Friday, March 4, 2011

National Conference for Missing Persons: March 24th -- 27th

National conference for missing persons and all who work in the arena from advocating, volunteering, investigation, search and rescue and identification process of those who are lost. This event is open to all who support the mission of finding a resolution for families who have suffered a missing loved one.

National Conference for Missing Persons

NOTICE: (This conference is a registration ONLY Conference)


The 7th Annual National Round Table Conference
March 24th Thur 27th of 2011

Mailing Address (CUE) PO Box 12714 Wilmington, NC 28405

Ph: (910) 343-1131 or (910) 232-1687 Fax: (910) 399-6137

Holiday Inn Hotel Conference Center 5032 Market Street, Wilmington, NC Please share this information to anyone in this line of work and or a family of a missing person or homicide victim.

To learn more about CUE Center for Missing Persons please visit us at our web site or email us at


Illuminations: In the Eyes of a Child, Allison West

Brief Program Description: The acclaimed artwork of a male victim of child sexual abuse provides the context for this multifaceted workshop and discussion. Through an intense and comprehensive exploration of the experience and aftermath of child victimization attending professionals will achieve new and enhanced understanding of victimization and their engagement with it. This will create the context for enhanced personal and professional skills. Non-professionals who attend this workshop be prepared for a significant level of intensity.

Police, Parents, Profilers: Investigate Criminal Profile, Pat Brown

Pat Brown is a nationally known criminal profiler, television commentator, author, and founder and CEO of The Sexual Homicide Exchange and The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency. Pat has provided crime commentary and profiling and forensic analysis in over one thousand television and radio appearances in the United States and across the globe. She can be seen regularly on the cable television news programs, CNN, MSNBC and FOX, and is a frequent guest of the Today Show, the CBS Early Show, Larry King, Inside Edition, Nancy Grace, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Joy Behar, and America’s Most Wanted.

Intimate Partner Violence: ”My Loved One is Missing”, Susan Murphy Milano

Susan Murphy-Milano is a non-fiction author and violence expert and a defender of victim’s rights. In 1989, after the murder of her mother by her father, a Chicago violent crimes detective, she vowed to change the way intimate partner crimes and homicides are handled and investigated. She is host of the national radio show, ”Time’s Up!” which addresses real-life unsolved and missing person’s cases featuring family members searching for justice. Susan has appeared on numerous shows including Oprah, 20/20, American Justice, A & E, Sunday Today, E True Hollywood, A & E Biography, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, CNN. As a nationally recognized women’s advocate, Susan was instrumental in the passage of the Illinois Stalking Law and the Lautenberg Act.

Psychics & Missing Persons: Help or Hindrance?, Kelly Jolkowski and Robert Cooke

Robert Cooke and Kelly Jolkowski each have a missing child, have researched and have personal experience with persons making this claim. They’ll share their stories as well as accounts from other families who have worked with psychics.


Deputy David C. Desso, Project Life Saver – New Hanover County Sheriff Office

Deputy David Desso has spent the past three years with the New Hanover County Sherrif’s Department. Prior to joining, he was with the UNC-Wilmington police department for a year, and was with the Somer, CT police department for thirty-three years. Deputy Desso enjoys working with Project Life Saver because it allows him to work at risk youth, and the elderly.

Jane Bradley, Author of “YOU Believers”

Jane Bradley’s latest novel, You Believers, is based on the true story of Peggy Carr who went missing in Wilmington, NC, and on the ensuing seven-month search for her led by Monica Caison and CUE. It is a cathartic story of casual evil and of how the worst things can be faced so that we might not only survive, but grow. Bradley is the author of two acclaimed story collections, one of which, Power Lines, was cited as a “Notable Book” by the New York Times Book Review. She’s also written a novella and a screenwriting text. She has won numerous awards for her work, including an NEA Individual Artists Fellowship and an Ohio Arts Council Fellowship. Originally from Chattanooga, she currently is a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Toledo.


Janeane Shanahan “Missing”, Damien Sharp

Beth Profeta “Missing”, Mary Badaracco

Shelia Bradley-Smith “Missing”, Diamond & Tionda Bradley

National Candle Light Service – Honorees
March 26, 2011 @ Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington Waterfront – 7:30 pm, the public is welcome
Mistress of Ceremony – Frances Weller, Anchor WECT Channel 6 TV
Guest Speaker - Susan Murphy Milano “Moving Forward”
Reading of the Poem – Sheree Justus
Vocal Tribute - Mallory Malter
National Prayer – Pastor Angie Davis
Unveiling of the Wall
Service Dedication ~ In Loving Memory of

Megan Maxwell

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Reminder, the fee to attend the conference is per room, not per person; you may have up to four people in each room - this will help everyone save money.

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Hotel Location:
Holiday Inn Hotel Conference Center
5032 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405 (910) 392-1101

Room Preference – please check the appropriate box below
Smoking Non Smoking King Bed 2 Double Queens (No roll a ways will be provided)

Conference fee: Includes all meals, materials and lodging. All conference 2011 attendees should arrive after 4:00 pm on Thursday night, March 24th and check in; the room will be listed under the main registrars name on this form.
The fee “per room” is $300.00 and must be received by March 10, 2011, you can make payment by postal mail or go the CUE Center’s web site at and click on the donate button, it will take you to the pay-pal submission form.

How will you be submitting your fee?
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Shuttle Service: will be provided to all who fly into the Wilmington Airport only, once your flight information is submitted we will handle your pick up and departure through the hotel. Please do not contact the hotel to make your reservations or pick up arrangements, the CUE Center will handle it for you.

Not staying at the conference hotel?
If you choose to stay elsewhere and or are local and just plan on attending the conference festivities your fee is $50.00, which includes lunch, snacks and dinner and conference training materials. You must still complete the registration form.

National Candle Light Vigil Service
During the conference a national candle light service will be held to feature missing persons from across the nation and photos will be displayed on our wall that will be unveiled. If you have a missing loved one and will be attending please advise us as we will include him/her in the service. All conference attendees will be shuttled to the waterfront vigil service.

Name of your missing loved one.

Can you hold my spot now?
Yes… complete the registration form now to assure your attendance at this year’s conference; space will be limited, so registered early!

We are very excited and look forward to seeing each one of you this year.

Thanking you in advance for making this our annual conference a success.

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