June 4-6, 2015
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Reno, Nevada

The California Association of Licensed Investigators, the largest PI association in the world, invites you to join us for our 2015 annual conference: CALI: Collaborate, Achieve, Learn, Innovate on June 4-6, 2015!  The conference will provide an array of relevant and outstanding program content and topics.  Examples include: Pet Detectives; Cell Phone Forensics, a Polygraph workshop and much, much more! In addition to top-notch content, the conference offers a chance to meet with the profession's top vendors as well as extensive networking opportunities.  Every new and experienced private investigator, security professional, law enforcement officer, and even some attorneys should attend the CALI 2015 annual Conference.

This stimulating and thought provoking conference will take place in Reno, nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in an area called the Truckee Meadows.  Reno and the surrounding area provide unlimited indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Reno's beautiful June weather (high 83/low 52) provides for excellent golf, biking, camping, hunting, fishing and mountain climbing. 

Don't miss the PI conference of the year!  Register today!

Keynote Speakers:

altClem Pellett, discovered  compelling evidence in the brutal murder of his grandfather committed 60 years ago. Without any previous investigative experience, he succeeded in bringing the fugitive to justice.

altPeter Crooks, author of the book "The Set-up" A True Story of Dirty Cops, Soccer Moms and Reality TV" , will relay the fascinating account of reality show wannabes, deceitful soccer moms, corrupt cops and a sociopath private investigator.

Additional speakers include: Phil Becnal, John Flentz, Phil Liberatore, Vicki Boser, Mark Eskridge, Beverly Griffin, Joseph Buckley, Lubbina Debbini, Victor Gomez, Neil Caddell, Hal Humphries, Kat Albrecht, Kelly Dempsey.

altThe CALI Pre-Conference Session, Internet Profiling and Intelligence Gathering, featuring Michele Stuart who will provide step by step, in-depth research techniques utilizing online and open source databases located on the Web to assist in locating 'hidden' information. Please note: The Pre-Conference session is not included in the full registration, a separate charge applies.

Conference Highlights:

  • Thursday night's Welcome Reception!
  • Annual Conference Golf Tournament will be held at the Lakeridge Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, which boasts a 71 par and 6,703 yards!
  • A behind the scenes walking tour to observe the security systems of the Peppermill.  Narration from the Dean Hill, Director of Security. Registration limited registration at 40 people so register today!
  • Exhibitor Showcase - view the latest products and services offered by the many exclusive vendors
  • Valuable opportunities for networking with your peers!
  • Cigar Night! (separate from the Welcome Reception as not to offend our non-smoking members)
  • President's Banquet and Awards Ceremony - this semi-formal event will honor CALI Officers and Directors for their contribution throughout the year.  The 2015 President's Award will be presented in addition to the Distinguished Achievement Award!

Register Today!

CALI Scholarship Awards: CALI is pleased to announce the Scholarship Program Applications are now available. 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. Click here to learn more and to apply for the scholarship award!

Quotes from Last Year’s Conference Attendees:

"Thank you all so much for the experience! The Conference by far met and exceeded my expectations.  Everything from classes to speakers to venue to food to all of the wonderful people was top-notch.  I am very thankful and grateful that I was a part of it!"

“This was my first conference and I was welcomed in as if I had been around for years. I met person who introduced me to two more people, who in turn introduced me to someone else, and so on. I had a wonderful time… I definitely plan to attend the conference next year!”

“Continuing education such as this conference is the most important benefit to its members"

“The conference was a great opportunity to network with PI’s around the state and country”

“I learned new things, found great resources, which is highly beneficial to my own success and future”

“The presenters were all first class"

Hotel Information:

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
2707 S. Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada  89502
(775) 826-2121
Directions and map


The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino is a beautifully appointed  luxurious hotel, boasting of a four diamond rating. It is nestled in the Nevada Mountain range, in close proximity to Lake Tahoe.  CALI's group guestroom rate is ONLY $99 until May 13, 2015 or until the block sells out.  Please click here to book your room or call 775-826-2121.  The block is listed under California Association of Licensed Investigators.  Self parking is complimentary in two allocated parking structures.  Valet parking is complimentary as well. 

The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle for arrivals and departures.

About Reno, Nevada: Reno is located in the southern part of Washoe County, nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in an area called the Truckee Meadows. Reno's nickname "The Biggest Little City" was submitted as part of a Chamber of Commerce city naming contest, reflecting the arch that welcomes people into Reno.  Reno boasts of an National Automotive Museum; the National Bowling Stadium with 78 lanes; Museum of Art and the Truckee Whitewater Park.  Click here to learn more about Reno.

Registration Information & Fees:

CALI Members Advance On-site
Full Conference $349 $369
Full Conference - Guest $185
Friday Daily $210 $225
Saturday Daily $175 $189
Pre-Conference (Thursday Only, June 4) $179 $199
Golf (Thursday, June 4) 10:36 a.m. tee-off $85 (includes green fees, cart, box lunch, water)
President’s Evening Dinner and Awards Ceremony** (Saturday, June 6) $85
Non-Members Advance On-site
Full Conference $475 $499
Full Conference - Register and Join $449 $469
Full Conference - Guest $185
Friday Daily $245 $260
Saturday Daily $199 $215
Pre-Conference (Thursday Only, June 4) $199 $210
Golf (Thursday, June 4) 10:36 a.m. tee-off $85 (includes green fees, cart, box lunch, water)
President’s Evening Dinner and Awards Ceremony (Saturday, June 6) $85



Conference Registration Notes:

Friday/Saturday Daily Registration: This category includes all eduction, meals, receptions, and exhibits for that prospective day. (Does not include President’s dinner on Saturday evening).

Pre-Conference Registration: This category includes light breakfast, educational session, lunch and welcome reception.

Additional Fees:  Pre-conference session and the President’s awards banquet on Saturday evening requires additional registration costs and are NOT included with full, daily, or Thursday event registrations.

Special Accommodations: Facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special accommodation and plan to attend this event, please contact Sandy Gimpelson at the CALI office: 949-715-5401 or [email protected].  Please allow as much advance notice as possible to ensure we have ample time to meet your needs. 

Cancellation Policy:
 Requests for registration fee refunds will be accepted until May 21, 2015. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refund of any kind will be given if cancellation request is received after May 21, 2015.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities:

We have several levels of sponsorship available as well as "a la carte” opportunities.  If you are interested in exhibiting at the CALI Annual Conference or discuss a sponsorship program that is right for your company, please contact Jerry Packer, Executive Director, at 949-715-5401 or [email protected].