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2019 International In-Service

June 24-28 | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
We listened!  You asked for it, so we’ve planned to have:  a Post-Blast Course, an Electronics Workshop, a Lock Picking Class, a Hook & Line skills class (NOT just a demo), Exhibitors of Equipment, Tools & Services, Professional Development, Networking, and so much more.
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Stay Informed

IABTI training calls on speakers from some of the 72 nations represented in our association. If your work or business involves anti-terrorism, explosives disposal, or explosives investigation, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of our training opportunities.

Topics to be Covered

  • HME Above The Line/Below The Line
  • Hook & Line Basics & Practical
  • Post Blast Tabletop & Practical
  • Binary Threats
  • Basic Lock Picking & Equipment
  • 3D Printing
  • Drone Threats & Solutions

Divi S.F. Schedule

September 15th, 2018

10:00 am
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10:20 am

With John Doe

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10:45 am
Getting Started With Divi

With Jane Smith

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12:00 Pm
Lunch Break

Lunch Provided

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1:00 pm
Customizing Divi

With Janet Thompson

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1:45 PM
Building Divi Products

With Brian Chapman

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3:00 PM
Divi Example Showcase
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Meet Our Speakers

Leah Lewis
Leah Lewis

Marketing Head, Microsoft

Leonard Larson
Leonard Larson

Marketing Head, Microsoft

Ruth Leonard
Ruth Leonard

Marketing Head, Microsoft

Susie Vaughn
Susie Vaughn

Marketing Head, Microsoft

Want to Speak at this Meetup or at a Future Meetup?
Connor Kim
Connor Kim

Marketing Head, Microsoft

Eleanor Higgins
Eleanor Higgins

Marketing Head, Microsoft

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Exhibiting & Sponsorship

If you provide equipment, products, services, or resources to the EOD, UXO, explosives or investigative fields, we believe you will find great value in partnering with IABTI and participating. We invite you to join us.



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The IABTI would like to thank this years sponsors for their continued support of the IABTI and its mission.




Train / Present / Speak

We are looking for dynamic trainers, presenters, and speakers to lead interactive and engaging sessions that will make a contribution to the development of our attendees’ professional capabilities and knowledge.

Venue / Accommodations

Sawgrass Marriott – Located midway between St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Florida, Sawgrass Marriott welcomes the IABTI with an amazing group rate of $125/night (+ fees and taxes).  This special room rate will be available until the group block is sold out, but no later than June 3, 2019.  Reservations can be made online using the button below, or by calling: 800-457-4653 and asking for the IABTI group rate.

Sawgrass Marriott 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

A short drive from Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach is a luxurious coastal resort town that’s name is synonymous with golf. The PGA Tour and The Players Championship are played at TPC Sawgrass, home of the famous 17th-hole island green.  Ponte Vedra Beach’s is on the Atlantic side of Florida and boasts 40-foot sand dunes which are among the highest in Florida.  These amazing dunes lead to immaculate beaches; one of the many reasons Ponte Vedra Beach was named one of the USA’s 22 Can’t-Miss Beaches.  With Sawgrass offering complimentary shuttle to the pristine and private beach.

Nearby St. Augustine is the oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement within the borders of the continental United States and was founded by the Spanish in 1565.  St. Augustine is location of the legendary spring, the Fountain of Youth, made famous by explorer Ponce de Leon.  Another spectacular sight is Castillo de San Marcos, one of three forts that guard St. Augustine. The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States.

All this, plus an amazing foodie scene, fabulous restaurants and shopping galore . . . extend your stay at the Sawgrass Marriott.  Bring the kids!  Sawgrass Marriott offers complimentary beach shuttle, miniature golf, four swimming pools, and the Surfstream® Wave Machine, the world’s first standing wave machine. Guests under 275 pounds and above 42” can actually experience an authentic wave ride in up to 14 inches of water.

The IABTI room rate is available for our guests for up to three days prior to the In-Service and for three days after.  Book your room today!

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m not a member of the IABTI. Must I be a member to attend?

Yes, due to the nature and content, only IABTI Members will be permitted to attend the IABTI In-Service Training & Expo.  If you would like to attend but are not currently a member, you can apply at; your application must be vetted and approved before access will be allowed. settings.

What is the cost?

Registration to attend and participate in the training is $700 USD per person.  However, if you register and pay before May 1, 2019 you will pay the discounted rate of $600 USD.

If you are looking to exhibit, 10’x10’ booths are available for $2,000 USD.

Which airport is the closest?

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is approximately 40 minutes away from the Sawgrass Marriott. JAX is served by many of the major airlines.  Orlando is the next closest major airport but is more than 150 miles away.

Is there an Airport Shuttle?

IABTI’s Region VI will graciously be offering complimentary shuttle service from (and back to) Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). Reservations MUST be made in advance.  Please book early!  Click Here for Shuttle link.

When should I arrive?

Preferably, Sunday, June 23rd, so that you have time to check-in at the IABTI registration counter and get your event credentials.  On-site IABTI check-in for the training begins on Sunday June 23, 2019 and will be open 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Check-in continues Monday, the 24th beginning at 7:00 am.  Registration will be closed during opening ceremonies.  Training sessions begin shortly after opening ceremonies and everyone must be checked in and credentialed, prior to attend the training.

What credentials are required to attend?

You’ll want to make sure you have your IABTI ID! Not only will it be used as your event identification, but Sawgrass is offering 20% off food in restaurants/pubs & outlets w/ IABTI ID (Yes, really!).  If you were never issued an IABTI ID, you can email your photo (no hats or sunglasses, please) to  Or, we will be happy to take your picture and print one on-site.  If you forget your IABTI ID, there is a $10.00 fee for a duplicate card.

Is there a Dress Code?

Please come comfortable.  The training will be indoor, presentation and workshop style.

As for Wednesday evening’s banquet, we’d rather you be comfortable than not attend.  And, for those looking for a little more direction, call it business casual.

We’re at TPC Sawgrass; yes, I want to GOLF!

Although THE PLAYERS Stadium Course will be closed June 10-July 7, 2019 for maintenance, you can golf the TPC Valley course.  The rate for TPC Valley for June 22-28, 2019 is $140.00 plus 6.5% sales tax.  There will not be a forecaddies on this course with the golfers.  For every one (1) guestroom booked at the Sawgrass Marriott, your guests are allowed two (2) players at TPC Valley Course.  To make tee times, please call the Resort Golf Shop at 904-273-8146.  You will need your guestroom confirmation number.

Click here for more information on the driving range, the TPC Clubhouse, and TPC Storyteller’s Tour information, which is a great way to learn and experience the Stadium Course.

What if I’m not a golfer? What else is there to do? Spouses/Family/Friends

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Thanks to our sponsors for making this event FREE to attend