2021 SEARCH Symposium



Tuesday, July 13 – Wednesday, July 14 

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, MO   ·  Livestreamed on our digital platform

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Who Should Attend the 2021 SEARCH Symposium?

Justice and public safety officials, academic and agency researchers, technical developers, operational managers and practitioners, and justice reform advocates from local, state and federal agencies and organizations across the nation will benefit.

Why Should I Attend?

You will engage with leaders, subject matter experts, researchers, and colleagues from across the nation in timely and informed discussions of critical issues in justice information management and operations:

  • Technology: Facial recognition, managing cyber risks, data dashboards, autonomous vehicles, automated record sealing, criminal history records management, and more.
  • Policy: Principles of technology policy, managing accountability in police use of technology (AI, license-plate readers, drones), justice/health information sharing, criminal justice reform, improving disposition reporting by courts, NICS background checks, and more.
  • Research: Measuring criminal justice technology ROI, desistance and recidivism, measuring accuracy/value of facial recognition, data quality metrics, research value of NIBRS data, and more.
  • Case Study: Presentations focusing on real-world efforts to plan and implement technologies, adopt reforms, revise or reinvent operations, engage with communities of interest, and respond to new legislative or policy mandates. Explore the technical, operational, and policy challenges and successes with the people who were involved.

After a year in quarantine, we would like to have everybody join us in St. Louis for the 2021 SEARCH Symposium. While this may be possible for some, we recognized that not everyone will be able to physically attend the event.  Not to worry—we are extending the benefits of attendance through our dynamic digital platform.  Our immersive virtual conference features live and on-demand content, including keynote addresses and 2 dozen workshops. You will have a multitude of networking opportunities to connect with peers, subject experts and solution providers to learn new ideas, share critical lessons learned, and make important contacts.

Want to attend on-site?

On-site attendance is limited to 150 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

On-site attendees will be able to:

Ensuring the health and safety of SEARCH Members, Staff, Speakers and guests is paramount, and we continue to monitor the situation carefully. SEARCH follows the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including requiring facemasks, providing hand sanitizer stations, and maintaining social distancing.

Make hotel reservations or see the Symposium Hotel & Travel page for more details, including room rates and reservation deadlines.

Find out more about the attractions St. Louis and the St. Louis Union Station Hotel have to offer.

Want to attend virtually?

Attending virtually means you can enjoy all the Symposium keynote and workshop sessions from the comfort of home and office using our dynamic and interactive digital platform.

Once you register, you’ll be given access to the Symposium digital platform, which goes live in early July. It will provide you with all the details you’ll need to know to participate virtually.

You can also explore the platform, develop your online profile, and begin networking with other attendees.

Learn more about what the immersive digital platform provides.

Using the Symposium digital platform, you can:

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