2008 National AMBER Alert Conference
This conference is by invitation only. The agenda for the conference includes special tracks for law enforcement, media/broadcasters, AMBER Alert Coordinators, tribal communities, and Child Abduction Response Teams. Additionally, the conference will feature a family-victims roundtable, an AMBER in Indian Country Cluster Meeting, a special session with AMBER Alert Coordinators from Mexico and Canada, and a 1-day workshop for Child Abduction Response Teams.
Speakers will include Erin Runnion, a mother from Orange County whose daughter, Samantha, was abducted and murdered, and who now operates a nonprofit organization advocating for missing children; Mark Simpson, original investigator in the Amber Hagerman case; Charles Bierbauer, former CNN news anchor; Sheriff Sandra Hutchens of Orange County; Bob Hoever from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; David Diggs from CTIA, the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry; and Ron Laney, Associate Administrator of OJJDP's Child Protection Division