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Santa Monica, CA, United States, 2010/09/21 - The SMILE conference equips law enforcement professionals with all the technical hands-on skills and the practical knowledge to enter the social media world. The 2nd SMILE conference will take place Jan. 10-12, 2011 in Santa Monica, CA.
The West Coast SMILE™ Conference to be held January 10-12, 2011
Santa Monica, CA, September 15, 2010 - The second social media conference for law enforcement professionals will take place January 10-12, 2011, at the RAND Center in Santa Monica, California. Building on the success of the first Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement conference (The SMILE Conference™) LAwS Communications will be the event producer. Law enforcement professionals will be equipped with all the technical hands-on skills and the practical knowledge to enter the social media world with confidence, or to polish up their own techniques through peer and interpersonal technology interaction.
“Given the success of the inaugural SMILE Conference and broad international support, this follow-on event will further reinforce the need for departments to proactively take the lead in their community efforts. The conference is unique in its ability to bring together a widely respected gathering of law enforcement professionals,” stated conference organizer, Lauri Stevens. "The necessity of sharing information and exchanging effective ideas on community policing, outreach and evolving social media techniques, such as investigatory and forensics uses, has become a hallmark that sets this conference apart.”
The speaker line-up of social media law enforcement professionals is just starting to take shape. The SMILE Conference international panel of experts will lead delegates through three days of in-depth social media education specific to the law enforcement professional. Training sessions will happen each morning and followed by three days of plenary sessions for topics: Community Engagement and Investigations making up the first two days, with the third day covering such topics as Information Management, Security and Interoperability.
Key confirmed speakers include:
● Tim Jackman, Chief of Police in Santa Monica, California;
● Christopher Duque, a 30 year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department;
● Scott Mills, Constable with the Toronto Police Service;
● Mike Bostic, Raytheon Civil Communications Solutions Group, Former Deputy Chief, LAPD;
● Mike Alderson, former senior officer in the UK’s Sussex Police and current Director of Open Eye Communications Ltd.
Registration, Venue & Hotel:
Very Early Bird SMILE registration is available through September 30 at a special rate of $399. Early Bird, Regular and On-Site registration will also be available. The DoubleTree Guest Suites in downtown Santa Monica is the official hotel for the SMILE Conference with a special rate. The Conference will be held at the RAND Center in Santa Monica, CA.
Sponsorships are available to corporations and other groups looking to reach law enforcement professionals who are involved with their department’s social media and technology initiatives. More information on sponsorship opportunities can be downloaded at: ow.ly/2DHYb.
Town Hall Meeting Planned
The SMILE Conference will include an evening Town Hall Meeting during the conference to allow delegates and speakers the opportunity to explore and discuss in-depth issues concerning social media and law enforcement that could not be fully addressed during the daytime sessions.
About The SMILE Conference
The SMILE Conference (Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement) will address social media as community media, investigative techniques and case studies, social media policy and strategy, legal issues, recruitment and retention. Training sessions will happen each morning and will be followed by three days of plenary sessions featuring how-to(s), so you will leave with the hands-on skills you need. From the chief to the newest officer in the agency, The SMILE Conference is for anyone who is interested in social media and its many applications in the field of law enforcement.
For more information please visit TheSMILEConference.com. Follow us in the social media world on Twitter @SMILEConference or the hashtag #smilecon and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheSMILEConference.
Conference Contact: Lauri Stevens, LAwS Communications / 978-764-9887 -E: lawscomm.net