The SMILE Conference logoThe SMILE Conference™ is now just a few days away. It has shaped up to be what appears will be an impressive event bringing together the best of the best social media professionals in law enforcement from four countries, both speakers and delegates.

The keynotes:

Jack Holt

Jack Holt, Opening Keynote
Department of Defense

Gordon Scobbie

Assistant Chief Constable Gordon Scobbie, West Midlands Police
ACPO Chair, Social Media In Law Enforcement in UK
Joining The SMILE Conference via Skype

Colin Nurse

Colin Nurse, Microsoft Public Sector CTO
State and Local Government

Lewis Shepherd

Lewis Shepherd, Closing Keynote
Director of the Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments

Organizations represented are:

  • Albany (NY) City of
  • Arlington (TX) Police Department
  • Bellevue (NE) Police Department
  • Boca Raton (FL) Police Services Department
  • Broward (FL) Sheriff’s Office
  • Chatham-Kent (ON) Police Service (CA)
  • CyberWOrx8o8
  • Department of Defense (US)
  • Department of Justice, COPS Unit (US)
  • Dunwoody (GA) Police Department
  • Elsevier
  • Facebook
  • Kansas City (MO) Board of Police Commissioners
  • IRS Criminal Investigations
  • LAwS Communications
  • Leesburg (VA) Police Department
  • Lethbridge (AB) Regional Police Service (CA)
  • Los Angeles Fire Department
  • Lowell (MA) Police Department
  • Mesa County (CO) Sheriff’s Office
  • Metro Transit (DC) Police Department
  • Microsoft
  • Minnesota Department of Public Safety
  • Minnesota State Patrol
  • Open Eye Communications, LTD (UK)
  • Ottawa (ON) Police Service (CA)
  • PC/W
  • PoliceOne
  • Police Executive Research Forum
  • Politie Rotterdam-Rijnmond (ND)
  • Politie 2.0 (ND)
  • Polk County (IA) Sheriff
  • Prince William County (VA) Police
  • Raytheon
  • Reading (PA) Police Academy
  • Redlands (CA) Police Department
  • St. Paul (MN) Department of Public Safety
  • The Crime Report
  • The Rogers Group
  • Toronto (ON) Police Service (CA)
  • USIS
  • Vere Software
  • Venable, LLP
  • Washington Times Magazine
  • West Midlands Police (UK)

Watch the Twitter stream with hashtag #smilecon. We expect to stream the sessions on Thursday, as well as the keynotes and afternoon sessions on Friday. LAwS Academy on Wednesday will not be streamed, nor will the three investigative sessions on Friday morning.

If you’re not attending, but would like to mark your calendars for next time, we are tentatively making plans to hold the next SMILE Conference in the L.A. area, in October.