Innovation in Prisons Infrastructure Conference (IPIC)

Join us and the European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EUROPRIS) in Istanbul from 24 – 26 April 2024, for the first global Innovative Prisons Infrastructure Conference (IPIC): ''Sustainable Planning and Design for Better Corrections'', hosted hosted by the Turkish Ministry of Justice and the General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses, and delivered in partnership by the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) and EuroPris. 
The planning and design framework has changed substantially during recent years. IPIC presents a new opportunity to bring experts in the field of prison planning and design together to improve our understanding of how modern planning and design knowledge can be seen by correctional professionals as a driver for change.
Through IPIC, participants will connect and share insights, lessons learned, and information relating to new developments and projects where innovative design solutions are used to help corrections to address issues facing prisons and probation today. The conference will also provide significant networking opportunities to build connections and allow participants to improve their understanding of the use and implementation of advanced planning and design solutions.

Who should attend?

The Innovative Prisons Infrastructure Conference (IPIC) is a unique and invaluable opportunity designed specifically for a broad spectrum of professionals. Those working in the field of corrections, senior corrections officials, prison planners, architects, policymakers, social workers, and students in related fields, who are seeking to understand the complexities and innovative approaches in prison design and planning.


  • General Admission: €525/pp 
  • Public sector, academic, non-profit: €475/pp (Email Catalin Ungureanu at [email protected] to request a discount code)
* Additional evening activities, sponsored by the General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses in Türkiye are included in the ticket prices (more details to follow). 


Programme Overview

Wednesday, 24 April: Prison Visits (Optional) and Welcome Reception
Thursday, 25 April: Conference Day One
Friday, 26 April: Conference Day Two


The official venue and hotel for the TIC and IPIC is Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi. Located in the business district of Istanbul's Asian side surrounded by restaurants and shopping, with Yenisahra Subway Station within a kilometre, providing access to the coast and the city's European crossing. Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi welcomes guests with a special rate of 201EUR / night (Breakfast Included). Please note that the spaces are limited, so hurry up to secure your room.

Facility Visits

The General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses in Türkiye has arranged facility visits to. 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

Registration for the Companion Programme is now closed. 

Sponsorship & Exhibition

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for both sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. The TIC and IPIC conferences will include an exhibition area with a limited number of tabletop booths available for showcasing products and services to an international audience. Please email Natalie Boal, Executive Director ICPA, at [email protected] to find out more about different sponsorship packages. 

Contact our Team

Do you need any help or assistance in your preparations for attending the Innovative Prisons Infrastructure Conference? Please contact a member of our team and we will be happy to assist!
Registration, Programme, Ticket Discounting and Booking Changes:
Catalin Ungureanu - [email protected]
Finance, Invoicing and Payment: Umu Kultume Kassim - [email protected]
General Enquiries, Accomondation and Special Activities:
Aune Nuyttens - [email protected]
Exhibiting and Sponsorship Enquiries:
Natalie Boal - [email protected]
Before the IPIC conference, the fifth Technology in Corrections Conference (TIC): 'Digital Rehabilitation', will take place from April 21st to 24th, 2024. We have prepared a Combo Ticket that grants you access to both the TIC and IPIC conferences:
  • General Admission: €950/pp
  • Public sector, academic, non-profit: €900/pp (Email Catalin Ungureanu at [email protected] to request a discount code)
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