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Join the California Association of Licensed Investigators for its 2017 Annual Conference: Your Sure Bet! To be held June 8-10, 2017 back by popular demand to the beautiful Peppermill Resort, Spa, & Casino in Reno, Nevada, “The Biggest Little City in the World!” The CALI Conference boasts high-profile keynote presenters and sessions as well as an absolutely wonderful venue - a not to miss event!

"You guys were great to work with! CALI sets the benchmark for all other states...Thanks very much."  
                                                        ~ Cynthia Hetherington, President, The Hetherington Group

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Conference Highlights
Registration Fees 
Registration
Notes Regarding Registration
Schedule-at-a-Glance
Session Descriptions and Bios
Hotel Information
CALI Scholarship Opportunity
Ready for the CPI Exam?
CALI Golf Tournament
President's Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Getting to Reno
Parking
Sponsorship, Exhibiting, Advertising Information

Conference Highlights

    • Thursday night's Welcome Reception will feature a fully hosted bar service, hors d'oeuvres, putting contest, and cigar night 
    • Pre-Conference morning session Legal Issues with David Queen and Oleg Flaksman and afternoon session How to Grow Your PI Business with Cameron Jackson
    • Friday Morning Keynote Presentation with Donald "Max" Noel, The Unabomber: The Hunt & The Capture
    • New this year! Friday Lunch Keynote Presentation featuring FBI Special Agent Frederick Bradford on the topic of Cyber Attacks
    • Friday night's festivities will include Cocktail Hour with Exhibitors with a fully hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres
    • Saturday's Keynote Presentation and Lunch with Kelly Riddle, Cases That Land You in Jail
    • Annual Conference Golf Tournament (separate fee applies)
    • Exhibitor Showcase ~ view the latest products and services offered by the many vendors that will be present
    • Several opportunities for networking with your peers
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      During this themed, semi-formal event we will will honor CALI Officers and Directors for their contributions throughout the year, as well as present the 2017 President's Award in addition to the Distinguished Achievement Award and Investigator of the Year Award. (separate fee applies)
    • Opportunity to sit for the CPI Examination (separate fee applies)
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Early Bird registration ends May 11th!

Registration Fees


CALI Members

By May 11
Early Bird*

After May 11

On-site

Full Conference

$299

$349

$369

Full Conference - Guest

$160

$185

Friday Daily

$179

$210

$225

Saturday Daily

$149

$175

$189

Pre-Conference (Thursday Only, June 8)

$179

$199

Golf (Thursday, June 8, Tee time TBD)

$85 (includes green fees, cart, box lunch, water)

President’s Evening Dinner and Awards Ceremony** (Saturday, June 10)

$85

Non-Members

By May 11
Early Bird*

After May 11

On-site

Full Conference

$425

$475

$499

Full Conference - Register & Join

$399

$449

$469

Full Conference - Guest

$160

$185

Friday Daily

$209

$245

$260

Saturday Daily

$175

$199

$215

Pre-Conference
(Thursday Only, June 8)

$199

$210

Golf (Thursday, June 8, Tee time TBD)

$85 (includes green fees, cart, box lunch, water)

President’s Evening Dinner and Awards Ceremony (Saturday, June 10)

$85

Notes Regarding Registration

Full Conference: This category includes all education, meals, receptions, and exhibits. (Does not include pre-conference session, pre-conference lunch on Thursday or President's Dinner on Saturday evening).

Pre-Conference session and the Presidents Awards Banquet on Saturday evening require additional registration and are NOT included with full, daily, or Thursday event registrations.

Guest Registration: This category is for a non-employee and is not intended for licensed investigators or their staff. Guest registration includes all meals, receptions, and exhibits. (Does not include any education or Pre-Conference session, Pre-Conference lunch on Thursday or President's Dinner on Saturday evening).

Friday/Saturday Daily Registration: This category includes all education, meals, receptions, and exhibits for that respective day. (Does not include President's Dinner on Saturday evening).

Pre-Conference Registration: This category includes light breakfast, educational session, lunch, and welcome reception. Please note: Pre-Conference sessions on and Golf Tournament Thursday as well as the President’s Awards Banquet on Saturday evening require additional registration and are NOT included with Conference Registration.

Register & Join CALI Registration option is available to new members only. Membership details will be e-mailed to the registrant after registration payment is received in full. The Register and Join CALI is full conference registration and one year CALI membership dues.

Cancellation Policy: Requests for registration fee refunds will be accepted until May 22, 2017. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refund of any kind will be given if cancellation notice is received after May 22, 2017.

Special Accommodations: Facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special accommodation and plan to attend this event, please contact the CALI office at 949-715-5401 or info@cali-pi.org. Please allow as much advance notice as possible.

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Thursday, June 8, 2017
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration/Check-in and Continental Breakfast for the Pre-Conference Attendees             
8:45 a.m. Tee Time CALI Annual Golf Tournament $85 (includes light lunch - to be picked up at snack bar at the Red Hawk Golf Course)
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Session: Legal Issues: Surveillance: Real World Surveillance Issues with Oleg Flaksman, CFE, CPI &  David Queen, J.D.
1:30 p.m.. - 5:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Session: How to Grow Your PI Business with Cameron Jackson
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Exhibitor Set-up
2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. CALI Board of Directors Meeting
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. The CALI Conference Welcome Reception
Friday, June 9, 2017
7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration/Check-in
7 a.m. - 8 a.m. Networking Breakfast
7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Open
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. CALI Annual Business Meeting & Legislative Update
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Keynote:  The Unabomber: The Hunt and the Capture, Donald  “Max” Noel
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Board of District Governors & Directors Meeting
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
A. Utilizing Genealogical Sources to Solve Background & Missing Persons Cases, Mary Ann Boyle, Ph.D.
B.  Surviving an Active Shooter, Michael Julian
C.  Effective Skiptracing with Public Record Data, Mike Dores
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Friday Lunch Keynote: Cyber Attacks, FBI Special Agent Frederick Bradford
2:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
A. The Art of Backgrounds, Oleg Flaksman and Ashley Silver (continues at 4 p.m.)
B. Legal Issues, David Queen
C. Surveillance Detection? Why it Matters!!!, Tim O-Rourke
3:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
A. The Art of Backgrounds, Continued, Oleg Flaksman and Ashley Silver
B. Effective Skiptracing with Public Record Data (repeat of a.m. session) Mike Dores
C. How to Navigate the Web Anonymously and Use Bitcoin with Cameron Jackson

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CALI Exhibitor Reception
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Cigar Night
Saturday, June 10, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Registration/Check-in
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Awards and Exhibitor Breakfast
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Exhibits Open
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
A. The Art of Surveillance, Oleg Flaksman (continues at 11)
B. Coroner’s Office, Kimberly Gin
C. Place of Employment Locates, Mike Dores
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
A. The Art of Surveillance, Continued, Oleg Flaksman
B. The Paperless PI and Case Management, Frank Huntington & Chris Reynolds
C. Junk Science? What PIs and Attorneys Should Know About Forensic Science,
Mark Gillespie
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday Lunch Keynote: Cases that Land you in Jail, Kelly Riddle
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CPI Examination
6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. The Great Gatsby President's Dinner and Awards Ceremony

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Peppermill Resort & Spa
2720 S. Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89502
(775) 826-2121

A discounted guest room rate of $99 is available until May 16, 2017, and subject to availability.  Click here to make your reservation on-line or call (775) 826-2121 and ask for the “CALI discounted rate.”

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Peppermill Resort Spa Casino offers extensive amenities to make your stay comfortable and convenient. Indulge in the opulence of Reno’s Best Casino Spa or enjoy swimming pools, free wi-fi, a fitness center, business center, casino shopping, arcade and more at Peppermill resort casino in Reno, NV.

CALI Scholarship Opportunity

The Scholarship Program Awards are for the purpose of promoting the professional standing of the investigation and security professions and those committed to continuing education.

Applications are due on or before May 5, 2017. Click here for full details. Click here to be directed to the online application form.

altReady for the CPI Exam?

Please click here to review applicant qualifications and to register for the exam. (Examination fee of $85.00 for CALI members and $350 for nonmembers apply and are not part of the Conference registration fees).

CPI Exam Date: Saturday, June 9, 2017, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Please click here to register for the CPI/CSP Exam.

CALI Golf Tournament

altCALI Golf Tournament $85 (Tournament and Lunch)
Red Hawk Golf Course

GOLFERS: Please register in advance (see Golf registration button on the registration form or call the CALI office to add the tournament to your registration).

Proper golf attire must be worn at all times in accordance with Red Hawk's dress code.

7:30 a.m. check-in @ Pro Shop. 8:25 a.m. Group photo. And, 8:45 a.m. Tee Time. Red Hawk Resort & Golf, 6600 N. Wingfield Pkway, Sparks, NV 89436

Golf carts are available and included in the fees. A maximum of two players are allowed per cart and each player must have a set of clubs for use on the cart. Golf clubs are available for rent.

Interested in sponsoring a Tee or a Green sign? Click here to complete the Golf Sponsor online form.

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$85 per person

During this themed, semi-formal event we will honor CALI Officers and Directors for their contributions throughout the year, as well as present the 2017 President's Award in addition to the Distinguished Achievement Award and Investigator of the Year Award.


“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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Getting to the Conference

Please click here for the link to Mapquest. Please note that Mapquest is not always 100 percent accurate.

Complimentary shuttle to/from the airport. Shuttle runs approximately every 30 minutes starting at 4 am thru 11 pm. First come first serve and it accommodates about 20 people.

Parking

Complimentary parking at the hotel.

Sponsorship, Exhibiting and Advertising Opportunities

As you may well know, CALI is the largest private investigator association in the world. CALI’s combined membership of approximately 1,500 is comprised of Private Investigators and allied professionals throughout California, the United States, and globally.  Our website receives over 12,000 unique visits per month, our annual conference attracts in excess of 250 to 300 industry professionals, and our emails are sent to over 4,000 contacts.

Exhibit Set-Up:
Thursday, May 8, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Exhibit Hours:
Friday, June 9, 2017 from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
There will be a networking breakfast with exhibitors, with designated break times, and an evening CALI Exhibitor Reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by "Cigar Night."
Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with Awards and Exhibitor Breakfast, and designated break times.

Sending packages:
Please contact the hotel for shipping arrangements, 775-826-2121
Hold for: Guest Name; Name of Group; Event; Arrival Date; c/o Peppermill Bell Desk; Peppermill Hotel & Casino; 2707 South Virgina Street; Reno, NV 89502. Recipient cell phone recommended. Be sure to retain your tracking number upon shipping. 

Click here for information about Sponsorship, Exhibiting, and Advertising
Click here for the online application form

Session Descriptions and Presenter Bios


Thursday, June 8, 2017

8:45 a.m. CALI Annual Golf Tournament
7:30 a.m. check-in @ Pro Shop. 8:25 a.m. Group photo. And, 8:45 a.m. Tee Time.
Red Hawk Resort & Golf, 6600 N. Wingfield Pkway, Sparks, NV 89436

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pre-Conference Sessions

Pre-Conference Session Pt. 1: Legal Issues: Surveillance: Real World Surveillance Issues
David Queen, J.D. and Oleg Flaksman, CFE, CPI
Description:  Surveillance video (provided by Oleg Flaksman) & discussion session with David Queen & Oleg Flaksman regarding real world surveillance practices.

Bio:  Oleg Flaksman began his career as a private investigator at the age of 19 in New York City, working one-man surveillance. In 2011 Oleg obtained his Private Investigator license in California and established his own PI firm, O&O Investigations, Inc.

Mr. Queen has been practicing law since 1973 and is also a licensed California private investigator. Prior to entering private law practice, Mr. Queen was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in both Pennsylvania and Maryland and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia. Mr. Queen was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of cases involving counterfeiting, bank robbery, political corruption, espionage and threats on the President. He was later nominated by President Reagan to be the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania during which time he was a member of the U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Board.  During his tenure as United States Attorney, he oversaw the investigations and prosecutions involving the Three-Mile Island power plant disaster and the E.F. Hutton mail fraud case among hundreds of others.He later served under Treasury Secretary James Baker as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Operations, overseeing the enforcement activities of Customs, the Secret Service, the IRS, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Office of Financial Enforcement. He also served as a Treasury Department Representative to INTERPOL and as a member of the board of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Mr. Queen is the author of The Private Investigator’s Legal Manual and the author of two other legal texts.


Pre-Conference Session Pt. 2: How to Grow Your PI Business
Cameron Jackson
Description:  Knowing when and how to grow your PI job into a PI business is one of the most challenging hurdles you will face. Get the secrets for building your business and obtaining personal and financial freedom.

Bio:  San Diego Police Officer Private Investigator - 11 years experience Specializing in civil, criminal, and domestic cases. Currently employing 3 full-time associate investigators and 1 full-time office manager.

Friday, June 9, 2017

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.   Annual Business Meeting & Legislative Update

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.    
Keynote: The Unabomber: The Hunt and the Capture
Donald  “Max” Noel
Description:  A comprehensive presentation, highlighting the UNABOM Task Force’s 17 year investigation regarding the longest domestic terrorism case in the history of the United States. The presentation will include power point slides, featuring a look at the inside of Theodore Kaczynski’s rural Montana cabin, its contents and the surrounding area.  The presentation will be given by former FBI UNABOM Task Force Case Agent and Supervisor Max Noel.  A question and answer period, time permitting will follow the presentation.

Bio:  MAX NOEL, a native of Nebraska, served as an FBI Agent for 31 years.  He was assigned as a criminal investigator in the San Francisco Division of the FBI for 30 of those years.  During the 1970’s Max was the San Francisco Division’s Principle Firearms/Defensive Tactics Instructor.  He also served on the San Francisco Division’s primary SWAT team for 15 years.  During the 30 years he was assigned to the San Francisco Division, Max worked on numerous high profile investigations including the Weathermen Underground investigation, the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst,  the Hijacking of a PSA flight by Bulgarian Terrorist, the disappearance of International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James Hoffa, the successful investigation and prosecution of sitting Federal District Judge Robert P. Aguilar of the Northern District of California and the investigation and conviction of San Francisco Chinatown organized crime figure Raymond “Shrimp Boy Chow” and Hong Kong Wo Hop To Triad leader Peter Chong.

In June of 1993, following the resumption of bombings by the individual known as the “UNABOMER, Max was chosen by the FBI’s Chief Inspector to serve as a member of the newly created UNABOM Task Force.  For the next five years Max served in various positions on the Task Force.  In February 1996, following the identification of Theodore J. Kaczynski as the principle suspect, Max was sent to Montana to lead a small team of investigators, who developed information cited in an affidavit requesting a search warrant for Kaczynski’s rural Montana cabin.  On April 3, 1996 Max and two others served that warrant and subsequently arrested Kaczynski at his cabin outside Lincoln, Montana.

Max, along with 4 other Task Force members received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in July 1998.  He retired in February 1999 and currently serves as a member of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Deadly Force Review Board.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Board of District Governors & Directors Meeting

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Utilizing Genealogical Sources to Solve Missing Persons and Background Investigation Cases
Mary Ann Boyle, Ph.D.
Description:  Case studies will be presented in which public records and genealogical sources were used to conduct background investigations and missing person’s cases. Cases of persons with assumed identities, transsexuals, and no data on contemporary databases will be examined.

Bio:  Mary Ann Boyle, PhD, American Genealogical Research, is a private detective and forensic genealogist who has exclusively located missing persons and conducted background investigations for 30 years. Dr. Boyle has taught investigation and forensic genealogy at Boston University.

Surviving an Active Shooter
Michael Julian
Description:  On average, you only need to stay alive for 10 minutes to survive an active shooter/killer event. This presentation gives a brief history of active shooters, describes the common profile of an active shooter, illustrates how to recognize the warning signs of a potential active shooter and delivers the A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival method to survive an active shooter event.

Bio:  Michael Julian has worked in the investigations and security profession since 1985 when he began his professional career by specializing in surveillance operations, and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Scholastic Order for academic excellence as an Administration of Justice major in college. After joining the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) in 1995 he served as a District Governor, a member of the Legislation and Technology Committees, Education & Training Task Force, chaired the Bi-Laws Committee and held the Vice President of Administrative Services position for five terms before becoming president in 2012 and 2013. He regularly teaches continuing education courses offered by investigation associations, and industry related classes for California State University Fullerton and National Business Institutes on topics such as business, technology, locates, asset discovery, and basic, intermediate and advanced surveillance techniques. He is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute and member of the Nine Lives Associates. His company, founded by his father in 1967, has provided executive and asset protection services to corporate executives, celebrities, natural and man-made disaster victims and people at risk, and investigative services to the corporate and private sector for almost 5 decades. He instructs on multiple executive protection topics at EP schools and industry conferences, and is one of less than 50 Certified Security Professionals (CSP) in California. Michael created the A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival course in 2015 and teaches it to employees of utility agencies, medical facilities, schools and businesses throughout the US.

Effective Skiptracing with Public Record Data
Mike Dores
Description:  Topics include a) Types of Public Record, b) How to interpret the results of an online search, c) How to verify potential addresses found, d) How to interview relatives and associates.

Bio:  Michael Dores was the founder and president of Merlin Information Services and has been a California licensed private investigator since 1981 and a Montana PI since 2008. Mike was one of the database pioneers who revolutionized the industry by offering public record information on CD-ROM, giving investigators more access to data than ever before. He continues to champion professional investigators' rights to access this data. Over the past 25 years, he has established himself as a key player in the public record and information provider industry and offers valuable insights into the many issues currently facing investigators. Mike continues to be a hands-on entrepreneur, staying in touch with all phases of the business. He is now the owner of MDI Verify, Inc. dba Merlin Locate Services which specializes in difficult skiptraces and asset location. Mike’s associates consider his most valuable attributes to be his comprehensive knowledge of the customer’s needs and his product innovations. He is a nationally recognized speaker and a leading authority on skip tracing and public record research.

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Friday Lunch Keynote
Economic Espionage and Cyber Attacks
FBI Special Agent Frederick Bradford
Description:  Overview of the threat to U.S. economic interests from hostile foreign intelligence services. The myriad of ways hostile state-sponsored intelligence operatives and their proxies can adversely affect the ability of U.S. companies to compete and survive.

Bio:  Intelligence Officer who has worked foreign counterintelligence and espionage investigations with the FBI since 2002. Currently lead operational liaison for Las Vegas Division National Security Investigations – joined the FBI in 1999 and initially assigned to white-collar criminal and international terrorism investigations.

Recently assigned as Acting Assistant Legal Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey and U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Assigned as Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters from 2008 to 2010 and focused on Middle East counterintelligence matters. Volunteered for assignment in Afghanistan in 2006 where he was imbedded with a U.S. Special Forces team in Eastern Afghanistan. Volunteered for assignment in Kuwait in 2003 in advance of Operation Iraqi Freedom serving with an FBI team imbedded with U.S. Army intelligence and served in Iraq throughout the opening months of the war.
Served in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY based at Yokosuka, Japan from 1986 to 1990 as an Engineering Division Officer and Navigation Division Officer.  Completed three WestPac tours and spent his final year and a half as MIDWAY’s Senior Officer of the Deck.

2:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

The Art of Backgrounds
Oleg Flaksman and Ashley Silver
Description:  Step-by-step instructions on how to conduct deep background and asset investigations - including a section of Social Media research.

Bio:  O&O Investigation’s background investigations and social media research provide clients with key evidence to win their cases; whether it was a damning photograph, a telling post, or a seemingly unimportant comment.

Legal Issues with David Queen, Esq.

Mr. Queen has been practicing law since 1973 and is also a licensed California private investigator. Prior to entering private law practice, Mr. Queen was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in both Pennsylvania and Maryland and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia. Mr. Queen was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of cases involving counterfeiting, bank robbery, political corruption, espionage and threats on the President. He was later nominated by President Reagan to be the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania during which time he was a member of the U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Board.  During his tenure as United States Attorney, he oversaw the investigations and prosecutions involving the Three-Mile Island power plant disaster and the E.F. Hutton mail fraud case among hundreds of others.He later served under Treasury Secretary James Baker as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Operations, overseeing the enforcement activities of Customs, the Secret Service, the IRS, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Office of Financial Enforcement. He also served as a Treasury Department Representative to INTERPOL and as a member of the board of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Mr. Queen is the author of The Private Investigator’s Legal Manual and the author of two other legal texts.

Surveillance Detection? Why it Matters!!!
Tim O-Rourke
Description:  Everyone that has conducted surveillance for a long enough time has been burned i.e.: detected. As a professional investigator that may conduct surveillance on a regular basis you are always subject to being detected. Some of the best training on surveillance is out there for everyone to assess. Hands on training and practice are essential to honing your skills and becoming better at surveillance. But once you are comfortable with these skills, I recommend that you take it further and then learn something about surveillance detection or counter surveillance. The objective is in my opinion to make you a better surveillance operator. During this program we will show you how a trained counter-surveillance person applies his/her craft at detecting, manipulating and thwarting a surveillance team.

Bio:  Tim O'Rourke is FALI's Immediate Past President. For the past three decades Mr. O'Rourke has been active in the protective and investigative fields. He has served both national and multi-national organizations worldwide and was the co-founder of one of Florida's most prestigious and successful firms for 20 years. Additionally, because of his background the next evolution was to provide training on a global scale via a training school he co-founded in 1998 with a cadre of specialized instructors. Today Mr. O'Rourke is the president of The Grafton Group which is a Florida-based, multi-disciplined, investigative firm. The Grafton Group is a proud US privately owned and operated firm of professional investigators who are licensed, and certified, in several highly specialized investigative fields.

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

The Art of Backgrounds, continued
Oleg Flaksman and Ashley Silver
Description:  Step-by-step instructions on how to conduct deep background and asset investigations - including a section of Social Media research.

Bio:  O&O Investigation’s background investigations and social media research provide clients with key evidence to win their cases; whether it was a damning photograph, a telling post, or a seemingly unimportant comment.

Effective Skiptracing with Public Record Data (repeat of a.m. session)
Mike Dores
Description:  Topics include a) Types of Public Record, b) How to interpret the results of an online search, c) How to verify potential addresses found, d) How to interview relatives and associates.

Bio:  Michael Dores was the founder and president of Merlin Information Services and has been a California licensed private investigator since 1981 and a Montana PI since 2008. Mike was one of the database pioneers who revolutionized the industry by offering public record information on CD-ROM, giving investigators more access to data than ever before. He continues to champion professional investigators' rights to access this data. Over the past 25 years, he has established himself as a key player in the public record and information provider industry and offers valuable insights into the many issues currently facing investigators. Mike continues to be a hands-on entrepreneur, staying in touch with all phases of the business. He is now the owner of MDI Verify, Inc. dba Merlin Locate Services which specializes in difficult skiptraces and asset location. Mike’s associates consider his most valuable attributes to be his comprehensive knowledge of the customer’s needs and his product innovations. He is a nationally recognized speaker and a leading authority on skip tracing and public record research.

How to Navigate the Web Anonymously and Use Bitcoin
Cameron Jackson

In this session, we will be discussing:
How to set up your computer for anonymous web browsing; Security measure you need to employ for successful anonymous browsing; and How to conduct transactions using Bitcoin.

Bio:  San Diego Police Officer Private Investigator - 11 years experience Specializing in civil, criminal, and domestic cases. Currently employing 3 full-time associate investigators and 1 full-time office manager.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Art of Surveillance
Oleg Flaksman
Description:  We will discuss the logistics, techniques, and equipment of surveillance in great detail.

Bio:  Oleg Flaksman began his career as a private investigator at the age of 19 in New York City, working one-man surveillance. In 2011 Oleg obtained his Private Investigator license in California and established his own PI firm, O&O Investigations, Inc.

An Overview of Death Investigation
Kimberly Gin
Description:  The presentation will cover the ins and outs of death investigation with an emphasis on topics beneficial to private investigations.

Bio:  Kim Gin is the current Sacramento County Coroner. She has been with the Coroner’s Office for seventeen years. She was a medicolegal death investigator or deputy coroner for fourteen years before her promotion to supervising deputy coroner for one year then promoted to coroner. During her time as a deputy coroner she was responsible for the training of new deputies and also worked in the field. As the supervising deputy coroner, she supervised the investigations unit. She received her master’s degree in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven and her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama ¿ Birmingham. She taught online Criminal Justice classes for eight years and is American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators certified.

Place of Employment Locates
Mike Dores
Description:  Topics include; a) The laws surrounding POE Locates (FCRA and FDCPA), b) Commercial Online Sources, c) Free Online Sources, d) Verification techniques.

Bio:  Michael Dores was the founder and president of Merlin Information Services and has been a California licensed private investigator since 1981 and a Montana PI since 2008. Mike was one of the database pioneers who revolutionized the industry by offering public record information on CD-ROM, giving investigators more access to data than ever before. He continues to champion professional investigators' rights to access this data. Over the past 25 years, he has established himself as a key player in the public record and information provider industry and offers valuable insights into the many issues currently facing investigators. Mike continues to be a hands-on entrepreneur, staying in touch with all phases of the business. He is now the owner of MDI Verify, Inc. dba Merlin Locate Services which specializes in difficult skiptraces and asset location. Mike’s associates consider his most valuable attributes to be his comprehensive knowledge of the customer’s needs and his product innovations. He is a nationally recognized speaker and a leading authority on skip tracing and public record research.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

The Art of Surveillance, continued
Oleg Flaksman
Description:  We will discuss the logistics, techniques, and equipment of surveillance in great detail.
Bio:  Oleg Flaksman began his career as a private investigator at the age of 19 in New York City, working one-man surveillance. In 2011 Oleg obtained his Private Investigator license in California and established his own PI firm, O&O Investigations, Inc.

Case Management-Who Needs Paper
Frank Huntington & Chris Reynolds
Description:  Program will cover proper Case Management Tools and how to operate your business in a paperless environment. Will discuss latest software and other tools to reduce costs and increase profits, including billing, report preparation, marketing.

Bio:  Chris Reynolds has been licensed since 1979 and has been a CALI member since 1985 and served as the President a record four terms. Chris' practice focuses on civil, criminal and workplace investigations. Frank W. Huntington, III started as an investigator in 1989 and obtained his license in 1992. He specializes in criminal and civil defense, but also delves into domestic and workplace related investigations. Frank holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and is a Certified Professional Investigator. Although a one-man operation, he works anywhere from 40- 60 cases at a time for multiple clients.

Junk Science? What PIs and Attorneys Should Know About Forensic Science
Mark Gillespie
Description:  Is Forensic Science everything it's made out to be? This presentation will introduce the PI and criminal/civil attorneys to the various forensic science disciplines and what goes on in crime labs throughout the US. For once, you will finally see how good OR how bad forensic science really is!

Bio:  Mark Gillespie is President of Gillespie Security & Investigations located in Austin, Texas. Mark focuses primarily on criminal defense, missing persons, human trafficking and forensic consultation. Mark is licensed in Texas, Alabama and Louisiana and is a past president of the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators. Mark spent a career as a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and took an early retirement to become the Director of Forensic Science for Austin Police Department. Mark has a Master of Forensic Science degree from George Washington University. In 2002 he proposed a forensic science curriculum to St. Edwards University and was responsible for developing and instructing the Forensic Science Undergraduate Degree program there. Mark is a member of the Big 3 (CALI, FALI, TALI) and is the NCISS Region 4 Director. Mark is married to Cheryl Gillespie and they have 5 kids and four grandkids.

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday Lunch Keynote

The Cases that Land You in Jail
Kelly Riddle
Description:  The risky and often dangerous side of the PI business will be outlined with true cases including the arrest of Stephen Hartman while serving a federal warrant on a judge. Other cases including the "Evil Twins" case where a PI was arrested and a process server was stabbed will provide riveting examples of cases that go awry.

Bio:  Mr. Riddle is the President of Kelmar Global Investigations and has more than 35 years of investigative experience. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Alabama. The National Association of Investigative Specialists chose him as the “PI of the Year” and PI Magazine named Mr. Riddle the “#1 PI in the United States”. He has been designated an expert in surveillance, insurance investigations, nursing home abuse and computer investigations. He was chosen as ¿One of the Top 25 PI¿s of the 20th Century.¿ Kelly obtained his Texas Certified Investigator designation (less than 50 in TX.) Mr. Riddle is also the past President (2010-2012) for TALI - the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI); Board of Directors (2007-2010) for TALI as well as being on the Board of Directors for the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. Kelly is on the Advisory Board for FAPI - the Florida Association of Private Investigators and is on the Public Relations committee for the Council of International Investigators and the Membership Chair for the San Antonio Chapter of ASIS. He is a Founding Board Member and Board Advisor for the non-profit organization ‘Can You Identify Me’. Kelly was the recipient of the 2013 Hudgins-Sallee award, the highest recognition presented by the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators. Mr. Riddle is the author of 10 books and has published more than 40 articles. He has been the guest speaker at more than 400 events and has been on national TV, radio and newspapers. Prior law enforcement experience includes being a member of the SWAT team, a Training Officer, Emergency Medical Technician, Evidence Technician, Arson Investigator, Juvenile Specialist and Traffic Investigator. Mr. Riddle is the Founder and President of the PI Institute of Education, as well as the Association of Christian Investigators with more than 1000 members in the U.S. and 19 countries. Kelly is the Founder of the Coalition of Association Leaders comprised of past and present board members from state, national and international associations.

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CPI Examination
Applicant must meet qualifications and pre-register to take the exam. (Examination fee is $85.00 for CALI members and $350 for nonmembers. Fees are not part of the Conference registration fees). For complete information, please go to the CALI Website and click on professional certification (under the Professional Development button on the navigation bar).

6 to 9 p.m. The Great Gatsby President’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony

During this themed, semi-formal event we will honor CALI Officers and Directors for their contributions throughout the year, as well as present the 2017 President's Award in addition to the Distinguished Achievement Award and Investigator of the Year Award.

“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby