event will be shared and prominently posted at the event venue. Registered attendees agree to adhere to the Safety Protocols in effect during the event.

Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibit space sales for the 2022 Technology Conference will open January 12, 2022, at 12:00 PM ET for returning exhibitors and sponsors from past Technology Conferences (2019-2021). 

General exhibit sales will open January 19, 2022. If your company has not participated in the Technology Conference and you are interested in receiving more information when it becomes available, please sign up for updates.

Exhibit Space Rate: $22.00 per square foot (e.g., 10′ x 10′ booth = 100 s/f = $2,200)

2022 Floor Plan & Exhibit Space Contract Terms (available mid-December)

Included with the Booth:

  • 8′ high drape & 3′ high side rails (Inline booths only)
  • (1) 7″ x 44″ booth sign, listing company name and booth number (inline booths only)
  • Exposition hall security 24 hours
  • (2) complimentary full meeting registrations per 10’ x 10’ booth
  • A complimentary pre-registration attendee postal mailing list four (4) weeks prior to the show
  • Listing and description in the online Exhibitor Directory and in the Tech Conference mobile app

Not Included with the Booth*:

  • Booth carpeting (required for all exhibitors)
  • Furniture rental
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Electrical, phone, and internet service
  • Material handling, installation, and dismantling of booth
  • Cleaning service for booth space
  • Security of individual booth, etc.

*Pricing for show services will be posted in the online Exhibitor Services Kit, available February 2022.

For exhibitor inquiries, contact Gaye Dullaghan at dullaghan@theiacp.org or 703-647-7353.


Whether you’re looking to enhance your booth participation or engage the 2022 Technology Conference attendees without an exhibit presence, sponsorship opportunities are available!

Click Here to See All Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship inquiries, contact Heather Shuster at sponsorship@theiacp.org or 202-437-1986.


*Schedule subject to change.

Technology Conference Schedule

Portions of the schedule will be released starting in late January through February. Check back often for the latest updates. Interested in presenting at the conference? Workshop proposals are now being accepted through December 5, 2021.

The conference will feature three plenary/general sessions, approximately 48 workshop sessions, and 10+ quick hit presentations in the exhibit hall.

Who Should Attend

Law enforcement executives, IT managers, crime analysts, investigators, patrol officers, and state and local CIOs and CTOs seeking to obtain training, professional development, and a forum to share best practices and lessons learned on a broad array of current and emerging technologies.

Technology plays an increasingly important role in the daily work of officers on the street, equipping officers with tools that have the potential to increase safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. While these technological advancements have their benefits, they can also present new challenges for law enforcement.

Since 1977, the IACP Technology Conference has provided training, professional development, and a national forum for law enforcement executives, operational managers, and technology and research staff to share best practices and lessons learned on a broad array of new and emerging technologies.

Become an IACP member today and save on registration!


Q: Where will the 2022 IACP Technology Conference be held?

A: The 2022 conference will be held at the Wisconsin Center on May 24-26 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Q: How do I present at the 2022 IACP Technology Conference?

A: The Call for Presentations is open now through Sunday, December 5, 2021. Start your workshop proposal today.

Q: My company is interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring the event, who do we contact?

A: Sign up for updates or contact sponsorship@theiacp.org to be notified when updates are available. General exhibit booth sales will start January 19, 2022. Additional information will be posted when available.

Q: What are the COVID-19 protocols for the event?

A: See the 'Meeting Health and Safety Protocols' located under the Registration section. The protocols are subject to change at any time. Requirements set by Milwaukee, are subject to change at any time. As of November 23, wearing of masks is optional but highly recommended, and proof of vaccination is not required.

Q: When does registration open?

A: Registration will open on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Q: Will there be a hotel room block available?

A: Yes, housing will open on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Rates will be at the prevailing federal per diem rate of $128/night + taxes.

Q: Are any meals provided during the conference?

A: Yes, lunch will be provided daily and breakfast will be provided on Wednesday, May 25.

Q: Who is eligible to attend to the conference?

A: Registration is open to members of the IACP and qualified non-members which include employees of transnational, federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies and their contractors; institutions of higher education; public, private, and not-for-profit organizations whose work supports the public safety mission; and employees of state, local, tribal, or federal government.

Q: Who can I contact if I have questions?

A: If you have questions not addressed in the FAQs, contact techconference@theiacp.org.

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