2021 Conference

Dear Deputy, Associate, and Assistant Wardens,

Please join us for the 74th Annual United States Deputy Wardens Association Conference in Arkansas. The conference will be hosted at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Hot Springs, Arkansas, July 25- 30, 2021.

This year’s conference is going to be awesome! We will have a number of great training opportunities which are the most up to date and relevant topics in corrections today.

The United States Deputy Wardens Association (USDWA) is the only professional organization focused on the Nation’s Deputy, Associate, and Assistant Wardens. As one of the oldest Correctional Associations, great importance is placed on the exchange of ideas, best practices in corrections, and the camaraderie among members, both professionally and personally, so we can serve the public and our agencies in the most professional manner possible. It is our hope the 74th Annual USDWA Conference will be the catalyst for such growth.

In addition to promoting professional and personal growth, the USDWA places a high priority on family and strives to include family members in the conference experience. We do this by scheduling events for member’s spouses and children to create a conference the whole family will enjoy.

For those of you have participated in the past conferences, we hope you attend this years and we encourage you to share your experiences with others who may be interested in becoming a USDWA member. For those who have not yet attended, we hope the value placed on professionalism and family will inspire you to join us at this year’s conference. We look forward to seeing all of you, your families, and corrections professionals from across the country during the week of July 25th in Arkansas.


Mark Warner

Mark Warner


United States Deputy Wardens Association