FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Is there a fee to attend this conference?
This conference is FREE to our attendees. It is possible that one or more of our pre-conference workshops will require a fee paid directly to the 3rd party vendor. This information will be published as the curriculum is confirmed.
Am I eligible to attend?
This event is open primarily to law enforcement & prosecutors who investigate and prosecute technology-facilitated crimes against children. Select members representing industry, academia, NGO's and other organizations will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Still not sure you are eligible? Click the "Get In Touch" button at the top of the page.
Are there virtual options?
Though this is an in-person event, we are making plans to stream any session that is being presented by a speaker who is otherwise unable to travel. We anticipate this being only a small handful of sessions.
What if I don't investigate tech crimes against children?
As long as you meet the professional qualifications for entry, much of our subject matter experts will present on technology crimes that will be relevant to many other disciplines and therefore, of value to any investigator or prosecutor.
What is the registration process?
Visit our homepage to register and select your appropriate ticket. Please note that identification will be required during the on-site check-in process. If you not sure whether or not you meet the requirements for attendance, please contact the organizers prior to making your travel plans.
What if I need to cancel my registration?
If you are unable to attend the conference and have already registered, please send an email to Kelly Crouch. Having an accurate registration list helps us tremendously!
Where is the Agenda?
We have loaded a draft overview, which you may view on our schedule page. This schedule outlines the overall timetable for the main conference event (Wednesday-Friday, October 6-8, 2021). Specific session details will NOT be available until September. You will NOT have access to this information without registering and receiving confirmation first! Remember, you may always cancel your registration if your plans change at a later date.
What are Pre-Conference Workshops?
We are working on developing content offerings for pre-conference workshops. These workshops are designed to offer either 1-day or 2-days of in-depth content on one particular subject matter and will be offered on Monday and Tuesday, October 4 – 5, 2021. These workshops are SEPARATE from the main conference event. Information and registration opportunities for these workshops will be sent at a later date. We are providing this information now to assist you in your travel planning. In 2019 we offered the following workshops:
The Neurological and Psychological Elements of Victims, Witnesses and Suspects
MSAB XRY Two-Day Certification Training
OSINT Techniques for ICAC Investigations
Dark Web Investigation Techniques
The Fundamentals of Prosecuting ICAC Cases
Data Exploitation & Cyber Investigations
Investigator Potpourri: Emulators & Virtual Machines
The Role of Digital Evidence in A 21st Century Trial: Searching, Seizing and Admitting it in Court
What's the difference between "Host" hotel vs. "Partner" hotel?
All of our listed hotels have guaranteed our attendees the prevailing federal per diem rate for their stay (to be adjusted once published). We have designated the Aloft & Element by Marriott as our "Host" hotels (connected properties) as a way of providing a common space for attendees to enjoy the networking opportunities outside of the conference space. These hotels are also the closest to the venue. Our "Partner" hotels offer the same federal per diem rates however, have fewer rooms available.
Why book my hotel now?
All of our contracted hotels have made a limited number of rooms available to our attendees. Each property will conduct a "room block review" at various times between now and September. If the requisite percentage of rooms set aside have NOT been booked, they will reduce our inventory! Remember, you can always cancel your room reservation w/o penalty as long as you do so within the cancel window for each property (generally 48-hours prior to arrival). Note that the federal per diem rate for lodging WILL be honored by our host & partner hotels.
Will there be computer labs?
We will be offering a variety of computer labs that will have limited seating available. Information regarding lab sign-up will published in late September, via the Whova conference app.
What about SWAG?
We are currently anticipating offering SWAG items however, this will be in limited supply and based upon when you register for the conference - so register early!
How do I get around?
Organized transportation is NOT provided and as such, each attendee is responsible for their own. The nearest airport is SeaTac International and is located approximately 21 miles south of our host hotel. Depending upon traffic, for which we are known for, this could be anywhere from 20-75 minutes each way.
Our host hotel, and two of our partner hotels, are not more than 1 mile from the venue.
Uber & Lyft are readily available in this market.
How do I register for the Global Networking event?
This event is semi-hosted and is designed to allow you to network with your fellow attendees, sponsors and exhibitors. As such, we must restrict the event to registered attendees only (conference badge holders). Separate registration for this event will be provided in September and may be limited.
How do I register for the Cigar Social?
Join us for our 2nd annual Cigar Social. Details of this event will be published in the summer of 2021, including registration information. The purchase of an event ticket will be required for entry and is currently estimated to cost ~$20 pp and will include SWAG. Limited to 125 attendees.
I'm interested in presenting - what do I need to do?
I still have questions, what do I do?
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