2021 Exhibitor Information

Six Reasons AJA Exhibiting Partners Get Results at the Jail Expo

  • AJA is the only national event that focuses exclusively on local jails and detention facilities.
  • It is an opportunity to thank your  customers and sell to your prospects.

  • Get access to the key decision-makers within the jail industry.

  • Dedicated Jail Expo hours offering the best access to attendees.

  • Other leading suppliers to the corrections industry of whom some may be your competitors.

  • Offer special pricing on booth space for NEW exhibitors (limited quantity).

2021 Exhibitor Information

Buy a Booth: Everything needed to reserve your booth is in one place.

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Exhibit Dates and Hours

AJA's 40th Annual Conference & Jail Expo will be held from April 10-14, 2021 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Exhibitor Registration:
Saturday, April 10: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 11: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Monday, April 12: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 13: 8 a.m.- 11 a.m.

Exhibitor Setup:
Saturday, April 10: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 11: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.*

*In order to prepare for the grand opening, the exhibit hall will be closed from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Jail Expo 2021 Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Reception:
Sunday, April 11: 5:15 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Exclusive Jail Expo Hours:
Sunday, April 11: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Monday, April 12: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 13: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.*
*Prize drawings will be held in the AJA Pavilion with exhibitors on Tuesday, April 13 at 11:45 a.m. Attendees must be present to win.

Jail Expo Teardown:
Tuesday, April 13: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.**
**Please refrain from dismantling before 12:30pm. Thank you.


Please do not hesitate to contact us. We'd be happy to help!

Katie Younkins, Sales & Marketing Coordinator


It is the intention of the American Jail Association to meet in-person in Columbus for the 2021 Annual Conference & Jail Expo with a hybrid virtual component for those unable to travel. In the event that is not possible to hold an in-person event, AJA will produce a virtual event for attendees and exhibiting partners with the same goal as an in-person event – to educate the field and connect the field with products and services to better operate the nation’s jails.