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Your IACP 2022 Conference Must-Do list

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On October 15, 2022, police chiefs from around the world will gather for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition in Dallas, Texas. If you're one of the attendees, this list is for you. 

As IACP Conference regulars—not to mention, huge fans of Dallas—our team put together a list of must-dos for newcomers and veterans alike.

Before, during, and after your time at the conference, consider these recommendations to make the most of your time at IACP. 

1. Get on social.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police's official Twitter account is @TheIACP, and it has a whopping 41.7K followers. Over on Facebook, be sure to like the International Association of Chiefs of Police's official page for updates on the conference.

2. Download the conference mobile app.

Get up-to-the-minute information on speakers, exhibitors, and events. Find out where you're going with interactive maps. Make your own personalized schedule. Take notes. Connect with others. It's kind of a no-brainer to download the IACP Conference app, but we'd be remiss not to mention it here! 

3. The educational sessions are 100% worth it—but plan ahead.

Of course, the banquet, the networking, the special events—they're all fantastic. But you're also at the IACP Conference to learn, and the educational sessions are consistently top-notch. Take a look at the agenda ahead of time to get a sense for what sessions you'd like to attend.

A few that we think look particularly interesting and important:

4. Swing by Booth 2800. 

That's Leonardo's booth, where we'll have two stories of displays, meeting space, and refreshments (chili and taco nights, anyone?). We'll be giving away a Street Sentry on Sunday and Monday (our solar-powered license plate reader!), and our Scofflaws Saloon is back. Plus, we'll be introducing new recognition technology that goes beyond license plates. Stop by for details.

Stumbled upon this blog post by accident and don't much about Leonardo? Here's the gist: Leonardo provides proprietary advanced ALPR technology to law enforcement agencies, parking authorities, toll operators and access control organizations through our ELSAG license plate reader product portfolio. Through innovative technology, advanced storage solutions, and thorough training, we aim to enhance patrol presence that significantly improves operational efficiencies. 

5. Dine out in Dallas.

As tempting as it can be to order room service after a long day of attending workshops and networking, do yourself a favor and enjoy a really good dinner at one of Dallas's renowned restaurants. You really can't go wrong with Eater's picks for The 38 Essential Dallas Restaurants. Here are just a few:

See you in Dallas!