Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) has developed an new program for its 20th Anniversary Training Conference next month, along with some options to help keep it affordable. ?
Deputy Chief Constable Graeme Gerrard of Cheshire Constabulary will be a featured speaker at LEVA. ?Among the deals: a special “Learn Now! Pay Later!” option. Attendees can register for full conference registration and/or any pre-conference workshop, check the “Learn Now! Pay Later!” box on the registration form, and delay payment until Jan. 30, 2010.
In addition, the Fort Worth Hilton has extended its reservation deadline for discounted lodging rates for LEVA attendees to Monday, Oct. 26. ?
?LEVA’s 20th Anniversary Training Conference will be held in Nov. 18-20 in Forth Worth, Tex., at the Fort Worth Hilton, with the main conference sessions separated into a Video Production track and Video Evidence Symposium. The exhibit hall will be open Nov. 18-19, and pre-conference workshops run Nov. 15-17.?
?“Not only is this year’s conference program packed with educational opportunities, but many sessions and all our pre-conference workshops and can help attendees earn hours toward LEVA forensic video analyst certification,” said Alan Salmon, LEVA President and Forensic Video Analyst/Special Investigator for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. “Our deferred payment option and the extended deadline for discounted hotel rates are just two more ways LEVA is helping to make its 20th annual conference affordable for agencies dealing with tough economic times. LEVA’s world-class training is an amazing value.”?
?Production sessions will cover file-based workflows, long-form storytelling, and an overview of Final Cut Pro Studio. Plus, industry veteran and Videography magazine contributor Dick Reizner will open his “Mixed Bag of Tricks.” His 90-minute seminar will provide numerous production tips to improve video production, often at no or very little cost. ?
?Attendees will also have the opportunity to share their own production experiences during “PLAYBACK: Techniques and Tactics.” Moderated by Jan Garvin, LEVA Training Vice President and FBI Supervisory Producer/Director, the two-part session will encourage attendees to show segments of their own productions, identify problems they encountered, and explain their solutions.?
?Video evidence sessions will feature a panel discussion on accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB). Plus, “Public Video Surveillance: CCTV Policy and Operations for Public Safety” will explore the justification of public video surveillance and the protection of CCTV system investments. A panel of police chiefs, privacy advocates, video surveillance specialists, and government leaders will discuss the need for a federal policy and specific laws to protect both privacy rights and the police authority to use camera technology to monitor public places. Deputy Chief Constable Graeme Gerrard of Cheshire Constabulary, who is considered the United Kingdom’s top police authority on CCTV, will be the featured speaker at the all-day event
For travel information, as well as the complete conference schedule, visit leva.org.?
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