ALOA 2023 Drops Anchor in Orlando

Aug. 2, 2023

ALOA 2023 kicks off on Sunday, August 6, with five full days of hands-on classes, followed by the two-day Security Expo Aug. ss-ss. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Please stop by the Locksmith Ledger booth, Booth 417, on the show floor. The host hotel is the Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway.

From the ALOA 2023 brochure: “Plan to attend two full days at the Security Expo to see the latest in security technology, meet with suppliers one-on-one and take advantage of show specials. Stay all day for a chance to win one of the hourly prize drawings for attendees, including a full registration package to ALOA 2024 in Las Vegas!”

As part of our annual New Product section, Locksmith Ledger showcases some of the newest products in the market. For those companies exhibiting at ALOA, booth numbers are included. Our New Product Spotlight begins on page 24.

Following is the tentative schedule

Saturday Aug. 5

Pre-registration, 2 to 5 p.m.

Sunday Aug. 6

Registration 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

First-time attendee orientation, 7:15 a.m.

Classes 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 8

Registration 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Classes  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 9

Registration 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Classes  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Women in Locksmithing Reception, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 10

Registration 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Classes  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

State of the States meeting, 5:30 p.m.

IAIL Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

IAL Meeting. 6 p.m.

IAAL Meeting, 630 p.m.

Kickoff Party, 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 11

Registration, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Security Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 12

CML Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.

Registration, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Security Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Educational Opportunities

By presstime, many of the ALOA classes will likely be filled. Still, it is worthwhile to take a look at the schedule and grab a seat in any class with space still available.

Full-day and half-day class options are offered along six tracks: Automotive, Investigative, Electronic, Institutional, Fundamentals and Safes. PRP/STPRP testing will be held Friday, August 11, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Two late additions will be taught by ALOA instructor and Locksmith Ledger contributor Wayne Winton. Storefront and Hollow Metal Door Servicing will cover servicing existing doors and openings, including door and hinge adjustments, frame stabilization and concealed door closers. Beginner to Advanced Building Business with Social Media will cover starting a business from the ground up, including setting up an LLC and accounting practices, hiring and promoting your business through social media.

Registration Info

ONLINE: Go to and click the link on the Convention page

EMAIL: [email protected]

FAX: (469) 453-5241

MAIL: Mail forms to: ALOA Registration

1408 N. Riverfront Blvd #303

Dallas, TX 75207

Post-Show Training Opportunities

For those folks wishing to continue their training, ALOA has several upcoming events of interest. The inaugural show of the International Association of Automotive Locksmiths (IAAL) will be Sept. 14-16 in Kansas City, with an extensive class schedule. Visit for details.