The following is provided to assist you in planning to attend the 31st Annual LEVA Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium this October. When: October 26 – 30, 2020
Where: Hilton Doubletree Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108
Hotel Daily Rate: $169 + tax (single/double rate) Reservation deadline is October 1, 2020.
Breakfast: $15 per person for full buffet. $10 for continental.
To reserve a room, CLICK HERE. NOTE: A credit card is used only to hold the room. It will not be charged unless you fail to cancel and not show up.
For those wanting to phone in a reservation, call 800-222-8733 and use the group code LEV.
Conference Fee: Same rates as 2019: For five days - $895 for LEVA members in good standing, $795 for members in good standing from same agency, $995 for non-members. For
three consecutive days: $795 for LEVA members in good standing, $745 for members in good standing from same agency, $895 for non-members.
Servicing Airport: The nearest major airport is San Diego (SAN) about 10-15 minutes from the hotel.
Exhibitors: $995 for an 8x10 booth. Monday evening, October 26 and Tuesday, October 27 will be the exhibit periods. Select sponsorships will be offered to let you promote your brand
throughout the event and after.
When Can I Register? LEVA Membership is not required. Individual registration will open by March 1 and will be on-line only. Corporate (Exhibitor) registrations will be completed via a fillable contract document for signing and submitting.
Point of Contact:
The important role of up-to-date technology in the successful investigation and prosecution of crimes is a topic that Jordan Huslig is passionate about. Jordan is a LEVA Certified Forensic Video Analyst and current Chair of LEVA’s Board of Directors. He works at the Grand Junction Police Department in Colorado.
The Center for Children is a hub of services for Colorado’s Mesa County and surrounding areas that provides interviews, counseling, and intervention to children and families who have experienced abuse.
When Jordan learned that the Center needed help in purchasing new equipment, he designed a fundraising wrist brand and, with support from the department, he had 200 of them produced. While at LEVA’s training symposium in Denver in October, Jordan offered the bracelets to other attendees, in exchange for a donation to raise funds for the Center. His efforts were a success, even prompting Andrew Fredericks of iNPUT-ACE to donate a chance to win a complimentary training course to anyone who chose to donate.
Ultimately, $1000 was raised and presented to the Center.
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Jordan said, “This could not have been achieved without the selfless generosity of those who attended the LEVA symposium.” He added, “It does us all good to give.”
The four-day "Adobe Photoshop for Forensic Video Analysis" scheduled September 3-6 in Nottingham, England IS FULL.
Among other benefits by attending, students will earn 32 training hours towards LEVA certification renewal.
Classrooms, like the one above, are filled by those in the public (government, etc.) and private sectors around the world attending LEVA courses.
In an effort to accommodate more requests, especially Level 1 (Forensic Video Analysis & the Law) and Level 2 (Digital Multimedia Evidence Processing), LEVA has partnered with more agencies to conduct the classes.
Here are the dates and cities thus far. Note that courses are held in other cities not listed which are private and not open for general registration.
LEVEL 1: Kansas City, MO, March 30-April 3; Nottingham, England, April 20-24; San Antonio, TX, June 8-12
LEVEL 2: Albany, NY, March 16-20; Kansas City, MO, June 1-5; Nottingham, England, June 22-26
LEVEL 3: Las Vegas, NV, May 18-22; Nottingham, England, September 7-11; Kansas City, MO, September 21-25
LEVEL 4: Austin, TX, July 20-24; Nottingham, England, November 9-13; City TBD, December 7-11
Details on these courses and others can be found by clicking the TRAINING tab at the top of this Home page and select Upcoming Training Events.
Thirty-eight students from across North America, including one from Ghana, completed LEVA's Level 1 class at the NY State Police Academy in Albany.
Among the students were eight employees of the NY State Office of the Attorney General.
Forensic Engineer Danial Simacek commented, "It was very good class, very happy with knowledge gained. Excellent instructors, everybody super helpful and knowledgeable. Good team."
Obed-Odem Yao Bedzra stated, "I am sincerely grateful for the opportunity given me to undergo the LEVA Level 1 training course. I have indeed learned a lot to take home back in Ghana."
The next Level 1 class is August 5-9 in Scotch Plains, NJ. For details on that course and others, visit www.leva.org, click the Training tab at the top and select Upcoming Training Events.