The 18th Annual Iowa Narcotics Officers’ Association (INOA) annual training conference will be held beginning on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023, and run through Thursday, March 23rd, 2023. The conference will be held at the West Des Moines Marriott located at 1250 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, IA. Our conference is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your products and services to law enforcement personnel, prosecuting attorneys, and other members in associated career fields who will recommend, purchase, and use your products and services.
The 17th annual INOA Conference was held in March 2022, with approximately 298 members in attendance from Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Minnesota, California, Illinois, Texas, Kansas and Colorado.
A vendor area will be open for display beginning on Monday, March 20th, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in order to allow you to meet and display to INOA members as they arrive during the early registration period. (The vendor area will be open for setup by noon.)
Registration for conference attendees will continue March 21st from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at which time the conference will begin.
The vendor area will then reopen on Tuesday, March 21st and Wednesday, March 22rnd from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Training on Wednesday, March 22nd, will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. Training on Thursday, March 23rd will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude before 4:00 p.m. You are welcome to stay through the conclusion of the conference on Thursday, March 24th. From vendor feedback, they feel Thursday has been not needed for them at the conference, but some vendors have showcased through the lunch period.
The Vendor Room for this conference will be located directly next to our main conference meeting room. We will be handing out a “vendor bingo card” to all conference attendees to be electronically scanned by attending vendors. (If you are a new vendor please email me your high-quality logo so it can be applied to the bingo card). We have also designated Tuesday during lunch, for vendor presentations where you will introduce yourself and your products to INOA attendees. The vendor room will also be secured when the vendor area closes. This will allow for the vendors to leave their display areas set overnight if they desire.
Again, this year, your link will be added to our INOA website (www.iowanarcs.com) following the conference under the Vendors tab. If you have the opportunity and the time, please take a few minutes to visit our website.
As our way of trying to help you help us, we have kept the cost of an exhibition booth for the 2023 INOA Training Conference at $100 per table. Electricity is available; however, you will be required to supply your own extension cords, multi-plug connectors, or any other specialized equipment that you will need. Vendor spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. This rate is available until 03-01-23. Special rates for INOA Conference attendees will be available (single/double). Room reservations can be made by calling the West Des Moines Marriott at (515) 267-1500 and using the code: INOA2023.
We would also like to invite you to join us in our hospitality room following registration on Monday and after the conclusion of training on both Tuesday and Wednesday. As in the past, we offer the opportunity to sponsor or co-sponsor the hospitality room and conference lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday. Throughout the conference, INOA will be having door prizes and drawings. We would greatly appreciate your generous contributions toward this effort, which also provides yet another opportunity to promote your company, products, and services. All forms of contributions to INOA will be appropriately recognized.
If you have joined us in the past, we certainly hope that you will join us again in 2023. If you have never been with us, we certainly hope that you will take this opportunity to join us for the first time. Please complete the attached/enclosed registration and return it with your payment to: INOA, C/O the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, 215 E. 7th Street, Des Moines, IA, 50319, no later than March 1st, 2023, to be listed in our conference directory. Registration fees can also be done through our website by credit card.
Registration fees are non-refundable after March 1st. If you have any questions, please contact me via telephone or e-mail. Thank you in advance for your support.
Travis Bradley, INOA Region 4 Director