2018 Annual Meeting
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ACJS 55th Annual Meeting
“So What?  Understanding What It All Means”
February 13-17, 2018
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA




Due to the Mardi Gras time of year, travel into New Orleans will be a challenge on the weekend before Mardi Gras, Monday, 2/12, and Tuesday, 2/13.  Please take this into consideration when booking your flights.  It is recommended that you book your hotel room as soon as possible as our room block will definitely sell out.  An overflow hotel has been obtained and the reservation link will be posted online once the Hilton New Orleans Riverside room block is full. 


PLEASE PRE-REGISTER.  Given the change in schedule, onsite registration cannot begin until Thursday, 2/15.  You will save time and money by pre-registering.  Pre-Registration will be open until December 15, 2017.  Plan accordingly so that your payment reaches the National Office by that date if you pay by check.


For New Orleans information, please click here to view the Convention and Visitors Bureau site. 




2018 DRAFT ACJS Annual Meeting Program


The 2018 DRAFT ACJS Annual Meeting Program is now available for review by clicking here.  Also available are the Presenter Contact Information file and the Presenter Session Index file. 


Please review the program for your presentation date and time.  You can do this by searching the program (instructions below) or by checking the Presenter Session Index file (link above).


To search the program:

1.  Press Control-F.

2.  In the Find box, enter the words you wish to search for.

3.  Press Enter to search the document.


The program is a large PDF file.  Be sure to allow the document to fully load before you begin the search process.


If you find that you have a conflict or need to move a paper presentation for another reason, you must first locate another panel to move your paper to, contact the new panel chair to obtain permission for the move (contact information can be found in the Presenter Contact Information file, link above), and then notify the ACJS Association Manager (manager@acjs.org) of the change details.  Please remember that a panel ideally should have a minimum of three (3) papers if at all possible, and should not have more than five (5) papers due to time constraints.


Changes to the draft program must be received by December 15, 2017.  Any changes received after that date will not appear in the final program posted online in early January.  An amended program will be posted online the week before the Annual Meeting with any changes received after the deadline date.  THE DRAFT PROGRAM WILL NOT BE UPDATED TO REFLECT EACH CHANGE SUBMITTED.


THERE WILL BE NO PRINTED PROGRAMS FOR THE 2018 ANNUAL MEETING.  If you wish to have a hard copy of the program, the amended program files online the week before the meeting can be downloaded and printed for your reference.  The ACJS mobile app will be the most up-to-date reference for meeting events.


PLEASE NOTE:  LCD projections will be available in the meeting rooms.  No overhead projectors or computers will be provided.  If you require an HDMI connection to the LCD projector, please bring a cable with you or contact our audio-visual provider prior to your session and request that one be provided to you.  The audio-visual contact number will be posted in the meeting mobile app.   Additional audio-visual equipment is the responsibility of the presenter.  Individuals wanting additional equipment must either bring equipment to the conference or make the necessary rental arrangements through the ACJS audio-visual provider.  Please contact the Association Manager for rental information – manager@acjs.org.  

What are the responsibilities of a panel chair?  Click here for our Panel Chair FAQ document.





Host Hotel:

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Two Poydras Street

New Orleans, LA  70130




Click here for Hilton hotel and reservation information.   If the Hilton doesn't have space for the nights you wish to reserve, please book at our overflow hotel, noted below.

Click here for New Orleans Mardi Gras information.

The ACJS Program Committee has put together a New Orleans Local Guide.  Click here to view.

Overflow Hotel:

Omni Riverfront Hotel

701 Convention Center Boulevard

New Orleans, LA  70130

Click here for hotel and reservation information.


Exhibitor, Advertising, and Sponsorship Information:  Deadline December 15, 2017

Deadline for Program Advertising, Exhibit Booth Reservations, and Sponsorships:  December 15, 2017


Click here for Exhibitor, Advertising, and Sponsorship Information and Reservation Site.




Meeting Pre-Registration:  Deadline December 15, 2017

Pre-Registration will be open through December 15, 2017. 


Please click here for the Attendee Registration Site.


All Registration Fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.

After December 15, 2017, all registrations will be conducted onsite in New Orleans.


Rates for Pre-Registration:
Member:  $130

Non-Member:  $170

Student:  $30

Senior:  $50

Spouse:  $50


*All Graduate Student registrations include a one-year membership to ACJS.  Please be sure to send proof of graduate student status to info@acjs.org once registered to obtain your promo code for your membership.  If you have been granted a Free Ph.D. Student Membership or Free Graduate Student Membership in the past, you are not eligible to take advantage of this offer more than once.


All registrants agree to comply with the ACJS Code of Ethics, which can be found by clicking here.






Interested in improving your teaching or in developing teaching skills?  You won’t want to miss the 10th annual ACJS Professional Development Teaching Workshop that will be held Wednesday evening, February 14, 2018, and continued on Thursday, February 15, 2018, during the upcoming ACJS Annual Meeting in New Orleans.  This workshop is designed to help faculty develop new and innovative ways of teaching.  Experienced teachers and scholars will facilitate the sessions, offer information about creating and facilitating online courses, present tips for submitting manuscripts to journals, suggest techniques on how to be productive and find time to write, and much more.

This workshop is open to all interested ACJS attendees and is free of charge but pre-registration is required.  Registration is limited to sixty (60) participants and is on a first-come basis.  SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award winners will be pre-registered for the workshop.

To register, please click here to register.  You must be able to attend both sessions of the workshop to be eligible to register.  The registration deadline is January 15, 2018.





As crime and criminal justice topics continue to dominate the news, reporters at mainstream media outlets need credible, knowledgeable and prepared experts to address trending issues. During this media training workshop, the Crime and Justice Research Alliance (CJRA) will provide resources, tips and best practices to help you promote your findings with target audiences. Learn how to establish relationships with reporters, manage tough questions and leverage social media to ensure your research is accurately represented. Whether you have been interviewed a dozen times or have yet to create a Twitter account, this workshop will offer useful tips for experts with varied degrees of experience. Reporters need your expertise and want to know about your findings – learn how to make your voice heard in the national crime and criminal justice discussion.   If you require more information, you can email Caitlin Kizielewicz at ckiz@crimeandjusticeresearchalliance.org.


This workshop is open to all interested ACJS attendees and is free of charge but pre-registration is required.  Registration is limited to twenty (20) participants and is on a first-come basis.  The workshop will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.  To register, please go to the ACJS home page and open the Media Training Workshop event in the Calendar section on the home page (this is at the bottom of the home page; you may need to click the "more" button to see all the events).  The registration deadline is January 30, 2018.



ACJS Employment Exchange

For information on the Employment Exchange held at the Annual Meeting, please click here.



Upcoming ACJS Annual Meetings:



March 26 – 30, 2019

Baltimore, Maryland

March 24 – 28, 2020

San Antonio, TX

April 13-17, 2021

Orlando, FL

March 15-19, 2022

Las Vegas, NV

March 14-18, 2023

National Harbor, MD