Event Details

Exhibitors

Have a cutting- edge technology, product, or service that you would like to display at ADVANCE 2021? Please fill out this form if you would like to be notified when exhibitor registration opens. We hope to see you at ADVANCE 2021!

    ~TOGETHER AGAIN!  ISN’T THAT SUITE!~

    Do you want to make a difference for the law enforcement community? Then you belong at ADVANCE! Click here to jump to pricing PDF’s.

    Advancements in technology, training, and tactical needs are all on display at ADVANCE 2021! Re-tooled to focus on value, exclusive access, and maximum networking, CPOA’s ADVANCE 2021 is offering high-level (literally) opportunities to gain the most out of your attendance and investment.

    No longer in a convention center, we have minimized logistics expenses in exhibiting and have focused on your ROI and ROE. Limiting the number of exhibitors, including you in all general sessions in the main space, and providing high level branding opportunities, gives you the access you have asked us to deliver.

    ADVANCE 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

    • Quality and qualified leads mean more conversion ROI for your presence and participation.
    • Only ten spots available on The Suite Spot Level.
    • Limited number of exhibitors
    • Booth includes training registration and all planned meal functions.
    • Minimized shipping and drayage. No carpet expenses.

     

    THE SUITE SPOT – LEVEL UP YOUR NETWORKING

    For more exclusive networking and face time, take advantage of the shift in your tradeshow/marketing spend and invest in The Suite Spot. With only ten (10) available, these VIP rooms are a Suite Deal for those who are looking to be a bigger part of the event and the attendee experience. Suite indeed! Click here for package details?

    Click here to complete your contract and download the T&C’s. If we can assist in any way in the booth reservation process, please email Cindi Williams at cwilliams@cpoa.org.

    Tell ADVANCE attendees about your product launches, show specials and/or giveaways.

    We’ll include your company in our social shares, as space and time allows.

    To submit your product or show special for consideration, please email Cindi Williams at cwilliams@cpoa.org and include the following information to be considered:

    Product Launches – Include product name, 50-word (max.) description and 72 DPI image.

    Show Specials – Please list the name of products or services and discount/offer being given.

    ADVANCE 2021 has a limited block of rooms available at The Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego. Right in between the scenic harbor and bustling downtown Gaslamp area, this hotel is a hot spot for after-hours networking with clients and prospects. The group rate link is not available on our website for privacy reasons. It will be emailed to you in your booth purchase confirmation or you can email us at cpoa@cpoa.org and we’ll send the information over to you. Book your room before August 27th, 2021 to take advantage of the exceptional rate. The room block is expected to sell out quickly, so book as soon for best availability.



    Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego


    1 Market Pl
    San Diego, California 92101
    (619) 232-1234

    Start Date: Saturday, Sept 18, 2021
    End Date: Wednesday Sept 22, 2021

    $192 per night (plus applicable taxes)
    Complimentary WiFi
    Complimentary gym access
    Self parking

    ADVANCE warning! Please use online search tools and resources to find the best available rate for your stay.

    Beware! Hotel scammers are on the loose. We will NEVER call you to ask for a deposit or to book your hotel stay. ADVANCE hotel room block information and links are only available below or on your registration confirmation.

    Expo information coming soon!

    All expo activities will take place in the Grand Hall of the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Registration will take place in the Grand Foyer.

    *Schedule subject to change

    Sunday September 19
    12:00pmExhibitor Registration
    1:00pmExhibitor Load-In
    Monday September 20
    7:00amExhibitor Registration
    8:00 AMExhibitor Move-in
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AMKick-Off Session
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PMADVANCE Breakouts
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PMExpo & Lunch
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PMADVANCE Breakouts
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpecial Sponsored Evening
    Tuesday September 21
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PMBreakfast and ADVANCE Breakouts
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PMExpo Open & Lunch
    3:00 PM- 5:00 PMADVANCE Breakouts
    3:00 PM -Exhibitor Teardown
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PMCentennial Celebration
    Wednesday September 22
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AMAwards Breakfast
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PMClosing Keynote

    Frequently Asked Questions coming soon!

    Leverage Your Investment – ADVANCE Exhibitor Marketing Kit

     

    CPOA has created a marketing kit for you to share with your database and clients. Drive more traffic to your booth and raise awareness of your presence on the ADVANCE show floor. It’s our goal to maximize your marketing efforts.

     

    #ADVANCE @CalPeaceOfficer www.cpoa.org/cpoa-event/advance

    Social Share

    > Post about your participation at ADVANCE on your company’s social channels.

    > Share with your audience what will happen at your booth: giveaways, demos, special appearances.

    > Retweet, share and repost from the CPOA social channels (@CalPeaceOfficer).

    > Use images of your booth, products, etc. to gain attention.

     

    Logos, Banners & Flyers

    > Download the ADVANCE logos and banner ads to display on your website.

    > Add to your banners or include in your flyers to let your customers know where to find you.

    > Be sure to link www.cpoa.org/ADVANCE in your marketing.

    > Use the attached template flyer and insert your logo to forward in emails to your database.

    > For more design files or questions, please email cwilliams@cpoa.org

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    Advancements in technology, training, and tactical needs are all on display at ADVANCE 2021. Focused on leadership development, career growth and providing solutions to the growing and rapid needs of the profession, ADVANCE 2021 is clearly a not-to-be-missed event.

    Do you want to make a difference either for yourself, your department, or for your community? Then you belong at ADVANCE!


    See what our past attendees say about our in-person ADVANCE event and how it may be the right fit for you!

    Registration TypePricing
    Individual PassesIn-Person TicketVirtual PassIn-Person + Virtual Bundle
    Member Price$375$175$475 ($75 savings!)
    Non-Member Price$425$225$575 ($75 savings!)

    Registration Policies:

    Cancellations for All Access Pass must be in writing. Cancellations received on or before June 30 will be charged a cancellation fee. Cancellations received after June 30, and no shows will not be refunded. We highly recommend substitutions.

    Substitutions:

    If you cannot attend, a substitution is encouraged.

    Photo and Video Policy:

    Photographs and video will be taken at the event for use on the CPOA website and in the press. By entering this event, you consent to CPOA photographing and using your image and likeness (both now and in the future).

    REGISTER HERE

    *Please note that when you click the link above you will be leaving the CPOA website to go to our secure event checkout site*

    If you are having trouble registering for this event and would like assistance, please email our project assistant Montana at mlynch@cpoa.org

    Speaker Topics and Bios coming soon!

    *Schedule subject to change

    Monday September 20
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AMBreakfast
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AMOpening General Session
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PMBreakout Sessions
    Select one of these sessions for 2 POST credits
    Session 1
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PMExpo Welcome Reception
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PMBreakout Sessions
    Select one of these sessions for 2 POST credits
    Session 2
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpecial Sponsored Evening
    Tuesday September 21
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AMBreakout Sessions
    Select one of these sessions for 2 POST credits
    Session 3
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PMBreakout Sessions
    Select one of these sessions for 2 POST credits
    Session 4
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PMExpo Open
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PMBreakout Sessions
    Select one of these sessions for 2 POST credits
    Session 5
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PMCentennial Celebration
    Wednesday September 22
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AMAwards Breakfast
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PMClosing Session

    What are the dates and location of 2021 ADVANCE?

    September 20-22, 2021 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego

     

    What is the 2021 ADVANCE schedule?

    Go to Schedule @ a Glance to view the full schedule

     

    Do I have to be a CPOA member to attend?

    No. Non-members are welcome to attend both the leadership sessions and the expo. CPOA Members receive a discount for training courses.  To learn more about membership, Click Here.

     

    What is the attire?

    Business Casual or uniforms

     

    Registration

    What are the on-site Registration hours?

    Monday, September 20:             7:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Tuesday, September 21:             7:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Wednesday, September 22:       7:00 am – 2:00 pm

     

     

    What are the registration fees? How can I register for 2021 ADVANCE?

    Registration TypePricing
    Individual PassesIn-Person TicketVirtual PassIn-Person + Virtual Bundle
    Member Price$375$175$475 ($75 savings!)
    Non-Member Price$425$225$575 ($75 savings!)

     

    Click here to register online

    This year, we are also offering a Department Membership Virtual All-Access Pass Option

    Department Membership All-Access PassesEnjoy unlimited access to Virtual Advance content for all full-time sworn personnel who are part of department membership and/or professional staff membership
    Department Membership All-Access Pass for a Small to Medium agency (5-100 full time sworn officers)$1,000
    Department Membership All-Access Pass for a Medium+ to X-Large agency
    (101+ full time sworn officers)
    $1,500

     

    Click here to purchase a Virtual All-Access pass for your department

    *For Department Members only

     

    What is included in my ticket to the in-person event?

    Monday, September 20 – Breakfast, training, EXPO lunch and Welcome Reception

    Tuesday, September 21 – Breakfast, training, lunch, EXPO

    Wednesday, September 22 – Breakfast, training

     

    Can I register on-site?

    Yes. To save time we encourage you to pre-register online.

     

    How do I get my name badge?

    You can pick up your badge onsite at the registration desks. Skip the lines! Remember to bring your printed confirmation with the bar code for quick and easy scan-n-go badge processing.

     

    Can my spouse / guest attend the 2021 ADVANCE Expo?

    Yes, you can bring a guest to attend the expo. They will need to register to attend.

     

    What forms of payment do you accept?

    Payment is accepted by credit card online as well as by check. Payment must be received before the conference.

     

    How can I cancel my registration?

    Training cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received by June 30, 2021 will be charged a  $75 cancellation fee. On July 1, 2021 any training registration canceled or a “no-shows” will not be refunded. If you cannot attend, we highly encourage a substitution.

     

    I have registered for ADVANCE but unexpectedly will not be able to attend! Can I send someone in my place? How would I go about making this substitution?

    Yes. Contact CPOA at mlynch@cpoa.org or call (916) 263-0541 as soon as possible to make the substitution. Note: Substitutions with varying membership status may incur additional registration fees.

     

    What should I do if I have already registered but never received a confirmation?

    Contact CPOA at mlynch@cpoa.org or call (916) 263-0541.

     

    Will you be checking identification at the door of the exhibit hall?

    Yes. Everyone must be wearing an official ADVANCE badge to enter the exhibit hall and all ADVANCE events.

     

    What if I lose my badge at the ADVANCE?

    Just ask one of the CPOA staff members at the Registration Desk to reprint your badge.

     

    Hotel & Travel

    Is there a hotel I should contact?

    Yes, CPOA is working with the local hotels. Hotel information is available in both the exhibitor and attendee center on the CPOA.org website.

     

    There are several companies who may call you asking to assist with your hotel reservations. Please do not use these companies; they do not represent CPOA or ADVANCE.

     

    How do I make hotel arrangements? Are there ADVANCE group rates?

    Yes, there are limited government group discount rates. Hotel information is available in both the exhibitor and attendee centers on the CPOA.org website.

     

    Where can I find travel information, including parking, airport shuttles, etc.?

    Hotel information is available in both the exhibitor and attendee center. Convenient airports and other travel information can be found at https://www.sandiego.org/plan/getting-around.aspx

     

    What is there to do in San Diego after the event?

    You can visit the San Diego Visitors Bureau (https://www.sandiego.org/) for a list of everything there is to see in San Diego. With the beautiful beaches and bustling downtown, you’ll find tons of options!

     

    Expo

    Does the registration fee include the Expo?

    Yes. Entrance to the Expo is included. You must check-in at the ADVANCE registration desk and pick up your badge before entering the Expo.

     

    When will the expo be held?

    The Expo will be held on Monday, September 20 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm and Tuesday, September 21 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

     

    May I bring children into the exhibit hall?

    Children under the age of 18 are not typically allowed into the hall.

     

    Seminars & Speakers

    Where can I find a list of seminar topics and speakers?

    A full schedule will be available on the Advance Attendee page labeled “Speaker Topics and Bios”.

    We can’t wait to see you in beautiful San Diego!

    ADVANCE 2021 has a limited block of rooms available at The Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego. The group rate link is not available on our website for privacy reasons. Once you register for the event you’ll receive the booking link in your confirmation email or you can email us at cpoa@cpoa.org and we’ll send the information over to you. Book your room before August 27th, 2021 to take advantage of the exceptional rate. The room block is expected to sell out quickly, so book as soon for best availability.



    Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego


    1 Market Pl
    San Diego, California 92101
    (619) 232-1234

    Start Date: Saturday, Sept 18, 2021
    End Date: Wednesday Sept 22, 2021

    $192 per night (plus applicable taxes)
    Complimentary WiFi
    Complimentary gym access
    Self parking

    ADVANCE warning! Please use online search tools and resources to find the best available rate for your stay.

    Beware! Hotel scammers are on the loose. We will NEVER call you to ask for a deposit or to book your hotel stay. ADVANCE hotel room block information and links are only available below or on your registration confirmation.

    ADVANCE Justification Pointers

     

    You see the value in the education, networking and exhibitor discovery provided by 2021 ADVANCE, but your superiors may be unfamiliar. Introduce them to all the value your agency can gain through your attendance with the pointers below:

     

    • Create a personal agenda to be presented to your supervisor. In it, identify which breakout sessions you will attend and highlight how these sessions will benefit your agency.
    • Offer to deliver a short presentation upon your return summarizing what you’ve learned or prepare written briefs for colleagues on each session to spread the knowledge throughout your agency.
    • Share syllabi and handouts with your colleagues afterward.
    • Remind your superiors that the training earns you POST credit hours.
    • Offer to share a room with another agency employee to reduce hotel expenses.
    • Register early to qualify for discounted rates.
    • Take inventory of what supplies and technology your agency may need over the next year. Then, check out the exhibitor list to create a list of which companies can assist you in restocking, reconsidering current purchases and discovering new cost-cutting technology.
    • Present other benefits, such as networking to learn what other agencies of the same size are doing.

    Expo information coming soon!