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CALI is pleased to host its first-ever Virtual Conference from June 24-26, 2021!

The California Association of Licensed Investigators 52nd Annual Conference will be hosted virtually. Please join us June 24 through June 26 for an exceptional Virtual Conference experience!

The California Association of Licensed Investigators Annual Conference has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the most successful, exciting, and worthwhile educational opportunities for private investigator professionals worldwide. This popular three-day Conference is one of the largest of its kind. Each year, diverse and well-respected speakers participate in this Conference and contribute to making it among the best.

CALI's Virtual Conference features eight educational sessions, two keynote sessions, an awards ceremony, networking opportunities to connect you with private investigators from around the world, and our annual business meeting. Don't be left out of the virtual PI event of the year! We look forward to "seeing" you!

The finalized Conference schedule will soon be available. 

2021 Conference Sponsors


Registration Fees

Conference Sponsors

We appreciate the support from our 2021 Virtual Conference Sponsors!

Registration Type     Fee
CALI Member     $25 USD
Non-Member     $50 USD
Save $50  Become a Member! Register & Join CALI*     $200 USD

CALI Members, you must be signed in to your member profile to receive the membership rate.

*Save $50!  Register & Join CALI: this option is available to new members only. Regular annual Active membership dues is $225 USD.Membership details will be e-mailed to the registrant after registration and full payment is received.

Zoom Registration Link 
Each participant will receive a unique Zoom registration link via email to access the conference sessions one day prior to each conference day.

Virtual Conference Registration Includes:
  • 8 Sessions 
  • 2 Keynote Sessions
  • General Continuing Education Credits – up to 15 hours total
  • Networking Opportunities
  • 2 Social Happy Hours
  • Virtual Lunch with Industry Experts & Sponsors
  • CALI Awards Ceremony
  • Annual Business Meeting (registration fee is not required)
Cancellation Policy:
Requests to cancel registration must be submitted to by June 4, 2021, to be eligible for a refund minus a $10 administrative fee. We regret that no refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, June 4, 2021. No-Show registrants will not be eligible for a refund.


Conference Sponsors

We appreciate the support from our 2021 Virtual Conference Sponsors!

    Schedule is subject to change. All times are listed in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Thursday, June 24
  11:00 AM – 11:15 AM President’s Welcome  Robert B. Rice
  11:15 AM – 12:45 PM Keynote Speaker  Rhonda Glover Reese
  1:00 PM – 1:55 PM Virtual Lunch with Industry Partners & Sponsors
  2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Session 1: EAGLE Program/Elder Abuse Investigations
 Julie Schoen
  3:30 PM – 4:45 PM Session 2: The Proven Path to Six-Figures and Beyond
– How to Build a Million-Dollar P.I. Agency

 Michael Jaczewski
  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Virtual Happy Hour with New Members & Sponsors
 Friday, June 25
  9:30 AM – 10:00 AM   Special Guest: Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS)    Lynne J. Andres
  10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
  Session 3: TLOxp – Beyond Basics
   Alek Ragsdale 
  11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
  Session 4: Forensic Document Examination
State of the art equipment that captured the smoking gun
evidence/Handwritings of the Arthur Leigh Allen and the Zodiac killer

   Patricia Fisher
  1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
  Virtual Lunch with Industry Partners & Sponsors
   2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
  Session 5: License Plate Readers & Privacy Issues
   Rachel Cracchiola
  3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
  Session 6: Where Babies come from, DNA and its Uses in Investigations
Presentation is sponsored by

   Peter Gallo
  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  Virtual Happy Hour with Mixologist
Sponsored by SLI - Surveillance Locates Investigations

Saturday, June 26
  8:30 AM – 9:30 AM    Annual Business Meeting
  9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  Annual Awards     
      President's Award
      Governor of the Year Award
      Investigator of the Year Award
  10:30 AM  11:45 AM   Session 7: Online and Social Media Investigations: Go
Beyond the Big Sites

   Edward Ajaeb
  12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
  Session 8: Online Background Checks
   Cynthia Hetherington
  1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
  Keynote Speaker: Locating and Hunting Terrorist Through Data Analysis
Presentation is sponsored by AMIS –
Alliance Management & Insurance Services
   Nada Bakos
  3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
  Conference Wrap Up and Closing Celebrations
      Scholarship Awards
      Scholarship Raffle
      Sponsor Recognition
      Vendor Prizes
      Distinguished Achievement Award


Become A Sponsor

On behalf of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), we would like to invite you to become a sponsor of our very first Virtual Conference! We are so excited to present this three-day educational Conference on June 24 through June 26, 2021.

The California Association of Licensed Investigators is recognized as a national leader on behalf of the PI profession for its legislative accomplishments, go-to resources, educational opportunities for seasoned and newly licensed investigators, and training. As the largest PI organization, CALI events, virtual meetings, webinars, and conferences bring together PIs worldwide to learn, network, and connect with industry-related professionals. 

Our sponsorship packages offer many benefits to increase brand awareness and recognition, showcase products & services, create new partnerships, and generate leads for your company. Your sponsorship not only gives the financial support CALI needs but also recognition of partnership. We offer a variety of exposure levels to meet your preferences and budget. 

To discuss a sponsorship level that fits your budget, please contact contact Maria Lagunas at 949-715-5401 or

Click here to download the Sponsorship Prospectus.

  Sponsorship Benefits
 Platinum    Gold    Silver   Bronze 




Engage with Audience
  Speaking opportunity to showcase your company, product or services to attendees
during a break. 3-4 minutes max. Speaking slots based on availability.
Brand Recognition 
  Session Title on the Conference Schedule will include
This Session is Sponsored by” followed by your company name.

  One time advertisement in the CALI Journal, an electronic
quarterly publication. Sponsor to provide ad artwork and
the link for the ad.

  Sponsor recognition on the CALI Conference Home page:
company logo or name with a link to your website.

  Sponsor recognition in all conference marketing emails
(includes a link to your company website).

  Recognition as a 2021 Virtual Conference Sponsor in the
CALI Journal (June/July Edition).

Social Media Exposure
  Sponsorship recognition in the CALI Social Media accounts.
Making Connections
  Complimentary registrations to Virtual Conference.  Five  Four  Three  Two
Giving Back 
  $50 of your total sponsorship will be allocated to the CALI Scholarship Fund 
with recognition of your donation.
CALI Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Program Awards promote the professional standing of the investigation profession and those committed to continuing education. Please help us fund the CALI Scholarship Program by donating. If you would like to contribute to the CALI Scholarship fund, please click here.

To learn about the program or to apply click hereScholarship applications are accepted on or before June 4, 2021.

Virtual Conference FAQ's

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How do I access the Conference sessions?
How do I access the Conference sessions?

The Conference registrants will receive a unique Zoom registration link via email to access the sessions one day before each conference day.

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Can I ask questions during the sessions?
Can I ask questions during the sessions?

A Q&A session may take place 10-15 minutes before the speaker(s) presentation concludes unless instructed otherwise by the presenter(s) or moderator. 

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How can I communicate with other participants?
How can I communicate with other participants?

We recommend that you use the Chat box feature in Zoom to communicate with other participants.

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What are the technical requirements to participate in the virtual conference?
What are the technical requirements to participate in the virtual conference?

All you need to participate in the Virtual Conference is a computer with a strong Internet connection and adequate speakers or headphones. Closing unnecessary applications on your computer and using Chrome as your browser is recommended. 

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What platform is CALI using to host the Virtual Conference?
What platform is CALI using to host the Virtual Conference?

The entire CALI Virtual conference will be held via Zoom. You do not need to download any software to participate, but you must be registered and have a Zoom link to the platform. 

Questions?  Contact the CALI office at or call 949-715-5401.