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Annual Conference & Exposition

Annual Conference & Exposition

COVID-19 UPDATE: We want to assure you that IACLEA is monitoring developments regarding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, including updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.  At this time, we expect to deliver the 2020 Annual Conference & Exposition as scheduled on June 22-25 (pre-conference on June 21). Updates about the conference or other IACLEA programs will immediately be communicated to those affected and to the general membership via IACLEA CONNECTIONS,, and other Association communications. Thank you for your extraordinary efforts to keep your campus communities safe.


IACLEA will present its first-class educational programming in New Orleans—a city known for music, food, and fun. The program includes four plenary sessions with national experts, more than 40 workshops, an exhibition hall with cutting-edge products, and well-loved IACLEA traditions, including IACLEA Awards and the Chief's Night celebration. 

The full program for the four-day conference, including a one-day pre-conference workshop, is available. Registration is open, with a significant early-bird discount available through May 8.


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Exhibitor registration is OPEN. Please book ASAP to guarantee space and prime booth location. 

Conference organizers have curated an outstanding roster of leading experts for plenary sessions and more than 40 workshops. New this year—the educational workshops align with thematic areas, including:

  • Accreditation
  • Community Relations
  • Compliance
  • Emergency Management
  • Gender-Based Offenses
  • Leadership
  • Technology
  • Wellness

Plenary Session Speakers

IACLEA is pleased to welcome four outstanding national experts to lead the plenary sessions.

Charles H. Ramsey -- Reimagining Public Safety

21CP Solutions, LLC, Philadelphia Police Commissioner (Ret.), Washington, DC, Chief of Police (Ret.)

Charles H. Ramsey has nearly fifty years of law enforcement expertise. He has led the police departments in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and was a Deputy Superintendent in the Chicago Police Department where he implemented the nationally acclaimed model of community policing called the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy.

Melissa Hyatt -- Managing Public Safety Expectations and Responsibilities in a Changing Environment

Chief of Police, Baltimore County Police Department

Melissa Hyatt became the first woman Chief of Police of the Baltimore County Police Department in 2019. She has most recently served as vice president of security for member institution Johns Hopkins University and Medicine (Baltimore). She has served on the Baltimore Police Department for 20 years.



Ashley Blair -- Preventing Targeted Violence: An Analysis of Mass Attacks in Public Spaces

Social Science Research Specialist, United States Secret Service 

Ashley Blair serves in the USSS National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC), where she conducts research on threat assessment and cases of targeted violence. Ms. Blair is a Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) certified instructor at the U.S. Secret Service Rowley Training Center (RTC). Recent recipients of training by Ms. Blair include the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Virginia Fusion Center, numerous state and local police departments, colleges and universities as well as K-12 school districts. Ms. Blair was a presented at the 2019 Annual Conference.

Ed Flynn

Chief of Police (Ret.) Milwaukee Police Department

Edward A. Flynn most recently served as police chief in the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Police Department. His extensive law enforcement career also includes serving as police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts, and as Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety, that included the Massachusetts State Police, the Department of Correction, the National Guard, the Department of Fire Services, the Parole Board, and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. He served as Chief of Police in Arlington, Virginia; during his tenure there, he was instrumental in the recovery effort at the Pentagon after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.


Pre-Conference Workshop

A pre-conference workshop, Building a Coordinated Response to Hate Crimes on Campus, will be held on Sunday, June 21, 9 am - 4:30 pm. These workshops have sold-out during the previous two conferences. So please register early to secure your participation. A separate registration fee applies ($125 for members, $175 for non-members). You can sign up for this workshop when you register for the conference. 

“No better bang for your buck!” – 2019 Annual Conference attendee

A City that Hardly Needs an Introduction


Photo credit: Zack SmithImagine a city where cultures collide in a brilliant explosion of flavors, emotions, and sounds. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, home to Creole cuisine, and rich with history and unmatched southern hospitality.

New Orleans combines big-city choices with small-town friendliness and convenience. Hence, it’s nickname: The Big Easy. It always has lagniappe—a little something extra—to offer. We invite you to explore the many sensory experiences that come with the unique city of New Orleans. Laissez les bons temps rouler—let the good times roll!

Photo credit: Paul BroussardThe four-day conference and the single-day pre-conference workshop will all take place at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Canal Street. Located in downtown New Orleans, the hotel is just a few blocks away from the French Quarter, the Warehouse District, and the Mississippi River! Special conference rates are available starting at $179 per night. Hotel rooms are filling up quickly, so please reserve your room when you register. Reserve your room today!

Host Institution: Tulane University Police Department

"We look forward to seeing you in June; come find out firsthand what we mean by Only in New Orleans, Only at Tulane."

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“The IACLEA Conference is an invaluable experience that all institutions of higher education should participate in. The information sharing and networking events are opportunities that cannot be missed.” – 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition attendee


Future Conference Dates

June 22-25, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia

June 27-30, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada

June 27-30, 2023, in Orlando, Florida



IACLEA's Annual Conference & Exposition 2020 takes place in The Big Easy--New Orleans--June 22-25. Imagine IACLEA's outstanding educational programming presented in a city with world-class entertainment and food! Early-bird registration discount thru May 8.