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The International Public Safety Association's Annual Conference will be held February 27 -28, 2020 at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe,  Arizona. 

This event will bring together public safety officials - law enforcement, fire, EMS, telecommunications, emergency management and allied emergency responders from around the United States and internationally. It will be an amazing networking and learning opportunity for everyone that attends.

Attendees will walk away with several educational resources, tips and ideas that they can apply in their agency.

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Everyone is invited to register and attend our event.

Attendee registration is first come, first serve. We highly recommend early registration to save your seat. 

*Price includes a one-year Associate-Level Membership

Apply for a Scholarship. 

The IPSA is offering a limited number of scholarships to attend this event. The scholarship includes a registration fee waiver, but it does not include travel or lodging. 

Apply here


The IPSA will recognize your organization from the moment you sign up through the event date. Below are the specific Exhibitor Registration levels. Questions? Contact us.

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitor registration is first come, first serve. The space is limited, and we recommend early registration. Download our Exhibitor Prospectus.

Register Here

Why exhibit?

The IPSA brings together the entire public safety community. Our attendees will include law enforcement, fire, EMS and public safety decision-makers.

We will set the stage for you by providing impressive and high-quality content to inspire conversations.

We promise to actively promote your company from the time you register through the end of the event. In other words, the earlier you register, the more value you get!

Space is very limited.


CLOSED: Selected Presenters will be notified by September 30. The agenda will be released by October 15. 

The International Public Safety Association's Annual Conference will be Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28, 2020, at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona.

We are seeking presenters from law enforcement, fire service, EMS, Emergency Management, 911 telecommunications, emergency room/hospital personnel, as well as federal, state, local and tribal government. Presentations from the private sector will be considered with priority consideration from our event sponsors and exhibitors.

Examples of topics include:

  • Assaults Against First Responders
  • Scene Safety
  • Recovering from a Line of Duty Death
  • Search and Rescue
  • K9 Tactical Medicine
  • TEMS Leading Practices
  • Stop the Bleed Leading Practices
  • Active Shooter
  • MCI
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Terrorism
  • Mental Health/Peer Support
  • Suicide Awareness/Prevention
  • PTS/Depression Awareness/Prevention
  • Cumulative Trauma/Treatment
  • Technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • UAS/Drones
  • FirstNet
  • Body-Worn Cameras (in law enforcement, fire service, EMS)
  • Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF)
  • Leadership
  • Crisis Response
  • Strategic Planning
  • Social Media Best Practices
  • Evolving Role of PIOs and Best Practices
  • And any other topic relevant to the public safety community

If you are interested in presenting at our event, please submit your presentation concept for consideration. The call for presentations will be open through August 1, 2019.

The IPSA will waive the registration fee for all selected presenters. Travel related expenses are not subsidized.


Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281

This facility is state-of-the-art, incredibly impressive, close to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and many hotels nearby for attendees to stay. Our 2016 and 2018 Conference attendees and sponsors were overwhelmingly impressed. This will be our third time at this venue. 



PHX is the closest airport to the venue. IAD is in proximity, but a little further. 

Uber or Lyft are the best options when travelling to/from the venue. The Phoenix metropolitan area is a highly populated area so the wait time for a driver is minimal. 


The IPSA does not have a room block.

Check back soon for our hotel recommendations. In the meantime, search


All press and media inquiries about this event must be sent to Executive Director Heather R. Cotter. 

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