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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.

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**To attend the FEMA sponsored session on day three, 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. About the Conference: Days 1 & 2 feature plenary sessions and breakout sessions. On Day 3, you can attend half- or full- day breakout sessions designed to offer practical, hands-on training. **Missing Persons Conference Flyer and Vendor/Sponsor Information** can be found in Resources tab of this webpage.

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 [Lodging website](http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1612147704&key=43A1A84) 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.

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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
Welcome and Conference Opening
Darryl K. Tollefson, Deputy Chief Commander- Criminal Investigations Division, Atlanta Police Department and Vernon Keenan, Director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will provide opening remarks for the Conference. Missing and Unidentified Person Conference Service Award presented to Detective Sergeant Jason Moran, Cook County Sheriff's Police Department by Brad Russ, Director, National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Why Am I Here? Why Are You Here?

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 Discussion
Panel : Carl Rebstock, FirstNet | Amanda Pick, Missing Children Society of Canada | John Bischoff, National Center of Missing and Exploited Children | Patty Wetterling, parent
Speakers:
Carl Rebstock - FirstNet | Amanda Pick - CEO, Missing Children Society of Canada | Patty Wetterling - Parent | Wyly Wade - President and CEO, Biometrica Systems, Inc. | Robert Pierce - U. S. Geological Survey | Theresa Hopkins - Navajo Nation | John Beck - ESRI | John Bischoff - National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch Break


1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Investigation Track #1: Why Work Together?
The Benefits of Partnerships in Missing and Unidentifed Persons Cases
Speaker:
Christopher S. Young - Reserve Deputy ; Chairman-Bay Area Search and Rescue Council (BASARC)

1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Resources Track #1: NamUs
Learn how new NamUs features are reuniting families during critical incidents. Learn what NamUs can do for you.
Speakers:
Emily Craig, PhD - Critical Incident Coordinator | Carrie Sutherland - Regional System Administrator, NamUs

1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Search and Recovery Track #1:

Speaker:
Kate Spradley, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology Center, Texas State University

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 - Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney | Stephanie Revering - Chief of Police, City of Crystal, MN

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Search and Recovery Track #2: For the Record- A Case Study of the Victoria Stafford Search

Speaker:
Jamie 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 - Manager, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NCMEC | Sgt. Stacey Pearson - Special Victims Unit/Louisiana Clearinghouse for Missing & 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
Panel discussion about the case of Jacob Wetterling.
Speakers:
Patty Wetterling - Parent | Jared Scheierl - Surviving victim | Jane Straub - Victim Advocate

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
The Art of Possibilities... A Closer Look at Technology- Facial Recognition Technology
"Using Facial Recognition to Track Crime AND Find Missing Persons"
Speaker:
Wyly Wade - President and CEO, Biometrica Systems, Inc.

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
Resources Track #3: Soil and Atmospheric Scent Dynamics
How soil and atmospheric dynamics affect K9 teams' ability to find clandestine graves of missing persons
Speaker:
Tom Osterkamp - Professor Emeritus, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska

1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Search and Recovery Track #3: Managing the Media in a Mass Casualty Event- Lessons Learned from Sand

Speaker:
Lt. Paul Vance - Commanding Officer Traffic & Special Ops

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 Trafficking"
Speaker:
Jenni Thompson - Special Projects Manager, Polly Klass Foundation

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Search and Rescue Track #4: Tools and Techniques of the Trade
"Search for the Missing on Land, at Sea, and from the Air"
Speakers:
Julie Starbuck - K9 Coordinator, Vice President | Michael Hadsell - President

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Resources Track #4: Topic TBD

Speaker:
Elias Kontanis - Chief, Transportation Disaster Assistance Division, National Transportation Safety Board


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: Without a Trace: The Unresolved Disappearance of Glenn Pennie

Speakers:
Michael Holsapple - Detective Sergeant | John Williams - Detective | Gregory Czar, PhD - Forensic Psychologist | Ron Glaus, PhD - Forensic Psychologist | Michael Black - Special Deputy Computer Analysis

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 | 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"
Speaker:
Henry Schmidt - Team Adam, NCMEC

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
How Can We Help: Resources you need to know about
Beyond the Database: Using NamUs to Resolve Missing Unidentified Persons Cases- including a sneak peek 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).​