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SOCIAL EVENTS
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ACCOMMODATIONS
The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center
Guest Room Rate = King & Queen Non-Smoking $99.00
Group Code = NCIAI
Cutoff Deadline Date = Saturday 04/14/18
Hotel Website: www.hawthorneinn.com
To make reservations, please call The Hawthorne Inn at 336-777-3000. Our event code is NCIAI.
Forsyth Technical Community College
Forsyth Tech has been serving the citizens of Forsyth and Stokes counties since 1960. We began as the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Industrial Education Center, offering vocational instruction and training in skilled trades.

Today, as Forsyth Technical Community College, we still offer those programs, as well as college transfer and two-year degree programs, corporate training, continuing education, personal enrichment classes and much more.

CONFERENCE ITINERARY (Last Update: 04/20/2018)
** The below conferece itinerary is tentative and some adjustments could be made prior to conference start date.
Monday, May 14, 2018 at Hawthorne Inn, 420 High St. W-S, NC 27101
Monday, May 14

4:00 - 6:00

Open Registration at the Hawthorne Inn, 420 High St., W-S, NC 27101

 Lobby area

  (Vendors can check in at the hotel or the workshop site of 3111 Bis Oaks Dr, King, NC 27051)  
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 3111 Big Oaks Dr., King, NC 27051

7:00 - 8:00

Open Registration

Lobby of the college

 8:00 - 12:00

Workshop A: Morning Session-Entomology-Joe Keiper, Director of VA Museum of Natural History (Morning session is from 8-12 with one break)

Forsyth Tech
Room 226 

8:00 - 12:00

Workshop B: Morning Session-Arson and Photography-Kevin Oliver, NCSBI
(Morning session is from 8-12 with one break)

Forsyth Tech
Room 224

8:00 - 12:00

Workshop C: Recover of Human Remains-All Day Session-Melissa Torpey, Anthropologist (Morning session is from 8-12 with one break)

Forsyth Tech
Room 222

8:00 - 12:00

Workshop D: Latent and Chemical Processing-Morning Session-Kelly Ayers, West Virginia University (Morning session is from 8-12 with one break)

 Forsyth Tech
Room 115/112

10:00 - 10:30

Vendor Exhibits

Forsyth Tech
Conf. Room 234

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch (Food Truck on-site)

 

1:00 - 5:00

Workshop A: Afternoon Session- Entomology-Joe Keiper, Director of VA Museum of Natural History (Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break-new session, not part of the morning session)

 Forsyth Tech
Room 226 

1:00 - 5:00

Workshop B: Arson and Photography-Afternoon Session-Kevin Oliver, NCSBI
(Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break-new session, not part of the morning session)

Forsyth Tech
Room 224  

1:00 - 5:00

Workshop C: Recover of Human Remains-All Day Session-Melissa Torpey, Anthropologist
(Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break-new session, not part of the morning session)

 Forsyth Tech
Room 222 

1:00 - 5:00

Workshop D: Latent and Chemical Processing-Afternoon Session-Kelly Ayers, West Virginia University (Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break)

 Forsyth Tech
Room 115/112 

1:00 - 5:00

Workshop F: The Recovery of Footwear and Tire Evidence through Photography-Dwane Hilderbrand, Forensic ITC Services (Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break)

 Forsyth Tech
Room 116

1:00 - 5:00

Workshop G: Latent Unit Backlog Reduction Strategies, Rebecca Heinrich and Renee Minella, CCBI (Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break)

Forsyth Tech
Room 217

2:00 - 2:30

Afternoon Break  / Vendor Area

Forsyth Tech
Conf. Room 234 

 3:30 - 5:30

Shuttles will begin to run back to the hotel at 3:30 in the event sessions end early

 

6:00 - 10:00

Social Event Theme Night: NCIAI 80th Birthday Bash

Poplar Ballroom

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

8:00 - 8:30

Opening Ceremonies: Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, National Anthem: Fleurette Gregory, Welcoming remarks: FT Admin, FCSO Sheriff’ Office Admin, WSPD Chief Thompson

Poplar Ballroom

8:30 - 9:15

Conference Keynote Speaker, Gary McFadden, “I Am Homicide” star, retired Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Detective

Poplar Ballroom

9:15 - 9:30

Vendor Break

Sycamore 1

9:30 - 10:45

Workshop 1:  Forensic Observation Skills Workshop-Kelly Ayers, West Virginia University
(9:30-5:00 [all day]with breaks as noted)

Sycamore 2

8:30 - 10:45

Workshop 2: Erroneous Identifications In Dandridge Case, Montgomery, AL - Matt Marvin, Ron Smith & Associates (Morning session is from 9:30-12:00 with one break) )*Bring your own laptop*

 Laurel Learning Center

8:30 - 10:45

Workshop 3: Clemmons, NC Case Study-Moring Session-Sean Reid, Wake Forest Baptist Health (Morning session is from 830-12 with one break)

 Sycamore 3

10:45 - 11:15

Vendor Break

Sycamore 1

12:00 - 1:30

LUNCH- on your own

Sycamore 1 

1:30 - 5:00

Workshop 2: Erroneous Identifications In Dandridge Case, Montgomery, AL-Afternoon Session-Matt Marvin, Ron Smith and Associates (Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break-new session, not part of the morning session) *Bring your own laptop*

Laurel Learning Center 

3:45 - 4:45

Workshop 3: Clemmons, NC Case Study-Afternoon Session-Sean Reid, Wake Forest Baptist Health (Afternoon session is from 1-5 with one break-new session, not part of the morning session)

Sycamore 3

1:00 - 2:30

Workshop 4: Footwear Examination and Comparison Workshop- Dwane Hilderbrand, Forensic ITC Services  (Afternoon session is from 1:00 - 5:00 with one break)

Popular Ballroom

1:30 - 3:30

Workshop 5: State Crime Lab Update, John Byrd, NC State Crime Lab Director
(Afternoon session is from 1-3:30 with one break)

Sycamore 3

2:30 - 3:00

Vendor Break

Sycamore 1 

5:00 - 5:30

Business Meeting

Linden Ballroom 

6:00 - 11:00

Banquet: Keynote Speaker: Joe Dittmar, “Always Remember Initiative(attire is semi-formal)

Poplar Ballroom 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

 8:30 - 10:00

Workshop 5: Matthew May, Wake Forest Police Department, Law Enforcement Trauma: Are you Prepared? (Morning session is 8:30-12)

Sycamore 2

8:30 - 12:00

Workshop 6: Casson Reynolds, NC Justice Academy, Blood Stain Pattern Analysis(Morning session is 8:30-12)

Sycamore 3 

8:30 - 12:00

Workshop 7: Jennifer Harris, Retired NCSHP, Potential Consulting, LLC, Law Enforcement Leadership (Mornings session is 8:30-12)

Laurel Learning Center

8:30 - 4:00

Workshop 8: Daniel Linskey, Retired Chief Boston Police Department, Crisis Leadership Lessons Learned Case Study of the Boston Marathon Bombing (8:30-4, all day session w/ breaks as noted)

Poplar 1 

10:00 - 10:30

Vendor Break

Sycamore 1

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch on your own

 

01:00 - 4:00

Workshop 5: Matthew May, Wake Forest Police Department, Law Enforcement Trauma: Are you Prepared? (Afternoon session is from 1-4, new session)

Sycamore 2

1:00 - 4:00

Workshop 6: Casson Reynolds, NC Justice Academy, Blood Stain Pattern Analysis
(Afternoon session is from 1- with one break-new session, not part of the morning session)

 Sycamore 3 

1:00 - 4:00

Workshop 7: Jennifer Harris, Retired NCSHP, Potential Consulting, LLC, Law Enforcement Leadership
(Afternoon session is from 1-4 with one break-new session, not part of the morning session)

Laurel Learning Center 

SPEAKERS & PRESENTATIONS
Kelly Ayers, MS, CSCSA - Latent and Chemical Processing
Kelly Ayers, MS, CSCSA, serves as the Director of the West Virginia University Forensic Science Academy for Professionals where she is responsible for planning and instructing training and education workshops and courses. Prior to coming to WVU in 2010, Kelly was employed as a forensic services technician with the Asheville, NC Police Department. She has an undergraduate degree with a double major in Philosophy and Biology and was the first graduate of the West Virginia University Forensic Identification Program in 2001. Shortly after coming to WVU, she was awarded an MS in Forensic Science Administration from Oklahoma State University. In addition to instructing continuing education courses, Kelly also instructs for the Forensic and Investigative Science (FIS) major, FIS minor, and the LLM in Forensic Justice for the WVU College of Law.

Ms. Ayers is an IAI Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, serves on the editorial board of IDNews, and is the immediate Past President of the Chesapeake Bay Division IAI, now serving as the Chairwoman of the Board. ”
Rebecca Heinrich, CLPE
Rebecca Heinrich is a Forensic Supervisor and Technical Leader in the Latent Print Unit at the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification. Her career in Forensics began in July 2001 at the Greensboro, NC Police Department, and she began working with CCBI in 2006.  Rebecca holds four degrees from various colleges and universities. She has earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology / Spanish Minor from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and two Associates of Applied Science Degrees in Criminal Justice Technology and Latent Evidence Technology from Forsyth Technical Community College. She is a Certified Latent Print Examiner through the International Association for Identification, a member of the parent body I.A.I., and an active participant in the North Carolina Chapter of the I.A.I. She is currently the 1st vice president of the N.C.I.A.I., and additionally serves on two committees.
Dwane Hildebrand - Documentation of Footwear and Tire Evidence
Over 41 years’ of experience in analytical forensic identification casework including but not limited to fingerprints analysis, latent prints, footwear and tires, physical matching, bare feet, photography, crime scene investigation, and training. Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and follow through on all assignments to support the team effort approach in meeting goals and objectives.

More than 12 years experiences serving on the U.S. Federal Mass Disaster Team (DMORT) in organizing, managing and responding to mass disaster around the globe.
Over 10 years in managing and operating private forensic identification training and consulting business.

Retired from the City of Scottsdale-Police Crime Laboratory after serving the citizens for 25 years as a Criminalist III (Senior Latent Print Examiner)

Served on or belongs to many other governmental boards and community service organizations, including the Federal Mass Disaster Team, Southwest Association for Forensic Scientist, The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, American Society of Forensic Podiatry and the National Academy of Forensic Science. Dwane is presently a lab inspector for A2LA FEAC accreditation.

Appointed and served on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/Organization of Science Area Committees for Footwear and Tire Tracks (OSAC)
Joe Keiper - Entomology Workshop
Joe Keiper has been Director of the Virginia Museum of Natural History since 2010, and previously was Curator of Invertebrates at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. He has been engaged in forensic entomology for over 20 years, and has consulted for a number of law enforcement agencies via training and casework. His long passion for fly biology has lent itself well to the study of “bugs on bodies.”
Captain Matthew May - Law Enforcement Trauma: Are you Prepared?
Captain May began his law enforcement career with the Nash County (NC) Sheriff’s Office on July 1, 1996.  He worked with the sheriff’s office as a patrol deputy until January of 2000 when he was hired by the Wake Forest Police Department.

Prior to being promoted to captain, all of Captain May’s duties and assignments were on the Patrol Division.  He served on the department’s Tactical Service Unit for eight years and supervised the Canine Unit in an administrative capacity for three years.  In 2004, Captain May founded the Wake Forest Police Department Explorer Post 401 and served as the Post Advisor until 2007.

Captain May is a graduate of the 242nd Session of the FBI National Academy.  He has an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement Technology from Johnston Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice and Public Policy from North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Captain May currently supervises Field Operations which consists of the Patrol Division, Communications Center, and Training and Community Services Division.
Kevin Oliver - Arson and Photography
Kevin Oliver has worked in law enforcement in the state of North Carolina for more than 19 years.  For the past 14 years, Kevin has been employed by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation as a fire investigator. During that time, Kevin has participated in more than 600 fire scene investigations.  Since December 2004, Kevin has served as an ATF-certified Accelerant Detection K-9 Handler with K-9s “Jada” and “Dublin”.   Kevin is an IAAI-CFI and IAAI-CI, as well as an NC-CFI and a certified instructor through the NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards.

Kevin is currently assigned as a Criminal Specialist / Program Coordinator for the SBI’s statewide Fire Investigations program. He also sits on a number of boards and consults in fire-related legislative matters on the state level. Kevin routinely teaches for local community colleges and the NCIAAI. Kevin has also taught at the National Fire Academy (NFA) and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).
Casson Reynolds, MSCJ, CCSA - Bloodstain Pattern
Casson Reynolds in an Instructor/Developer at the North Carolina Justice Academy focused on advanced forensics courses.  He is a Certified Crime Scene Analyst through the IAI and has his Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from Boston University.  He has been recognized as an expert in court in Crime Scene Investigations, Latent Print Development and Analysis, Shooting Reconstruction, and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.

Casson was in law enforcement for over 13 years and spent the majority of that time in Crime Scene Investigations.  He was employed with the Charlottesville Police Department, the Gastonia Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.  He has instructed at several local agencies and at the American Academy of Applied Forensics as well as being an adjunct professor in criminal justice and forensic science.        

Casson serves on the NC IAI’s training committee and conference committee as well as being a member of the IAI’s student issues committee.  He also hosted the NC IAI Crime Scene Investigations Training Seminar in the Fall of 2017 at the NC Justice Academy in Edneyville.    
Melissa Torpey - Forensic Anthropology
Melissa Torpey has worked as a forensic anthropologist for 11 years.  She served as a subject matter expert for the Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit at the FBI Laboratory.  Her research and casework experience has included vertebral aging, unidentified and missing persons cases, facial imaging, and time since death.

Melissa currently teaches at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and trains law enforcement annually at the American Academy of Applied Forensics at Central Piedmont Community College.
SOCIAL EVENTS
Join us Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm in the hotel banquet room for the NCIAI 80th Birthday Bash! More details to come...
Join us Thursday, May 16, 2018 from 6:00 - 11:00 pm for the NCIAI Banquet. More details coming soon.
CONFERENCE SPONSORS
THANK YOU NCIAI CONFERENCE SPONSORS!
To become a sponsor of the 2018 NCIAI Conference Contact Kristie Hendrix: khendrix@forsythtech.edu

2018 PHOTOGRAPH CONTEST

The NCIAI Awards and Goodwill Committee is looking for those talented NCIAI photographers out there. We want you to show us your best photos from the past year.

There are two catagories for entry:

1. Forensics: forensics in the lab or field and police related activity.

2. Open: everything else (portrauts, landscapes, sports, ect.)

Entries will be made digitally this year and can be B&W or color. Each person can enter up to 2 photographs.

2018 EXCELLENCE AWARD

The NCIAI Awards and Goodwill Committee is looking for an NCIAI member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty on a case/event. The case/event can be any type: latent, footwear, forensic, or just a BIG or involved case/event.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS BY APRIL 15, 2018

The case/event would have to have occured or been disposed of in court within the last 2 years, between April 14, 2016 and April 14, 2018.