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Be part of the excitement at the 2023 CALI Annual Conference! The California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) is looking for experienced and engaging industry professionals to share their knowledge and expertise with CALI members and other PI colleagues at our 54th Annual Conference, August 24-26, 2023, in Sonoma Wine Country, California.

Conference Venue & Location
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country
One Doubletree
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

What We’re Looking For 
To ensure attendees receive the best event experience possible, we are looking for experienced industry professionals to share their knowledge and expertise to cover various subjects of the investigative profession and expertise. The desired topics of interest include:

  • Accident Investigations
  • Background Investigations
  • Criminal Defense Investigations
  • Civil Investigations
  • Computer Forensics
  • Deep/Dark Web Investigations 
  • Fraud Investigations
  • Insurance Claims Investigations /Subrosa /AOE COE
  • Missing Person Cases
  • Process Serving
  • Social Media Investigations

Don't see your topic listed above? Submit a proposal! We welcome proposals on other topics related to the PI industry.

Format & Session Length
Breakout educational sessions are typically offered as 1-hour sessions, including Q&A. Allotted session time may be extended to 75 minutes.

Submission Process
To be considered for a speaking opportunity, please fill out the CALI Speaker Proposal Form by clicking the button below. All proposals must be submitted electronically using the CALI Speaker Proposal Form. Proposals with missing information will be considered incomplete and not be processed for review. We recommend downloading the Speaker Proposal Guide to help gather information before submitting your presentation proposal online. 

Speaker Proposal Form

Selection Criteria 
Once the Call for Speakers submission period closes, the CALI Conference Committee will review all speaker proposals based on the following criteria:

Content & Organization – Provides a clear description of high quality content, including session title.
Participant Objectives – Clearly defines participant learning objectives.
Experience – The speaker's expertise and knowledge of the subject matter.
Timeliness of Topic – Addresses a current issue relevant to the PI industry.

Applicants may be contacted by a CALI Conference Committee member for a phone interview or if further information is needed from the speaker regarding their proposal.

Important Dates and Deadlines*
Friday, November 18, 2022 – Call for Speakers Opens.
Friday, December 23, 2022  – Call for Speakers Closes at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
Friday, January 27, 2023 – Conference Speaker Committee will notify all applicants of their decision.

*All dates listed above are subject to change.

For questions about the speaker application process, please email the Conference Committee Chairs, Chad Ragan and Roberto Rivera, at

P.S. Do you know qualified colleagues who would make great speakers for CALI's Conference? Please share this link ( with potential speakers and invite them to submit a proposal for consideration. Thank you!

About the California Association of Licensed Investigators

The California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) is a not-for-profit professional organization founded in 1967 to protect and enhance our licensed private investigator members. With approximately 1,100 members, CALI is the largest private investigator association in the world. The association works to advance the investigation and security professions through educational programs and legislative advocacy efforts that promote the needs of the profession before governmental agencies and the State Legislature. Click here to learn more about CALI.