The LEAPS 2020 Vision:
Insight, Collaboration, Agility

July 29-30, 2020  |  Virtual Format

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Announcement

Updated May 19, 2020

The health and safety of our attendees, speakers and sponsors is our top priority. Due to continuing concerns regarding COVID-19, AFCEA Bethesda will now be hosting the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Technology Forum in a virtual format on July 29 and 30. 

We feel that holding the event virtually is the best and safest option for our members, their families and the greater community, and look forward to providing you with the same valuable content and interactive networking opportunities in a virtual format!

The Evening Panel/Reception (July 29th) and the Day Forum (July 30th) will now both be included in a single registration fee rather than sold separately. Registration for the virtual conference will be $149 for AFCEA members and $199 for non-members. It will be complimentary for current government and military. 

Please continue to check this website for agenda and speaker updates. We look forward to seeing you virtually in July!

AFCEA Bethesda 
LEAPS Technology Forum
Day 1: Executive Leadership Perspective
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST
Day 2: Operational Perspective
Thursday, July 30, 2020
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

Registration Rates

AFCEA Member: $149

AFCEA Non-Member: $199

Sponsor: $149

Government/Military*: Complimentary

Press: Please contact
*Reserved for current government and active duty military – excludes government contractors.

12th Annual Law Enforcement and Public Safety Technology Forum

The LEAPS 2020 Vision: Insight, Collaboration, Agility
Achieving true public safety is bigger than any one agency or even one LEAPS discipline. Public safety happens in collaboration when modern technology allows for deep insights into information. Technical innovation has brought us artificial intelligence and machine learning embedded into data analytics to do what humans cannot: rapidly turn endless data points into actionable intelligence. This leads to better informed, more agile, and efficient police, fire, emergency response, and medical units. It is not enough to modernize at just the national level, or state or local; it requires all three working together with industry.
In this 12th annual LEAPS Technology Forum, AFCEA Bethesda provides an interactive environment in which government and industry stakeholders share ideas and experiences on what is needed to achieve the insight, collaboration and agility to protect the homeland and all of its communities. We'll look at the role of technology in meeting this vision, and explore potential solutions to the common challenges of:
  • Using artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop better collection, sharing and use of data
  • Enabling greater collaboration across federal, state and local agencies in all aspects of law enforcement and public safety
  • Increasing the agility of agencies to respond to and manage significant events or crises

Thank you to our Program Sponsor: