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Join us at the heart of firearm forensics and intelligence exploration with the 2024 International Firearm Forensics & Intelligence Summit (IFFIS2024) in Montreal. Immerse yourself in a dynamic three-day program designed to empower law enforcement professionals with the latest insights, strategies, and innovations in gun crime investigation.

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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Monday, November 11th

       ☉ 08h30 to 14h30  Partner/Intermediary Meeting (Forensic Technology's commercial partners only)
       ☉ 16h00 to 19h00  Conference Registration & IFFIS2024 Welcome Cocktail

Tuesday, November 12th

     ☉ 07h45 to 08h45 ➠ Breakfast buffet at the hotel conference hall
     ☉ 08h45 to 12h00 ➠ Symposium opening; Keynote session; Coffee break & Plenary presentations
     ☉ 12h00 to 13h00 ➠ Group lunch at the hotel conference hall
     ☉ 13h00 to 14h30 ➠ Plenary presentation & Moderated panel discussion
     ☉ 14h30 to 15h15 ➠ Coffee break and Symposium attendee group photo
     ☉ 15h15 to 16h45
 ➠ 
Concurrent breakout sessions, workshops, and technology demonstrations

Wednesday, November 13th: 

     ☉ 07h45 to 08h45 ➠ Breakfast buffet at the hotel conference hall
     ☉ 08h45 to 12h00 ➠ Keynote session; Coffee break & Plenary presentations
     ☉ 12h00 to 13h00 ➠ Group lunch at the hotel conference hall
     ☉ 13h00 to 15h15 ➠ Concurrent breakout sessions, workshops, and technology demonstrations
     ☉ 15h15 to 16h00 ➠ Coffee 
break
     ☉ 16h00 to 19h00 ➠ Unscheduled free time
     ☉ 19h00 to 22h00 ➠ Symposium reception (food, drinks, music - TBD)

Thursday, November 14th: 

     ☉ 07h45 to 08h45 ➠ Breakfast buffet at the hotel conference hall
     ☉ 08h45 to 12h00 ➠ Keynote session; Coffee break & Plenary presentations
     ☉ 12h00 to 13h00 ➠ Group lunch at the hotel conference hall
     ☉ 13h00 to 15h00 ➠ Concurrent breakout sessions, workshops, and technology demonstrations
     ☉ 15h00 to 15h15 ➠ Coffee break
     ☉ 15h15 to 15h45 ➠ 
Closing remarks, Symposium certificate of attendance
     ☉ 15h55 to 18h00 ➠ Unscheduled free time (technology demonstrations, meetings, networking)

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Delve into a series of engaging presentation covering crucial topics such as: "Advances in 3D Microscopy in the Field of Firearm Forensics", "Automated Ballistic Identification: Three Decades of Innovation and Discussion on the Road Ahead", "Gun Crime Investigation - a Prosecutorial Perspective", "Emerging Trends in Transregional Firearm Violence and Best Practices in Ballistic Intelligence Sharing", "Compatibility and Interoperability Study of X3P File Exchanges between Ballistic Identification Systems", "Automated Triaging of Firearm Evidence from Crime Scene", "Strategies and Best Practices in Gun Crime Intelligence", etc.. These subjects - and many others - will form the core of our symposium schedule, offering attendees a broad spectrum of critical knowledge and practical insights. 

We are honored to confirm the participation of several key presenters who are leaders in their fields, including: Dr. Alain Beauchamp, Ph.D. (Head of Research at Forensic Technology), Dr. Denis Werner, Ph.D. (Professor of Forensics at University of Québec in Trois Rivières), Ron Nichols (Firearm and Toolmark Examiner, and Managing Director at Nichols Forensic Science Consulting), Robert C. Troyer, LLB (former United States Attorney for the District of Colorado), Dr. Serge Lévesque, Ph.D. (Senior Scientist at Forensic Technology), Paul Murphy (Firearm and Toolmark Examiner), Andy Boyle (Senior Forensic Solution Specialist at Forensic Technology), and Ray Guidetti (Police Director - Hackensack, New Jersey). Their contributions, along with many others, promise to make IFFIS2024 an invaluable experience for all attendees. 

The complete final agenda will be downloadable here when available. This comprehensive document will provide detailed information on all sessions, workshops, and speakers, ensuring you can plan your summit experience to the fullest.