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2022 Educational Conference

Northern Illinois University Conference Center

April 27-29, 2022


All Illinois Division IAI events and training are designed for forensic and investigative professionals. Only

credentialed law enforcement, crime lab personnel, or approved exhibitors may attend. 

The Illinois Division IAI reserves the right to remove individuals who do not meet this requirement.

Conference Program

Conference Program

This year's conference will give crime scene investigators and forensic scientists from Illinois and surrounding states a unique opportunity to come together and see how forensic investigators from across the country investigate major cases.

The IDIAI training committee and division President have worked hard to provide law enforcement and lab personnel local access to nationwide forensic speakers, trends, and topics. Get ready for three days of case studies, evidence collection techniques, and view the latest equipment our exhibitors can provide!


We are constantly updating our program with new speakers. All lectures are subject to change as the schedule is finalized.

Program track:  Crime Scene Investigation

  • Demystifying DNA and DNA Sample Collection (Kathy Sullivan, ISP Joliet Laboratory)

  • Aurora Police Department OIS (Detective Amy Johnson, Kane County Major Crimes Task Force)

  • LEICA Scanning Course Tutorial and GS07 Tutorial (Det. Amy Johnson, Kane County Major Crimes Task Force)

  • Sleepy Hollow Crime Scene Case Study (Det. Amy Johnson, Kane County Major Crimes Task Force)

  • Critical Incident Intelligence Centers and Integrating Technology into Investigations (Chris Coronado, Aurora PD)

  • Case Study:  Body in a Burning Barrel (Joe Coronado, Aurora PD)

  • Using Family Members to gain Investigative Leads (Forensic Scientist, Kara Stefanson, CCSAO)

  • The Tyshaun Lee Case and the Use of High Tech Evidence: A Case Study 

(ASA Tom Darman, ASA Craig Engebretson, ASA Pat Waller, and FS Kara Stefanson, CCSAO)

  • Additional Presentations by Jeff Gurvis of Visionations and Jamie Mosser of Kane County SAO.

  • Detect more Evidence: Extend your search beyond the visible.

A 4-hour workshop by Alexis Dodson (Foster+Freeman)

Program track:  Laboratory​​

  • ​Analysis Documentation Lecture and Workshop (Anastasia Petruncio, ISP Latent Print Training Coordinator)

  • Searching Smart Lecture and Workshop (Anastasia Petruncio, ISP Latent Print Training Coordinator)

  • Palmprint Searching and Comparison Lecture and Workshop (Marcus Montooth, Indiana State Police)

Business Meeting for Members: Thursday, April 28, 2022.

  • Members can join us for the division business meeting over a working lunch.

  • Officer and board elections will be held during this meeting.  

  • Speak to an officer during the conference if you are interested in a division leadership position!  All members are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Keynote Address and Networking Event: Thursday, April 28, 2022.

  • Keynote Speaker Jamie L. Mosser, Kane County States Attorney.

  • Networking event sponsored by Mike Wasowicz and Imperious Forensic Services.  Join us for food, drink and conversation.  Meet division's new board and officers!

Conference Registration

2022 Conference Registration
Register online or by mail.

Registration is now open!  

You can register online at anytime. Our online

form will route you to Square for credit card payment.

If you need to pay by check or PO number, please click

the red button below the for our paper form. 


Please register by April 8, 2022.

Conference Rates on/before April 8, 2022:

Member Registration - $200.00

Non-Member Registration - $250.00

Late Registration after April 8, 2022:

Member Registration - $225.00

Non-Member Registration - $275.00

One-Day Registration: $165.00

Conference Registration

(After you complete this form, please be sure to click the submit button at the bottom. This will take you to our Square store for payment. Once there, choose the registration type that applies to you and complete payment.)

Conference Location

NIU Conference Center

1120 E Diehl Rd #150

Naperville, IL 60563

Conference Lodging

Conference Lodging

There are several hotels close to the conference center. Because we serve a large local population at this conference, there is no block of rooms this year.  Here are several options for lodging, just click on your favorite hotel to link to the corporate reservation website.

1. Hampton Inn - 1087 East Diehl Rd. Naperville, IL -  +1 630-505-1400

2. Holiday Inn Express - 1837 Centre Point Circle , Naperville, IL. - +1-630-505-3353

3. Fairfield Inn - 1820 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL - +1 844 631 0595

4. Courtyard- 1155 East Diehl Road - +1 630-505-0550

5. Embassy Suites - 1823 Abriter Court, Naperville, IL 60563 US - +1 630-799-5900

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

2022 Conference Exhibitors and Sponsors

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