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Friday, June 9
 

9:00am

The Steven Avery Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

In this pre-convention 3+ hour limited-seat session former prosecutor Ken Kratz and lead detective Tom Fassbender will take you through the Steven Avery case step by step. For fans of Making a Murderer, this is an opportunity that can't be missed.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Fassbender

Tom Fassbender

Special Agent (Ret.) Tom Fassbender is a 30 year veteran of law enforcement in Wisconsin, 25 of which he spent as a Special Agent with the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). Tom was assigned to the Special Assignments Bureau about a decade ago and was primarily responsible... Read More →
avatar for Leah Kratz

Leah Kratz

In his 25-year prosecution career, Attorney Ken Kratz handled many complex and high-profile cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, child abuse, and property crimes.  Widely considered one of the state of Wisconsin’s best criminal trial attorneys, Kratz dedicated his career... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 9:00am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom 9-10

12:30pm

Welcome
Welcome to CrimeCon '17!

Friday June 9, 2017 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

1:00pm

Carl Marino
Carl Marino was a deputy sheriff in New York and served on the force for 17 years — but most of you know him from portraying Lt. Joe Kenda in the Investigation Discovery show “Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda”. Carl kicks off the convention by giving us some incite into his everyday life and his experiences on the show — then he'll open up the floor for questions. 

Speakers
avatar for Carl Marino

Carl Marino

After attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, Carl Marino served 17 years on the police force as a Deputy Sheriff in New York.  He “fell” into the acting world after later moving to California, making his television debut on the NBC primetime show Trauma... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

1:00pm

Day in the Life: Crime Reporter
They don't call him "Scoop J" for nothing! NBC WTHR's Steve "Scoop" Jefferson is known in the television news industry as one of the best crime reporters across the country by scooping the competition! His sources are deep, his connections are wide, and somehow he often convinces criminals to turn themselves in! Jefferson was the first and only reporter who was tipped off about the Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle's arrest for sexual misconduct with minors. Scoop found himself conducting live interviews with national and international television and radio networks as he broke the case wide open in front of Fogle's Zionsville, Indiana home as he was led away in handcuffs to the shock of neighbors. Jefferson joins his colleague WTHR Channel 13 News Anchor Andrea Morehead to discuss that case and other riveting crime stories he's covered in his 28 year career, and how the media and law enforcement work together to find justice for victims and their families.

Moderators
avatar for Andrea Morehead

Andrea Morehead

Anchor, WTHR NBC 13
Four-time Emmy Award-winning television broadcaster Andrea Morehead anchors the weekday 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts for WTHR NBC 13 in Indianapolis, Indiana.She has been with Channel 13 since 1999 and has field-anchored major events including the 2000 NBA Championships; 2000 Summer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jefferson

Steve Jefferson

Crimebeat Reporter, WTHR NBC 13
Steve Jefferson joined WTHR NBC Indianapolis in June 2002.  He has served as a reporter and anchor for television and radio stations in Ohio, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi and Oregon. He was won numerous professional awards including two Emmy's, an Edward R. Murrow, Best... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

1:00pm

CSI: Indianapolis (1p)
A mock crime scene will be set up so that attendees can observe actual crime scene processing techniques used to identify, protect, and collect physical evidence. Attendees will be able to interact with Crime Scene Specialists processing the crime scene by asking questions related to physical evidence including a victim’s body, cartridge casings, knives, bullets, firearms, fingerprints, bloodstain patterns, blood, hairs, fibers, documents, drugs, and alcohol. Various forensic equipment and supplies will be used and explained.  The goal of this demonstration is to provide attendees with basic knowledge as it relates to how a crime scene is processed and the attention to detail that is required for complex physical evidence recovery.

Friday June 9, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
White River E

1:00pm

Podcast Row Open
Meet your favorite podcasters, and discover lots of new ones to binge on!

Friday June 9, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Outside Grand Ballroom

1:00pm

Crime Scene [VIP & JW Hotel Guests Only]
**This early window is reserved only for VIP badge holders staying at the JW Marriott (or living within 50 miles of the Convention)**

The CrimeCon weekend murder mystery game kicks off with this grisly crime scene. Be sure to visit Friday!

NOTE: This is a walk-through exhibit and you will have limited time inside. Reservations for specific entry times are not necessary.  

Friday June 9, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
White River C-D

1:00pm

29 Minutes to Live [Escape Room 1]
All registrants will receive a separate email prior to the convention with instructions on reserving their Escape Room time.  

Friday June 9, 2017 1:00pm - 7:00pm
White River 105

1:00pm

29 Minutes to Live [Escape Room - VIP]
This Escape Room is for VIP badge holders only.
All VIP registrants will receive a separate email prior to the convention with instructions on reserving their Escape Room time.  

Friday June 9, 2017 1:00pm - 7:00pm
White River 106

2:00pm

The Long Island Serial Killer

The Killing Season premiered on A&E in the fall of 2016 and focuses on one of the most haunting and chilling cold cases in America today: the unsolved murders by the “Long Island Serial Killer.” Join award-winning creators and executive producers Rachel Mills and Joshua Zeman along with award winning investigative reporter and author Robert Kolker (The Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Myster) for unparalleled access into one of the most compelling cases of our time. Come inside the case and learn where the investigation has been, is now, and is headed for the future. Be prepared to sleep with the lights on. 


Moderators
avatar for Ellen Killoran

Ellen Killoran

Editor, Crime Online
Ellen Killoran is an editor and writer for Crime Online. A former entertainment and media business reporter, she dove into crime reporting with an investigation of the Long Island Serial Killer for Rolling Stone, and hasn't looked back. Previously the Senior Editor of Media & Culture... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bob Kolker

Bob Kolker

Robert Kolker is the New York Times bestselling author of LOST GIRLS, named one of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books and one of Publisher's Weekly's Top Ten Books of 2013.
avatar for Rachel Mills

Rachel Mills

Rachel co-created and co-executive produced The Killing Season (A&E) with her partner Joshua Zeman. The show follows them as they uncover terrifying connections between serial murder cases across the country. Season two of the series is currently in development. Rachel also partnered... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Zeman

Joshua Zeman

Joshua Zeman has been at the forefront of the true crime genre for the past decade. His critically-acclaimed horror documentary CROPSEY, a critic’s pick with The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Roger Ebert, was called “one of the year’s best documentaries” and... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

2:00pm

Day in the Life: Homicide Detective
Clover Lane Media presents "The Mannina Files."  IMPD Officer Christine Mannina has the unique gift of bringing to life the real cases of her career as a former homicide detective. Her storytelling has captured the attention of television audiences for over 15 years with appearances on Investigation Discovery's Real Detective and The Shift, and Oxygen's Women and the Badge. With over 21 years of law enforcement experience, Mannina has investigated over 700 criminal cases with a 93-percent solve and arrest rate for homicides, earning her the 2005 Detective of the Year Award. Mannina says she likes to "keep It real," offering a no-nonsense glimpse into the reality of police and detective work that is authentic, distinctive and compelling.  From the suspects to the victim's families, she opens up her case files for the first time to discuss some of the most heinous and notorious crimes that captivated the city of Indianapolis and still haunt her every minute of the day.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Mannina

Christine Mannina

Indianapolis Police Department
With over 21 years of law enforcement experience, Christine Mannina served for nine years as one of the most successful homicide detectives for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Her 95-percent solve and arrest rate garnered her the 2005 Detective of the Year Award... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

2:00pm

Carl Marino Meet & Greet
Speakers
avatar for Carl Marino

Carl Marino

After attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, Carl Marino served 17 years on the police force as a Deputy Sheriff in New York.  He “fell” into the acting world after later moving to California, making his television debut on the NBC primetime show Trauma... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom 4

2:00pm

VIP Lounge
For VIP Guests only.

Friday June 9, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom 1

2:30pm

Crime Scene [JW Hotel Guests Only]
**Only guests staying at the JW Marriott (or living within 50 miles of the Convention) are able to access this exhibit.**

The CrimeCon weekend murder mystery game kicks off with this grisly crime scene. Be sure to visit Friday!

NOTE: This is a walk-through exhibit and you will have limited time inside. Reservations for specific entry times are not necessary.  

Friday June 9, 2017 2:30pm - 7:00pm
White River C-D

3:00pm

Cold Case Research 101

If you’ve ever wanted to help solve a cold case, this session is for you. Through a selection of cold cases (both famous and lesser known), you will learn the techniques, investigative methods, means, and actions taken by Sheryl and her team to help solve each case. At the end of the session you'll walk away with the tools, techniques, and working knowledge necessary to lend real help to cold case researchers. 


Speakers
avatar for Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum is a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department as well as the Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

3:00pm

OJ vs. Iron Mike: Tyson's Prosecutor Speaks

Barbara Trathen, co-prosecutor in the Mike Tyson rape trial (which took place in Indy), will talk about these two famous cases and explain her view as to why one athlete went to prison while the other walked free. 

Trathen will take the audience inside what it's like to be a prosecutor in a high-profile case involving a celebrity and will explain how she and her team were able to complete a trial in just a fraction of the time it took for the OJ case. 


Speakers
avatar for Barbara Trathen

Barbara Trathen

Director of Training, Marion County Prosecutor's Office
Barbara spent over twenty years as a prosecuting attorney, including four years with a specialty in the investigation and trial presentation of homicide cases. Prior to that she was the lead prosecutor in several high-profile murder cases, as well as the co-prosecutor in the Mike... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

3:00pm

Thinking Sideways: LIVE
A live taping of the podcast THINKING SIDEWAYS


Friday June 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 2 (Podcast Studio)

3:00pm

Bob Kolker Signing
Speakers
avatar for Bob Kolker

Bob Kolker

Robert Kolker is the New York Times bestselling author of LOST GIRLS, named one of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books and one of Publisher's Weekly's Top Ten Books of 2013.


Friday June 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 4

3:00pm

CSI: Indianapolis (3p)

A mock crime scene will be set up so that attendees can observe actual crime scene processing techniques used to identify, protect, and collect physical evidence. Attendees will be able to interact with Crime Scene Specialists processing the crime scene by asking questions related to physical evidence including a victim’s body, cartridge casings, knives, bullets, firearms, fingerprints, bloodstain patterns, blood, hairs, fibers, documents, drugs, and alcohol. Various forensic equipment and supplies will be used and explained.  The goal of this demonstration is to provide attendees with basic knowledge as it relates to how a crime scene is processed and the attention to detail that is required for complex physical evidence recovery.


Friday June 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
White River E

4:00pm

Day in the Life: The FBI Crime Scene Dive Team

Arguably one of the most portrayed and dramatized role in law enforcement is that of the Crime Scene Investigator. From real world cases, such as the O.J. Simpson trial, to the fictional CSI television franchise, the role of collecting and examining evidence has itself been put on trial. However, within this already highly specialized world exists an even more elite group of investigators who conduct forensic investigations in places no one even knows about and no one has ever seen.

In this session Bobby Chacon will describe how the FBI’s underwater forensic divers are sent into some of the most dangerous places to conduct their crime scene investigations. Operating in a space that is hostile to human life, these investigators must follow all the procedures of their dry land counterparts, but must do so while on life supporting breathing equipment and in a place where things are constantly moving around and where hostile marine life may be present.

Bobby will explain what goes into becoming a forensic diver in the FBI and how this might differ (greatly) from what many people know about recreational diving. Bobby will also describe some of the more high profile cases that FBI divers have been involved in, such as the 1996 TWA Flight 800 crash, the 2003 Space Shuttle crash, the Laci Peterson case, the recent San Bernardino terror attacks, and others.


Speakers
avatar for Bobby Chacon

Bobby Chacon

Special Agent (Ret.), FBI
In 1999 Bobby Chacon, an FBI Agent in New York City, was tasked by the FBI Laboratory in Quantico to establish the FBI’s Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team (USERT) Program. Bobby was already the first full time FBI diver in the Bureau’s history, but he then spent several... Read More →



Friday June 9, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

4:00pm

Jim Clemente: Inside Criminal Minds
From NYC Prosecutor to FBI Profiler to Criminal Minds Writer/Producer, Jim Clemente has made a career out of fighting crime, hunting serial offenders, and now telling the world all about it. In this behind the scenes session, attendees will hear fascinating case stories about chasing bank robbers in New York City, wild undercover experiences from “skid row” to Wall Street and White House mysteries, leading up to more than a decade as an FBI Profiler hunting serial killers and child abductors. Then a dramatic transition to telling his stories of danger and intrigue to millions around the world as a Writer/Producer. Jim will leave plenty of time for Q & A so bring your Inquisitive Criminal Minds!

Speakers
avatar for Jim Clemente

Jim Clemente

President, X-G Productions
Jim Clemente, a Writer/Co-Producer for Criminal Minds, is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler and former New York City Prosecutor. During his 22-year career with the FBI, he has investigated cases from Bank Robberies to Serial Killers.  He has also investigated Public... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

4:00pm

CSI: Indianapolis (4p)
A mock crime scene will be set up so that attendees can observe actual crime scene processing techniques used to identify, protect, and collect physical evidence. Attendees will be able to interact with Crime Scene Specialists processing the crime scene by asking questions related to physical evidence including a victim’s body, cartridge casings, knives, bullets, firearms, fingerprints, bloodstain patterns, blood, hairs, fibers, documents, drugs, and alcohol. Various forensic equipment and supplies will be used and explained.  The goal of this demonstration is to provide attendees with basic knowledge as it relates to how a crime scene is processed and the attention to detail that is required for complex physical evidence recovery.

Friday June 9, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
White River E

5:00pm

Protecting Yourself from Cyber Crimes
Forensic scientists Robert Price and Erin Wimpy demonstrate the value and difficulties that “metadata”, volatile, unallocated data can have on a case. Witness first-hand how a laymen can determine a location where a specific picture has been taken based on the associated Geo-location information.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Price

Robert Price

Forensic Scientist, Digital Evidence, North Carolina State Crime Laboratory
Robert currently serves as a Forensic Scientist within the Digital Evidence Section of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory, where he is the Technical Leader and Training Officer for the Computer Forensics discipline. He has been involved in collegiate-level digital forensics... Read More →
avatar for Erin Wimpy

Erin Wimpy

Forensic Scientist, Digital Evidence, North Carolina State Crime Laboratory
Erin currently serves as a Forensic Scientist within the Digital Evidence Section of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory. Previously, she worked as an intern within the IRS – Criminal Investigation Unit assisting with digital forensic investigations into financial crimes... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

5:00pm

5:00pm

Aphrodite Jones Presents: The Secrets Behind Scott Peterson

Having covered the Scott Peterson murder trial for Fox News gavel-to-gavel, Jones will give the audience her insider view into media coverage of the case, and will touch on the behind-the-scenes antics of the high profile attorneys involved. In contrast to the public image of Scott Peterson as an indifferent husband, Aphrodite Jones will expose Scott Peterson as not only a calculating killer – but as someone who planned to kill again…  Using a unique power-point and mixed-media presentation, Jones will present courtroom evidence that will reveal little-known details about the trial and will cover the 41 clues that allowed the prosecution to win an entirely circumstantial case. Ultimately, the audience will learn how an embattled jury came to their final decision: a death row sentence for a killer trapped by his own lies. 


Speakers
avatar for Aphrodite Jones

Aphrodite Jones

Aphrodite Jones is a national television host and bestselling true crime author whose expertise in the courtroom, as a public speaker, and in the media, is world-renowned. Jones has hosted and produced shows for Investigation Discovery (True Crime with Aphrodite Jones) and USA (The... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

5:00pm

Wine & Crime [Gold VIP]
Limited Capacity seats available

**This session is for Gold VIP badge holders only. Specific instructions on reserving a spot in one of the "Wine & Crime" sessions will be coming in a separate email prior to the convention.**

Have you ever been watching TV and thought to yourself, "Man, I wish the police would do this, or I wish the cops would think of that." Now is your chance because Sheryl McCollum from the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute needs your help solving a cold case! 

In Wine & Crime you'll work alongside nationally recognized experts inside our war room! Help find clues and think about new avenues to explore--all of which may help solve a case.  Sheryl, along with nationally recognized experts (including a homicide detective, a CSI, a profiler, and a forensic expert) will work beside you, helping formulate ideas, plans, and theories.  We will also have our signature cold case wines on display, so come crack open a bottle and crack open a case!   

Every idea and new lead formed during "Wine & Crime" that is used in the investigation will vbe followed up on and registrants will receive information after the Con letting them know how things panned out.


Speakers
avatar for Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum is a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department as well as the Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand Ballroom 3

6:00pm

Day in the Life: True Crime TV Producer
From Serial to Making a Murder, true crime shows are hotter and more relevant than ever. But have you ever wondered how your favorite crime shows are made?

Come and pick the macabre brains of the producers behind shows like Snapped, She Made Me Do It, Cold Case Files, Betrayed, Unusual Suspects, Murder Book, Blood Relatives, Three Days to Live and Killer Kids. Hear some of the craziest stories from the true crime trenches. Find out how producers get grief stricken families, tight-lipped detectives, and ruthless killers to share their deadly stories.

You’ll also get to see some of the letters and artwork that some of their most notorious subjects have sent to them over the years.

*Will have exclusive gifts, prizes and giveaways.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Daniel

Karen Daniel

Karen is a TV veteran, having worked as a producer in production and program development of some of the most recognizable shows on television. She’s worked for FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, Oxygen, OWN, TVOne, Lifetime, TLC and more.  The daughter of a police officer, her passion is true... Read More →
avatar for Bethany Jones

Bethany Jones

Bethany has produced hours of true crime TV for networks like Oxygen, A&E, LMN, CNN and Discovery. She has interviewed leading government officials, federal agents, US Attorneys and law enforcement officers across the country, and has established relationships with the Department... Read More →
avatar for Adriana Padilla

Adriana Padilla

Producer, Plan Z Productions
A producer with almost a decade working in documentary production and development, Adriana has worked for networks such as HBO, CNN, PBS, TLC, Travel Channel, Oxygen and Discovery ID. As the former Director of Production at Peter Greenberg Worldwide, Adriana produced and oversaw... Read More →


Friday June 9, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

6:00pm

Real Crime Profile LIVE
A live taping of the podcast REAL CRIME PROFILE.

Join real criminal profilers Jim Clemente (retired FBI profiler) and Laura Richards (former NSY criminal behavioral analyst & advocate) profiling real cases with Lisa Zambetti (Casting Director of Criminal Minds), with the victim's voice uniquely at the centre of the discussion. 

*Note: Not all podcast hosts may be there in person.  

Speakers
avatar for Jim Clemente

Jim Clemente

President, X-G Productions
Jim Clemente, a Writer/Co-Producer for Criminal Minds, is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler and former New York City Prosecutor. During his 22-year career with the FBI, he has investigated cases from Bank Robberies to Serial Killers.  He has also investigated Public... Read More →
avatar for Laura Richards

Laura Richards

Laura Richards is co-host of Real Crime Profile, the podcast from X-G Productions. She has a degree in forensic psychology and trained with New Scotland Yard and the FBI, Behavioral Analysis Units.She is also the founder and director of Paladin, the world's first dedicated national advocacy service for stalking victims in the... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Zambetti

Lisa Zambetti

Lisa Zambetti is co-host of the Real Crime Profile podcast. She is best known for her work as a casting director on Criminal Minds (2005), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Battl (2013).


Friday June 9, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Grand Ballroom 2 (Podcast Studio)

6:15pm

Exclusive Screening: Oxygen Brings “Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson” Special to CrimeCon

This year marks the 10th anniversary since the disappearance of Stacy Peterson. Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson will examine the two widely reported explanations of her vanishing. Drew, her local law enforcement husband, claimed she ran off with another man, however, her family believes Drew is to blame. The show’s deep dive into Drew Peterson’s abuse of power, corruption and eventual conviction for the murder of his previous wife, will all unfold as Stacy’s family continues to look for answers. 

New Episodes of Snapped premiere every Sunday at 6/5c on Oxygen

 



Friday June 9, 2017 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

7:00pm

Murder Mystery Dinner (Early Seating) [Gold VIP]
Limited Capacity seats available

Sponsored by 20th Century Fox’ MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.
This session is for Gold VIP badge holders only.
Specific instructions on making a dinner reservation will be coming in a separate email prior to the convention.  


Friday June 9, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Grand Ballroom 7

8:00pm

Murder Mystery Dinner (Late Seating) [Gold VIP]
Limited Capacity seats available

Sponsored by 20th Century Fox’ MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.
This session is for Gold VIP badge holders only.
Specific instructions on making a dinner reservation will be coming in a separate email prior to the convention.  


Friday June 9, 2017 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Grand Ballroom 9
 
Saturday, June 10
 

8:00am

Self Defense Basics [GOLD VIP]
Limited Capacity seats available

Self-defense basics hosted by Bulletproof Women.

The Bulletproof Mission is simple – to teach women and children how to avoid and escape dangerous – and potentially deadly – situations.  Our classes combine easy-to-learn self-defense techniques with personal safety and situational awareness education.  Bulletproof students learn not only how to escape violent situations, but how to avoid them in the first place.  

Speakers
avatar for Leah Severson

Leah Severson

The Bulletproof Mission is simple – to teach women and children how to avoid and escape dangerous – and potentially deadly – situations. Our classes combine easy-to-learn self-defense techniques with personal safety and situational awareness education. Bulletproof students... Read More →



Saturday June 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Grand Ballroom 7-8

9:00am

Websleuths Radio: LIVE
Speakers
avatar for Tricia Griffith

Tricia Griffith

Owner, Websleuths.com, LLC
Tricia Griffith is the owner of Websleuths, the premiere digital crime-solving community. I often get asked if I have lost my mind for owning a true crime discussion forum. The answer is YES of course I have but I wouldn't have it any other way. Because of the incredible members... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom 2 (Podcast Studio)

9:00am

Meet the XG Productions Team!
Don’t miss the amazing opportunity to meet former and current FBI, DOJ, BAU, DOD, and DEA agents at the X-G Productions Meet & Greet!

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Chacon

Bobby Chacon

Special Agent (Ret.), FBI
In 1999 Bobby Chacon, an FBI Agent in New York City, was tasked by the FBI Laboratory in Quantico to establish the FBI’s Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team (USERT) Program. Bobby was already the first full time FBI diver in the Bureau’s history, but he then spent several... Read More →
avatar for Jim Clemente

Jim Clemente

President, X-G Productions
Jim Clemente, a Writer/Co-Producer for Criminal Minds, is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler and former New York City Prosecutor. During his 22-year career with the FBI, he has investigated cases from Bank Robberies to Serial Killers.  He has also investigated Public... Read More →
avatar for Tim Clemente

Tim Clemente

X-G Productions
Tim Clemente is a counter-terrorism/tactical operations expert who has worked and trained with the most renowned military and law enforcement organizations in the world. He is also a writer, instructor, consultant, and technical adviser. As an FBI Special Agent he conducted terrorism... Read More →
avatar for Mike Dowd

Mike Dowd

Mike Dowd, Consultant/Trainer/On-Air Talent, has over fifteen years of experience in the DoD and Interagency community, specializing in various disciplines. Michael has also worked as an editorial clothing model in SOHO, NYC for Beau Brummel and ARI clothing Inc. and has also appeared... Read More →
avatar for James Fitzgerald

James Fitzgerald

Jim Fitzgerald remains an active criminal profiler and forensic linguist even after retiring in 2007 with 20 years in the FBI as a Supervisory Special Agent, along with 11 years before that as a police officer/detective/sergeant on the Bensalem Twp. (PA) Police Dept. During his... Read More →
avatar for Francey Hakes

Francey Hakes

Francey Hakes was the country’s first National Coordinator for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction, a post appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. She was responsible for creating the inaugural U.S. strategy addressing child sexual exploitation, titled The National Strategy... Read More →
avatar for Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur is a police sergeant from Central Falls, Rhode Island. Before becoming a supervisor, he spent three years as an undercover detective with the Special Investigations Unit. In addition to his experience in the field, he has advanced training in crime scene analysis... Read More →
avatar for Laura Richards

Laura Richards

Laura Richards is co-host of Real Crime Profile, the podcast from X-G Productions. She has a degree in forensic psychology and trained with New Scotland Yard and the FBI, Behavioral Analysis Units.She is also the founder and director of Paladin, the world's first dedicated national advocacy service for stalking victims in the... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Zambetti

Lisa Zambetti

Lisa Zambetti is co-host of the Real Crime Profile podcast. She is best known for her work as a casting director on Criminal Minds (2005), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Battl (2013).


Saturday June 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom 4

9:00am

Podcast Row Open
Meet your favorite podcasters, and discover lots of new ones to binge on!

Saturday June 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Outside Grand Ballroom

9:00am

The Jury Experience (9a)

The part of any case we don’t see on television or in the movies is perhaps the most important of all: jury deliberations. In this experience the audience will witness a live reenactment of an actual trial and will then join their jury for deliberations. Can they reach a verdict? Will their verdict match that of the original trial jury? And what does all of this say about the importance of picking the right people for the right case?


Moderators
avatar for Beth Karas

Beth Karas

Editor-at-Large, LawNewz
For two decades, Beth Karas has offered insight, analysis, and on-the-spot reporting on legal stories from courthouses across the country. A decade ago, Larry King called her “one of the best in the business.” In 1994, Karas joined Court TV as it was celebrating its third year... Read More →

Saturday June 10, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Jury Room: White River E

9:00am

VIP Lounge
For VIP Guests only.

Saturday June 10, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom 1

9:00am

29 Minutes to Live [Escape Room 1]
All registrants will receive a separate email prior to the convention with instructions on reserving their Escape Room time.  

Saturday June 10, 2017 9:00am - 7:00pm
White River 105

9:00am

29 Minutes to Live [Escape Room - VIP]
This Escape Room is for VIP badge holders only.
All VIP registrants will receive a separate email prior to the convention with instructions on reserving their Escape Room time.  

Saturday June 10, 2017 9:00am - 7:00pm
White River 106

10:00am

The Golden State Serial Killer

He’s the most prolific serial rapist and killer in California history – and he’s never been caught. This panel will give you unprecedented insider access to the experts, the case and the victims. Survivors and victim family members reunite to tell their stories and breathe new life into this case. Jane Carson-Sandler (survivor); Michelle Cruz (sister of 12th murder victim); and Debbie Domingo (daughter of 10th murder victim). 

The panel is being moderated by Cathy Scott. 


Moderators
avatar for Cathy Scott

Cathy Scott

US Consultant Cathy Scott, a Los Angeles Times bestselling author, is a veteran crime writer and investigative journalist, best known for writing The Killing of Tupac Shakur (Huntington Press) and The Murder of Biggie Smalls (St. Martin’s Press). She has appeared on Dateline... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Debbi Domingo

Debbi Domingo

When Debbi Domingo was 15 years old, her mother was brutally murdered by the serial perpetrator known as The Golden State Killer. Now, over 35 years later, Debbi spends much of her time working to raise public awareness about this still unsolved case!



Saturday June 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom 5-6

10:00am

Dr. Laura Pettler: Crime Scene Reconstruction

The Kaleidoscope System is the newest and most innovative bloodstain impact pattern reconstruction system in the world. It's designed to reconstruct impact patterns often found in beatings and stabbings. Come inside an entirely recreated crime scene that is reconstructed using the same tools employed by the best experts in the world. 


Speakers
avatar for Laura Pettler & Associates

Laura Pettler & Associates

Laura Pettler & Associates is a victim-centered scientific death investigations firm known for solving very challenging hot and cold intimate partner homicides, domestic violence homicides, staged homicides, staged missing persons turned homicides, and other types of staged homicide... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom 9-10

10:00am

Aphrodite Jones Reading/Meet & Greet

Come and say hello to TV personality and bestselling author Aphrodite Jones as she reads from her new book All HE Wanted.


Speakers
avatar for Aphrodite Jones

Aphrodite Jones

Aphrodite Jones is a national television host and bestselling true crime author whose expertise in the courtroom, as a public speaker, and in the media, is world-renowned. Jones has hosted and produced shows for Investigation Discovery (True Crime with Aphrodite Jones) and USA (The... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom 2 (Podcast Studio)

10:00am

Nancy Grace: "Murder in the Courthouse" [Signing]
Speakers
avatar for Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

An outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts, Nancy Grace is known as the powerful force behind CNN Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated Nancy Grace. She is currently the founder and publisher of CrimeOnline.com. A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, Nancy has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20,  Dr. Phil and Larry King Live, among others, dispensing her firebrand take on the modern justice system. T... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom 4

11:00am

Cathy Scott Book Signing
Speakers
avatar for Cathy Scott

Cathy Scott

US Consultant Cathy Scott, a Los Angeles Times bestselling author, is a veteran crime writer and investigative journalist, best known for writing The Killing of Tupac Shakur (Huntington Press) and The Murder of Biggie Smalls (St. Martin’s Press). She has appeared on Dateline... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Grand Ballroom 4

11:00am

Jon Ronson: The Psychopath Test

Jon Ronson will recount the adventure of a lifetime - the funny, terrifying and utterly compelling events that led to his internationally bestselling book The Psychopath Test. Is it true that psychopaths rule the world? Or have we gone labelling-crazy? 


Speakers
avatar for Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson

Fascinated by madness, strange behavior and the human mind, Jon Ronson has spent his life exploring mysterious events and meeting extraordinary people. In his bestselling book The Psychopath Test he explores the concept of psychopathy and how we define sanity, insanity and eccentricity... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom 5-6

11:00am

Best Case/Worst Case LIVE
Through a series of interviews with friends and colleagues of former FBI Profiler Jim Clemente and Francey Hakes, you will hear about the most notorious and infamous cases from the police and prosecutors who lived them. Best Case/Worst Case takes you behind police lines.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Clemente

Jim Clemente

President, X-G Productions
Jim Clemente, a Writer/Co-Producer for Criminal Minds, is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler and former New York City Prosecutor. During his 22-year career with the FBI, he has investigated cases from Bank Robberies to Serial Killers.  He has also investigated Public... Read More →
avatar for Francey Hakes

Francey Hakes

Francey Hakes was the country’s first National Coordinator for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction, a post appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. She was responsible for creating the inaugural U.S. strategy addressing child sexual exploitation, titled The National Strategy... Read More →



Saturday June 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom 2 (Podcast Studio)

12:00pm

Midwest Search & Rescue Dogs (12p)

Introducing the Midwest Search Dogs! In this session you'll learn who we are and what we do. We'll have 4 of the newest K9 team members doing demos in Trailing, Live Area Search, and Human Remains Detection. In addition you'll learn about:

*Required certifications for team members and dogs.
*How we start new dogs. 

Plus plenty of time for Q&A!

Note: The dogs in this demo are still learning so expect them to make mistakes, or be distracted by all the people, or even decide they don't want to work.  


Speakers
avatar for Michael Sarvich

Michael Sarvich

K9 Handler, Midwest Search Dogs


Saturday June 10, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom 7-8

12:00pm

Harold Schechter

We are working on the description for this session, please check back soon.


Speakers
avatar for Harold Schechter

Harold Schechter

Harold Schechter is a professor of American literature and culture. Renowned for his true-crime writing, he is the author of the nonfiction books The Mad Sculptor, Man-Eater as well as Fatal, Fiend, Bestial, Deviant, Deranged, Depraved, and The Serial Killer Files. He lives... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

12:00pm

The Mannina Files LIVE
Highly-acclaimed former homicide detective Christine Mannina opens up her most riveting and compelling homicide cases that have haunted her for years. She takes you on a minute-by-minute ride from the beginning of the dispatch call to the guilty verdict. In the middle, is the blow by blow story as compelling characters are introduced along the way. Like Mannina, you will be asking, “Are You My Suspect or My Witness?” as you try to solve the crime.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Mannina

Christine Mannina

Indianapolis Police Department
With over 21 years of law enforcement experience, Christine Mannina served for nine years as one of the most successful homicide detectives for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Her 95-percent solve and arrest rate garnered her the 2005 Detective of the Year Award... Read More →



Saturday June 10, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom 2 (Podcast Studio)

12:00pm

Jon Ronson Book Signing
Speakers
avatar for Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson

Fascinated by madness, strange behavior and the human mind, Jon Ronson has spent his life exploring mysterious events and meeting extraordinary people. In his bestselling book The Psychopath Test he explores the concept of psychopathy and how we define sanity, insanity and eccentricity... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom 4

12:00pm

The Jury Experience (12p)
The part of any case we don’t see on television or in the movies is perhaps the most important of all: jury deliberations. In this experience the audience will witness a live reenactment of an actual trial and will then join their jury for deliberations. Can they reach a verdict? Will their verdict match that of the original trial jury? And what does all of this say about the importance of picking the right people for the right case?

Moderators
avatar for Beth Karas

Beth Karas

Editor-at-Large, LawNewz
For two decades, Beth Karas has offered insight, analysis, and on-the-spot reporting on legal stories from courthouses across the country. A decade ago, Larry King called her “one of the best in the business.” In 1994, Karas joined Court TV as it was celebrating its third year... Read More →

Saturday June 10, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Jury Room: White River E

1:00pm

48 Hours Presents: Stalking--A New Twist On An Old Crime
There’s been a rise in the number of stalking cases in the United States as stalkers continue to find high-tech tools to prey on more victims. 48 Hours and CBS News Correspondent Erin Moriarty is leading the charge in exposing the new kinds of tactics stalkers are using to avoid detection and apprehension.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Moriarty

Erin Moriarty

Correspondant, CBS News
Erin Moriarty, a CBS News journalist for three decades, has been correspondent on 48 HOURS since 1990. In addition to reporting for 48 HOURS, Moriarty’s work is featured on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. At CBS News, Moriarty has covered some of the biggest crime and justice... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

1:00pm

Missing Maura Murray LIVE
A live podcast taping of the podcast MISSING MAURA MURRAY.


Saturday June 10, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom 2 (Podcast Studio)

1:00pm

Up & Vanished: The Tara Grinstead Case

Follow along and get the behind the scenes account as Payne Lindsey walks you through his untold story of Up and Vanished with exclusive audio and video clips, plus an audience Q&A.


Speakers
avatar for Payne Lindsey

Payne Lindsey

As a director and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Payne Lindsey has always had a passion for the true crime genre. Inspired by docu-series like Netflix's Making a Murderer and HBO's The Jinx, Lindsey set out to find an unsolved mystery that he could investigate and develop into... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

1:00pm

Harold Schechter Book Signing
Speakers
avatar for Harold Schechter

Harold Schechter

Harold Schechter is a professor of American literature and culture. Renowned for his true-crime writing, he is the author of the nonfiction books The Mad Sculptor, Man-Eater as well as Fatal, Fiend, Bestial, Deviant, Deranged, Depraved, and The Serial Killer Files. He lives... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom 4

2:00pm

Midwest Search & Rescue Dogs (2p)

Introducing the Midwest Search Dogs! In this session you'll learn who we are and what we do. In addition you'll learn about:

*Required certifications for team members and dogs.
*The different type of Live search dogs on the team.
*The difference between Live Area Dogs and Trailing dogs.
*Different type of Live Area dog alerts: Bark and Refind, with a demo of both
*Training dogs demo
*Myths about Live area and Trailing dogs and what they can and can't do.

Plus plenty of time for Q&A!

Note: We'll have wipes for anyone that comes in contact with bloodhound slobber.  When they shake their head no one is the room is safe.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Sarvich

Michael Sarvich

K9 Handler, Midwest Search Dogs


Saturday June 10, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom 7-8

2:00pm

Kirk Nurmi: High Profile Trials in the Social Media Era

As Jodi Arias' defense attorney, Kirk Nurmi saw firsthand the powerful and unpredictable things that can happen when social media and traditional media work in tandem to scrutinize a trial. In this session he will share his concerns about maintaining the purity of the American Justice System in the social media era. 


Speakers
avatar for Kirk Nurmi

Kirk Nurmi

Kirk is most commonly known as the attorney who represented the infamous Jodi Arias, but this is not where his legal career began.  Prior to the Arias trial Kirk had worked as a criminal attorney for over a decade defending the constitutional rights of those accused of major felony... Read More →



Saturday June 10, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

2:00pm

Generation Why

The Generation Why Podcast hosts will talk about the history of the podcast, the format, choosing and researching topics, the recording and editing process, as well as episodes and moments from the past five years that stand out to them.


Speakers

Saturday June 10, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

2:00pm

Up & Vanished LIVE
For the first time, a round table discussion with Payne Lindsey, Dr. Maurice Godwin, and Philip Holloway. Listen in as they discuss recent developments in the Tara Grinstead case.

Speakers
avatar for Payne Lindsey

Payne Lindsey

As a director and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Payne Lindsey has always had a passion for the true crime genre. Inspired by docu-series like Netflix's Making a Murderer and HBO's The Jinx, Lindsey set out to find an unsolved mystery that he could investigate and develop into... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom 2 (Podcast Studio)

2:00pm

“48 Hours” Correspondent Erin Moriarty Meet & Greet
Meet 48 Hours and CBS News Correspondent Erin Moriarty and the rest of the team as we gear up for the 30th season of this legendary broadcast.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Moriarty

Erin Moriarty

Correspondant, CBS News
Erin Moriarty, a CBS News journalist for three decades, has been correspondent on 48 HOURS since 1990. In addition to reporting for 48 HOURS, Moriarty’s work is featured on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. At CBS News, Moriarty has covered some of the biggest crime and justice... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom 4

3:00pm

Ken Kratz: False Confessions: Reality -vs- Myth

Wrongful conviction activists claim that false confessions occur in up to 25% of overturned cases. The “epidemic” of suspects providing made-up inculpatory statements is most often attributed to coercive or physically abusive police interview tactics. But are these incendiary claims true?

Attorney Ken Kratz examines the current legal issues surrounding custodial confessions, and challenges the accuracy and motives of many popular innocence crusaders, making claims of wide-spread interrogation abuses. Kratz uses real-life interrogation examples, including the confession of Brendan Dassey, when he asks his audience to take a critical look into this common criminal justice fallacy.


Speakers
avatar for Leah Kratz

Leah Kratz

In his 25-year prosecution career, Attorney Ken Kratz handled many complex and high-profile cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, child abuse, and property crimes.  Widely considered one of the state of Wisconsin’s best criminal trial attorneys, Kratz dedicated his career... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

3:00pm

Last Podcast on the Left

We are working on the description for this session, please check back soon.



Saturday June 10, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

3:00pm

VANISHED: The Tara Calico Investigation LIVE
An investigative podcast that explores the unsolved disappearance of the University of New Mexico student, Tara Calico, a 29 year-old mystery that is hailed by Investigative Discovery Magazine as one of their top ten unsolved cases. Come along with host Melinda Esquibel, a former classmate to Tara Calico & a filmmaker turned amateur investigator, as we examine the old case files.


Saturday June 10, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 2 (Podcast Studio)

3:00pm

Kirk Nurmi: "Trapped with Ms. Arias" Meet & Greet/Signing

Most people became interested in the State of Arizona v. Jodi Arias on January 2, 2013, when opening statements were delivered. Over time that interest became a media sensation and a world-wide phenomenon. However, as her attorney, I know that what you saw at trial is only part of the story.

Have you ever wondered what happened before the trial began, what it was like to deal with Ms. Arias when the cameras were not rolling?  

In this book I detail what happened before the case began; before the cameras were on. I detail the things that you do not know, things that will describe my reality, the reality that I was "Trapped with Ms. Arias."


Speakers
avatar for Kirk Nurmi

Kirk Nurmi

Kirk is most commonly known as the attorney who represented the infamous Jodi Arias, but this is not where his legal career began.  Prior to the Arias trial Kirk had worked as a criminal attorney for over a decade defending the constitutional rights of those accused of major felony... Read More →



Saturday June 10, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 4

3:00pm

The Jury Experience (3p)
The part of any case we don’t see on television or in the movies is perhaps the most important of all: jury deliberations. In this experience the audience will witness a live reenactment of an actual trial and will then join their jury for deliberations. Can they reach a verdict? Will their verdict match that of the original trial jury? And what does all of this say about the importance of picking the right people for the right case?

Moderators
avatar for Beth Karas

Beth Karas

Editor-at-Large, LawNewz
For two decades, Beth Karas has offered insight, analysis, and on-the-spot reporting on legal stories from courthouses across the country. A decade ago, Larry King called her “one of the best in the business.” In 1994, Karas joined Court TV as it was celebrating its third year... Read More →

Saturday June 10, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Jury Room: White River E

4:00pm

Midwest Search & Rescue Dogs (4p)

Introducing the Midwest Search Dogs! In this session you'll learn who we are and what we do. In addition you'll learn about:

*Required certifications for team members and dogs.
*How we get training material for the HRD dogs
*How we train the dogs with demos of them finding training material hidden in the room.  
*Myths about HRD dogs and what they can and can't do

Plus plenty of time for Q&A!

Note: The training material will be inside boxes so you can't see anything, but you may be able to smell it.  We'll point out where things are hidden so you can pick your seat accordingly.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Sarvich

Michael Sarvich

K9 Handler, Midwest Search Dogs


Saturday June 10, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom 7-8

4:00pm

Nancy Grace: Crime Victim to Crime Fighter

On television Nancy is a force to be reckoned with—but, in person, her warmth, wit, and candor make for a memorable and uplifting program rich in anecdotes, humor, and genuine emotion. Nancy tells a story as inspirational as it is devastating: her fiancé was shot and killed, shattering the image she held of her future. Determined to help others affected by violence and to keep criminals off the street, she abandoned her plan to become an English professor and instead attended law school, becoming a Law Review graduate of Mercer Law School and earning her LLM from New York University. With her extraordinary conviction rate as a prosecutor and years of TV work, she has achieved many times over her dream of making the world a little safer—and sparing others the pain of losing a loved one to senseless violence. She also addresses questions of overcoming obstacles, including what felt to her like insurmountable grief.


Speakers
avatar for Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

An outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts, Nancy Grace is known as the powerful force behind CNN Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated Nancy Grace. She is currently the founder and publisher of CrimeOnline.com. A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, Nancy has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20,  Dr. Phil and Larry King Live, among others, dispensing her firebrand take on the modern justice system. T... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

4:00pm

Ken Kratz Meet & Greet/Signing
Speakers
avatar for Leah Kratz

Leah Kratz

In his 25-year prosecution career, Attorney Ken Kratz handled many complex and high-profile cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, child abuse, and property crimes.  Widely considered one of the state of Wisconsin’s best criminal trial attorneys, Kratz dedicated his career... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom 4

5:00pm

Dr. Laura Pettler: Blood Spatter

Bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA) is the examination of bloodstain patterns in order to reconstruct the movement that caused it. This session offers real bloodstain pattern analysis reconstruction to show how experts examine the size, shape, angle of origin, and location of the bloodstains in order to better interpret what happened.


Speakers
avatar for Laura Pettler & Associates

Laura Pettler & Associates

Laura Pettler & Associates is a victim-centered scientific death investigations firm known for solving very challenging hot and cold intimate partner homicides, domestic violence homicides, staged homicides, staged missing persons turned homicides, and other types of staged homicide... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

5:00pm

Josh Mankiewicz: 25 Years of Dateline NBC

Dateline NBC correspondent Josh Mankiewicz will discuss his career with Dateline NBC, currently in its 25th season . Mankiewicz will go “behind-the-scenes” of the longest-running series in NBC primetime history.

 


Speakers
avatar for Josh Mankiewicz

Josh Mankiewicz

Josh Mankiewicz is a Dateline NBC correspondent based in Los Angeles.  He began reporting for Dateline in February 1995, and since then, he has contributed a mix of breaking news stories, news analysis, investigative reports and clever features to the broadcast. Over the last... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

5:00pm

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace LIVE
Speakers
avatar for Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

An outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts, Nancy Grace is known as the powerful force behind CNN Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated Nancy Grace. She is currently the founder and publisher of CrimeOnline.com. A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, Nancy has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20,  Dr. Phil and Larry King Live, among others, dispensing her firebrand take on the modern justice system. T... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Grand Ballroom 2 (Podcast Studio)

5:00pm

Kelly Siegler Meet & Greet
Come meet Kelly Siegler, star of "Cold Justice," from Executive Producer Dick Wolf, on Oxygen!


Speakers
avatar for Kelly Siegler

Kelly Siegler

Cold Justice
Kelly Siegler is a veteran prosecutor, known nationwide for her toughness, tenacity and skill in the courtroom.  She stars in real life crime series “Cold Justice,” from Executive Producer Dick Wolf, where Siegler and her team of detectives dig into small town murder cases that... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Grand Ballroom 4

6:00pm

Josh Mankiewicz Meet & Greet
Meet Dateline's Josh Mankiewicz!

Speakers
avatar for Josh Mankiewicz

Josh Mankiewicz

Josh Mankiewicz is a Dateline NBC correspondent based in Los Angeles.  He began reporting for Dateline in February 1995, and since then, he has contributed a mix of breaking news stories, news analysis, investigative reports and clever features to the broadcast. Over the last... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Grand Ballroom 4

6:00pm

Exclusive Screening: Kelly Siegler Brings "Cold Justice" to CrimeCon
From Executive Producer Dick Wolf, Cold Justice is a real life crime series that follows veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler and her team of detectives as they dig into small town murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or justice for the victims. Together with local law enforcement from across the country, the Cold Justice team has successfully helped bring about 30 arrests and 15 convictions. Oxygen, the new network for crime fans, will revive Cold Justice, with NEW EPISODES coming this July. In this session, CrimeCon guests will get a first look exclusive screening of a new episode of Cold Justice followed by a Q&A with the cold case expert herself, Kelly Siegler.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Siegler

Kelly Siegler

Cold Justice
Kelly Siegler is a veteran prosecutor, known nationwide for her toughness, tenacity and skill in the courtroom.  She stars in real life crime series “Cold Justice,” from Executive Producer Dick Wolf, where Siegler and her team of detectives dig into small town murder cases that... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

7:00pm

Cocktail Hour (Open Bar) [Gold VIP]
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday June 10, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Outside Grand Ballroom

8:00pm

Wine & Crime II [Gold VIP]
Limited Capacity seats available

**This session is for Gold VIP badge holders only. Specific instructions on reserving a spot in one of the "Wine & Crime" sessions will be coming in a separate email prior to the convention.**

Have you ever been watching TV and thought to yourself, "Man, I wish the police would do this, or I wish the cops would think of that." Now is your chance because Sheryl McCollum from the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute needs your help solving a cold case! 

In Wine & Crime you'll work alongside nationally recognized experts inside our war room! Help find clues and think about new avenues to explore--all of which may help solve a case.  Sheryl, along with nationally recognized experts (includng a homicide detective, a CSI, a profiler, and a forensic expert) will work beside you, helping formulate ideas, plans, and theories.  We will also have our signature cold case wines on display, so come crack open a bottle and crack open a case!   

Every idea and new lead formed during "Wine & Crime" that is used in the investigation will vbe followed up on and registrants will receive information after the Con letting them know how things panned out.


Speakers
avatar for Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum is a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department as well as the Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together... Read More →


Saturday June 10, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Grand Ballroom 7
 
Sunday, June 11
 

9:00am

How I Solved a Homicide

What happens when a true crime journalist got so frustrated with writing unsolved murder stories with no endings that he started solving the murders himself?

Billy Jensen will present some of his methods--which combine old-fashioned shoe leather work, marketing, geo-profiling, social media targeting, and scotch—as he walks the crowd through one of his recent cases that resulted in an arrest, as well as one of his active investigations, where the crowd can put its collective heads together to try and get some answers.

Along the way Jensen will speak to the feature stories he has written and filmed that have large citizen detective components—like Luka Magnotta (Rolling Stone), Maura Murray (Boston Magazine) and the Allenstown 4 and Caledonia Doe (Crime Watch Daily). He will also present a peek at his plan for how police forces can begin to use civilian volunteers to assist them in cold case investigations. 


Speakers
avatar for Billy Jensen

Billy Jensen

Henchman, Bill Jensen Industries
Billy Jensen is a true crime journalist focused squarely on unsolved murders and missing persons. In 2016, he had gotten so sick and tired of writing stories with no endings that he decided to try and solve the murders himself. In the last 6 months he has solved or helped solve... Read More →


Sunday June 11, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom 9-10

9:00am

Wine & Crime: Bloody Mary Edition [Gold VIP]
Limited Capacity seats available

**This session is for Gold VIP badge holders only. Specific instructions on reserving a spot in one of the "Wine & Crime" sessions will be coming in a separate email prior to the convention.**

Have you ever been watching TV and thought to yourself, "Man, I wish the police would do this, or I wish the cops would think of that." Now is your chance because Sheryl McCollum from the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute needs your help solving a cold case! 

In Wine & Crime you'll work alongside nationally recognized experts inside our war room! Help find clues and think about new avenues to explore--all of which may help solve a case.  Sheryl, along with nationally recognized experts (includng a homicide detective, a CSI, a profiler, and a forensic expert) will work beside you, helping formulate ideas, plans, and theories.  We will also have our signature cold case wines on display, so come crack open a bottle and crack open a case!   

Every idea and new lead formed during "Wine & Crime" that is used in the investigation will vbe followed up on and registrants will receive information after the Con letting them know how things panned out.


Speakers
avatar for Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum is a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department as well as the Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together... Read More →


Sunday June 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom 7

9:00am

VIP Lounge
For VIP Guests only.

Sunday June 11, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom 1

9:00am

29 Minutes to Live [Escape Room 1]
All registrants will receive a separate email prior to the convention with instructions on reserving their Escape Room time.  

Sunday June 11, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
White River 105

9:00am

29 Minutes to Live [Escape Room - VIP]
This Escape Room is for VIP badge holders only.
All VIP registrants will receive a separate email prior to the convention with instructions on reserving their Escape Room time.  

Sunday June 11, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
White River 106

9:30am

Interrogation Experience (9:30a)

An absolute can't-miss experience! X-G Productions experts (former FBI profilers and interrogation specialists) will discuss the varying types of interrogations they have done around the world: rapists, robbers, murderers, serial killers, al Qaeda terrorists, etc. Then some select members of the audience will get a chance to be the subject of these interrogations. How much information can you really withhold against a professional interrogator?


Sunday June 11, 2017 9:30am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom 3-4

10:00am

Missing Maura Murray

The disappearance of Maura Murray is the first great mystery of the social media age. The UMass nursing student vanished the week Facebook launched, in February, 2004. After sending an email to professors claiming there was a family emergency, Murray drove north into the White Mountains where she got into a single-car accident, crashing into a snow bank at night along Rt. 112. In the few minutes between the accident and the arrival of police, she disappeared and has never been seen again.  

Was it an abduction? Did she wander into the woods to die? Or did she walk away from her life to start fresh somewhere new? 

Join author James Renner (True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterous Disappearance of Maura Murray) and Missing Maura Murray podcast producers Lance Reenstierna and Tim Pilleri for a discussion and debate about what might have happened. Q&A to follow.


Speakers
avatar for James Renner

James Renner

James Renner is the author of several true crime books, including The Serial Killer's Apprentice and the thriller, True Crime Addict, about his search for missing UMass student, Maura Murray. He has also written two novels: The Man from Primrose Lane and The Great Forgettin... Read More →


Sunday June 11, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom 5-6

10:00am

Day in the Life: Innocence Project Attorneys

The Wisconsin Innocence Project, a group that seeks to exonerate the wrongfully convicted, has been at the forefront of some of the most talked about cases in recent years. But what is it really like to be an attorney working on cases that often take years (or even decades) to conclude?

In this session, two attorneys from the Wisconsin Innocence Project (the same project that was instrumental in the exoneration of Steven Avery after his first conviction) will talk about their work and identify three of the main things they look for when considering whether to take on a new case.

They’ll then take the audience inside two murder convictions they are currently investigating—The State of Texas vs. David Wood and The State of Wisconsin vs. Eric Peterson—explaining what drew them to these cases initially and what’s next in terms of the legal process.

 Audience Q&A will end the session, so bring your best questions about false confessions, jailhouse snitches, eyewitness testimony, forensics, or anything else on your mind!


Speakers
avatar for Carrie Sperling

Carrie Sperling

Co-Director, Wisconsin Innocence Project
Carrie Sperling joined the University of Wisconsin Law School in August 2013 where she now serves as the Interim Director of the Frank J. Remington Center and Co-Director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Sperling has a broad range of practice, teaching, and management experience... Read More →
avatar for Greg Wiercioch

Greg Wiercioch

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison
Greg Wiercioch is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. Since 2009, he has served as lead counsel for Texas death row inmate David Leonard Wood.   Greg received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from Washington... Read More →


Sunday June 11, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom 9-10

11:00am

Digital Forensics: “Choose Your Own Investigation”

Police procedurals and criminal investigation shows on television make it look easy, but digital forensics is a discipline that requires a unique amount of skill and care to conduct a successful investigation. In this presentation, participants will learn what it is like to assist in the collection and analysis of electronic evidence by getting the opportunity to make decisions themselves.

Make the right choices and your case will be successful. But make the wrong ones and a criminal could easily walk free. After running through the mock scenario and comparing participant choices with best practices, our experts will discuss the importance of digital evidence using real-world examples of good and bad investigatory decisions.

Participants will leave this presentation with a more complete understanding of the capabilities of digital forensics and the importance of data that can be found on mobile phones, laptops, GPSs, and other commonly used electronic devices.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Price

Robert Price

Forensic Scientist, Digital Evidence, North Carolina State Crime Laboratory
Robert currently serves as a Forensic Scientist within the Digital Evidence Section of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory, where he is the Technical Leader and Training Officer for the Computer Forensics discipline. He has been involved in collegiate-level digital forensics... Read More →
avatar for Erin Wimpy

Erin Wimpy

Forensic Scientist, Digital Evidence, North Carolina State Crime Laboratory
Erin currently serves as a Forensic Scientist within the Digital Evidence Section of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory. Previously, she worked as an intern within the IRS – Criminal Investigation Unit assisting with digital forensic investigations into financial crimes... Read More →


Sunday June 11, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom 9-10

11:00am

F. Lee Bailey: Trial by Media

As a long time defense attorney, F. Lee Bailey discusses the impact of media on cases and what steps need to be taken by defendants once the news media "adopt" a case for coverage.


Speakers
avatar for F. Lee Bailey

F. Lee Bailey

Legendary defense attorney F. Lee Bailey is one of the best-known and most controversial figures in the practice of law. He has been involved with many of the most high profile trials in America. In 1971, when F. Lee Bailey represented Captain Ernest Medina in his court-martial for... Read More →


Sunday June 11, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom 5-6

11:30am

Interrogation Experience (11:30a)
An absolute can't-miss experience! X-G Productions experts (former FBI profilers and interrogation specialists) will discuss the varying types of interrogations they have done around the world: rapists, robbers, murderers, serial killers, al Qaeda terrorists, etc. Then some select members of the audience will get a chance to be the subject of these interrogations. How much information can you really withhold against a professional interrogator?

Sunday June 11, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom 3-4

12:00pm

The Tricia Todd Murder

Tricia Todd was reported missing by her brother and sister-in-law when the babysitter called and said her ex-husband had dropped off their daughter because he had not been able to get a hold of Tricia and she did not come to pick up their daughter. Less than a month and a half later, Steven Williams, the ex-husband would admit to killing Tricia, dismembering her body and disposing of her remains by burying buckets containing acid and various body parts.


Speakers
avatar for Kimberlie Massnick

Kimberlie Massnick

Assitant Professor of Criminal Justice, Indian River State College
Kimberlie Massnick, PhD is a criminologist who specializes in sexual offenders and serial killers. She is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Indian River State College where she believes that learning needs to get out of the classroom. She stages crime scenes instead of... Read More →


Sunday June 11, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom 9-10

12:00pm

Citizen Detectives 101

Moderated by the hosts of Thinking Sideways, this Panel discusses the complexities of the modern-day citizen detective. We will delve into the complexities of being a citizen detective, what the role should be, and the important impact that anyone can have on cold cases. Panelists include Tricia Griffith, owner of Websleuths, Alice de Surler, of Defrosting Cold Cases, and Cathy Scott, author of The Crime Book, and The Killing of Tupac Shakur


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Tricia Griffith

Tricia Griffith

Owner, Websleuths.com, LLC
Tricia Griffith is the owner of Websleuths, the premiere digital crime-solving community. I often get asked if I have lost my mind for owning a true crime discussion forum. The answer is YES of course I have but I wouldn't have it any other way. Because of the incredible members... Read More →
avatar for Cathy Scott

Cathy Scott

US Consultant Cathy Scott, a Los Angeles Times bestselling author, is a veteran crime writer and investigative journalist, best known for writing The Killing of Tupac Shakur (Huntington Press) and The Murder of Biggie Smalls (St. Martin’s Press). She has appeared on Dateline... Read More →
avatar for Alice de Sturler

Alice de Sturler

Alice de Sturler is a Dutch non-practicing lawyer/human rights defender. She works on unsolved homicides, wrongful convictions, and assist other human rights defenders and attorneys when requested. Her professional blog Defrosting Cold Cases won in the American Bar Association’s Top 100 Blawgs (category: criminal justice) in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. She is a member of the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases (AISOCC) and the American Society of Criminology (ASC... Read More →



Sunday June 11, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6

1:00pm

Closing
Sunday June 11, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom 5-6