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Friday, May 4
 

9:00am

"The Keepers" Workshop [LIMITED]
Baltimore nun Sister Cathy Cesnik went missing after driving to a local shopping center to buy some Muhly's dinner rolls, cash a paycheck and purchase an engagement gift for her sister. She never returned home, and her car was found across the street from where she lived, parked haphazardly, the tires caked with mud, and a twig hung from the steering wheel. The Muhly's bag was still inside.

Guided along by the sleuthing of retired schoolteacher Gemma Hoskins, who was a student of Sister Cathy, The Keepers exposed a web of secrets, including child sex abuse covered up by the Catholic Church.

IN THIS EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE, CrimeCon attendees will watch an episode of The Keepers with Gemma and private investigator Shane Waters, and will then work alongside them to dig deeper into each of the suspects. Who killed Sister Cathy? With your help, and Gemma and Shane's presentation about what's happened since the doc aired, we just might find out.

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FREE for Gold VIPS (pre-registration required)
$25 for Standard badge holders if seats available
Tickets: CrimeCon.com/weekend18

Speakers
avatar for Gemma Hoskins

Gemma Hoskins

Gemma Hoskins is a retired teacher from the Baltimore area who dedicated her retirement to solving two area cold cases: the murders of Cathy Cesnik and Joyce Malecki. Hoskins was a senior at Keough Archbishop High School at the time of Cesnik’s disappearance. The amateur investigation... Read More →
avatar for Shane Waters

Shane Waters

Shane Waters is host of Out of the Shadows, a podcast produced by him from co-owned ACC Productions. He combines his knowledge of Private Investigation and education in Forensic Psychology to tell stories of victims that are hard to hear but important to talk about. He also blogs... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

12:30pm

CC18 Opening
CrimeCon 2018 is finally here! Don't miss our audio/video experience to get you ready for all things CC, as well as opening remarks from our host. This is a can't miss session as it's one of the only opportunities to see all CrimeCon attendees in one place before everyone follows their own track through the weekend.


Friday May 4, 2018 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

1:00pm

Maureen O'Connell: FBI Evidence Response Team & Crime Scene Tips
Maureen O’Connell spent 25 years on the FBI’s Evidence Response Team (ERT), which is their version of a CSI Team.  She worked bombings, murders, missing persons, kidnappings and acts of terrorism.  She will walk you through how the FBI ERT Team works, and share some ‘tricks of the trade’ as far as crime scene processing goes. Cases of interest will be highlighted as well.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Holes

Paul Holes

Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes has an extensive experience spanning 27 years applying investigative, behavioral, and forensic expertise in notable cases such as Zodiac, Golden State Killer, Laci Peterson, and Jaycee Dugard. With his broad experience and expertise, Holes is freqwuently... Read More →
avatar for Maureen O'Connell

Maureen O'Connell

Maureen O'Connell comes from a family of Chicago Police officers and Fire Department personnel, dating back almost 100 years. In her direct family alone, there is over 200 years of public service.She was a Special Agent with the FBI for 25 years, specializing in forensics, gangs... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Breakout 2 (Washington B)

1:00pm

Member of the Family: A discussion of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties
Dianne Lake, the youngest Manson ‘Girl’, will be in conversation with her collaborator and co-writer Deborah Herman to discuss Dianne’s three harrowing year’s inside the Manson Family.  Lake met Manson when she was just fourteen years old.  Now she will discuss how she came to meet Manson and ended up in the Family.  Her story is a cautionary tale of tragedy and survival.  She and Ms. Herman will shed light on why Lake is telling her story now, what it was like to keep this secret for so long, how she was able to heal and become a fulfilled member of society. 

Speakers
avatar for Dianne Lake

Dianne Lake

Dianne Lake is a special education teacher and mother of three who became a key member of the Manson Family after her parents gave her permission to join at the age of fourteen. She did not participate in the infamous Tate/Labianca murders. She eventually ended up testifying against... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

1:00pm

Jim Fitzgerald Book Signing
Speakers
avatar for Jim Fitzgerald

Jim Fitzgerald

Jim Fitzgerald is a former FBI agent who helped crack the "Unabomber" case. He remains an active criminal profiler and forensic linguist even after retiring in 2007 with 20 years in the FBI as a Supervisory Special Agent, along with 11 years before that as a police officer/detective/sergeant... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Breakout 4 (Prez Chamber B)

1:00pm

Truth & Justice LIVE
Live recording of the Truth & Justice podcast.

Audience seating is extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Ruff

Bob Ruff

Bob Ruff is the host of the Truth & Justice podcast, where he investigates potential wrongful conviction and cold cases using a unique crowdsourcing approach. Bob invites listeners to participate in the investigations, as he breaks down a new case in each season in real time. The... Read More →



Friday May 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Studio (Lincoln CDE)

1:00pm

Podcast Row Open
Come meet the best podcasters in true crime!

Friday May 4, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presidential Lobby

2:00pm

Forensic Detective: INSIDE THE CRIME SCENE (An AR Experience from Oxygen)
This is your chance to show you’ve got what it takes to solve crimes hands-on. Test your investigation skills in Oxygen’s AR (*augmented reality) experience, Forensic Detective: Inside the Crime Scene.

Completely immerse yourself in the story as you try to solve the murder of a local, Nashville musician and bring the killer to justice. Explore the crime scene that reveals itself in your space in an augmented reality environment. Find clues all around you, projected onto the real world, then use forensic tools to analyze ballistics, compare blood samples, and more. Use your investigative skills as you review the suspects' alibis while racing against the clock. Gather enough clues to ID and bag the shooter. Prove you’ve got the goods by cracking the case!

THIS IS AN OPEN EVENT. NO ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. IT WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES TO COMPLETE ONCE YOUR SESSION BEGINS.

*Augmented reality is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world. 

Friday May 4, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Oxygen AR (Jackson CD)

2:15pm

Golden State Killer: A Deep Dive
*UPDATED BASED ON NEW DEVELOPMENTS
The Golden State Killer eluded authorities for over four decades, conducting a one-man crime wave that spanned twelve years, eleven counties, hundreds of burglaries, dozens of home invasions and sexual assaults, and thirteen murders. Now the phantom has a name: Joseph James DeAngelo Jr.

Join Paul Haynes and Billy Jensen, contributors to Michelle McNamara's #1 New York Times bestseller I'll Be Gone in the Dark, as they parse the still-unfolding details emerging from the true crime event of the year: the identification and capture of the Golden State Killer.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Haynes

Paul Haynes

Paul Haynes worked closely with Michelle McNamara as her researcher and investigative partner on I'll Be Gone in the Dark. The two connected in 2011 over their shared obsession with the Golden State Killer case, leading to Michelle's feature on the case for Los Angeles magazine followed... Read More →
avatar for Billy Jensen

Billy Jensen

Billy Jensen is an investigative journalist focused squarely on unsolved murders and missing persons. After being sick and tired of writing stories with no endings, he developed a system to help solve murders himself, merging geotargeted social media campaigns with shoeleather reporting... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

2:15pm

Dr. Laura Pettler: Using Lasers in Reconstruction
You've seen all how CSI's on TV figure where bullets came from and where they end up using lasers and you've all seen how they use bloodstains to help tell the story of what happened, but have you ever seen it done before your very eyes? Come hang out with Dr. Laura Pettler, and watch her and her team reconstruct a crime scene with her invention The Kaleidoscope System (that's right, the one you see on TV)!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Pettler

Laura Pettler

Private Investigator, former District Attorney's Investigator and Deputy Coroner, Co-Executive Producer and Host of International Academy of Web Television Awards Nominee "Notorious: True Crime Stories with Laura Pettler," The Dr. Oz Show's Forensic Criminologist on True Crime Tuesdays... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Breakout 2 (Washington B)

2:15pm

Jim Fitzgerald: Cracking the Unabomber Case
From the Unabomb Investigation to the Discovery Channel’s Manhunt: Unabomber: An FBI agent’s journey from real-life crime-solving to the silver screen.

Join profiler, forensic linguist, author, and 31-year law enforcement veteran Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald as he discusses his illustrious FBI career, his role in the Unabom investigation, and his most recent starring ‘role’ in the Discovery Channel’s Manhunt: Unabomber mini-series, in which Fitz is portrayed by actor Sam Worthington.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Fitzgerald

Jim Fitzgerald

Jim Fitzgerald is a former FBI agent who helped crack the "Unabomber" case. He remains an active criminal profiler and forensic linguist even after retiring in 2007 with 20 years in the FBI as a Supervisory Special Agent, along with 11 years before that as a police officer/detective/sergeant... Read More →



Friday May 4, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

2:15pm

Dianne Lake Book Signing
Speakers
avatar for Dianne Lake

Dianne Lake

Dianne Lake is a special education teacher and mother of three who became a key member of the Manson Family after her parents gave her permission to join at the age of fourteen. She did not participate in the infamous Tate/Labianca murders. She eventually ended up testifying against... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Breakout 4 (Prez Chamber B)

2:15pm

And That's Why We Drink LIVE
Live recording of the And That's Why We Drink podcast.

Audience seating is extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis.


Friday May 4, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Studio (Lincoln CDE)

3:30pm

Natalie Schilling: Forensic Linguistics
An anonymous bomb threat is phoned in to a school; a ransom note is found at the scene of a kidnapping; a young man posts a Manifesto on social media that contains phrases that seem similar to the anonymous letters of an at-large serial bomber. When there’s language evidence at a crime scene, when language can be use to link suspects to a crime, or when language itself constitutes the crime, that’s where forensic linguistics comes in.

Join Natalie Schilling as she details how language scientists – linguists – use their expertise to help investigators solve crimes and assist triers of fact in reaching valid verdicts. Dr. Schilling will introduce you to various types of forensic linguistic analysis, including author and speaker profiling, authorship attribution, and voice identification; walk you through cases in which linguistic analysis was key (like the Unambomb case); and involve you in hands-on analysis of language evidence.

Dr. Schilling will also help you separate fact from fiction by discussing how her real-life experiences as a linguistic investigator have been transformed as part of T.V. portrayals of ‘her’ character.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Schilling

Natalie Schilling

Natalie Schilling is a Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She is internationally recognized for her research on language variation and change. She regularly teaches Sociolinguistics (language and society) and Forensic Linguistics and has given more... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Breakout 2 (Washington B)

3:30pm

Payne Lindsey: Inside “Up and Vanished” and “Atlanta Monster”
What goes into making a compelling true crime podcast? Join Tenderfoot TV’s Payne Lindsey and the rest of the team as they take you inside the making of the hit true crime podcasts Atlanta Monster and Up and Vanished, which have a combined 200+ million downloads. They’ll discuss their production process, why the podcasting medium is an effective medium to explore these cases, and go even further behind the scenes of their investigations.

Speakers
avatar for Donald Albright

Donald Albright

Producer/Co-Creator, Tenderfoot TV
avatar for Dr Maurice Godwin

Dr Maurice Godwin

Expert and Contributor to podcast, Up and Vanished
avatar for Payne Lindsey

Payne Lindsey

As a director and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Payne Lindsey has always had a passion for the true crime genre. Inspired by docu-series like Netflix's Making a Murderer and HBO's The Jinx, Lindsey set out to find an unsolved mystery that he could investigate and develop into... Read More →
MS

Meredith Stedman

Producer, Tenderfoot TV


Friday May 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

3:30pm

Missing Maura Murray LIVE
Join hosts Tim & Lance for a live recording of the Missing Maura Murray podcast.

Audience seating is extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna

Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna

Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna are the creators and hosts of two popular true crime podcasts, Missing Maura Murray (with 13 million downloads and counting in two years) and Crawlspace (exceeding 2 million downloads since Feb 2017). While Missing Maura Murray focuses on a single case... Read More →



Friday May 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Studio (Lincoln CDE)

3:30pm

Oxygen Presents: Exclusive Screening of New True Crime Series, “Abuse of Power”
“Abuse of Power” is a new Oxygen original true crime series premiering on Saturday, May 12 at 7pm ET/PT.  Hosted by esteemed television journalist Lauren Sivan, each episode will examine the twisted and true stories where people in positions of power and prominence took advantage of their authority to commit heinous acts of crime, all stemming from their control and unyielding power. Through emotional testimonials, never-before-seen interviews and dramatic reenactments, “Abuse of Power” will reveal the sordid details of some of the most notorious cases of exploitation and highlight gripping firsthand accounts from the victims and their families who will stop at nothing to get the justice they deserve.  Join us for an exclusive screening of the premiere episode.

Friday May 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

3:30pm

Voir Dire Death Penalty Experience (VIP Only)
There is a big difference in doing a Voir Dire on a regular case as opposed to a death penalty case…you're literally dealing with life or death. Prosecutors need to go into great depth to secure the appropriate jury with the ability to request the death penalty upon conviction.

This experience will demonstrate the intense process of being vetted as a death penalty case juror by using a real case. Attendees will be on the hot seat in front of a seasoned prosecutor as she grills them on their backgrounds, personal experiences and opinions to see if they can sit on a death-qualified jury.

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Gold VIP Only, pre-registration is required. VIPs will receive registration instructions via email at least two weeks prior to the convention.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Trathen

Barbara Trathen

Barbara spent over twenty years as a prosecuting attorney, including four years with a specialty in the investigation and trial presentation of homicide cases. Prior to that she was the lead prosecutor in several high-profile murder cases, as well as the co-prosecutor in the Mike... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Breakout 3 (Ryman Ballroom)

4:45pm

Inside The First 48
The First 48 is the longest-running homicide investigation series on television. Now in its 17th season, the show has filmed more than 2,000 murders, in 22 locations, for over 380 episodes. The creator John X. Kim will give an insider’s account of this popular program: the creative genesis, the highs and the lows, the inner workings of the production and dedicated investigate teams that work daily to bring justice to victims’ families.

John will be joined by Toney Armstrong, a former head of the Memphis homicide unit and one of the popular detectives from the program. Armstrong led his team in solving dozens of homicides featured in the series, including the infamous “Lester Street” case in which Armstrong confronted a cunning mass murderer and extracted a shocking confession.

Speakers
avatar for Toney C. Armstrong

Toney C. Armstrong

Toney C. Armstrong is the most famous homicide investigator in Memphis history. Armstrong grew up in a working-class section of North Memphis. As a young cop, he protected and served the familiar faces from his old neighborhood—but he also had to lock up many of them. After serving... Read More →
avatar for John Kim

John Kim

John X. Kim is the creator of critically-acclaimed The First 48, now in its 18th season on A&E, considered as the gold standard in nonfiction investigation programs. As one of the most prolific storytellers in true-crime television, John has created and produced over 600 hours of... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

4:45pm

The Delphi Murders: The Families Speak
HLN's Ashleigh Banfield moderates what is sure to be an emotional discussion with family members of two young girls who were murdered in Delphi, Indiana in early 2017.

Read more about the case history HERE.
The families' website about the case can be found HERE.

Note: Family members will be present at a booth in the exhibit area throughout much of the weekend. They would appreciate the opportunity to meet as many people as possible to help spread the word.

Moderators
avatar for Ashleigh Banfield

Ashleigh Banfield

Host, HLN
Ashleigh Banfield joined HLN as host of Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield in October, 2016. The two hour, live, Monday-Thursday program covers the day's most pressing legal and social issues, trials and hot topic debates with the host's own passionate point of view.Just prior... Read More →

Speakers


Friday May 4, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

4:45pm

Payne Lindsey Meet & Greet
Speakers
avatar for Payne Lindsey

Payne Lindsey

As a director and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Payne Lindsey has always had a passion for the true crime genre. Inspired by docu-series like Netflix's Making a Murderer and HBO's The Jinx, Lindsey set out to find an unsolved mystery that he could investigate and develop into... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Breakout 4 (Prez Chamber B)

4:45pm

Real Crime Profile LIVE
Live recording of the Real Crime Profile podcast.

Audience seating is extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Clemente

Jim Clemente

XG
Jim Clemente is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler and former New York City Prosecutor. During his 22-year career with the FBI, he has investigated cases from Bank Robberies to Serial Killers. He is now a Writer/Co-Producer for Criminal Minds, as well as a Technical... Read More →
avatar for Laura Richards

Laura Richards

XG
Laura Richards is co-host of Real Crime Profile, the podcast from X-G Productions, and co-creator and producer of The Case of JonBenét Ramsey, host of Killer in the Family, Married, Single, Dead and co-host of Killer Profile.Laura has a BSc in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Zambetti

Lisa Zambetti

Lisa Zambetti is co-host of the Real Crime Profile podcast. She is best known for her work as a casting director on Criminal Minds (2005), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Battl (2013).



Friday May 4, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Studio (Lincoln CDE)

6:00pm

Colonial Parkway Murders: Help Find a Killer
From 1986 to 1989, four young couples were killed in a series of lover's lane slayings near scenic Williamsburg, Virginia that came to be called the Colonial Parkway Murders. Join victim siblings and advocates Joyce Call Canada and Bill Thomas, true crime author Blaine Pardoe and former FBI Special Agent Maureen O'Connell as they explore a fascinating unsolved case and help find a killer.

Speakers
JC

Joyce Call Canada

Joyce's brother Keith Call was one of the Colonial Parkway victims and his body has never been found. Joyce and her family have been searching for answers as to what happened to Keith for the last 30 years.
avatar for Maureen O'Connell

Maureen O'Connell

Maureen O'Connell comes from a family of Chicago Police officers and Fire Department personnel, dating back almost 100 years. In her direct family alone, there is over 200 years of public service.She was a Special Agent with the FBI for 25 years, specializing in forensics, gangs... Read More →
avatar for Blaine Pardoe

Blaine Pardoe

Blaine Pardoe is an award-winning New York Times Bestselling author of true crime, science fiction, business management and military history books. He has authored five true crime books, three of which he wrote his daughter – Victoria Hester. Their latest book, A Special Kind of... Read More →
avatar for Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas

Advocate, Writer, Consultant, William F Thomas
William F. Thomas's sister Cathleen was the first victim in the Colonial Parkway Murders. Cathy, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and just 27 at the time of her death, was one of at least eight victims believed to have been murdered by a Virginia-area serial killer in... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

6:00pm

Francey Hakes: The Virtues of Vigilance
“The Virtues of Vigilance: How to Protect Children in Your Community - A Federal Prosecutor's Perspective"
What motivates child sex offenders and are there warning signs we can uncover to protect our children from them? In this session, you will learn how to spot the child sex offender and what motivates them, and you will leave armed with knowledge of the red flags that law enforcement has learned indelibly mark the behavior of those who are grooming children for abuse.

Speakers
avatar for Francey Hakes

Francey Hakes

Francey Hakes was the country’s first National Coordinator for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction, a post appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. She was responsible for creating the inaugural U.S. strategy addressing child sexual exploitation, titled The National Strategy... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

6:00pm

Ashleigh Banfield Meet & Greet
Speakers
avatar for Ashleigh Banfield

Ashleigh Banfield

Host, HLN
Ashleigh Banfield joined HLN as host of Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield in October, 2016. The two hour, live, Monday-Thursday program covers the day's most pressing legal and social issues, trials and hot topic debates with the host's own passionate point of view.Just prior... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Breakout 4 (Prez Chamber B)

6:00pm

Wine & Crime hosted by Sheryl McCollum (VIP Only)
Have you ever been watching TV and thought to yourself, "Man, I wish the police would do this, or I wish the cops would think of that." Now is your chance because Sheryl McCollum from the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute needs your help solving a cold case!

In Wine & Crime you'll work alongside nationally recognized experts inside our war room! Help find clues and think about new avenues to explore--all of which may help solve a case.  Sheryl, along with nationally recognized experts (such as a homicide detective, a CSI, a profiler, and a forensic expert) will work beside you, helping formulate ideas, plans, and theories.  We will also have our signature cold case wines on display, so come crack open a bottle and start working on a case!

Every idea and new lead formed during "Wine & Crime" that is used in the investigation will be followed up on and registrants will receive information after the Con letting them know how things panned out.

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Gold VIP Only, pre-registration is required. VIPs will receive registration instructions via email at least two weeks prior to the convention.

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum is a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department as well as the Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Breakout 2 (Washington B)

7:15pm

Laura Richards: Profiling Murder in Slow Motion
Profiling Murder In Slow Motion: would you be able to spot the warning signs? 
This session will help you to identify the high risk factors to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and understand the psychology of serial perpetrators - why they do what they do.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Richards

Laura Richards

XG
Laura Richards is co-host of Real Crime Profile, the podcast from X-G Productions, and co-creator and producer of The Case of JonBenét Ramsey, host of Killer in the Family, Married, Single, Dead and co-host of Killer Profile.Laura has a BSc in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

7:15pm

XG Team Meet & Greet
Speakers
avatar for Sara Azari

Sara Azari

Sara Azari is a state and federal criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles who has earned a reputation as a tough and aggressive attorney by representing numerous clients in cases resulting in not guilty verdicts and favorable resolutions.From 2009 to present, Sara has been consistently... Read More →
avatar for Bobby Chacon

Bobby Chacon

XG
In 1999 Bobby Chacon, an FBI Agent in New York City, was tasked by the FBI Laboratory in Quantico to establish the FBI’s Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team (USERT) Program. Bobby was already the first full time FBI diver in the Bureau’s history, but he then spent several... Read More →
avatar for Tim Clemente

Tim Clemente

XG
Tim Clemente is a counter-terrorism/tactical operations expert who has worked and trained with the most renowned military and law enforcement organizations in the world. He is also a writer, instructor, consultant, and technical adviser.As an FBI Special Agent he conducted terrorism... Read More →
avatar for Jim Clemente

Jim Clemente

XG
Jim Clemente is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler and former New York City Prosecutor. During his 22-year career with the FBI, he has investigated cases from Bank Robberies to Serial Killers. He is now a Writer/Co-Producer for Criminal Minds, as well as a Technical... Read More →
avatar for Mike Dowd

Mike Dowd

Michael Dowd has over 16 years of experience with the DoD, CIA, NSA, DIA, DOJ and US Army Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Throughout his years of service with government agencies and the military, Mike developed expertise in a broad range of disciplines, including regional... Read More →
avatar for Jim Fitzgerald

Jim Fitzgerald

Jim Fitzgerald is a former FBI agent who helped crack the "Unabomber" case. He remains an active criminal profiler and forensic linguist even after retiring in 2007 with 20 years in the FBI as a Supervisory Special Agent, along with 11 years before that as a police officer/detective/sergeant... Read More →
avatar for Francey Hakes

Francey Hakes

Francey Hakes was the country’s first National Coordinator for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction, a post appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. She was responsible for creating the inaugural U.S. strategy addressing child sexual exploitation, titled The National Strategy... Read More →
avatar for Paul Holes

Paul Holes

Cold Case Investigator Paul Holes has an extensive experience spanning 27 years applying investigative, behavioral, and forensic expertise in notable cases such as Zodiac, Golden State Killer, Laci Peterson, and Jaycee Dugard. With his broad experience and expertise, Holes is freqwuently... Read More →
avatar for Darren Kavinoky

Darren Kavinoky

Darren Kavinoky is the creator and host of the hit TV show Deadly Sins , which just aired its 6th season on Investigation Discovery. He’s also the co-host of ID’sDid He Do It?, and the featured “criminal interventionist” in their docudrama series Breaking Point. Darren’s worked as a field correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and its sister show, The Insider, and still appears regularly as a legal expert on The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, Dr. Phil, and countless shows on CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Fox News, and more.He is also the founder... Read More →
avatar for Maureen O'Connell

Maureen O'Connell

Maureen O'Connell comes from a family of Chicago Police officers and Fire Department personnel, dating back almost 100 years. In her direct family alone, there is over 200 years of public service.She was a Special Agent with the FBI for 25 years, specializing in forensics, gangs... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Schilling

Natalie Schilling

Natalie Schilling is a Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She is internationally recognized for her research on language variation and change. She regularly teaches Sociolinguistics (language and society) and Forensic Linguistics and has given more... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Breakout 4 (Prez Chamber B)

7:15pm

Finding Maura Murray
Join Maggie Freleng, James Renner, Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna, on what would be Maura's 36th birthday, for a discussion about their experience with the case and any updates that came out of their participation in Oxygen's docuseries The Disappearance of Maura Murray.

Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna will also debut their long-awaited documentary Finding Maura Murray. The documentary explores the obsession and societal impact surrounding Maura's disappearance, which has resonated powerfully and continues to impact the lives of people all over the world.

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Freleng

Maggie Freleng

Maggie Freleng is a multimedia journalist in New York City with over a decade of reporting focusing on mental illness, social justice, and women’s issues. She is the Producer at-Large for NPR’s “Latino USA” and the host of The Disappearance of Maura Murray on Oxygen.When... Read More →
avatar for Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna

Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna

Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna are the creators and hosts of two popular true crime podcasts, Missing Maura Murray (with 13 million downloads and counting in two years) and Crawlspace (exceeding 2 million downloads since Feb 2017). While Missing Maura Murray focuses on a single case... Read More →
avatar for James Renner

James Renner

James Renner is the author of several true crime books, including The Serial Killer's Apprentice and the thriller, True Crime Addict, about his search for missing UMass student, Maura Murray. He has also written two novels: The Man from Primrose Lane and The Great Forgetting.


Friday May 4, 2018 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

8:30pm

PI Experience [LIMITED]
Renowned Private Investigator Sheila Wysocki joins 10 other world-class PI's in taking you through a real-life murder investigation from her current portfolio. From the crime scene to witness statements to dealing with law enforcement, you will become a part of this active investigation as you try to help Sheila provide the victim's family with answers.

This experience requires a separate ticket. Seating is limited.
Tickets: CrimeCon.com/weekend18

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Wysocki

Sheila Wysocki

Sheila Wysocki is a 14-year private investigator veteran who overcame her own challenges of dyslexia in order to help others. Known for cracking even the hardest of cold-cases, Sheila brought justice to the family of her college roommate, who was brutally murdered when they were sophomores... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 8:30pm - 11:15pm
Breakout 3 (Ryman Ballroom)

9:00pm

Wine & Crime hosted by Sheryl McCollum (VIP Only)
Have you ever been watching TV and thought to yourself, "Man, I wish the police would do this, or I wish the cops would think of that." Now is your chance because Sheryl McCollum from the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute needs your help solving a cold case!

In Wine & Crime you'll work alongside nationally recognized experts inside our war room! Help find clues and think about new avenues to explore--all of which may help solve a case.  Sheryl, along with nationally recognized experts (such as a homicide detective, a CSI, a profiler, and a forensic expert) will work beside you, helping formulate ideas, plans, and theories.  We will also have our signature cold case wines on display, so come crack open a bottle and start working on a case!

Every idea and new lead formed during "Wine & Crime" that is used in the investigation will be followed up on and registrants will receive information after the Con letting them know how things panned out.

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Gold VIP Only, pre-registration is required. VIPs will receive registration instructions via email at least two weeks prior to the convention.

Speakers
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Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum is a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department as well as the Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)
 
Saturday, May 5
 

8:30am

Suspect Memories Demonstration
This session is sure to be a highlight of CrimeCon Weekend. While we can't give it all away, this experience will demonstrate the art and science of police sketch work, as well as the fallibility of eyewitness accounts.

Gil Zamora, a renowned artist with a unique interviewing style, will lead this session that will leave you wondering just how suspect your own memory really is. 

Speakers
avatar for Gil Zamora

Gil Zamora

After 17 years as the forensic artist for thelargest agency in Silicon Valley, Gil Zamora became the spokesman for the Dove Real Beauty Sketches campaign. His forensic interview technique makes it easy for him to interview real people about how they see themselves, and how others... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 8:30am - 9:45am
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

8:45am

Tim Clemente: Adventures from the Front Lines
The popular law enforcement expression: “Life is a circus, and cops get front-row seats for free” reveals the unique vantage point law enforcement personnel have on everyday life.

Tim takes the audience on a wild ride around-the-world recounting his escapades on multiple continents, with a wide array of true tales beginning with his time as a cop on the violent streets of St Louis, his work as an undercover FBI narcotics agent in Miami, Caracas, and Bogota, and his time as a counter-terrorism agent scurrying around the Middle East and Africa.

From more mundane stories such as shooting victims who have no idea they’ve been shot – to a Russian Roulette player who doesn’t know he’s supposed to use a revolver, not a semi-auto pistol, to a young man who’s upset that his best pair of pants has been damaged in a shooting attempt, only to be informed by Tim that the pants are the least of his worries.

On a more global scale, Tim regales his truly unbelievable experiences in the wilds of the Dark Continent, from being “kidnapped” by the AK-47 wielding gunmen of an African Warlord, disco dancing with the ‘Butcher of Hargeisa,’ to interviewing candidates and personally selecting the new Prime Minister of Somalia.

Few people have such a diversity of real-life experience, and far fewer have lived to tell their tales as Tim can, which is why he has transitioned from living on the edge, to telling stories of life on the edge, as a consultant and writer for TV and feature films. Tim has written scripts for hit TV shows “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”, “The Unit”, and “Lie To Me”, and has two feature films currently preparing for production: “38”, and “Secret Soldiers”.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Clemente

Tim Clemente

XG
Tim Clemente is a counter-terrorism/tactical operations expert who has worked and trained with the most renowned military and law enforcement organizations in the world. He is also a writer, instructor, consultant, and technical adviser.As an FBI Special Agent he conducted terrorism... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Breakout 2 (Washington B)

8:45am

West Memphis 3: Tearing Down the Misconceptions
Bob Ruff, host of the Truth & Justice Podcast, has been re-investigating the notorious West Memphis Three case for the last year.  On the 25th anniversary of the tragic murders of Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers, Bob will take the stage and destroy over two decades of misconceptions in one of the most famous cases of wrongful convictions in US history. If you think you know everything there is to know about this case, you’ll likely be shocked by what Ruff has to present.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Ruff

Bob Ruff

Bob Ruff is the host of the Truth & Justice podcast, where he investigates potential wrongful conviction and cold cases using a unique crowdsourcing approach. Bob invites listeners to participate in the investigations, as he breaks down a new case in each season in real time. The... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

8:45am

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace LIVE (Taping #1)
Join the investigation! Live ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ taping with audience questions!

TWO SHOWS!

The family of the Delphi girls on the bridge victims, help solve the case!

GOLDEN STATE KILLER CAUGHT! Ex-cop arrested in sadistic crime spree - bring your questions on how the case was cracked

'Crime Stories with Nancy Grace' airs Monday-Friday at noon ET on Sirius XM Triumph Channel 132 and is available as a daily podcast!

*Audience seating is extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis*

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

An outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts, Nancy Grace is known as the powerful force behind CNN Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated Nancy Grace. She is currently the founder and publisher of CrimeOnline.com.A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, Nancy has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20,  Dr. Phil and Larry King Live, among others, dispensing her firebrand take on the modern justice system.Grace’s... Read More →



Saturday May 5, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Studio (Lincoln CDE)

9:00am

Forensic Detective: INSIDE THE CRIME SCENE (An AR Experience from Oxygen)
This is your chance to show you’ve got what it takes to solve crimes hands-on. Test your investigation skills in Oxygen’s AR (*augmented reality) experience, Forensic Detective: Inside the Crime Scene.

Completely immerse yourself in the story as you try to solve the murder of a local, Nashville musician and bring the killer to justice. Explore the crime scene that reveals itself in your space in an augmented reality environment. Find clues all around you, projected onto the real world, then use forensic tools to analyze ballistics, compare blood samples, and more. Use your investigative skills as you review the suspects' alibis while racing against the clock. Gather enough clues to ID and bag the shooter. Prove you’ve got the goods by cracking the case!

THIS IS AN OPEN EVENT. NO ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. IT WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES TO COMPLETE ONCE YOUR SESSION BEGINS.

*Augmented reality is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world. 

Saturday May 5, 2018 9:00am - 12:15pm
Oxygen AR (Jackson CD)

10:00am

Kimberlie Massnick: Sensory Experience
This session will require the use of all your senses to grasp some concept of what John Gerard Schaefer's victims went through; to recognize how they felt at different points and what you think was going through their minds. Massnick proves that mental and emotional torture can be just as strong as the actual physical torture.

This session is ages 21+

Speakers
avatar for Kimberlie Massnick

Kimberlie Massnick

Assitant Professor of Criminal Justice, Indian River State College
Kimberlie Massnick, PhD is a criminologist who specializes in sexual offenders and serial killers. She is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Indian River State College where she believes that learning needs to get out of the classroom. She stages crime scenes instead of... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Breakout 2 (Washington B)

10:00am

Journalism and Justice: The Ten Year Battle to Clear Ryan Ferguson’s Name
When 48 Hours correspondent Erin Moriarty interviewed Boone County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Crane, right after Ryan Ferguson was convicted for the 2005 murder and robbery of Kent Heitholt, she asked a question that no one else had: Was it possible that Ferguson's co-defendant Charles Erickson falsely confessed to murder when he implicated Ferguson?
 
Ten years later, it was that question and Erin’s tireless investigate reporting that unraveled the case against Ryan, and helped set him free.

Come hear Erin and Ryan share their personal experiences and observations of the case, and the ever increasing importance of journalism to obtain justice.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Ferguson

Ryan Ferguson

Ryan Ferguson is an author, host, and producer. He is also an exoneree who spent a decade behind bars for a crime he had nothing to do with before finally proving his innocence. Currently his focus is on bringing awareness to wrongful convictions through speaking and through his work... Read More →
avatar for Erin Moriarty

Erin Moriarty

Correspondent, CBS News
A CBS News journalist for three decades, Erin has been correspondent on 48 HOURS since 1990. In addition to reporting for 48 HOURS, Moriarty’s work is featured on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.At CBS News, Moriarty has covered some of the biggest crime and justice stories... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

10:00am

Bob Ruff Meet & Greet
Speakers
avatar for Bob Ruff

Bob Ruff

Bob Ruff is the host of the Truth & Justice podcast, where he investigates potential wrongful conviction and cold cases using a unique crowdsourcing approach. Bob invites listeners to participate in the investigations, as he breaks down a new case in each season in real time. The... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Breakout 4 (Prez Chamber B)

10:00am

Meet the Maura Murray Team
Speakers
avatar for Maggie Freleng

Maggie Freleng

Maggie Freleng is a multimedia journalist in New York City with over a decade of reporting focusing on mental illness, social justice, and women’s issues. She is the Producer at-Large for NPR’s “Latino USA” and the host of The Disappearance of Maura Murray on Oxygen.When... Read More →
avatar for Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna

Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna

Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna are the creators and hosts of two popular true crime podcasts, Missing Maura Murray (with 13 million downloads and counting in two years) and Crawlspace (exceeding 2 million downloads since Feb 2017). While Missing Maura Murray focuses on a single case... Read More →
avatar for James Renner

James Renner

James Renner is the author of several true crime books, including The Serial Killer's Apprentice and the thriller, True Crime Addict, about his search for missing UMass student, Maura Murray. He has also written two novels: The Man from Primrose Lane and The Great Forgetting.


Saturday May 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Breakout 3 (Ryman Ballroom)

10:00am

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace LIVE (Taping #2)
Join the investigation! Live ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ taping with audience questions!

TWO SHOWS!

The family of the Delphi girls on the bridge victims, help solve the case!

GOLDEN STATE KILLER CAUGHT! Ex-cop arrested in sadistic crime spree - bring your questions on how the case was cracked

'Crime Stories with Nancy Grace' airs Monday-Friday at noon ET on Sirius XM Triumph Channel 132 and is available as a daily podcast!

*Audience seating is extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis*

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

An outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts, Nancy Grace is known as the powerful force behind CNN Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated Nancy Grace. She is currently the founder and publisher of CrimeOnline.com.A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, Nancy has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20,  Dr. Phil and Larry King Live, among others, dispensing her firebrand take on the modern justice system.Grace’s... Read More →



Saturday May 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Studio (Lincoln CDE)

10:00am

Exclusive Screening & Panel Event with WGN America’s “Pure”
Violence. Greed. Betrayal. Drug Cartels. Organized Crime in a world you would never expect. WGN America’s “Pure” is the journey of Noah Funk-newly elected Mennonite pastor-who is determined to rid his community of the scourge of drugs and its nefarious ties to a trans-border smuggling alliance with ruthless Mexican cocaine cartels. But just when he thinks he's won, him and his wife (Played by Alex Paxton-Beesley) are thrust headlong into a desperate world of treachery and brutality.

Join us for an exclusive screening event of the first episode of “Pure,” followed by a panel discussion with “Pure” star Alex Paxton-Beesley moderated by Parade Magazine managing editor Neil Pond.

Moderators
avatar for Neil Pond

Neil Pond

Editor, Parade Magazine

Speakers
avatar for Alex Paxton-Beesley

Alex Paxton-Beesley

Alex Paxton-Beesley most recently starred in the second season of the CTV/Hulu hit series Cardinal.She plays the female lead in the hit series Pure, a gritty drama about a Mennonite pastor battling drug trafficking within his community.  Alex first came to audiences’ attention... Read More →



Saturday May 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

10:00am

Podcast Row Open
Come meet the best podcasters in true crime!

Saturday May 5, 2018 10:00am - 12:15pm
Presidential Lobby

11:15am

"Cold Justice" presented by Oxygen
In this panel, the “Cold Justice” team – Kelly Siegler, Johnny Bonds, Tonya Rider and Steve Spingola will go behind the tape and talk about the cases they will never forget, what drives them to uncover the truth and how circumstantial evidence is not a dirty word. “Cold Justice” follows veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler who partners with seasoned detectives to dig into murder cases that have lingered for years without justice. Together with local law enforcement from across the country, the “Cold Justice” team has successfully helped generate approximately 34 arrests and 18 convictions.

From Siegler’s successful track record in the courtroom and Bonds’ interrogation techniques, to Rider’ experience as a detective on sexual assault cases and Spingola’s work on the Dahmer case, they each bring their own perspective and experience to these unsolved cases as they reinvestigate to help solve these tragic homicides. The session will also include a sneak peek at the new season of “Cold Justice,” returning this summer to Oxygen.

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Bonds

Johnny Bonds

A retired Homicide Detective from Houston, Texas, Johnny Bonds has been working on “Cold Justice” since the beginning. He started his career in Law Enforcement in 1967, and became the youngest Detective promoted to the Homicide Division at the age of 25. After eight years in Homicide... Read More →
avatar for Tonya Rider

Tonya Rider

Tonya Rider has over 26 years of experience as a detective working for the Toledo Police Department (TPD, most recently in the Crimes against Persons/Homicide unit. During her career, she received a Meritorious Service Medal for her work on a high profile cold case homicide investigation... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Siegler

Kelly Siegler

Kelly Siegler is a veteran prosecutor, known nationwide for her toughness, tenacity and skill in the courtroom. For over 21 years, Kelly fought for justice for Harris County, Texas residents and crime victims until she resigned from the District Attorney's office in May 2008. She... Read More →
avatar for Steve Spingola

Steve Spingola

An investigator with a national reputation for excellence, Steve Spingola has been on Kelly’s team for the last few seasons. Now retired, Steve served as a Lieutenant Detective of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), supervising all major categories of criminal investigations... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Tamashiro

Jamie Tamashiro

Jamie Tamashiro serves as the Supervising Producer of the true crime investigative series, “Cold Justice.”  She has held various roles on the crew and has been with the show since the beginning.  As part of the “Cold Justice” team, she has overseen 33 arrests and 17 convictions... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

11:15am

Callahan Walsh: Behind the Scenes of America’s Most Wanted and CNN/HLN’s The Hunt with John Walsh
Go behind-the-scenes of America’s Most Wanted, The Hunt with John Walsh and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children with Callahan Walsh 
 
In 1981, the kidnapping and murder of then 6-year-old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh, sent shockwaves through small town communities with reverberations lasting decades. Activism on Adam’s behalf has forever changed the way America explores, investigates, and reports on missing children’s cases.
 
In this session, Callahan Walsh talks about growing up as Adam’s brother and shares an inside look at the creation of television shows America’s Most Wanted, where he served as supervising producer, and The Hunt with John Walsh, his father’s true crime docuseries on CNN/HLN, in addition to his work as a child advocate for The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Speakers
avatar for Callahan Walsh

Callahan Walsh

Callahan Walsh is a child advocate for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). He is the son of John and Revé Walsh, who co-founded NCMEC in 1984 after the kidnapping and murder of their first son Adam Walsh.Prior to joining the National Center for Missing... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Breakout 2 (Washington B)

11:15am

How to Catch a Liar
People lie an average of 4 times a day. In "How to Catch a Liar", you’ll not only learn some of the techniques and indicators police detectives look for when determining if someone is lying, you'll be put to the test to identify them yourself! Lampley, who is a former friend of serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer, covers topics such as Base Shift, Verbal/Physical Disconnects, Allusion v. Evasion, and a whole lot more!

Speakers
avatar for Steven David Lampley

Steven David Lampley

Speaker, Trainer, Author, Radio Crime Commentator, Steven David Lampley
Steven David Lampley spent twenty-one years as a police officer and undercover sex crimes SVU detective. He was the arresting officer of The Clairemont Killer (Cleophus Prince Jr.), a case featured on America's Most Wanted.Prior to Steven's career as a police officer, he was friends... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

11:15am

Laura Richards: Meet & Greet
Speakers
avatar for Laura Richards

Laura Richards

XG
Laura Richards is co-host of Real Crime Profile, the podcast from X-G Productions, and co-creator and producer of The Case of JonBenét Ramsey, host of Killer in the Family, Married, Single, Dead and co-host of Killer Profile.Laura has a BSc in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Breakout 4 (Prez Chamber B)

11:15am

Ryan Ferguson & Erin Moriarty Meet & Greet
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Ferguson

Ryan Ferguson

Ryan Ferguson is an author, host, and producer. He is also an exoneree who spent a decade behind bars for a crime he had nothing to do with before finally proving his innocence. Currently his focus is on bringing awareness to wrongful convictions through speaking and through his work... Read More →
avatar for Erin Moriarty

Erin Moriarty

Correspondent, CBS News
A CBS News journalist for three decades, Erin has been correspondent on 48 HOURS since 1990. In addition to reporting for 48 HOURS, Moriarty’s work is featured on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.At CBS News, Moriarty has covered some of the biggest crime and justice stories... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Breakout 3 (Ryman Ballroom)

11:15am

Best Case Worst Case LIVE
Live recording of the Best Case Worst Case podcast.

Audience seating is extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 

Speakers
avatar for Jim Clemente

Jim Clemente

XG
Jim Clemente is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler and former New York City Prosecutor. During his 22-year career with the FBI, he has investigated cases from Bank Robberies to Serial Killers. He is now a Writer/Co-Producer for Criminal Minds, as well as a Technical... Read More →
avatar for Francey Hakes

Francey Hakes

Francey Hakes was the country’s first National Coordinator for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction, a post appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. She was responsible for creating the inaugural U.S. strategy addressing child sexual exploitation, titled The National Strategy... Read More →



Saturday May 5, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Studio (Lincoln CDE)

12:15pm

LUNCH BREAK
Lunch break. Food will be available for purchase within the convention space.

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Breakout 2 (Washington B)

12:15pm

LUNCH BREAK
Lunch break. Food will be available for purchase within the convention space.

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Studio (Lincoln CDE)

12:15pm

LUNCH BREAK
Lunch break. Food will be available for purchase within the convention space.

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

12:15pm

LUNCH BREAK
Lunch break. Food will be available for purchase within the convention space.

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Breakout 3 (Ryman Ballroom)

12:15pm

LUNCH BREAK
Lunch break. Food will be available for purchase within the convention space.

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

12:15pm

LUNCH BREAK
Lunch break. Food will be available for purchase within the convention space.

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Breakout 4 (Prez Chamber B)

1:00pm

Barbells & Jail Cells: A Day in the Life of a Criminal Defense Attorney
All rise!

So you think you know what it takes to be a criminal defense attorney? Veteran criminal defense attorney Sara Azari presents an eye-opening look behind the scenes. Trials decided with a shocking piece of proof that comes in the last second, or a flashy finish to the jury? Please! It is all about the grind which starts at 3:30 a.m -- daily.
 
Sara's passion and dedication to defending her clients is palpable, as she discusses some of her most colorful cases, as well as some of the most bizarre, exciting, and challenging aspects of her day. Come prepared with questions for Sara.  Sara will also have some questions for you...and if you answer correctly, you might win one of several fabulous prizes!

A fun and enlightening time is guaranteed!  
 
You may be seated!

Speakers
avatar for Sara Azari

Sara Azari

Sara Azari is a state and federal criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles who has earned a reputation as a tough and aggressive attorney by representing numerous clients in cases resulting in not guilty verdicts and favorable resolutions.From 2009 to present, Sara has been consistently... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Breakout 2 (Washington B)

1:00pm

Nancy Grace: Lady Justice is Calling!
Will you answer the call to help stop the bad guys?

If you saw Nancy's ballroom presentation at CrimeCon 2017 you know it was full of energy, emotion, and honesty and was one of the true highlights of the weekend for many people. This year promises to be no different as Nancy reminds us that we're ultimately responsible for protecting ourselves, our families, and our communities from the bad guys.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

An outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts, Nancy Grace is known as the powerful force behind CNN Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated Nancy Grace. She is currently the founder and publisher of CrimeOnline.com.A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, Nancy has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20,  Dr. Phil and Larry King Live, among others, dispensing her firebrand take on the modern justice system.Grace’s... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

1:00pm

Undisclosed Podcast: Undoing a Conviction
 The Undisclosed team will discuss key elements they discovered in the Adnan Syed case, as well as how they deconstruct the other wrongful convictions they work on.

Speakers
avatar for Rabia Chaudry

Rabia Chaudry

Co-host, Undisclosed
Rabia Chaudry is a co-Host of Undisclosed and the 45th podcast. She is an attorney and author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller Adnan's Story.Twitter: @RabiaSquared... Read More →
avatar for Colin Miller

Colin Miller

Co-host, Undisclosed
Colin Miller is co-host of Undisclosed and an Associate Dean and Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He blogs at Evidence Prof Blog.Twitter: @EvidenceProf... Read More →
avatar for Susan Simpson

Susan Simpson

Co-host, Undisclosed
Susan Simpson is a co-Host of Undisclosed and The 45th podcast. She is also an attorney and blogs at The View from LL2.Twitter: @TheViewFromLL2... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

1:00pm

Callahan Walsh: Meet & Greet
Speakers
avatar for Callahan Walsh

Callahan Walsh

Callahan Walsh is a child advocate for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). He is the son of John and Revé Walsh, who co-founded NCMEC in 1984 after the kidnapping and murder of their first son Adam Walsh.Prior to joining the National Center for Missing... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Breakout 4 (Prez Chamber B)

1:00pm

Cold Justice Meet & Greet
Come and meet the starts of Cold Justice on Oxygen!

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Bonds

Johnny Bonds

A retired Homicide Detective from Houston, Texas, Johnny Bonds has been working on “Cold Justice” since the beginning. He started his career in Law Enforcement in 1967, and became the youngest Detective promoted to the Homicide Division at the age of 25. After eight years in Homicide... Read More →
avatar for Tonya Rider

Tonya Rider

Tonya Rider has over 26 years of experience as a detective working for the Toledo Police Department (TPD, most recently in the Crimes against Persons/Homicide unit. During her career, she received a Meritorious Service Medal for her work on a high profile cold case homicide investigation... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Siegler

Kelly Siegler

Kelly Siegler is a veteran prosecutor, known nationwide for her toughness, tenacity and skill in the courtroom. For over 21 years, Kelly fought for justice for Harris County, Texas residents and crime victims until she resigned from the District Attorney's office in May 2008. She... Read More →
avatar for Steve Spingola

Steve Spingola

An investigator with a national reputation for excellence, Steve Spingola has been on Kelly’s team for the last few seasons. Now retired, Steve served as a Lieutenant Detective of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), supervising all major categories of criminal investigations... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Breakout 3 (Ryman Ballroom)

1:00pm

Wine & Crime Podcast LIVE
A live recording of the Wine & Crime podcast.

Audience seating is extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis.


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Studio (Lincoln CDE)

1:00pm

Forensic Detective: INSIDE THE CRIME SCENE (An AR Experience from Oxygen)
This is your chance to show you’ve got what it takes to solve crimes hands-on. Test your investigation skills in Oxygen’s AR (*augmented reality) experience, Forensic Detective: Inside the Crime Scene.

Completely immerse yourself in the story as you try to solve the murder of a local, Nashville musician and bring the killer to justice. Explore the crime scene that reveals itself in your space in an augmented reality environment. Find clues all around you, projected onto the real world, then use forensic tools to analyze ballistics, compare blood samples, and more. Use your investigative skills as you review the suspects' alibis while racing against the clock. Gather enough clues to ID and bag the shooter. Prove you’ve got the goods by cracking the case!

THIS IS AN OPEN EVENT. NO ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. IT WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES TO COMPLETE ONCE YOUR SESSION BEGINS.

*Augmented reality is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world. 

Saturday May 5, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Oxygen AR (Jackson CD)

2:15pm

Darren Kavinoky & Mike Dowd: Situational Awareness
Session Description is TBA.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Dowd

Mike Dowd

Michael Dowd has over 16 years of experience with the DoD, CIA, NSA, DIA, DOJ and US Army Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Throughout his years of service with government agencies and the military, Mike developed expertise in a broad range of disciplines, including regional... Read More →
avatar for Darren Kavinoky

Darren Kavinoky

Darren Kavinoky is the creator and host of the hit TV show Deadly Sins , which just aired its 6th season on Investigation Discovery. He’s also the co-host of ID’sDid He Do It?, and the featured “criminal interventionist” in their docudrama series Breaking Point. Darren’s worked as a field correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and its sister show, The Insider, and still appears regularly as a legal expert on The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, Dr. Phil, and countless shows on CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Fox News, and more.He is also the founder... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

2:15pm

Don’t Watch Alone: 26 Years of Dateline NBC
Dateline’s Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy go behind-the-scenes of the longest-running primetime series in history, currently in its 26th season. Ben Mankiewicz, host of primetime Turner Classic Movies, moderates.
 

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Canning

Andrea Canning

Correspondent, Dateline NBC
Andrea Canning is a correspondent for Dateline NBC and contributes to all NBC News platforms. Canning reports on major crime stories, high profile trials and breaking news including the Boston Marathon Bombing, Hurricane Sandy, the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the... Read More →
avatar for Josh Mankiewicz

Josh Mankiewicz

Correspondent, Dateline NBC
Josh Mankiewicz is a Dateline NBC correspondent based in Los Angeles. He began reporting for Dateline in February 1995, and since then, he has contributed a mix of breaking news stories, news analysis, investigative reports and clever features to the broadcast.Over the last year... Read More →
avatar for Ben Mankiewicz

Ben Mankiewicz

Primetime Host, Turner Classic Movies
Ben Mankiewicz is the Primetime host and anchor of Turner Classic Movies. When he made his TCM debut in September 2003, he became only the second host hired in the network's history. As the Primetime host of the network, he's introduced thousands of movies on the air and conducted... Read More →
avatar for Keith Morrison

Keith Morrison

Correspondent, Dateline NBC
Keith Morrison is an award-winning correspondent for Dateline NBC. He joined the program in 1995 after a varied career at both NBC and in Canadian television. He has covered stories worldwide, interviewing everyone from presidents and prime ministers, student protesters under fire... Read More →
avatar for Dennis Murphy

Dennis Murphy

Correspondent, Dateline NBC
Dennis Murphy, winner of five national Emmy awards for excellence in news reporting, has been a Dateline correspondent since 1994. Murphy is seen most often covering true-crime stories for the Friday night editions of Dateline.  In recent years, Murphy has covered everything from... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

2:15pm

Nancy Grace Meet & Greet/Book Signing
Grab a copy of Nancy's book and then meet the start of Crime Stories with Nancy Grace for autographs and pictures.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

An outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts, Nancy Grace is known as the powerful force behind CNN Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated Nancy Grace. She is currently the founder and publisher of CrimeOnline.com.A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, Nancy has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20,  Dr. Phil and Larry King Live, among others, dispensing her firebrand take on the modern justice system.Grace’s... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Breakout 3 (Ryman Ballroom)

2:15pm

Undisclosed Podcast: Meet & Greet
Speakers
avatar for Rabia Chaudry

Rabia Chaudry

Co-host, Undisclosed
Rabia Chaudry is a co-Host of Undisclosed and the 45th podcast. She is an attorney and author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller Adnan's Story.Twitter: @RabiaSquared... Read More →
avatar for Colin Miller

Colin Miller

Co-host, Undisclosed
Colin Miller is co-host of Undisclosed and an Associate Dean and Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He blogs at Evidence Prof Blog.Twitter: @EvidenceProf... Read More →
avatar for Susan Simpson

Susan Simpson

Co-host, Undisclosed
Susan Simpson is a co-Host of Undisclosed and The 45th podcast. She is also an attorney and blogs at The View from LL2.Twitter: @TheViewFromLL2... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Breakout 4 (Prez Chamber B)

3:30pm

Kimberlie Massnick: Sensory Experience
This session will require the use of all your senses to grasp some concept of what John Gerard Schaefer's victims went through; to recognize how they felt at different points and what you think was going through their minds. Massnick proves that mental and emotional torture can be just as strong as the actual physical torture.

This session is ages 21+

Speakers
avatar for Kimberlie Massnick

Kimberlie Massnick

Assitant Professor of Criminal Justice, Indian River State College
Kimberlie Massnick, PhD is a criminologist who specializes in sexual offenders and serial killers. She is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Indian River State College where she believes that learning needs to get out of the classroom. She stages crime scenes instead of... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Breakout 2 (Washington B)

3:30pm

Jim Clemente & John White: Profiling Serial Killers
Jim Clemente, FBI Profiler & John White, PhD Forensic Neuro-Psychologist: - "Profiling Serial Killers”
Jim and John will take you deeper into the dark minds and psyches of serial killers than you’ve ever gone before. Be prepared to learn everything there is to know about how they got away with their horrendous, unspeakable acts, their motivations and their eventual demise. This is not a session for the timid or weak at heart… But if you want to know the whole truth about serial killers, famous and obscure, so that you and your loved ones never become victims, this is the session for you.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Clemente

Jim Clemente

XG
Jim Clemente is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler and former New York City Prosecutor. During his 22-year career with the FBI, he has investigated cases from Bank Robberies to Serial Killers. He is now a Writer/Co-Producer for Criminal Minds, as well as a Technical... Read More →
avatar for John White

John White

John H. White, Ph.D. is a former investigator sergeant in the Internal Affairs Division of the Dallas Police Department.  He investigated numerous police officer shootings and was assigned to the Psychological Services Office and the Fugitive and Special Investigations Unit.White... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

3:30pm

“Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers” presented by Oxygen
A panel of experts and insiders from Oxygen’s upcoming docu-series including Vice President of Development and Original Programming for Wilshire Studios, Jessica Grimshaw; Legal Analyst, Beth Karas; along with other key individuals close to the story who will discuss the case, infamous mistrial, and what inspired them to delve deeper into what really happened to Jessica Chambers.

This active crime investigation docu-series produced by Wilshire Studios and BuzzFeed Motion Pictures takes a deep dive into the mysterious death of Jessica Chambers, the Mississippi teen who was doused with gasoline and set on fire in December of 2014. Executive Produced by Academy Award® nominated, two-time Emmy® and Peabody Award winner Joe Berlinger (“Brother’s Keeper,” the “Paradise Lost Trilogy” and "Intent to Destroy"), the series looks at the mystery and unanswered questions surrounding Chambers’ death, which has made it one of the most-talked about cases on the internet. In 2016, a grand jury indicted Quinton Tellis, 27, charging him with capital murder. Tellis has pled not guilty to the charge.

Speakers
avatar for Therese Apel

Therese Apel

Therese Apel is the breaking news and crime reporter for the Clarion Ledger, Mississippi's statewide newspaper and digital media organization and a part of the USA TODAY Network. Apel joined the Clarion Ledger in 2010 and focuses on crime and disaster coverage.     Apel has gained... Read More →
avatar for Marisa Carroll

Marisa Carroll

BuzzFeed, Deputy National Editor
Marisa Carroll is the deputy editor of the BuzzFeed News national desk, where she assigns and edits in-depth reporting on race, gender, class, and crime. Carroll joined BuzzFeed in 2015 as an editor on its features desk. In Carroll's time at BuzzFeed, her teams' stories have included... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Grimshaw

Jessica Grimshaw

Jessica Grimshaw is the Vice President of Development and Original Programming for Wilshire Studios, one of NBCUniversal’s non-scripted studios. She has developed and produced series for Netflix, FX, E!, Oxygen, Style, G4, Food Network, TLC, Lifetime, BBC America, and GSN. Grimshaw... Read More →
avatar for Beth Karas

Beth Karas

Beth Karas has offered insight, analysis, and on-the-spot reporting on legal stories from courthouses across the country, for two decades. Larry King called her “one of the best in the business,” and over the years, numerous attorneys and journalists have expressed the same sentiment.Karas... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Steele

Stephanie Steele

Vice President of Current Production, Oxygen Media
Stephanie Steele is Senior Vice President of Development and Production for Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming.  In this role she has overseen the growing slate of true-crime programming including “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered,” “The Turpin 13: Family... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

3:30pm

Dateline NBC Meet & Greet
Come and meet four correspondents from Dateline NBC!

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Canning

Andrea Canning

Correspondent, Dateline NBC
Andrea Canning is a correspondent for Dateline NBC and contributes to all NBC News platforms. Canning reports on major crime stories, high profile trials and breaking news including the Boston Marathon Bombing, Hurricane Sandy, the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the... Read More →
avatar for Josh Mankiewicz

Josh Mankiewicz

Correspondent, Dateline NBC
Josh Mankiewicz is a Dateline NBC correspondent based in Los Angeles. He began reporting for Dateline in February 1995, and since then, he has contributed a mix of breaking news stories, news analysis, investigative reports and clever features to the broadcast.Over the last year... Read More →
avatar for Keith Morrison

Keith Morrison

Correspondent, Dateline NBC
Keith Morrison is an award-winning correspondent for Dateline NBC. He joined the program in 1995 after a varied career at both NBC and in Canadian television. He has covered stories worldwide, interviewing everyone from presidents and prime ministers, student protesters under fire... Read More →
avatar for Dennis Murphy

Dennis Murphy

Correspondent, Dateline NBC
Dennis Murphy, winner of five national Emmy awards for excellence in news reporting, has been a Dateline correspondent since 1994. Murphy is seen most often covering true-crime stories for the Friday night editions of Dateline.  In recent years, Murphy has covered everything from... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Breakout 3 (Ryman Ballroom)

3:30pm

Thinking Sideways LIVE
Join hosts Devin, Joe & Steve for a live recording of the Thinking Sideways podcast.

Audience seating is extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis.


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Studio (Lincoln CDE)

4:45pm

Live DNA Collection Demonstration
If you want to come see the latest and greatest in DNA collection technology, attend this session to watch how experts use the M-VAC to process real crime scene evidence from a 50 year old cold case! You heard me right...a cold case from 1967! Join Sheryl “Mac” McCollum and Dr. Laura Pettler as they take on this half century challenge.  This case has hate, organized crime, and possible double murder...all in the same family!

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum is a CSI for a metro Atlanta Police Department as well as the Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, a collaboration between universities and colleges that brings researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community together... Read More →
avatar for Laura Pettler

Laura Pettler

Private Investigator, former District Attorney's Investigator and Deputy Coroner, Co-Executive Producer and Host of International Academy of Web Television Awards Nominee "Notorious: True Crime Stories with Laura Pettler," The Dr. Oz Show's Forensic Criminologist on True Crime Tuesdays... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

4:45pm

The Keepers: Case Update
Where are they now?

Gemma Hoskins, from the Netflix documentary The Keepers, and investigative podcaster Shane Waters will update the audience on key developments in the Sister Cathy Cesnick murder case. They'll also go through key individuals from the series and explain what each person is doing now, as well as answer audience questions about the case and suspects.

Speakers
avatar for Gemma Hoskins

Gemma Hoskins

Gemma Hoskins is a retired teacher from the Baltimore area who dedicated her retirement to solving two area cold cases: the murders of Cathy Cesnik and Joyce Malecki. Hoskins was a senior at Keough Archbishop High School at the time of Cesnik’s disappearance. The amateur investigation... Read More →
avatar for Shane Waters

Shane Waters

Shane Waters is host of Out of the Shadows, a podcast produced by him from co-owned ACC Productions. He combines his knowledge of Private Investigation and education in Forensic Psychology to tell stories of victims that are hard to hear but important to talk about. He also blogs... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

4:45pm

Crawlspace: True Crime & Mysteries LIVE
Join hosts Tim & Lance for a live recording of the Crawlspace podcast.

Audience seating is extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna

Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna

Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna are the creators and hosts of two popular true crime podcasts, Missing Maura Murray (with 13 million downloads and counting in two years) and Crawlspace (exceeding 2 million downloads since Feb 2017). While Missing Maura Murray focuses on a single case... Read More →



Saturday May 5, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Studio (Lincoln CDE)

4:45pm

VIP Cocktail Hour & Dinner at Wildhorse Saloon
What happens when you combine Cinco de Mayo with the Kentucky Derby and then sprinkle thousands of true crime fans on top? CRIMECON UNPLUGGED...the biggest party in Nashville!

CC UNPLUGGED is a night of drinks, music, and mingling, plus an exclusive show that will reveal a side of our guests that you've never seen before. Hosted by Daryn and John, from Oxygen's hit Martinis & Murders podcast, CC UNPLUGGED will pit our guests against each other in a variety of games to test their wits, nerve, and ability to laugh at themselves.

GOLD VIP AGENDA
4:45p: Party bus departure from the Gaylord
5:15p-6:30p: Drinks, music, mingling, and the Kentucky Derby (5:46p post time)
6:30p: Dinner
7:15p: VIP show, presented by Jim Clemente/XG Productions
8:00p: Doors open for General Admission ticket holders
8:30p: CRIMECON UNPLUGGED, hosted by Daryn & John
10:00p: Bus transportation back to Gaylord

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Gold VIPs only. Pre-registration is NOT required. Please only let us know if you do not plan to attend.

Saturday May 5, 2018 4:45pm - 8:00pm
Wildhorse Saloon 120 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

8:00pm

CrimeCon UNPLUGGED [LIMITED]
What happens when you combine Cinco de Mayo with the Kentucky Derby and then sprinkle thousands of true crime fans on top? CRIMECON UNPLUGGED...the biggest party in Nashville!

CC UNPLUGGED is a night of drinks, music, and mingling, plus an exclusive show that will reveal a side of our guests that you've never seen before. Hosted by Daryn and John, from Oxygen's hit Martinis & Murders podcast, CC UNPLUGGED will pit our guests against each other in a variety of games to test their wits, nerve, and ability to laugh at themselves.

STANDARD BADGE AGENDA
7:30p: Buses depart Gaylord (optional, extra fee required)
8:00p: Doors open for General Admission
8:30p: CRIMECON UNPLUGGED, hosted by Daryn & John

Round trip bus transportation is included for  Gold VIPs. One way transportation to the Wildhorse is available for purchase by others. 

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Tickets: CrimeCon.com/weekend18
(Free for Gold VIPs, $30 General Admission)

Saturday May 5, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Wildhorse Saloon 120 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
 
Sunday, May 6
 

8:15am

XG Interrogation Experience
**DOORS OPEN AT 8A, SESSION BEGINS AT 8:15A -- PLEASE BE SEATED BY THE START TIME**

Developed in conjunction with XG Productions this experience will test all of your preconceived notions about how witnesses answer questions about crimes. If you attended this session in 2017 we urge you to keep the events confidential, but we also urge you to come again as you won't believe your eyes.

NOTE: NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING PEPPER SPRAY OR THE LIKE, ARE ALLOWED IN THIS SESSION. 

Sunday May 6, 2018 8:15am - 9:30am
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

8:30am

Carl Marino: Homicide Hunter
Session Description is TBA.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Marino

Carl Marino

After attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, Carl Marino served 17 years as a Deputy Sheriff in upstate New York.  He “fell” into the acting world after later moving to California, making his television debut on the NBC primetime show Trauma.In 2010, Carl... Read More →


Sunday May 6, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

8:30am

Karen Smith: Reconstruction and a Lesson in Reciprocity
Have you ever wondered what goes into a full homicide scene reconstruction and how the investigators actually figure out what happened? Karen Smith will take you step-by-step through a murder and show you how bloodstain pattern analysis, bullet trajectory reconstruction, blunt-force trauma, and the medical examiner’s conclusions all came together to tell the horrible truth behind one of Jacksonville Florida’s most heinous homicides.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Smith

Karen Smith

Karen Smith is retired major case detective with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. During her career she conducted 500 death investigations and 20,000 other cases. She is currently the owner of Bare Bones Consulting, an independent company offering crime scene and cold case analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis and crime scene reconstruction services. She also serves as a lecturer at the University of Florida, Florida State University and Florida Gulf Coast University for various forensic courses. Karen has... Read More →


Sunday May 6, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Breakout 2 (Washington B)

9:30am

Podcast Row Open
Come meet the best podcasters in true crime!

Sunday May 6, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Presidential Lobby

9:45am

Golden State Killer Panel
A follow up on the most prolific serial rapist and killer in California history – who still hasn't been caught.

Survivors and victim family members reunite to tell their stories and fill you in on what's happened in the last year pertaining to the case. Jane Carson-Sandler (survivor); Michelle Cruz (sister of 12th murder victim); and Debbie Domingo (daughter of 10th murder victim).

The conversation will be led & moderated by Billy Jensen and Paul Haynes, who helped finish Michelle McNamara's book on the Golden State Killer, I'll Be Gone in the Dark.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Carson-Sandler

Jane Carson-Sandler

Jane Carson-Sandler was the 5th victim of Sacramento's "East Area Rapist."  She is the author of "Frozen In Fear- A True Story of Surviving the Shadows of Death."  Jane shares her rape experience, and her 40+ year journey of faith, in an effort to help other women not just survive... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Cruz

Michelle Cruz

Michelle Cruz is the surviving sister of Janelle Cruz, the last known victim to be raped and bludgeoned by California's "Golden State Killer."  Michelle spends countless hours helping to raise case awareness and assisting with investigation efforts.
avatar for Debbi Domingo

Debbi Domingo

Debbi Domingo was a teenager when her mother, Cheri Domingo, was killed, along with her boyfriend, Gregory Sanchez, by "The Golden State Killer." Debbi uses social media to help publicize the case, hoping for an identification of the perpetrator.  
avatar for Paul Haynes

Paul Haynes

Paul Haynes worked closely with Michelle McNamara as her researcher and investigative partner on I'll Be Gone in the Dark. The two connected in 2011 over their shared obsession with the Golden State Killer case, leading to Michelle's feature on the case for Los Angeles magazine followed... Read More →
avatar for Billy Jensen

Billy Jensen

Billy Jensen is an investigative journalist focused squarely on unsolved murders and missing persons. After being sick and tired of writing stories with no endings, he developed a system to help solve murders himself, merging geotargeted social media campaigns with shoeleather reporting... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Wardlow

Margaret Wardlow

Margaret Wardlow, at age 13, was the youngest to be assaulted by Sacramento's"East Area Rapist," now known as "The Golden State Killer."  Margaret is grateful for the opportunity to share her story in hopes of finally identifying this notorious predator.


Sunday May 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

9:45am

Bobby Chacon: Deep Dive on Serial Killer Israel Keyes
Serial killer Israel Keyes may well be the most prolific serial killer in US history, but we will never know. After admitting to killing 11 people across the country he hanged himself in his jail cell. But it was the hard work of FBI Agents in Anchorage, Alaska and Quantico, Virginia, along with police officers in Alaska and Texas that ultimately captured Keyes. Although safely secured in a jail in Anchorage, there was one last group of law enforcement officers who would face danger due to Keyes’ actions. Those were the FBI divers who would attempt to recover Keyes’ last victim. Dismembered and hidden deep under a remote frozen lake north of Anchorage she waited. Bobby Chacon took his team of intrepid FBI divers to that remote frozen lake and put them in harm’s way. He supervised the team that went into an environment hostile to human life, where, without properly functioning life support equipment they would die. Would Keyes’ actions cost anymore lives. Not if Bobby Chacon and his FBI Dive Team had anything to say about it.

In this session Bobby Chacon will describe getting the phone call that started it all and the drop everything response that he and his divers conducted to get from Los Angeles to that remote frozen lake and bring Samantha home. You will hear how Chacon maneuvered the delicate situation to get his divers where they needed to be and how they went about locating and recovering the last victim of a serial killer.

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Chacon

Bobby Chacon

XG
In 1999 Bobby Chacon, an FBI Agent in New York City, was tasked by the FBI Laboratory in Quantico to establish the FBI’s Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team (USERT) Program. Bobby was already the first full time FBI diver in the Bureau’s history, but he then spent several... Read More →


Sunday May 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

9:45am

Joe Giacalone: Tales from the Cold Case Squad
Cold Case investigations are  the most difficult of all. After all, if  it were easy to solve, it wouldn't be cold. Retired Sgt. and former Commanding Officer of the Bronx Cold Case Squad Joseph Giacalone will break down how cases were chosen for his squad to pursue, explain what "solvability factors" are, and reveal the top pitfalls and obstacles that investigators must avoid to successfully solve a cold case.


Speakers
avatar for Joseph Giacalone

Joseph Giacalone

Joseph Giacalone is a retired NYPD Sergeant and former Commanding Officer of the Bronx Cold Case Squad. He is currently an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the author of The Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators, 3rd Ed. Joe is a frequent media guest for all of the major networks and can be heard every Friday morning on the Crime Report on WRCN 103.9 FM, NY... Read More →


Sunday May 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Breakout 2 (Washington B)

9:45am

Juan Martinez Book Signing
Juan Martinez will sign copies of his book Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars.

Speakers
avatar for Juan Martinez

Juan Martinez

Prosecutor, Maricopa County
Juan Martinez is a Maricopa County prosecutor and is counted amongst the top death-penalty prosecutors in Arizona. He gained prominence prosecuting Jodi Arias for the murder of Travis Alexander. A graduate of Arizona State University, Martinez was admitted to the bar in 1984 and joined... Read More →



Sunday May 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Breakout 3 (Ryman Ballroom)

11:00am

XG Interrogation Experience
**DOORS OPEN AT 10:50A, SESSION BEGINS AT 11:00A -- PLEASE BE SEATED BY THE START TIME OR YOU MAY NOT BE ALLOWED ACCESS**

Developed in conjunction with XG Productions this experience will test all of your preconceived notions about how witnesses answer questions about crimes. If you attended this session in 2017 we urge you to keep the events confidential, but we also urge you to come again as you won't believe your eyes.

NOTE: NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING PEPPER SPRAY OR THE LIKE, ARE ALLOWED IN THIS SESSION.

Sunday May 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Breakout 1 (Presidential AB)

11:00am

Jodi Arias: Behind the Self Defense Claim
Juan is currently working on his session description. It will be posted as soon as possible.

Speakers
avatar for Juan Martinez

Juan Martinez

Prosecutor, Maricopa County
Juan Martinez is a Maricopa County prosecutor and is counted amongst the top death-penalty prosecutors in Arizona. He gained prominence prosecuting Jodi Arias for the murder of Travis Alexander. A graduate of Arizona State University, Martinez was admitted to the bar in 1984 and joined... Read More →


Sunday May 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)

11:00am

Carl Marino Meet & Greet
Say hello to Carl and take your new Facebook profile photo!

Speakers
avatar for Carl Marino

Carl Marino

After attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, Carl Marino served 17 years as a Deputy Sheriff in upstate New York.  He “fell” into the acting world after later moving to California, making his television debut on the NBC primetime show Trauma.In 2010, Carl... Read More →


Sunday May 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Breakout 3 (Ryman Ballroom)

12:15pm

CC18 Closing
Don't miss the closing of CrimeCon 2018...all the moments you were a part of, and some that you missed. Join us as we recount the weekend's #OnlyAtCrimeCon moments and start counting down the days until CC19!

Sunday May 6, 2018 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Ballroom (Presidential CDE)