Past Conferences

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Hosting a Future IPES Conference

Requirements for IPES Annual Conference Hosts:

(1) For an IPES meeting, the host selects the topic, the time and the number of countries/participants it likes to have. The IPES contacts all countries in the world, international institutions, IPES Alumni and all other possible sources to identify and send their experts/representatives on the topic to the meeting. However, we stick to the quota given by the host as to how many participants are to be allowed. The IPES also does research for identifying experts. All participants are encouraged to present papers, make at least an oral presentation on the topic through power point or take part in a poster session. Presentations are all taped and recorded, and an Executive Summary is prepared and circulated all over the world. We also produce a book with the papers as well as a Special Issue of the IPES affiliated journal, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal.

(2) The meeting lasts for 5 days and the schedule is as follows: First day: Evening – reception; Second and Third Days: Full days of discussion; Fourth Day: Sightseeing and Cultural Entertainment; Fifth day: Morning, summing up, award ceremony and farewell lunch. There can be flexibility and variation in this format depending on the convenience of the host. Our policy is to work closely with the hosts in this issue as well as in all other issues.

(3) IPES meetings attract about 50 countries from all parts of the world. Although we would like to restrict one representative from each participating country, we have experienced over the years that some countries tend to send more than one delegate. The ideal number of participants is 120, since each panel is attended by each participant and we move as a group attending each function during the days of the Annual Meeting, it is not desirable to have more than 120 participants. The hosts provide them full hospitality free of charge. Further, IPES is provided with $16,000 by the host for running the secretariat for a year of preparation for the meeting and all other expenses including printing of flyers and other publications. Again, we would like to discuss all this with our host before signing the formal contract for hosting.

(4) The hosts can consist of several co-hosts; we welcome it. In Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley, RCMP, British Columbia Institute of Justice, Vancouver Police Department, Abbotsford Police Department, and British Columbia Solicitor General’s Office formed a local organizing committee to host the past Eleventh Annual Meeting. We had next IPES meeting in Prague, The Czech Republic. The Czech Republic Police Academy, a university-level doctorate degree granting educational institution in Prague, hosted the meeting primarily on their own with some assistance from the Ministry of the Interior. Thus, there are variations in hosting IPES annual meetings.

Past Conference Locations and Themes

  • 2023 – MANAUS, BRAZIL – Policing, Rule of Law, Organized Crime, and the Environment
  • 2022 – ALBANY, NEW YORK, USA – Integrating Science, Technology, and Higher Education into Policing: Interdisciplinary & International Perspectives
  • 2019 – BELGRADE, SERBIA – Contemporary Police Challenges in Light of a New World and New Knowledge
  • 2018 – VIENNA, AUSTRIA – International Police Cooperation
  • 2017 – LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – Organized Crime & Terrorism: Policing Challenges for Local to International Level
  • 2016 – WASHINGTON, DC – Urban Security: Challenges for 21st Century Global Cities
  • 2015 – PATTAYA (BANGKOK), THAILAND – Police Governance and Human Trafficking: Promoting Preventative and Comprehensive Strategies
  • 2014 – SOFIA, BULGARIA – Crime Prevention & Community Resilience: Police Role with Victims, Youth, Ethnic Minorities and Other Partners
  • 2013 – INDIA – Policing by Consent: Theoretical Challenges and Operational Issues
  • 2013 – HUNGARY – Global Issues in Contemporary Policing
  • 2012 – NEW YORK, USA – Economic Development, Armed Violence and Public Safety
  • 2011 – SWEDEN – Contemporary Issues in Public Safety & Security
  • 2011 – ARGENTINA – Policing Violence, Crime, Disorder, & Discontent: International Perspectives
  • 2010 – INDIA – Community Policing: Theoretical Problems and Operational Issues
  • 2010 – MALTA – Tourism, Strategic Locations & Major Events: Policing in an Age of Mobility, Mass Movement and Migration
  • 2009 – MACEDONIA – Policing, the Private Sector, Economic Development & Social Change: Contemporary Global Trends
  • 2008 – OHIO, USA – Police without Borders: The Fading Distinction Between Local & Global
  • 2007 – DUBAI – Urbanisation and Security
  • 2006 – TURKEY – Local Linkages to Global Security and Crime: Thinking Locally and Acting Globally
  • 2005 – CZECH REPUBLIC – Challenges of Policing int he 21st Century: A Global Assessment
  • 2004 – VANCOUVER, CANADA – Criminal Exploitation of Women and Children
  • 2003 – BAHRAIN – Police and Community
  • 2002 – TURKEY – Police Education and Training
  • 2001 – POLAND – Corruption: A Threat to World Order
  • 2000 – ILLINOIS, USA – Traffic Policing
  • 1999 – INDIA – Policing of Public Order
  • 1998 – NETHERLANDS – Crime Prevention
  • 1997 – AUSTRIA – International Police Cooperation
  • 1996 – JAPAN – Organized Crime
  • 1995 – SPAIN – Challenges of Policing Democracies
  • 1994 – SWITZERLAND – Police Challenges and Strategies