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November 2014

Highlights from the 2014 Annual International Conference


AAMVA’s 81st Annual International Conference was an all-out success this past August. Hosted by AAMVA’s immediate past Chair of the Board Jennifer Cohan and the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles, the conference, and its attendees, took over the Dover Downs Casino and Hotel for three consecutive days. The show kicked off with an inspiring procession of flags, representing each of AAMVA’s 69 jurisdictions. Members of the Delaware law enforcement community marched one by one into the hall, each holding a jurisdiction’s flag. The opening general session continued with welcome speeches from Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen. 

Attendees settled into Day One with the leadership development session led by keynote speaker David DeLong. Exciting and well-attended concurrent sessions followed as the day capped off with a Delaware beach-inspired Night at the Boardwalk reception. Attendees let their hair down, loosened their ties and took some time out to play games and socialize with fellow conference goers. With a total of $10,850 raised from the event, all proceeds benefited the Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club.

A busy exhibit hall and packed session rooms filled the agenda for Day Two. The last day of AIC included exciting sessions and a luncheon that allowed attendees to hear a unique perspective from U.S. Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware. The conference peaked with a Hollywood-themed Red Carpet Reception and Delaware State Banquet. Dressed to the nines in tuxedos and ball gowns, attendees were greeted on the red carpet by a Joan Rivers look-alike. The audience was entertained by an awards-style performance from AAMVA’s Ian Grossman and Jennifer Cohan, as they honored attendees with awards such as “Most Tweets at the Conference” and “Best Selfie by an Attendee.” 




Members of Delaware's law enforcement community process AAMVA's 69 jurisdictional flags.
Delaware State Police Pipes and Drum
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell speaks during the AIC opening session.
Jennifer Cohan and U.S. Sen. Tom Carper attend the AIC luncheon.
Opening Ceremony
U.S. Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware speaks during the AIC luncheon.
Pat and Velva Crahan accept the Chair’s Award of Excellence during the AIC Red Carpet Gala.

Read 2014 AIC Award Recipients to learn more about this year’s Martha Irwin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Highway Safety winners.

View more photos from the 2014 AIC on AAMVA's Flickr page.