2024 Call for Presentations

AJA’s Call for Presentations for the 43rd Conference & Jail Expo is Closed!
Important Dates
  • Call for Presentations opened on June 28, 2023
  • Call for Presentations is closed
  • Submitters were notified if their workshop submission has been accepted.
  • The workshop schedule will be finalized in February 2024.
  • The 2024 AJA Conference & Jail Expo is May 18-22, 2024 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
AJA’s Conference & Jail Expo is the only national event that focuses exclusively on local jails and detention facilities. AJA attendees range from Corrections Officers, Trainers, and Managers to Medical Professionals, Jail Administrators, and Sheriffs. Attendees join for an engaging, educational, ground-breaking Conference with networking opportunities, professional development, and access to emerging jail technologies and products.

We invite you to submit thought-provoking, educational workshops that cover current topics, trends, and innovative programs and strategies that affect or can impact our Nation’s jails. Workshops are intended to provide attendees with training, professional development, and actionable takeaways to continue to improve careers and facilities. We are looking for submissions that address issues that affect the operation of jail facilities, provide tangible ways to adapt to change, and allow for personal and professional development and growth.

Presenter FAQs 
  • All presenters will pay the full registration fee, unless he/she will only be at the conference on the day of his/her presentation, in which case, the one‐day registration fee is waived.
  • If a presenter works within the field of corrections or is out of the field but earns a living by serving the field of corrections (i.e., vendor, professor, consultant, etc.), and wants to attend the entire conference, that person must pay the full registration fee. If he/she will only be at the conference the day of his/her presentation, the one‐day registration fee is waived.
  • If a presenter is attending the conference only on the day of his/her presentation, and if they wish to attend any activities for which there is a charge (i.e., Sunday luncheon, Expo lunch, Tuesday banquet, etc.), he/she must purchase a ticket for that activity.
  • Any guest of a registered conference attendee who does not work within the field of corrections is entitled to the guest registration fee. However, any guest who works in the field of corrections must pay the full conference registration fee.
  • Presenters/Moderators are responsible for all travel, hotel, and incidental expenses. AJA does not pay speaker fees to workshop presenters.

The 2024 Conference Tracks include:

Strategic Inmate Management Risk Liability & Legal Updates
Leadership Development Agency Culture
Classification & Programming Challenges Jail Technology: A Force Multiplier
Emerging Issues Medical & Mental Health: Adversity & Solutions
Staff Wellness:  The Next Steps Tribal Jails: Confronting Change

Questions? Click here to e-mail Connie Lacy or call 301-857-2298.