International Foundation
for Cultural Property Protection



January 11, 2017 6:17 PM | Rob Layne (Administrator)

by Lynn Ieronimo, CIPM II, CIPI
Head of Security, Yale University Beinecke Rare Book Library

We are very excited for the IFCPP’s 2017 conference hosted by Yale University from September 16th – September 20th.  This year’s conference is easily accessible for travelers near and far.  We are 2 hours from Boston and 1 ½ from New York, about an hour from several major airports and directly accessible by Metro-North and Amtrak train service.

We have a tentative agenda, with a complete agenda coming soon, but here’s what you can expect so far:

2 days of included pre-conference activities.  A trip to Yankee stadium and seats in the owner’s suite, including food and drinks, on Saturday September 16th and a trip of your choice to either Mystic Seaport and Aquarium (included aquarium admission) or to Mohegan Sun Casino (included food and gambling vouchers) on Sunday September 17th.

3 nights of included dinners on Monday September 18th – Wednesday September 20th.  Enjoy great local pizza and beer/wine on Monday, a reception and dinner at Yale Cultural Properties sites on Tuesday and a night out to a local restaurant for dinner and open bar on Wednesday.

3 days of exciting, new keynote speakers.  Each day will start with one of our hand-picked speakers to kick-off the day’s events.  Other speakers currently confirmed for the conference will discuss our Cultural Properties model at the University, Active Shooter planning, Business Continuity planning and a Citizen’s Police Academy.

CIPM I certification opportunity.  Get certified, or re-certified, as a CIPM professional.  The class has been designed so you don’t miss out on all the day-time activities.

Tours of Cultural Properties sites across the Yale campus.  Included tours of the Yale Center for British Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale West Campus Cultural Properties holdings and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Peabody Museum of Natural History.  We are also working on other surprises!

*New this year—a one day class on Tuesday September 19th on “Security for Special Collection Librarians”.  This class is designed to help librarians prepare and/or improve the security at their facilities.  Complete syllabus and registration details are coming soon.

Conference registration, tradeshow and reception on Sunday evening September 17th.  We expect to have a wide variety of vendors participating at the tradeshow.  Come see what’s new in the industry!