IACP Technology Conference

IACP Technology Conference


Registration for 2024 IACP Technology Conference is open! Click here to register. 

The 2024 IACP Technology Conference will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center on May 21-23 in Charlotte, North Carolina. 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.

Explore the latest innovations available to law enforcement in a combination of hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, and non-stop educational displays — all designed to give you the best opportunity to see and test the latest emerging technology trends available now.

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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.

Registration Details 

The conference registration fee includes access to all general sessions, workshops, and the exhibit hall, including the Welcome Reception on Tuesday, May 21. 

Categories and Fees 






IACP Member 



Non-IACP Member 



Exhibits Only Pass*










*Spouse/Family refers to a spouse or family member, not a business associate or fellow law enforcement colleague. Only the family member’s name, city, and state will appear on their badge. Family members do not receive educational credits or certificates for attending workshops.

**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.

***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.

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.

Refund Policy: 

All cancellations must be made in writing and mailed, faxed (703-836-4543), or e-mailed to TechConference@theIACP.org to the IACP headquarters. 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 30, 2024. 

  • A 50% penalty will be assessed on all cancellations received between May 1 – May 16, 2024. 

  • No refunds will be issued on or after May 17, 2024. 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.  

This refund policy is subject to change.  

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.


Housing and Transportation


All event activities will take place at the Charlotte Convention Center - 501 S College Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202. The IACP has reserved room blocks for attendees at various hotels in close proximity to the convention center to make your trip to Charlotte more affordable. Rooms at the group rate are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book in the IACP room block, please follow the links available in the confirmation email attendees receive after completing registration for IACP 2024 Technology Conference. 

Hilton Charlotte Uptown
222 East Third Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Room Rate: $225.00
Book your room here
Room block closes April 18

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte - Uptown
508 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 
Charlotte, NC 28202
Room Rate: $239.00
Book your room here
Room block closes April 18

Hampton Inn By Hilton Charlotte - Uptown
530 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 
Charlotte, NC 28202
Room Rate: $239.00
Book your room here
Room block closes April 18


Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is the primary airport servicing the Charlotte Metropolitan area and is located approximately 7 miles from the Charlotte Convention Center.

Rideshare Options

Taxi and rideshare services are available in Charlotte. There are many alternative transportation options, including a speedy light rail system, multiple bike-sharing and ride-sharing services, and bus routes that traverse the region. Explore transportation options here.

Discover Charlotte

View the Charlotte Tourism website to explore the best restaurants, events, and special offcers you can experience during your visit to Charlotte.

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 lates information on requirements that may be in place for the duration of your stay.

Educational Program and Schedule

Schedule at-a-Glance

Tech Schedule


Schedule is subject to change. Lunch is not provided, however concessions will be available in the Charlotte Convention Center.

The full educational program will be published by March 2024. Notifications for proposal submissions will be sent in mid-February.

Previous Educational Programs

Click below for more information about our previous educational programs.

2023 Salt Lake City, UT


Conference Event Request Form

Submit a CERF

About CERFs

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 IACP 2024 Technology Conference 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 selected 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 canceled, please forward the confirmation email you received when you submitted the CERF to schwarz@theiacp.org clearly indicating what changes need to be made. Please do not complete a new CERF.

Submission Deadline

Submissions must be received by mid-April for your event to be listed in the IACP 2023 Tech Conference mobile app. Any submissions received after the deadline will only be reflected online and in the mobile app.

All requests must be submitted by close of business on Friday, April 26, 2024, to ensure review and approval of a submitted 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.
  • Contracted properties in Charlotte 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.
  • Space in the Convention Center is reserved for IACP staff events only.
  • 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 2024 IACP Technology Conference 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.

Tuesday, May 213:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Welcome Reception
Wednesday, May 229:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Expo Hours
Thursday, May 239:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Expo Hours

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—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.

Submit a CERF

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities


Exhibit space is SOLD OUT at this time. 

Companies interested in exhibiting may sign up to the waitlist. In the event of booth cancellations for the 2024 Tech Conference, the IACP will contact companies in order of placement on the waitlist.

Key Information

Rate: $23.00 per square foot (e.g., 10' x 10' booth = 100 sq.ft. = $2,300)

View the 2024 Technology Conference floor plan.

View the 2024 Technology Conference contract terms.

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


Click here to view sponsorship opportunities. For additional information, please contact Nicole Buraglio at sponsorship@theIACP.org or 214-728-1851.


Call for Proposals

IACP conducts a call for proposals each year for its Technology Conference educational program. All completed submissions will be peer-reviewed. The call for proposals for 2024 is closed. Notifications of selection results will be sent to submitters by mid-February. Please check back in the fall for the opening of the 2025 Technology Conference call for proposals. 


Q: Where will the 2024 IACP Technology Conference be held? 

A: The conference will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College St.) in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 21-23. 

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: How much is it to attend the conference? 

A: The 2024 rate for IACP members is $650 ($770 after April 10, 2024) and for non-members is $900 ($975 after April 10, 2024). 

Q: How do I present at the 2024 IACP Technology Conference? 

A: The Call for Proposals is now open. The deadline to submit proposals is December 18, 2023. 

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

A: See the "Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities" tab for more information. 

Q: When does registration open? 

A: Registration will open in December 2023. 

Q: Will there be a hotel room block available? 

A: Yes, the IACP will have a dedicated room block for the 2024 Conference. 

Q: Can members of the media attend the conference? 

A: Please contact techconference@theiacp.org for additional information. 

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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