ICPA Annual Conference 2024

The ICPA Annual Conference 2024 is an event that should not be missed by anyone interested in corrections and the justice system. The conference, which is hosted by the Singapore Prison Service, will take place in Singapore, from September 1 – 6 2024, at the Grand Copthorne Hotel. The theme of the conference is Enabling Desistance: Beyond Recidivism.
This conference is suitable for a wide range of professionals, including heads of service, policymakers, 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 recidivism and desistance, 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 Singapore Prison Service's best practices.
The ICPA Annual Conference 2024 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 1 September:
Yellow Ribbon Run / Delegates Check-in/ Welcome Reception
Monday 2 September: 
Opening Sessions, Plenary, Workshops and Exhibition / Host Reception
Tuesday 3 September: 
Plenary, Workshops and Exhibition / AGM and Private Events in evening
Wednesday 4 September: 
Host Country Day, Plenary, Workshops and Exhibition / Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner
Thursday 5 September: 
Plenary, Workshops, Exhibition and Closing Sessions
Friday 6 September:
Prison and Facility Visits

Programmge Highlights



Register today and benefit from our Early Bird Rates (ends on June 30):

  • Full Conference Pass (Members) - $1,075 USD
  • Full Conference Pass (Non-Members) - $1,200 USD
  • Group Rate - $1,075 USD (for a group of 10 people)
After June 30, the rates will be: 
  • Full Conference Pass (Members) - $1,175 USD
  • Full Conference Pass (Non-Members) - $1,275 USD


Located in the heart of Singapore city centre, the ICPA2024 conference will be held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore. We have secured the following rate between 25 August 2024 to 8 September 2024: 
  • 100 rooms at 280SGD = 207USD /person / night
  • 50 rooms at 300SGD = 222USD / person / night
The rate is inclusive of breakfast, broadband, parking and on-site gym facilities.

Facility Visits

The Singapore Prison Service (SPS) has arranged 10 facility visits that ICPA participants can choose from, including prisons, drug rehabilitation centres, community spaces and halfway houses. The visits will be held on 6 September 2024 (Friday) between 7.30am to 12.30pm. For those staying on after the conference you can indicate which facility you would like to visit when registering online for this event, but please note that this is not a booking - you can only sign-up at the venue. Please note that spaces are limited.  

Companion Programme

Sign up for our Companion Programme - unique experiences in Singapore for companions of delegates. Surprise a partner or member of your family by booking them on this exciting schedule of activities! Over the course of three days, we will visit Singapore's most beautiful attractions, including Merlion Park, Gardens By The Bay, Chinatown and Little India ! Spaces are limited, sign up today! 

Yellow Ribbon Prison Run

The YRP will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of giving second chances in 2024. In conjunction with the ICPA Annual Conference 2024, which will be held in Singapore, we invite you to save the date and join us for the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run on 1 September 2024! ICPA 2024 delegates who are interested to join the run are encouraged to arrive in Singapore by Saturday afternoon (31 August 2024) to ensure sufficient rest for the run the next morning (which will tentatively flag off between 7am to 8am). 

Sponsorship Opportunities

As an exhibitor of the event, you can showcase your brand, products and services throughout the conference. With typical attendance levels of around 550, our delegates comprise senior decision-makers and practitioners from all sectors. Be seen by showcasing your products and services at this exciting event. Our team will be on hand to assist you in advance of the event to take advantage of the various benefits on offer.