Conference Events and Optional Activities


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Conference Events (Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday night events)
Optional Activities (Saturday – Wednesday, various times and types of activities)


Conference Events

The following events require tickets for entry and are issued depending on registration package. Tickets are issued at check-in with the attendee badge.

 

President’s Reception at the Newseum
Sunday, July 30, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

The Newseum is an interactive museum that promotes free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment while tracing the evolution of print and electronic communication from our nation's earliest days to the technologies of the present and the future.

Join the FBINAA for a night of networking, learning and light fare.  We will have exclusive use of this one-of-a-kind facility where you'll discover why "There is more to every story."  Considered one of the most interactive museums in the world, the Newseum experience also traces the evolution of electronic communication from the birth of radio, to the technologies of the present and the future.

Visit http://www.newseum.org/ to learn more about the Newseum.

Ticket included in the following registration packages:

  • Member Delegate
  • FBI/Training Tech
  • Non-Member Delegate
  • Full Adult Guest Package
  • Full Youth Guest Package
  • Registered Sponsors and Exhibitors

Ticket not included, but can be added at an additional cost, for the following registration packages:

  • Basic Adult/Youth Guest Packages

Session Night
Monday, July 31, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For the first time since 2010, the conference is offering all participants a free night to explore Washington, D.C. and plan special get-togethers with friends, colleagues, and session-mates.  Opentable can be used for dinner reservations.  General restaurant listings can be found here.

No conference programming will be offered between 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  The After Hours Reception will start at 9:30 pm at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

  Family Night at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Tuesday, August 1, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The National Zoological Park, commonly known as the National Zoo, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. It is part of the Smithsonian Institution and does not charge for admission. Founded in 1889, its mission is to "provide engaging experiences with animals and create and share knowledge to save wildlife and habitats".

We will have exclusive use the lower campus of the zoo, including the Big Cats exhibit, Lion-Tiger Hill, the Conversation Carousel, and Great Cats Gift Shop.  Dinner and entertainment will be provided as well.  The National Zoo is free to the public, so explore the entire zoo and all the exhibits while they are open during regular hours.

Visit https://nationalzoo.si.edu for more information about the National Zoo.

Ticket included in the following registration packages:

  • Member Delegate
  • FBI/Training Tech
  • Non-Member Delegate
  • Full Adult Guest Package
  • Full Youth Guest Package
  • Registered Sponsors and Exhibitors

Ticket not included, but can be added at an additional cost, for the following registration packages:

  • Basic Adult/Youth Guest Packages

Family Breakfast
Wednesday, August 2, 7:30 am – 9:30 am

A morning of inspirational talks in a family-friendly environment that includes breakfast and quality time with session mates, colleagues, and friends.  Keynote speaker to be confirmed shortly.

For the first time since 2010, tickets for this event are not included in any of the registration packages.  All registrants can add this event to their package, except for the following registration types:

  • Registered Sponsors and Exhibitors

Youth Special Event
Wednesday, August 2, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The 2017 Host Committee will be creating a fun and exciting event for the registered conference youth who have purchased a ticket for this event.  More details to follow.

For the first time since 2010, tickets for this event are not included in any of the registration packages.  Be sure to add this event to your youth registration if you would like them to participate.

 

Closing Ceremonies and Gala Banquet
Wednesday, August 2, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join your fellow graduates and members, along with their guests, special VIPs and the association executive board for the final gathering during the 2017 Conference.  Important awards, presentations, and ceremonials are not to be missed.

For the first time since 2010, tickets for this event are not included in any of the registration packages.  All registrants can add this event to their package, except for the following registration types:

  • Registered Sponsors and Exhibitors

 Optional Activities (book through the conference)

The following activities are completely optional and require registration through the Attendee Service Center (ASC).  The ASC is available to all full conference delegates (Members, Non-Members, and FBI/Training Techs).  Access is provided once registration fees are paid.  Please note, activities subject to change. 

Life After Law Enforcement® (pre-conference)

What – The one-day LALE presentation focuses on the issues law enforcement professionals face as they approach retirement eligibility and prepare to navigate a career transition into the private market, other public service or non-profit career opportunities. This career transition presentation is related to retirement drivers, financial considerations, professional reinvention, emotional factors and the requisite transferable knowledge, skills and abilities required to venture into a post-law enforcement career.  As well, a pragmatic approach on the benefits of resumes, networking, interviewing and negotiating salary/benefits will provide and enable participants for the next steps in addressing their next career.

Learn how to:

  • Reinvent your competencies and capabilities
  • • Build your Business Acumen knowledge
  • • Leverage your Professional Certifications
  • • Network outside of law enforcement
  • •Build a Business Focused RESUME
  • • Apply your DISC Personality Diagnostics to Interviewing Techniques in Private Sector
  • • Develop Compensation Negotiation Skills 

Who – Open to all law enforcement professionals

When – Saturday, July 29, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where – Washington Marriott Wardman Park

What It Includes – 90-page Transition Guide/Workbook and pragmatic presentation

Cost – $100 per participant; non-refundable

RegisterLimited to 100 online registrations on a first-come basis.  Delegates with a confirmed/paid registration may sign-up for this activity at the Attendee Service Center. If you are not participating in the conference, please email conference@fbinaa.org for registration instructions.

FBINAA 5K Run/Walk Challenge

Who – Open to all registered conference attendees; registration required for this event

When – Sunday, July 30, 2017, Time 6:00 am – 10:00 am

Where – Event will start and finish at the Alexandria Aqueduct

What It Includes – Runner’s number, t-shirt, goodie bag, opportunity to compete for top performance times and prizes (various categories)

Cost – $35 per person

Register – Advance registration required.  Delegates with a confirmed/paid registration may sign-up any attendee for this activity in the online Attendee Service Center.  Individuals who are not registered for the Conference need to send a request to conference@fbinaa.org

Getting There – The Conference will provide shuttle bus to/from Washington Marriott Wardman Park Marriott to start location.  Participants staying at the Omni Shoreham Hotel will need to get on the bus by walking over to the Washington Marriott Wardman Park (0.2 miles/5-minutes walk).

Contact – Allen Brandon, Public Safety Director, York County Government, Session #218, allen.brandon@yorkcountygov.com, 803-817-6309

Motorcycle Ride

Who – Open to all registered Conference attendees; registration required for this event

When – Sunday, July 30, 2017, 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Where – Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area – Route TBD

What It Includes – T-Shirt, goodie bag

Cost – $30.00 per participant; motorcycle rental fee is $130

Register – Pre-registration required by Monday, July 24, 2017, 6:00 pm EST.  Advance registration required.  Delegates with a confirmed/paid registration may sign-up any attendee for this activity in the online Attendee Service Center.  Individuals who are not registered for the Conference need to send a request to conference@fbinaa.org

Getting There – The Conference will provide shuttle bus to/from Washington Marriott Wardman Park Marriott to start location.  Participants staying at the Omni Shoreham Hotel will need to get on the bus by walking over to the Washington Marriott Wardman Park (0.2 miles/5-minutes walk).

Contact – Michael Wilson, Captain, United States Park Police, Session #250, michael_wilson@nps.gov, 202-359-4402

Live Fire Marksmanship Competition

Who – Open to DELEGATES only; registration required for this event

When – Sunday, July 30, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where – The Metro Transit Police Firearms Range (at the Franconia Metro)

What It Includes – Firearms and ammunition will be provided. Opportunity to compete for prizes.  Light lunch will be provided.

Cost – $25 per participant

Register – Limited to 50 online registrations on a first-come basis.  Delegates with a confirmed/paid registration may sign-up for this activity in the Attendee Service Center. 

Getting There – Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the range.  There is a convenient Metro station right outside the Washington Marriott Wardman Park and the Omni Shoreham Hotel; travel time approximately one hour by Metro.  Travel by taxi or in personal vehicles will take approximately the same amount of time each way.

Contact – Brian Heanue, Captain Metro Transit Police, Session #214, BHeanue@wmata.com, 202-345-0809

FBINAA Golf Tournament Westfields Golf Club

Who – Open to all registered conference attendees; registration required for this event

When – Sunday, July 30, 2017, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Where – Westfields Golf Club, Clifton, Virginia

What It Includes – 18-hole round of golf (6,034 yards – Par 71), golf cart, lunch, competition prizes, player gift, transportation

Cost – $125 per player; rental clubs are $39 additional

Register – Advance registration required.  Delegates with a confirmed/paid registration may sign-up any attendee for this activity in the online Attendee Service Center.  Individuals who are not registered for the Conference need to send a request to Michael Wilson at michael_wilson@nps.gov

Getting There – The Conference will provide shuttle bus to/from Washington Marriott Wardman Park Marriott to start location.  Participants staying at the Omni Shoreham Hotel will need to get on the bus by walking over to the Washington Marriott Wardman Park (0.2 miles/5-minutes walk).

Additional Course Info – At Westfields, Fred Couples has built one of the top destinations for golf in Virginia. This stunning Northern Virginia golf course is fun and accessible for the novice, yet challenging and thought-provoking for the experienced golfer. Fred's professional play on hundreds of courses around the world, coupled with his experience in countless tournaments and team competitions, has given him exceptional insight into optimal golf course design. The perfect embodiment of that vision is yours to experience at Westfields Golf Club located close by to Centreville, VA.

What sets Westfields apart from any other Virginia Golf Club is not only its exceptional playability, but the interest it takes in the traditional elements of the game.  Carved through natural wetlands, rolling hills, and majestic beech and oak trees, Westfields offers golfers a setting that is virtually free from distraction. No residences line its links, creating a course that is truly a golfer's dream.

Please send your pairing preference to Michael Wilson, Golf Chair at michael_wilson@nps.gov.

Contact – Michael Wilson, Captain, United States Park Police, Session #250, michael_wilson@nps.gov, 202-359-4402

FBINAA Women Graduates Brunch & Presentation

Who – Limited to 90 participants; male and female graduates invited to participate; registration required for this event

When – Sunday, July 30, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where – The Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington Cemetery

Special Presentation – More information forthcoming.

What It Includes – Lunch, presentation and attendee gift

Cost – $50 per participant

Register – Limited to 90 online registrations on a first-come basis.  Delegates with a confirmed/paid registration may sign-up for this activity in the Attendee Service Center.  Registration is non-refundable.

Getting There – Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the activity.  There is a convenient Metro station right outside the Washington Marriott Wardman Park and the Omni Shoreham Hotel; travel time approximately 30-minutes by Metro.  The Metro will take you right to Arlington Cemetery. The Women in Military Service for America Memorial is less than a block from the Arlington Cemetery Metro stop. 

Contact – Katherine Korte, Deputy Chief, Session #242, katherine_korte@fws.gov, 703-929-8963

 

Implementing a UAV Program for Your LE Agency
Presented by AMU

What – Are you or your agency establishing or considering a UAV Aviation Unit (UAVs or Drones)? Learn the fundamentals of starting a UAV Aviation Unit and participate in a hands-on UAV experience.  This is a four-part series which includes two breakout training sessions, one intense day of hands-on experience and two follow-up online sessions.  Attendees are encouraged to participate in the entire series.  Participants are limited to 90 for the Monday hands-on experience training at the US Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Center and must attend the entire series to earn a special series participation certificate. 

Who – NAA member delegates with a confirmed conference registration.  Hands-on experience training day at the US Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Center is limited to active sworn law enforcement members only (clearance requirements and official credentials will apply).

 When/Where – The Four-Part Series

  • PART I: UAV/Drones: Understanding Tactical Uses, Capabilities, and Mission
    Sunday, July 30 – Conference breakout session (TBD - afternoon)
    Washington Marriott Wardman Park
    Open to all registered delegates (no seat limitation)
    Training credit may be earned for attending this session
  • PART II: UAV/Drones: Hands-On Experience Training
    Monday, July 31, 2017 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
    U.S. DHS Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Center, Harper’s Ferry, WV
    Limited to first 90 NAA member delegates with confirmed registration and clearance.
    Must attend this session and the entire Part I-IV series to earn a special series certificate.
  • PART III: UAV/Drones: Practical Applications and Regulatory Issues
    Tuesday, August 1 – Conference breakout session (TBD)
    Washington Marriott Wardman Park
    Open to all registered delegates (no seat limitation)
    Training credit may be earned for attending this session
  • PART IV: UAV/Drones: Follow-up Online Sessions
    Announced after the Conference
    Presented by AMU

What It Includes – Online pre-assessment and up to two days of classroom instruction, plus one day of a hands-on demonstration at CBP facility.  Lunch included on Monday.

Cost – Complimentary.  Sponsored by AMU

Register – Part II Monday Hands-on Experience Training is limited to 90 online registrations on a first-come basis.  NAA member delegates with a confirmed/paid registration may sign-up for this activity at the Attendee Service Center.  No registration is necessary for the Part I and Part III breakout sessions offered during the Conference.  All participants who attend breakout sessions and/or the experience training will be notified of details for the Part IV online sessions after the Conference.

Getting There – Shuttles will be provided to/from Washington Marriott Wardman Park Marriott and the offsite training on Monday.

FBI National Academy Homecoming Event (post conference)
Co-hosted by FBINAA National Office and the FBI Training Division

What – A day at the FBI Academy with your own family, your FBINAA family, and the FBI Training Division.  Please reference the “Register” section below for more information regarding participation.

Who – All FBINA graduates/FBINAA members

When – Thursday, August 3; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm – NEW DATE (previously Saturday)

Where – FBI Academy, Marine Corps Base Quantico

What It Includes – Orientation on current NA operations and the Academy, tours of the Academy, activities for the kids, demos (tentatively scheduled) and a picnic lunch.

Cost – $10/person

RegisterLimited to 200 online registrations on a first-come basis. All participants for this activity must be registered for the conference first, as a member/delegate or guest/youth.  To sign-up for this activity, you must have your member/delegate registration paid to gain access to the Attendee Service Center.  See your confirmation email once you’ve paid for your registration for the link and your login information. 

To add this activity, click “Registration Edit”, then “Edit”, then click through to page two of the form.  You will add the activity for the delegate on page two.  You can add this activity for your guests on page three of the online form. 

Each person that is registered for this activity will be required to provide full name, DOB, and SSN for all attendees over the age of 17, for security clearance onto the Academy.  This information will be requested at a later time.

Getting There – Participants will need to secure their own transportation to/from this event.  Hotel information for Stafford will be provided along with rates.


Optional Activities (on your own)

The following activities are completely optional and booked directly between you and the activity provider.  Please note, activities subject to change.

  Yoga for First Responders
with Founder and Director, Olivia Kvitne

Who – Open to all Conference registered attendees (delegates, guests, sponsors, and exhibitors)

When – Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 1, 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Where – Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

CostFREE

Register – No need to register. Just show up in your work-out attire.

Yoga for First Responders (YFFR) is a physical practice as well as a mental training system. YFFR classes target areas of the body that hold tension (low back and hips from a gun belt, upper back from a vest etc.) alleviating the cumulative stress that accompanies this specific line of work. In addition, YFFR uses mental and physical training techniques to improve resiliency, enhance performance and strengthen the mind and body. This leads to peak performance on the job and supports a thriving personal life off-duty.

No experience or flexibility required. Start each day of the conference calm, focused and feeling great physically and mentally.

  Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies

Who – Anyone coming to the Conference

When – Saturday, July 29, 7:00 pm

Where – Nationals Park, click here for map

Cost – Seats start at $30.00 per person

Register –  500 tickets have been set aside in two sections for FBINAA graduates and their guests.  Click here to visit provider’s website.

Getting There – Participants will need to provide their own transportation to and from Nationals Park.  Directions can be found on the Nationals Park website by clicking here.

This activity is provided as a courtesy to conference participants.  Questions about tickets, pricing, changes, refunds, etc. should be sent directly to the stadium

Tickets will be emailed separately from Nationals.com within minutes of completion of your order.

Contact – Kiersten McGreer, Washington Nationals, Kiersten.McGreer@nationals.com, 202-640-7692

  Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., 8th & I,
"Oldest Post of the Corps"

The ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. starts at 8:45 p.m., beginning with a concert by the United States Marine Band. The Evening Parade, held every Friday evening during the summer, has become a universal symbol of the professionalism, discipline, and Esprit de Corps of the United States Marines. The story of the ceremony reflects the story of Marines throughout the world. Whether they be aboard ships, in foreign embassies, at recruit depots, in divisions, or in the many positions and places where Marines project their image, the individual Marine continually tells the story of the Corps.

Who – Anyone coming to the Conference

When – Friday, July 28, 7:00 pm

Where – Marine Barracks, click here for map

Register –  Reservations are available through the Marines’ website.  Click here to visit provider’s website.

Getting There – Participants will need to provide their own transportation to and from this event.  Directions can be found on the Marines’ website by clicking here.

Information about this activity is provided as a courtesy to conference participants.  Questions about tickets, pricing, changes, refunds, etc. should be directed to the Marines.

Big Bus Washington, D.C.

Who – Anyone coming to the Conference

When – Whenever you want; this is an on-your-own activity

Where – All over the Capitol.  There is a convenient stop on the Green Loop (stop #45).

Register – Secure your preferred package directly with this provider.  Click here to visit provider’s website.