Monday, April 27th, 2015

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


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

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Phoenix Agenda

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

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
Afternoon Sessions

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm TBA

Description coming soon

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

Brenda Dowhan, Crime 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 TBA

Description coming soon

This session will be broadcast live.

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

9:00 am – 10:00 am TBA 

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 TBA

Course description coming soon.

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