Monday, November 15, 2010


Nationally recognized experts on child abductions, representatives from law enforcement, media, transportations and other AMBER Alert partners from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the European Union, plus family members of child abduction victims.

The 2010 National AMBER Alert Symposium will have its annual gathering in Phoenix. The first day will include the latest developments in the AMBER Alert program and family members of child abduction victims will hold a candlelight vigil to remember missing and abducted children. This media advisory outlines day one of the three-day symposium.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
8:30 a.m.
Posting of Colors (open to media)
Phoenix Police Department Honor Guard

National Anthem
Precious Eneagu, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Opening remarks
Marilyn Roberts, Deputy Administrator for Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Sharon Sexton, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona

Joe Yahner, Assistant Police Chief, Phoenix Police Department

Ron Laney, Associate Administrator, Child Protection Division, OJJDP

Keynote speech (open to media)
Ernie Allen, President & CEO, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)

10:15 a.m.
AMBER Alert Training and Strategic Plan Update (open to media)
Phil Keith, Program Director, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program

Technology Update
Bob Hoever, Associate Director of Special Projects, NCMEC

AMBER Alert Plans and Changes Update
Gus Paidousis, Deputy Chief, Knoxville Police Department

Southern Border Initiative & AMBER Alert in Indian Country Update
Phil Keith; Cecilia Duquela-Fuentes, Program Manager, OJJDP

Child Abduction Response Team Update
Floy Turner, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (Ret.)

International Initiative Update
Caroline Humer, Senior Program Manager, ICMEC

12:00 p.m.
Keynote Speech (open to media)
Mark Shurtleff, Utah Attorney General

1:30 p.m.
Family Roundtable (closed to media)

AMBER Alert Partners Update (open to media)

International Session (open to media)

4:00 p.m.
Kassie Trimmier Case Study (closed to media)

Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 North Second Street, Phoenix, Arizona

Media should check in at the registration desk at the Regency Ballroom and arrange with Paul Murphy to cover any sessions or arrange interviews.


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