INspi Investigator Tech-Day

    May 15, 2019 6:00 PM to May 16, 2019 5:00 PM
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    Blue Chip Hotel Casino & Spa
    777 Blue Chip Drive
    Michigan City, IN 46360
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    .INspi INVESTIGATOR TECH-DAY! May 15th- May 16th, 2019

    A training conference and meeting geared with gear. Learn about the technology used for private sector investigations. This is an amazing opportunity to increase your skills, knowledge and help your business grow into the future. You don’t want to miss this amazing training opportunity! Register and secure your spot today

    “Investigators Embracing the Future”


    The Blue Chip Casino – Hotel – Spa

    Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, nestled in the heart of Northwest Indiana, and just 40 minutes east of the Chicago. The Blue Chip Casino and Blue Chip Hotel provide an inviting backdrop for any event. Along with plenty of casino fun, guests can enjoy a scrumptious palette of dining choices, attractive accommodations and Hoosier hospitality.

    The Hotels feature 486 guestrooms between two (2) towers. The Blue Chip Tower is an 8-story building offering 186 well- appointed guestrooms, and our 23-story Spa Tower offers 300 luxury guestrooms and suites.

    Special Room Rates for the attendees:

    • Weekday Blue Chip Tower Hotel $79.00 
    • Weekday Spa Blu Tower Hotel $99.00         


    • Complimentary Valet and Self-Parking
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • 10% Discount on Spa Services (Based on Availability)

    Area attractions such as: Lighthouse Shopping Outlets, Winery Tours, South Shore Train for direct service to downtown Chicago and South Bend airport are just a few of the many exciting things available for the convention attendees.

    • May 15th, 2019: 5 pm – 6 pm: INspi Board Meeting (All Members Welcomed) 
    • May 15th, 2019: 6 pm – 9 pm: A special networking and Hoosier hospitality event with professionals and vendors 

    • May 16th, 2019: 9 am – 5 pm: Training Conference (Lunch provided)


    SOCIAL MEDIA & DEEP WEB INVESTIGATIONS - By Kathy  Doering & Marianne Hynd
    Kathy Doering  is McAfee certified in Social Media Investigations and is the President of the Social Media Research Association. She has owned Ann Michaels & Associates for 20 years. Kathy loves helping people and all things social media. In 2007, she saw an opportunity to put those two things together and form a unique niche service offering for her company, Ann Michaels & Associates. She called it eChatter. Since then she has worked with investigators, law professionals, and attorneys. Over the years Kathy and her team of social analysts have seen a lot and learned a lot. In this presentation, she and her VP of Operations will teach some tricks of the trade when it comes to mining social media data and Open Source Intelligence online. She will explain the differences between the layers of the web and teach how to maneuver to uncover the information you are looking for.

    Marianne Hynd is the Vice President of Operations at eChatter, a social media/onlineinvestigation provider. Her degree in Psychology coupled with her inquisitive, curious nature made this an obvious career choice. She started learning about social listening, research, and open source intelligence back in 2007 when social media usage became prominent. Since that time, she played an integral role in developing eChatter's service offerings and stays on top of the latest trends, search techniques, and changing laws in order to provide investigators, lawyers, and insurance companies comprehensive and detailed investigative reports. She has authored articles related to online research through the eChatter blog and has been a contributing author to Quirks, Maximize Social Business, and Customer Think.

    Some of the information presented will cover the following: What is an online/social media investigation and what it is not (LOL)  - Best practices for searches - Tips & tricks for research

    Ron has been an investigator for over 45 years, 20 with the military and 25 as a PI in California, Washington State and in Virginia.  He was the Executive Director of the Private Investigators Association of Virginia for 14 years.  Both Margaret and Ron are Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Instructors and own a DCJS Licensed Private Security School certified to teach Entry Level and In-Service training for Security Officers, Private Investigators, and Personal Protection Specialist (Executive Protection); as well as DCJS firearms courses, i.e., basic handgun, shotgun and advanced handgun.  They have given countless presentations on investigative / surveillance photography and I have been a guest lecturer at the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI's National Convention here in Washington, DC.  As for the tech gear, they will have the latest and greatest cameras and lenses from Nikon.  It's what they use.  It's top of the line equipment, their mantra when they teach is, "If you want professional results, you need professional gear". But in today’s world improvising is a key, the attendees will be shown how to get the best results from what the investigator has in the camera bag.

    Brian has been in the investigative industry for over 20 years and has worked not only in the field but on management teams for a variety of sized agencies ranging for small regional operations to large national and international firms.  As an industry innovator, Brian conceptually designed case management systems that are used by agencies all over the world. Brian’s focus is to bridge the gaps between the investigation profession and the availability of "out of the box" case management software. Gone are the days that a professional firm can operate without  a case management system, and with today’s technological advances a reliable and secure case management system is affordable to all size firms. Brian’s presentation will provide the insight needed to assist professional investigation firms to manage large caseloads with efficiency and security, so to allow firms to grow with the markets of the future. This is a workshop you don’t want to miss.

    GLOBAL POSITION SYSTEMS – GPS for the private sector investigations & security - By Michael Cook, LPI 
    Mike has been the President of Signature Investigative Group since 2007. He is a business management graduate of Illinois State University and has worked as C.E.O. and has held leadership positions for private companies and professional organizations. He brings a unique blend of investigative knowledge and business operations to his training. Mike is a leader and innovator with the use of G.P.S. systems for private sector investigations and security. His presentation will expose the attendees to the equipment, techniques and platforms used in the ever-changing technology for GPS, as well as discuss methods, products and GPS services that can be offered to benefit private sector clients and increase revenues for investigative and security firms.

    A leader working within many professional Associations,  Dean Gluth, "The Super Sleuth" is the President and Licensed Private Detective of InfoMAX Investigations and Debugging Services. Dean has been working as an investigator since 1995 and is an award winning professional. He is currently licensed in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.  An expert in conducting defense and claim related surveillance.  Dean also handles TSCM (Technical Surveillance Counter Measures) cases, and has become proficient in debugging by taking the certification classes from REI (Research Electronics International) for their ANDRE RF Detector (Advanced Near Field Detection Receiver), the ORION (Non-Linear Junction Detector), and the OSCOR GREEN 24GHz (Spectrum Analyzer). His presentation will expose the attendees to up-to-date TSCM equipment and techniques. It will also offer insights on how security firms and investigators can assist their clients and grow their business by offering TSCM services. 


    $75.00 Registration Fee-INspi Member

    $125.00 Registration Fee - Non INspi Member

    $95.00 Registration Fee - MCPI Member

    $95.00 Registration Fee - IAPI Member

    $95.00 Registration Fee -ADSAI Member

    $95.00 Registration Fee - NCISS Member

    $95.00 Registration Fee - NALI Member