2021 Video Evidence Training Symposium

Live Online Experience

March 22 – March 25, 2021

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About the Event

Did you know that over 80% of investigations involve some form of video evidence? From traffic collisions to police use of force incidents, every investigator should be equipped to properly interrogate video evidence from acquisition to the courtroom.

Join us this March for specialized training from leading video and law enforcement experts as they present the latest investigative techniques and technologies when it comes to video evidence. Each session will feature 90-minutes of high-quality content taught live by an industry expert at the top of their field.

Attendees will earn certificates demonstrating completed training hours for submitting CEUs on topics including important legal updates, workflow training, reconstruction techniques for using video evidence in collision investigations, and more.

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What’s included?

Register for the 2021 Video Evidence Symposium and you will receive the following:

  • Access to our live training sessions from March 22-25 (there will be two 90-minute sessions per day)
  • Access to recorded versions of the training sessions after the event
  • Training Certificate that can be submitted for CEUs
  • The chance to engage with leading video evidence experts

New for 2021: We are excited to announce an optional hands-on workshop this year! Join our professional trainers in a limited-size class and work with actual case footage through our innovative online learning environment.

Location:

This training will take place in an interactive online classroom. You may join from anywhere in the world – no travel required.

Date:

The Symposium will take place on March 22-25, 2021. You can join us live twice daily for 90-minute sessions starting at 12 PM and 2 PM EDT, or watch the recorded session on-demand after the event.

Hands-on Workshop:

In addition to the Symposium sessions, we are excited to announce our new hands-on workshop! This optional add-on experience will have a limited class size, with available time slots both the week before and the week after the Symposium.

This workshop will be 4-hours long and is only available to Symposium attendees. It will be a great opportunity to get some hands-on experience working with actual case footage. Thanks to our innovative online learning platform, participants will receive virtual access to an iNPUT-ACE machine (no software license required) and apply course concepts to real world examples that reflect current challenges.

We have multiple opportunities to join the Hands-On Workshop:

  • Thursday, March 18th @ 12PM EST
  • Tuesday, March 30th @ 12PM EST
  • Wednesday, March 31st @ 12PM EST

Cost:

Full Symposium: $295 – Earn up to 12 CEU credits, based on your association.

Hands-on Workshop: $125 – Earn up to 4 CEU credits, based on your association.

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Sample Session

Wondering what kind of training you’ll receive? Check out last year’s session from Grant Fredericks, “Conducting a Video-Centric Investigation: Preparing for the Endgame.”

Grant Fredericks, along with several other speakers, will return for the 2021 Symposium. He is a former police officer with over thirty years of experience leading video-centric criminal investigations. He is a Certified Forensic Video Analyst and a contract instructor at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.

Speakers and Schedule

Video Investigation Units – How the Media is Leveraging Open Source Intelligence to Conduct Forensic Video Examinations

Grant Fredericks

Civilian Oversight: The Influence of Video on Public Perception

Josh Guthrie

Video Examination and Admissibility in the Courtroom – Are you an Expert?

Eric Daigle

Fusion of 3D Technologies and Imagery

Eugene Liscio

Advancements in Technology for Calculating Speeds

Michael Jorgensen, James Kennedy, Brandon Wahl

Title To Be Announced

Solomon Friedman

Defending Against Recent Challenges to Video Evidence

Andrew Fredericks

Fast Forward: Emerging Trends in Video Evidence 

Panel of Experts

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All sessions will be delivered live and online. Join from the comfort of your home or office and engage with industry-leading experts on a variety of topics related to video evidence. Use the interactive features to ask questions and engage with other professionals.

Speakers

Meet Our Speakers

Grant Fredericks
Grant Fredericks

Certified Forensic Video Analyst

Grant Fredericks is a Certified Forensic Video Analyst and a lecturer at the FBI National Academy.  Grant has testified over 300 times in courts throughout the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and in other parts of the world. Much of his work involves the accurate interpretation of video evidence in police Use of Force cases.  As a consultant for Major Crime and Joint Forces Operations involving video evidence, Grant has provided technical assistance for high-profile investigations around the world. 

In 2011, Grant was the Technical Manager for a large scale civil unrest investigation involving over 5,000 hours of video evidence that captured the activity of several thousand rioters. Directing the work of fifty forensic video analysts, Grant managed the integration of the visual evidence into investigation packages which resulted in 800 criminal charges, all successfully prosecuted.  His work in that case won the International Association of Chiefs of Police top award for Technical Advances in a Criminal Investigation.

Grant has consulted for the US Department of Justice, the IACP, and the National Institute of Justice. He is a co-author of the standards document Digital Video Systems Minimum Performance Specifications for US law enforcement agencies.  Grant is a former police officer and coordinator of the Vancouver Police Forensic Video Unit in Canada.

Michael Jorgensen
Michael Jorgensen

Accident Reconstruction Specialist and Forensic Expert

Michael Jorgensen graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, has 5 years of experience in accident reconstruction, and is an active member of the Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Mr. Jorgensen has conducted and participated in numerous crash test research involving both a crash simulation sled and real donor vehicles. More recently, he along with others at American Bio Engineers researched into the validity of utilizing the iNPUT-ACE Camera Match Overlay tool to measure vehicle speed over a variety of different cameras.

Brandon Wahl
Brandon Wahl

Manager of Support Services

Brandon is a LEVA Certified Forensic Video Technician and manages the support services for the iNPUT-ACE software. As a Forensic Video Technician, Brandon has assisted in hundreds of video-centric investigations and continues to help agencies accurately decode proprietary video file formats, process digital multimedia evidence, and prep demonstratives for court. Brandon has been a member of the iNPUT-ACE team since the launch of the software in 2016 and currently manages the support services for the powerful software program.

Eric Daigle
Eric Daigle

Principal at Daigle Law Group, LLC

Attorney Daigle is the principal and founder of Daigle Law Group, LLC, a firm specializing in law enforcement operations, emphasizing management operational consulting services. His experience focuses on civil rights actions, including police misconduct litigation and employment actions.

Mr. Daigle acts as a legal advisor to police departments across the country, providing legal advice to law enforcement command staff and officers in legal liability, policy development, employment issues, use of force, laws of arrest, and search and seizure. His experience focuses on internal affairs operations and the use of force, specifically in the training, investigation, and supervision of force and deadly force incidents. Attorney Daigle speaks at seminars and conferences across the country, focusing on legal standards for effective and constitutional police operation.

James M. Kennedy
James M. Kennedy

Director, Forensic Video/Multimedia Services at New York State Police

Jim is a 35-year member of the New York State Police. He has spent his entire career in the field of Multimedia Technologies and is currently Director of Forensic Video/Multimedia Services for the New York State Police. In that capacity, he oversees a multi-sectional Technology Unit that provides Forensic Multimedia Support, Multimedia Production Services, Photography Services, and Audio/Visual support to Federal, State and local agencies across the country. Forensic Multimedia duties include video documentation of crime scenes, on-scene forensic multimedia acquisitions, digital multimedia evidence analysis, reverse projection photogrammetry analysis, 3-D laser scanning, and providing expert testimony in criminal/civil court proceedings across the northeast. 

Solomon Friedman
Solomon Friedman

Criminal Lawyer and Partner at Friedman Mansour LLP

Solomon Friedman is a criminal lawyer and partner at Friedman Mansour LLP. He represents clients on criminal, quasi-criminal and regulatory charges. Solomon uses his experience, together with his talent for effective oral and written advocacy, to create persuasive and innovative legal arguments, both at trial and on appeal.

In addition to his legal practice, Solomon writes widely on topics related to criminal law and appears often in the media – print, television and radio – to discuss high-profile cases and new developments in the law. His opinion and feature articles have appeared in newspapers across the country, including the National Post, the Montreal Gazette and the Ottawa Citizen. He was a regular contributor to the Citizen’s bi-weekly column on legal rights and criminal law, entitled “Right to Know.” 

Eugene Liscio
Eugene Liscio

3D Forensic Analyst

Eugene Liscio is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada and is the owner of ai2-3D, a consulting company that specializes in 3D forensic documentation, analysis and visualizations. Eugene has testified in court in both US and Canada utilizing 3D technologies such as photogrammetry and laser scanning and has also provided interactive 3D crime scene reconstructions to aid the jury. Eugene has been called to aid police agencies in Canada and the US and was retained to assist the Ontario Provincial Police in the shooting at the Canadian House of Commons in 2013.

He is the Past-President of the International Association of Forensic and Security Metrology (IAFSM) and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, where he teaches a 3D Forensic Reconstruction and Mapping course as part of the Forensic Sciences Program. Eugene is actively engaged in research and mentoring students focusing on 3D documentation and analysis techniques.

Andrew Fredericks
Andrew Fredericks

Technical Director at iNPUT-ACE

Andrew is a Certified Forensic Video Analyst and the Technical Director for iNPUT-ACE: a video evidence software solution that is used by law enforcement agencies worldwide. Andrew directs the development, training, and support for iNPUT-ACE, and continues to conduct forensic video analysis casework throughout North America and abroad.

As a forensic video analyst, Andrew has been qualified as an expert and testified in various courts in the USA and Canada. Andrew specializes in decoding proprietary video file formats, video workflow automation, and conducting 3D laser scanning reverse projection. Andrew also teaches these methodologies to thousands of police investigators and forensic video analysts every year.

Josh Guthrie
Josh Guthrie

Partner at Force Analysis and Multimedia Review

Josh Guthrie is partner/owner of Force Analysis and Mulitmedia Review, LLC which provides services relative to the analysis of police use of force incidents and associated video evidence.  Josh is also an active law enforcement officer and has been so for the past 22 years.  He is an A.C.T.A.R. accredited collision reconstructionist and specializes in 3D laser scanning and reverse projection photogrammetry, and speed from video analysis.

Josh has also served as a patrol officer, instructor, and is currently assigned as a critical incident reconstructionist and multimedia specialist for his agency. During his time as an instructor, he has trained thousands of law enforcement officers in collision reconstruction, scene analysis, and police use of force policy and tactics. He also provides court ready digital evidence demonstratives for numerous District Attorney offices. 

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Register for our symposium today! Act fast to take advantage of our early bird pricing:

 

Full Symposium – $295

Register for the Hands-On Workshop

This is an optional workshop for Symposium attendees. Class sizes will be limited but we will offer them on dates both before and after the symposium.

 

Price: $125

Group Pricing

Have a large group? Contact us to learn about our group pricing specials.
Discounts are subject to change.

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Purchase 5 tickets, get the next 2 free
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Frequently Asked Questions

Will the sessions be recorded?

    • Yes, each of the sessions will be recorded and made available after the Symposium.
    • One certificate of completion will be issued per registered user.

What if I want to bring my whole team?

    • We have flexibility to allow larger agencies to participate under one transaction. Please contact us to discuss our agency training plans.

Are CEU credits issued as part of the course?

    • Yes, these training courses are eligible for receiving CEUs. We will provide the proper documentation needed for you to submit training hours with your accrediting body.

Can I ask questions?

    • Yes, questions are encouraged. We will do our best to answer all the questions live; however, if there is not enough time to address all the questions, we will reply to your question via email.

Do I need a microphone?

    • No, questions will be submitted through the chat function.

Do I need a headset?

    • No, but you may prefer to use headphones. For audio, you will be able to use your computer audio or dial-in using the provided phone number.

How will I access the Symposium Sessions?

    • We will send a reminder email with login details 1-hour before each event.

The team at iNPUT-ACE is managed by certified forensic video analysts who provide training to thousands of investigators and forensic analysts every year. Our experts deliver training through state and local agencies and through organizations such as the FBI National Academy, LEVA, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and many other leading law enforcement organizations. INPUT-ACE is the only software company that employs a team of analysts that regularly is admitted as experts in criminal and civil trials in various countries around the world. Because we are on the forefront of the practical application of video investigations from the crime scene to the courtroom, we at iNPUT-ACE are constantly developing our software to meet the evolving needs of our law enforcement clients.

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