2024 Fall Conference

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Save the Date: October 8 - 10
The Lodge at Gulf State Park

Conference Agenda

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm      Executive Board Meeting

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm      Local Arrangement Committee Meeting

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm      Early Arrival Hospitality

9:00 am – 5:00 pm      Registration

9:00 am – 5:00 pm      Silent Auction

10:00 am – 5:00 pm     Exhibitors

10:00 am – 11:00 am     Department Meetings

  • Alabama Department of Corrections
    John Hamm, Commissioner
  • Alabama Bureau of Pardon and Paroles
    Cam Ward, Director


11:15 am – 11:45 am     
Opening Session

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm    Speaker/Topic

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm     Speaker/Topic

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm     New Attendees Reception

7:00 pm – 11:30 pm     President’s Black Tie Dinner

8:00 am – 9:00 am      Past President’s Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am      Registration

10:00 am – 5:00 pm     Exhibitors

9:00 am – 11:00 am      General Session

11:00 am – 12:00 am     Morning Workshop

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm     Meet & Greet Team Building

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm      Afternoon Workshop

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm     Dinner

8:00 am – 10:00 am     Closing Keynote Speaker

10:00 am – 10:30 am    Final Remarks from Department Heads

  • Director Cam Ward
  • Commissioner Joh Hamm


10:30 am – 11:00 am     
Business Meeting

Book Your Room

The Lodge at Gulf State Park

Hotel rooms are $150 per night. Click the link below to book your room or call 1-800-618-4350 and use Group Code 903. Rooms must be reserved by Tuesday, September 10th to get the group rate.

Speakers & Presenters

Adam Davis
Derek Osborn
Dustin Rivenbark
Michael Laidler

Sponsorship Opportunities

ACCD a Non-Profit and is registered with the Internal Revenue Service, under 501 © (3) EIN# 63-0862442. All contributions to Alabama Council on Crime & Delinquency are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

The 75th Annual Fall Conference will be held at The Lodge at Gulf State Park. It will be a three-day conference with a focus on this year’s theme Bridging the Gap. We anticipate between 150-200 paid attendees comprised of executives, officers, specialist and support staff from the Bureau of Pardons & Paroles, Alabama Department of Corrections and Community Corrections.

Sponsorship Levels:

  • One sponsorship available
  • Provides a speaking opportunity during a general session
  • Two conference registrations
  • Full-page ad in the program
  • One sponsorships available
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Full-page ad in the program
  • Two sponsorships available
    • Opening ceremony
    • Closing ceremony
  • Introduction of keynote speaker
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Full-page ad in the program
  • One sponsorship available
  • Recognition at this formal event
  •  MC to kickoff of the party
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Half-page ad in the program
  • One sponsorship available
  • Recognition at the event
  •  MC to kickoff of the party
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Half-page ad in the program
  • One sponsorship available
  • Up to 15 minutes speaking opportunity at the event
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Half-page ad in the program
  • One sponsorship available
  • Special recognition in the hospitality room and the program
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Two sponsorships available
    • Sole sponsorship of one of the two breakfast programs
  • Special recognition in the program
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Two sponsorships available
    • President’s Dinner
    • General Session
  • 2-minute speaking spot during the respective event
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Full-page ad in the program
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Full-page ad in the program
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Full-page ad in the program
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Full-page ad in the program
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Half-page ad in the program
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Quarter-page ad in the program
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Quarter-page ad in the program
  • Exhibition booth
  • Two conference registrations
  • Business card size ad in the program

Join us for the Fall Conference

Registration for the Fall Conference is now open! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to grow your knowledge and network with other professionals in your industry. Registration is available for both members and non-members. Early bird pricing is available until August 31st.

Adam Davis - Bio

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derek osborn, cps cmp - Bio

Derek Osborn, CPS, CPM is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama who earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law and the Courts from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Derek served as the Executive Director of the Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE) from 2013-2020 and turned a small, one-person prevention organization into a team of eight prevention specialists, multiple interns and hundreds of volunteers. Derek is a Certified Prevention Manager and Specialist through the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium. He has been a featured presenter regarding drug trends and the dark net at multiple conferences and webinars across the United States including NCAD and the CADCA Mid-Year Institute.

Derek currently serves as the Executive Director of Turning Point Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services in Tuscaloosa and West Alabama. Derek is also the Founder of DrugUniversity.org which is a new initiative involving multiple partners in the addiction field involved in prevention and research of the drug trade. He also serves as a consultant for non-profit, treatment and drug prevention organizations.

Derek is a West Alabama Leadership Award Winner of 2017, graduate of Leadership Tuscaloosa class of 2009, a member of the Druid City Business League and the Non-Profit Policy Council, a member of the NCAD faculty, an instructor at the Alabama School for Alcohol and Drug Studies and serves on multiple advisory and planning committees for the State of Alabama. Under his leadership, PRIDE was awarded Non-Profit of the Year in 2019 by the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce.

DUSTIN RIVENBARK - Bio

Seldom in life do you get the chance to meet someone who has a powerful story of overcoming fear, adversity, and tragedy. Even less frequent do you meet someone who can deliver that message with life changing impact. Dustin Rivenbark is a determined inspirational speaker who is taking his passion for motivating the leaders of today, using stories of inspiration and unwavering faith.

Mr. Rivenbark is a keynote speaker for the National Beta Association in which he speaks to thousands of teenagers and future leaders of America on the topic of “Leadership” each year. He speaks to educators and students across the country and has been a part of National Conferences put on by Georgia Southern University as well as Clemson University.

Dustin is determined to make a difference in this world, leading community outreach, working in schools and detention centers across the country and has even been recruited to lead his “Path2Purpose” program at Rikers Island prison in New York City. He will stop at nothing to leave “no stone unturned” in lighting a fire within the hearts of men and creating change on this planet.

MICHAEL LAIDLER - Bio

Michael Laidler is a Professional Speaker and Best-Selling Author, whose unwavering commitment to excellence, passion, and loyalty has quickly earned him the reputation as an industry expert in self-awareness. Over the course of nearly two decades, he has garnered extensive leadership experience, primarily in the law enforcement sector. Michael is the founder of Michael Laidler Unlimited, which is focused on providing strategies on self-awareness, leadership, and retention. Since its launch, he has provided in-person and virtual presentations to Fortune 200 and 1000 companies, public safety and law enforcement agencies, public and non-profit organizations, federal, state, and municipal governments, rotary clubs, chamber of commerce, human resource, project management and law enforcement associations.

Michael started his career in law enforcement at the age of 19 years old and has worked in this industry over 18 years. He has worked as a police officer, border patrol agent and for the federal prison system. In those organizations, he has served as a field training officer, a member of the Special Response Team (SRT), K-9 handler, criminal investigator, lieutenant, and employee development manager.

Michael is the author of the best-selling book, Greatness Beyond the Badge: The Three Key Principles for Self-Awareness. Michael holds a master’s degree in business administration from Morehead State University and a bachelor’s degree in business and Spanish from Florida State University. He is a certified coach, trainer, and speaker with the John Maxwell Team. He has developed e-courses, called the Six-Week Speaker and 3 Cs for Emerging Leaders.

Michael has proudly served as Area Director, President, Vice President of Education and Treasurer for the Toastmasters Organization. He has received multiple awards, including Distinguished Toastmaster, First Place in the Toastmasters International Speech, and the Evaluation Contests at the Division Level.

Michael has utilized his education and experience to deliver keynote presentations, administer leadership assessments, facilitate mastermind groups, provide one-on-one executive coaching, and host leadership workshops to thousands of leaders. He is driven on developing self-awareness and leadership skills to those in high stress environments. Ultimately, he is on a mission to impart the necessary personal development skills for law enforcement officers to operate at full capacity in any situation.