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Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference

Sep 19-21, 2017 | Atlanta, GA | Conference


Titled "Multiple Victims Events: Implications for Investigation, Search, Rescue, and Recovery", the conference will focus on the tragic circumstances behind many missing persons reports, whether due to mass incidents or criminal events. You will learn effective strategies for responding to mass incidents, search and rescue, death and forensic investigations, recovery of unidentified remains, and missing person’s cases. The National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College is partnering again this year with the National Association For Search And Rescue (NASAR) to continue its tradition of offering dynamic speakers who provide broad knowledge and expertise to the program.

$325 Register

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About

The first two days of the conference feature plenary sessions and breakout sessions. On the third day of the conference participants will attend half- or full- day breakout sessions designed to offer practical, hands-on training. If you wish to attend the FEMA sponsored session on day three, you must register in advance [here](http://training.gema.ga.gov/TRS/broadcastInvite.do?biCofId=15131) as space is limited. You do not need to pre-register for the other breakout sessions on day three. See Pre/Post Training Detail tab for more information. Interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor at our conference? Check out the details in our Resources tab on this page.

What's In It For You

Upon completion of this conference, you will be able to: • Identify strategies to improve outcomes of and responses to complex missing person cases • Describe current trends and risks related to the disappearance of vulnerable populations • Identify strategies for effectively responding to and recovering from mass incidents and disasters • Identify and apply critical tools and technologies to support missing person searches and investigations • Acquire the critical skills needed to effectively manage missing person searches • Examine best practices for the recovery and identification of unidentified remains • Explore techniques to support victims and families

Is this training for you?

The following would benefit from this training:
• Community Member
• Correctional Officer
• Court System Personnel
• Emergency Management
• Law Enforcement
• Law Enforcement Support
• Prosecutors
• Social Workers
• Tribes/Tribal Partners
• Victim Service Providers

About the Venue

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel 165 Courtland St NE Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 659-6500

Lodging Options

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel 165 Courtland St NE Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 659-6500 [website](www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/11thAnnualNatlConfofRespondingtoMissingandUnidentifiedPersons) The hotel has reserved rooms for conference participants wishing to extend their stay in Atlanta. The conference rate is available for the dates of September 16-22. Room rate: $140/night for single or double room. Rate does not include applicable tax. Reduced lodging rates are available until August 18, 2017.

$325 early bird registration rate (per person for both individuals and groups through May 15) $400 individual registration (Starting May 16) $350 Group registration rate per person for groups of 3 or more (Starting May16) Scholarship assistance is available for the conference. Apply [online](www.ovcttac.gov/views/HowWeCanHelp/dspPDScholarship.cfm). Application is also available in [PDF](www.ovcttac.gov/downloads/docs/howWeCanHelp/PDScholarship_508c_051316_DM.pdf).

Post Training Detail

**Emergency Operations Plans for Rural Jurisdictions** September 21, 2017 (8:30 am -5:30 pm) Gain knowledge and skills to develop an emergency operations plan (EOP) for your local jurisdiction or region. This management level first responder course will review the planning process, different types of emergency operations plan formats, and components of each. You will engage in scenarios designed to: * Reinforce the lessons learned * Determine the best format for your jurisdiction * Organize the various planning components into an EOP Course is offered as post-conference class to conference. The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium is providing a limited number of seats to registered MUPC conference participants. The course is sponsored by FEMA. Participants must register directly with RDPC ([Register](http://training.gema.ga.gov/TRS/broadcastInviteEmail.do?biCofId=15131)) . Participants must be U.S. citizens.

All Scheduled Trainings

No other dates for this training are scheduled at this time.


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Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference

Sep 19-21, 2017 | Atlanta, GA



Sep 18, 2017


Time
Session

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Welcome Reception and Registration



Sep 19, 2017


Time
Session

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening-Keynote Speakers


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Why Are We Here- Setting the Stage/Tone for the Conference
Speaker: Amanda Pick, CEO, Missing Children Society of Canada

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Break


10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
The Art of Possibilities
Panel : Carl Rebstock, FirstNet | Amanda Pick, Missing Children Society of Canada | John Bischoff, National Center of Missing and Exploited Children | Myly Wade, Biometrica

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch


1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Investigation Track #1: Why Work Together?
"The Benefits of a Law Enforcement/Search and Recover Partnership". Speaker: Christopher S. Young, Reserve Deputy; Chairman of Bay Area Search and Rescue Council (BASARC)

1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Search and Recovery Track #1:
Speaker: Kate Spradley, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept of Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology Center, Texas State University

1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Resources Track #1: Overview of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
Speaker: Emily Craig, PhD, Critical Incident Coordinator | Carrie Sutherland, Regional System Administrator, NamUs

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Break


3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Investigation Track #2: Barway Collins: A Missing Child, A Murdered Son, and a Father Prosecuted
Speakers: Ann Sweasy and Stephanie Revering

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Search and Recovery Track #2: For the Record- A Case Study of the Victoria Stafford Search
Speaker: Janie Stirling, President SAR-1, Provincial SAR Coordinator, Ontario Provincial Police (Retired)

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Resources Track #2: Lessons Learned from Katrina
Speakers: Sharon Hawa, Mgr. Emergency Preparedness and Response, NCMEC | Sgt. Stacey Pearson, Special Victims Unit/Louisiana Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children/AMBER


Sep 20, 2017


Time
Session

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks/Housekeeping/Announcements


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Scratching the Surface: 27 years of Questions, Victimization, and Advocacy
Speakers: Patty Wetterling (parent), Jared Scheierl (surviving victim), and Jane Straub (victim advocate) will share their stories.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Break


10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Managing the Media in a Mass Casualty Event- Lessons Learned from Sandy Hook Elementary School Shoot
Speaker: Lt. J. Paul Vance, Commanding Officer Traffic & Special Opps

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch


1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Investigation Track #3: What We Can Learn from the Green River Killer
Speaker: Katherine M. Brown, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Tarleton State University/ Sam Houston State University

1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Search and Recovery Track #3: The Tools- and Techniques- of the Trade
"Searching for the Missing on Land, at Sea, and from the Air". Speaker: Julie Starbuck, K9 Coordinator, Vice President; and Michael Hadsell, President

1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Resources Track #3
Phones, cell tower, open data sources, facebook will be discussed.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Break


3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Investigation Track #4: Serial Predators and Human Trafficking-Tools in Recovering Victims of Human
Speaker: Jenni Thompson, Special Projects Manager, Polly Klass Foundation

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Search and Rescue Track #4: Setting the Stage-Law Enforcement and Volunteer SAR Collaboration
"Bringing the Best of Both Worlds Together to Bring Home the Missing". Speakers : Mike Roberts, Sgt. Valley Enforcement Group CART Commander; and Rob Davis, SARTECH

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Resources Track #4:
Elias Kontanis, Chief, Transportation Disaster Assistance Division, National Transportation Safety Board- Topic TBD


Sep 21, 2017


Time
Session

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
FEMA Course: Emergency Operations Plans for Rural Jurisdictions Part 1
Certification Course- MGMT 383

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lessons from the Field: A Case Study of Glenn Pennie- Effective Use of Collaboration
Panel: Michael Holsapple, Detective Sergeant; John William, Detective; Gregory Czar, Ph.D. , Forensic Psychologist; Ron Glaus, Ph.D. , Forensic Psychologist; and Michael Black, Special Deputy Computer Analyst

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lessons from the Field: What we Learned
"How to Incorporate Diverse State and National Resources to Locate and Identify Missing and Unidentified Persons" Speakers: Andrea Blume, Detective; Carrie Gordon, Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit Manager; and Kathy Taylor, State Forensic Anthropologist

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch


1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
FEMA Course: Emergency Operations Plans for Rural Jurisdictions Part 2
Certification Course: MGT 383

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
How Can We Help: The Resources You Need to Know About
"Did you know... NCMEC Facial Reconstruction Expertise and Team Adam". Speakers: Stevet Loftin, Supervisor, Forensic Imaging Unit, NCMEC and Henry Schmidt, Team Adam, NCMEC

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
How Can We Help: The Resource You Need to Know About
Beyond the Database: Using NamUs to Resolve Missing and Unidentified Persons Cases- a Closer Look at NamUs 2.0. Speaker: Carrie Sutherland, Regional System Administrator, NamUs



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Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer This Web site is funded in part through grants from BJA, COPS, ​OJJDP, OJP, OVC, SMART, and U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this Web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).​