OffenderWatch Symposium New Orleans



Dear Colleagues:

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to evolve unpredictably—and considering the health and safety of our participants and staff—the OffenderWatch Symposium has been postponed to next year.

We made this difficult decision after careful deliberation but feel strongly that the most prudent course right now is to allow more time for the situation to stabilize. Thank you for your patience.

Work has already begun on next year’s OffenderWatch Symposium. So, save these dates! The OffenderWatch Symposium will take place May 24 – 27, 2021. We hope to see you there.

Until then, be safe!

Thank you for all you do to prevent the unthinkable, 

Lionel Hanley
Director of Marketing



Let us reserve your spot next year.  Those who registered online in 2020 will be automatically registered for the 2021 event. We will rollover your event registration fee for you.  For those who have made a hotel reservation, the Marriott will cancel your reservation and you will get a confirmation email from Marriott.  You can now make your new Hotel Reservations

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

Some important information:

      • The deadline for submitting refund requests is 11:59pm CST on October 1st, 2020 (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: September 10, 2020

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 
  • Child Abduction Response 
  • 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
  • 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


Guests Arrive
Evening Welcome Reception


Morning Plenary Session
Afternoon Workshops, Breakout Sessions, Hands-On Training, Lightening Talks


Morning Plenary Session
Afternoon Workshops, Breakout Sessions, Hands-On Training, Lightening Talks


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


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