Conference FAQs

Conference Venue & Dates
 
When and where is the upcoming AJA Conference & Jail Expo?
The AJA 43rd Conference & Jail Expo will be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from May 18-22, 2024. The address is 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316.
 
Housing
 
What housing options are available to exhibitors and attendees?
AJA has secured a discounted rate at several nearby hotels. Click here for housing information.

Registration
 
When does registration open?
Conference registration is open. Click here to register.
 
What are the onsite registration hours?
Friday, May 17 - 6pm – 8pm                   
Saturday, May 18 - 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 19 - 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, May 20 - 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21 - 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22 - 7:30 a.m. – Noon
 
What luncheons/receptions are included with my attendee registration fee?

  • Welcome Reception: Saturday, May 18
  • AJA Opening Luncheon & Business Meeting: Sunday, May 19
  • Jail Expo Grand Opening Reception: Sunday, May 19
  • Jail Expo Lunch Meal Vouchers: Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21
  • AJA Awards Reception & Banquet: Tuesday, May 21
Can I bring my spouse or child?
Yes, we have a special Guest registration rate under which family members can register. Children under 18 do not need to register, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times and are not allowed in the Exhibit Hall during move in and move out.
 
What if I only want to visit the Exhibit Hall?
Attendees who just want to go to the Exhibit Hall MUST register for a one-day pass or a full conference registration. If you are a non-exhibiting company you must register as such for a one-day pass or full conference registration.
 
Do workshop speakers and presenters have to register?
Yes, if speaking or presenting you must register for a one-day pass or full conference registration. If you are only speaking or presenting at your workshop and do not want access to the rest of the conference or Jail Expo, you do not have to register.
 
What facility tours will be available?
There will be a list of facility tours offered in the conference program and at the facility tour sign-up table. Tours are provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Is there a student rate available and who qualifies?
AJA offers a student full conference registration rate of $95 (early bird). Any student not employed in corrections can register at the student rate and present a valid student ID.
 
Will there be a Criminal Justice Student Day?
Yes, AJA will hold its annual Criminal Justice Student Day on Tuesday, May 21. It features a complimentary one-day pass to our conference.
 
Where do I pick up my badge and registration materials?
All materials can be picked up onsite during the conference at attendee registration at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316.

Exhibitors please click here for FAQs.