ACA's 156th Congress of Correction - American Correctional Association

Aug 20 - 25, 2026 In-person
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Event Overview:

ACA's annual Congress of Correction and Winter Conference are the two of the most attended corrections events in the industry. ACA's conventions provide attendees and exhibitors with an opportunity to personally interact with thousands of corrections professionals.   At each conference, there are hundreds of workshops, meetings and events, that allow attendees to educate themselves and network. Attendees can work towards professional certification and will learn information that will help them in their daily work.  During each conference, the Commission on Accreditation holds panel hearings and awards accreditation to various correctional facilities.  The conference also features an expansive exhibit hall where attendees can interact with hundreds of companies in the correctional industry.  No other conferences in the world offer the variety of opportunities for people in the corrections profession to learn, grow and network with their peers.

The Congress of Correction has become the largest gathering of corrections personnel in the United States.

Our annual Congress is an engaging, thought-provoking, six-day event offering multiple ways to network with industry professionals, find a mentor, get a sneak peek at emerging technology, and hone your leadership skills.

Exhibitor Information:

Exhibitors have learned firsthand that the decision makers and purchasers of products and services visit this show annually. Don’t miss this opportunity to reach this exclusive group!

For more than 145 years, corrections professionals from across the country and around the world have relied on ACA’s Congress of Correction for information on the latest products, services and technologies that will impact their profession.

The ACA Congress of Correction attracts the best in the field to learn, network and explore the future by walk­ing through the ACA Exhibit Hall. The ACA Exhibit Hall allows members and guests to see, touch and experience the products that make their jobs safer, more efficient and more productive. Wardens, superintendents, administrators, pur­chasing agents and other qualified and authorized buyers will be in Indianapolis to see firsthand your cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art products.

This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with thousands of decision makers who have the need and budgets for your products, services and technologies.

Reach your target market:

                        Federal, state, provincial and local corrections profes­sionals

                        Administrators, supervisors, wardens and other cor­rections department officials

                        Juvenile corrections administrators superintendents and other employees

                        Sheriffs, jail administrators and other employees

                        Community corrections professionals

                        Information technology managers

                        Members from local and foreign government agencies

                        Healthcare and other treatment professionals

                        Executives from other related organizations

                        Students within the criminal justice curriculum

                        Line personnel 

About The ACA:

The American Correctional Association is the oldest and largest international correctional association in the world. ACA serves all disciplines within the corrections profession and is dedicated to excellence in every aspect of the field. From the professional development and certification to standards and accreditation, from networking and consulting at research and publications, and from conferences and exhibits to technology and testing - ACA is your resource and the world-wide authority in corrections.

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Aug 19, 2027 Columbus, Ohio - -
Aug 20, 2026 Chicago, Illinois - -
Aug 21, 2025 Denver, Colorado - -
Aug 15, 2024 Nashville, Tennessee Estimated
Aug 10, 2023 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Estimated
Aug 04, 2022 New Orleans, Louisiana - verified
Aug 13, 2021 Nashville, Tennessee verified
Aug 07, 2020 Cincinnati, Ohio verified
Aug 02, 2019 Boston, Massachusetts verified
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Aug 18, 2017 St. Louis, Missouri - -
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Aug 15, 2014 Salt Lake City, Utah - -
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