OffenderWatch Symposium New Orleans

JOIN US DEC 6 – 8, 2021


Dear Colleagues:

We are encouraged by the increasing vaccinations and decreasing of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are seeing many new registrations for the event now.  We continue to consult with our partners in the city of New Orleans, New Orleans and Company and the New Orleans Marriott to ensure we have a safe and successful OffenderWatch Symposium December 6-8, 2021. Our speakers are booking their flights and we have a great event planned.


Over 200 guests have registered already, so if you have NOT yet registered, you should register now. Early bird registration fee is $550.


We will update you by email and on this site with the symposium schedule and speakers. 


Let us reserve your spot next year.  Those who registered online in 2020 are automatically registered for the 2021 event. We will rollover your event registration fee for you.  You should register for a hotel room now. We would love to see you in New Orleans in 2021, but we understand that your plans may not allow you to attend. If you prefer a refund, please email

The deadline for submitting refund requests is 11:59pm CST on October 1st, 2021 (no exceptions). Refunds will be provided via the credit card used to register. If the registration was paid by check, then a check made out to the agency will be sent to the agency address entered originally. Refunds may take up to 4-6 weeks to process. If you have any questions, please reach out to us for assistance:

Kathy Taylor
Marketing Administrator 

Updated: March 31, 2021

What to Expect

  • Inspiring National Keynote speaker
  • Over 250 participants from 32 states, tribes, and Canada
  • Workshops on Best Practices, SOR Issues
  • Breakout Sessions, Panel Discussions and Case Studies
  • Hands-on Classes for OffenderWatch Training
  • Experienced law enforcement presenters including FBI, State & Local registering agencies
  • Time to Network with the experts
  • Meet one-on-one with the OffenderWatch Support Desk Team

Breakout Session Highlights

  • Dark Web, Law Enforcement Response to Cyber Crimes – David Ferris, Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Crime Unit
  • Preparing for an FBI SOR Audit – FBI NCIC Auditor
  • Child Abduction Response – Marty Parker, Special Agent, FBI
  • Pandemic, Fire, Flood, Hurricane, Tornado, Riot: Registry Disaster Management – User Panel

Workshops on the Issues

  • Sharing SOR data between locals, states, tribes, and Feds
  • Getting it Right: Collecting and Validating Data
  • Noncompliance and Warrants Processes
  • Effective Public Notification

Lightning Talks

  • Field Ops with OffenderWatch Mobile
  • OffenderWatch Active Contact Reminders
  • OffenderWatch Booking Alerts
  • The Safe Virtual Neighborhood App
  • Saving Time with OffenderWatch Express Check-in
  • Managing Resources using OffenderWatch FOCUS

Hands-on Lab: OffenderWatch User Training

  • Managing Offenders and Notifying the Public
  • Child Abduction and Offender Investigations
  • Mastering OffenderWatch: Lesser Known & Underused Features
  • Making the Most of Maps
  • Effective Admin of Your Registry
  • Reducing Rejections & Validations with NCIC Sync

This is a brand-new hands-on curriculum for OffenderWatch User training in 2021. Download the course descriptions and instructor bios. When you register, be sure to indicate which classes you plan to attend. Use this document to apply for continuing education credits with your agency.


Who Should Attend

Anyone managing or investigating registered sex offenders, State registry managers, OffenderWatch users, compliance officers, ICAC teams, prosecutors, corrections, parole officers, tribal police, child abduction response teams, U.S. Marshals, and sex offender tracking teams.


 Schedule Overview

Monday Dec 6

Guests Arrive
Welcome Reception
Evening on your Own

Tuesday Dec 7

Morning Plenary Session
Afternoon Workshops, Breakout Sessions, Hands-On Training
One-on-one Help Desk, Lightening Talks

Wednesday Dec 8

Morning Plenary Session
Afternoon Workshops, Breakout Sessions, Hands-On Training
One-on-one Help Desk, Lightening Talks
Evening Networking: New Orleans Traditions at the Sazerac House

Thursday Dec 9

Advisory Board Lunch
Guests Depart or stay for the weekend in New Orleans

Previous Conference in New Orleans

Here’s to Traditions at the Sazerac House

Getting to the Big Easy

Our new Louis Armstrong Airport is now open!  Click below to learn more about getting around the airport or to book a flight.


Book the Marriott New Orleans by Phone or Online

The OffenderWatch Symposium is being held at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel in New Orleans, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130, (504) 581-1000. Book now for a great rate ($179/night) at this fabulous venue right on Canal Street near the Vieux Carré​. Save on rental car and overnight parking as the hotel is within walking distance of the best food and tourist sites in the French Quarter.


OffenderWatch and the New Orleans Marriott Hotel are taking precautions to ensure the health of all event participants and we are consulting the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Louisiana public health authorities.

Got Questions?  Email Kathy Taylor