Call for Presentations – 2023 IJIS Community Forum


Please share with others in your organization who may want to submit an abstract for consideration. All abstracts should be emailed to Alex McAdoo (

In preparation for the 2023 Community Forum, the IJIS Institute is soliciting innovative, engaging, and informative, topical areas and presentations to be reviewed for potential inclusion as part of the event agenda. These presentations should highlight relevant and educational content that supports the IJIS domains of focus which include Justice, Public Safety, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, and Critical Infrastructure. IJIS Staff and select committees will review these abstracts, which should be submitted by March 10th, 2023. Though we are in final stages of agenda development, unique and valuable topics/speakers are encouraged and welcomed.

The first-ever IJIS Community Forum is centered around critical issues that face our communities nationwide, specifically addressing topics including challenges related to justice reform, threat to life concerns, the ongoing issues of school safety,  as well as supporting officer wellness in challenging times. We will also look at the critical value of the analytics across domains, as well as the crucial contribution of community representatives in the progression toward justice reform improvements.

 While these themes will be front and center on the Community Forum agenda, we want to ensure our members and constituents can promote the innovative and life-altering work we know is available and is incorporated into our communities nationwide.

 Submit your abstracts by March 10, 2023, by emailing Alex McAdoo (!


The IJIS Institute, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancement of information sharing and technology innovation in justice, public safety, homeland security and health and human services. This event is a top educational and networking event that will convene many communities of practice to come together to share successes, overcome challenges, and identify the path forward. 


The Community Forum will provide valuable guidance, program updates, and resources covering subjects of interest to leaders representing public sector practitioners and private sector industry representatives. The event will include pre conference committee and task force meetings, plenary sessions, and concurrent tracks of interest to both government and industry. Attendees include public sector practitioners from federal, state, local levels, as well as industry service providers, and non-profit practice entities.


The Call for Presentations is open to speakers from industry, federal / state / local government practitioners, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions.


Your session may be given as an individual or as a panel discussion. All breakout sessions will be 30 minutes followed by a 15-minute Q&A sessions. Please note that IJIS Institute attendees have requested more interactive and varied sessions, so allowing for questions and discussion at the end of a full presentation session or during the session, and the use of video and interactive demonstrations are encouraged. 


The IJIS Institute strives to maintain the highest level of credibility for the educational program. Therefore, please observe the following requirements when submitting your abstract: 

  • Industry submitting abstracts MUST include practitioners in their session / panel. Industry MUST be willing to cover their practitioner speaker(s) travel expenses. If you prefer, you can provide IJIS with sufficient funds to cover your practitioners travel, and we will purchase the tickets. 
  • Industry may not advertise their products, solutions, or company during their presentation.
  • The presentation must present the broader issue of the technical or business aspects of the topic being proposed rather than a particular solution.
  • Industry MUST use the event’s presentation template which will have a place holder for your company contact and/or logo at the end.