Agenda

Monday, April 27th, 2015
Pre-Registration

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Pre-Registration

Pick up your badge, program etc at the Sheraton and head to the Host Chief’s Reception.

Host Chief’s Reception

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6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Phoenix Police Actiong Chief Joseph Yahner is our host.
Meet SMILE Conference sponsors, speakers and fellow delegates at the Sheraton Hotel.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Morning Sessions

The agenda will appear here in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can view and download prior SMILE Conference agendas here.

7:30 am – 8:45 am Bootcamp: Twitter Fundamentals with Lauri Stevens

See separate tab under LAwS Academy
This session will not be broadcast live.

9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening ceremony and host remarks

We’ll get underway promptly at 9:00 a.m.

  • Greetings from Joseph Yahner, Acting Chief of Police, Phoenix Police
  • Greetings from Lauri Stevens,LAwS Communications
  • Greetings from Steven Martos, Lieutenant and SMILEcon Emcee, Phoenix Police
  • 9:15 am – 10:00 am Title TBD

    Sergeant Sean Whitcomb, Seattle Police
    Description coming soon.

    This session will be broadcast live.

    10:00 am – 11:00 am Panel: Community based policing by emphasizing social media

    Lt Mike Pooley, Tempe Police Department; Sgt Tony Landato, Mesa Police Department; Lt Steve Martos, Phoenix Police Department
    Three former and current Public Information Officers for three Phoenix Metro area law enforcement agencies will discuss social media platforms and their use to communicate vital information to the community and media. The discussion will include pitfalls to avoid and successes of social media usage by each of these agencies. Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and NextDoor are used as part of Community Based Policing efforts. Any law enforcement agency claiming to practice Community Based Policing not utilizing Social Media is not completing embracing this policing philosophy.

    This session will not be broadcast live.

    11:00 am – 11:15 am Networking Break

    11:15 am – 12:00 am Title TBD

    TBD

    This session will be broadcast live.

Afternoon Sessions

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm (Temporary title) Panel: Importance of Agency Transparency

Moderated by Sgt Sean Whitcomb
Description coming soon.

This session will not be broadcast live.

2:15 pm – 2:35 pm Networking break

2:35 pm – 3:25 pm Title: TBD

Julie Parker, Public Information Officer, Prince Georges’ County Police, Maryland
Description coming soon.

This session will be broadcast live.

3:25 pm – 4:10 pm Title: TBD

TBD
Description coming soon.

This session will be broadcast live.

4:10 pm – 5:00 pm Title: TBD

Keynote TBD
Description coming soon.

This session will be broadcast live.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
Afternoon Sessions

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm TBA

TBD
Description coming soon

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Using Social Media for Event Planning and Real-time Monitoring

Brenda Dowhan, TLO All-Hazards Analyst, Phoenix Police
The use of social media provides one of the most beneficial ways to empower law enforcement by identifying and monitoring events that impact their AOR. Brenda Dowhan has used social media and open source solutions to enhance the Arizona Counter-Terrorism Information Center’s (ACTIC) community engagement and reputation. She has been able to keep public safety informed of rapidly developing situations that could impact public safety and the community. Whether an anti-police march or a political convention, decision makers are provided situational awareness to determine an appropriate public safety response. Every agency should have knowledge of this growing practice and the benefits it has to proactive policing strategies.

This session will not be broadcast live.

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Technical Presentation

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Networking Break

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Stalking 2.0 ~ Stalking in the Social Media Era

Detective CJ Wren, Phoenix Police
The world we live in today, everyone is “wired in” and constantly report on social media what, where, when, and how they did something, and will also post “selfies” of themselves doing it. We put an incredible amount of information about ourselves out on the web through social media, and for the person who knows how to track such information – they can exploit it and use it against you for personal gain or to cause you harm. This presentation will focus on several cases ranging from a mild cyber stalking case up through one that resulted tragically in the victims death. Through the case reviews the audience will leave the presentation with tips and tricks of how to protect your information while still enjoying the social aspects of the world wide web and mobile apps!

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm TBA

Keynote TBA
Description coming soon

Town Hall Meeting

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm SMILE Conference Town Hall

Join fellow delegates and speakers for cocktails and open discussion.*Delegates MUST wear their conference badges.*
This session will not be broadcast live.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Morning Sessions

Day Three Plenary: Investigations

Police & Police staff only

7:30 am – 8:45 am Bootcamp: Social Media Investigations with Detective Sam Palmer

See separate tab under LAwS Academy
This session will not be broadcast live.

9:00 am – 10:00 am TBA 

Detective MC, Philadelphia Police
Session description coming soon.

This session will not be broadcast live.

10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break

10:30 am – 11:15 am Tracking the Taliband

Detective Daniel Gerard, Cincinnati Police
Description coming soon.

This session will not be broadcast live.

11:15 am – 12:00 am TBD

Detective CA, Mesa Police

This session will not be broadcast live.

Afternoon Sessions

1:00 am – 2:00 am Homicides in a Virtual Crime Scene: The Toronto Web-cam Case

Frank Skubic, Detective Sergeant
An early morning video chat between a university exchange student in Toronto and her boyfriend in China was interrupted by a housemate with nefarious intentions: sexual assault and murder. After helplessly witnessing the streaming horror unfold upon his computer screen from half way around the world, her boyfriend turned to social media in a desperate attempt to summon help for her which, unfortunately, came too late. Toronto Police didn’t just have a virtually live-streamed murder on their hands. They also had a case that involved geographically and culturally diverse witnesses, and a modern day mainstream media intent on harvesting social media for clues, the reporting of which, at times, interfered and compromised the progress of the murder investigation. Detective Sergeant Frank Skubic was the lead investigator on the case. As a homicide investigator already well-versed in social media and murder, he and his team maneuvered their way through this sensational case that garnered international attention and have since arrested, prosecuted and convicted the perpetrator of First Degree Murder.

This session will not be broadcast live.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm TBA

Keynote TBA 
Description is coming soon .

This session will be broadcast live.

End of Conference