Special Events

Gather with Today’s Leaders

The international law enforcement community will be out in full force at IACP 2018 — take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to expand your professional network and spend quality time with fellow officers, colleagues, and peers. Whether you are exploring the Exposition Hall, participating in education sessions, or gathering for meetings and activities, you will find plenty of chances to exchange perspectives, broaden your circle, and strengthen your professional connections.

IACP Special Events
Orlando Special Events

IACP Special Events

Opening Ceremony

Saturday, October 6
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Valencia Ballroom, Level IV, Orange County Convention Center – West Building

Be inspired and motivated for four days of leadership, education, networking, and connecting.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Sunday, October 7
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Orange County Convention Center – West Building

Join us at this festive event featuring a short ribbon cutting ceremony, and then make your way into the resource-filled Exposition Hall to see what’s new and discover solutions for a safer society.

General Assembly and Uniform Day

Monday, October 8
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Valencia Ballroom, Level IV, Orange County Convention Center – West Building

The General Assembly will feature association business, keynote addresses from top law enforcement officials from around the world, and will honor the Police Officer of the Year award winner.

Uniform Day celebrates the association’s diversity and internationalism by creating a spectacular visual display of uniforms from around the world. Participants are asked to wear their department’s uniform on Monday, October 8—the cap or hat is optional and wearing firearms and other weapons is discouraged for security reasons.

IACP’s Chiefs Night

Monday, October 8
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Universal Studios FloridaTM

Critical Issues Forum

Tuesday, October 9
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Valencia Ballroom, Level IV, Orange County Convention Center – West Building

Annual Banquet

Tuesday, October 9
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Valencia Ballroom, Level IV, Orange County Convention Center – West Building

Join us for the IACP Annual Banquet featuring the formal swearing-in of the IACP president and board of officers and our Leadership Awards. This is a black-tie-optional event (business suits are appropriate). Guests will enjoy entertainment including music and dancing at the conclusion of the program. Seats are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited.
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Orlando Special Events

Motorcycle Ride

Saturday, October 6

As the host and creator of the first ever IACP Motorcycle Ride back in 2010, we stepped on the gas and took it to the next level in 2014. On October 4, 2018, we will again be blasting off and reaching for the stars as we travel to the Kennedy Space Center Visitors’ Complex. Ride participants will enjoy complimentary admission and will get a chance to explore all of the attractions at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors’ Complex. Including the Space Shuttle Atlantis and Saturn V Rocket displays. Riders will enjoy an escorted ride from Orlando Harley Davidson to the Kennedy Space Center Visitors’ Complex. It will be an experience you won’t want to miss! Riders will be treated to a continental breakfast before departure and a light lunch at the Heroes and Legends exhibit. The ride is limited to 110 participants. Bike rentals will be provided at a discounted rate by Orlando Harley Davidson. The registration fee is $75, which includes a gift bag and event t-shirt. For additional information and registration, please email lionel.santiago@cityoforlando.net.

Golf Tournament

Sunday, October 7
8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start
Location: Walt Disney World® Golf

The 2018 IACP Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 (8:30 am shotgun start) at the beautiful Magnolia Golf Course at Walt Disney World® Golf in Orlando, Florida. Come experience the magic of Disney Golf where the pros play. Named for its majestic magnolia trees, this course features elevated tees, spacious greens and challenging water hazards.

FEES: $150.00/Golfer—Includes pre-round range balls, continental breakfast, 18-holes of golf, one dozen Titleist golf balls, all on-course contests, and catered lunch.

The IACP 5K Race at Universal Orlando 2018

Sunday, October 7
7:00 a.m.
Location: Universal Orlando Resort

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Universal Studios 5K will take place at Universal Orlando Resort on October 7, 2018. Participants will be able to run through Universal Studios Islands of Adventure, Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios while enjoying breathtaking views of the amazing thrill rides and magical worlds. Run through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and zip past super heroes and maybe get a glimpse of King Kong.

Runners will receive both a T-shirt and an event medal.

Free Bus shuttle will be provided for IACP Convention runners to and from Universal Studios Orlando. Buses will depart the Convention Center promptly at 6 a.m.

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