ICPA Antwerp 2023

The ICPA Annual Conference 2023 is an event that should not be missed by anyone interested in corrections and the justice system. The conference, which is hosted by the Belgian Prison Service, will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from October 22-27, at the Hilton Old Town.
The theme of the conference is "Humane Corrections: What more can we do". This theme reflects the need for a more compassionate and humane approach to corrections, as well as the need to identify new and innovative ways to improve the current system. The conference will bring together experts from all over the world to discuss the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities in the field of corrections.
This conference is suitable for a wide range of professionals, including heads of service, policy-makers, researchers, corrections practitioners, academics, lawyers, and other stakeholders involved in the field of corrections. Participants will be able to share their experiences, learn from each other, and explore new ideas and approaches to improve the quality of corrections.
The conference will cover a wide range of topics under the banner of humane corrections, including new trends and innovations, the use of technology, community-based corrections, mental health and healthcare, cohort-specific corrections, education and vocational training, and much more. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in plenary sessions, workshops, discussions, and networking events, as well as to visit correctional facilities and learn about the Belgian Prison Service's best practices.
In conclusion, the ICPA Annual Conference 2023 is an excellent opportunity for professionals in the field of corrections to come together, learn from each other, and explore new ideas and approaches to improve the quality of corrections. The conference promises to be an exciting and informative event that will provide valuable insights into the latest developments and challenges in the field.

Agenda Overview

Details concerning the programme and presentations will be published as they become available. The overview of this exciting week-long event is as follows:
Sunday 22nd October: 
Delegates Check-in / Exhibitors Set Up / Welcome Reception (1900-2100hrs)
Monday 23rd October: 
Opening Sessions, Plenary, Workshops and Exhibition / Host Reception (1900-2100hrs)
Tuesday 24th October: 
Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Plenary, Workshops and Exhibition / AGM and Private Events in evening
Wednesday 25th October: 
Host Country Day, Plenary, Workshops and Exhibition / Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner (1900-2230hrs)
Thursday 26th October: 
Plenary, Workshops, Exhibition and Closing Sessions (Exhibitor tear-down)
Friday 27th October: 
Prison and Facility Visits (six locations)


Registration details are currently being finalised. More information to be posted here soon.


Located in the heart of Antwerp city centre, the ICPA2023 conference will be held at the Hilton Old Town. We recommend that delegates book their accommodation quickly as rooms at the venue are limited in number.
Book now and secure your room at the special conference rate! Rates start at 201 EUR per night and include breakfast.

Programme and Call for Papers

Our Call for Papers is currently open until 30 April. Details concerning the programme and presentations will be published here when information becomes available.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

The ICPA2023 conference will have a modest exhibition area with a limited number of tabletop booths where you can showcase products/services to an international audience. We are currently open for expressions of interest. Email [email protected] to receive the details when they become available.
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