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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!

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:
  • 2 Keynote Sessions
  • 8 Sessions 
  • 15 Continuing Education Credits
  • 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, 2021

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
President's Welcome
Robert B. Rice
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Keynote Speaker
Rhonda Glover Reese

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Bonus Session: New Approaches to Field Investigation & Reporting
Patrick Quish

12:50 PM – 1:00 PM
Kelly Cory 

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

Sponsored by eChatter
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

Sponsored by
Michael Jaczewski
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Virtual Happy Hour with New Members & Sponsors
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Trivia Night 
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CALI Scholarship Opportunity Drawing
click here for details

Friday, June 25, 2021

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Special Guest from Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) – Deputy Chief of Licensing
Gloriela Garcia
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Session 3: TLOxp – Beyond Basics

Sponsored by TransUnion
Aleck 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 Arthur Leigh Allen and the Zodiac Killer

Sponsored by Tracers
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

Sponsored by Costanza Insurance Agency
Rachel Cracchiola
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Session 6: Where Babies come from, DNA and its Uses in Investigations

Sponsored by Skopenow
Peter Gallo

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Virtual Happy Hour with Mixologist

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Sponsored by SLI - Surveillance Locates Investigations

Saturday, June 26, 2021

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Annual Business Meeting
10:00 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

Sponsored by IDI
Edward Ajaeb
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Session 8: Online Background Checks

Sponsored by OSMOSIScon
Cynthia Hetherington
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Keynote Speaker: Locating and Hunting Terrorist Through Data Analysis

Sponsored by AMIS/Alliance Marketing & Insurance Services
Nada Bakos

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Conference 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 Drawing

CALI Scholarship Drawing

Each year CALI has an Annual Golf Tournament and Raffle at the Annual Conference. The proceeds from these two events help fund the CALI Scholastic Scholarship each year.

The CALI Scholastic Scholarship is open to any CALI Member, family member of a CALI Member, or an individual sponsored by a CALI member who is looking to continue their education and or training in the investigative field. On average the Scholarship Committee has awarded Five (5) Scholastic Scholarships per year. These Scholarships range between $250.00 and $1,500.00. This year's Scholarship Recipients will be announced at the CALI Virtual Annual Conference on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

This year's Fundraiser Opportunity Drawing will be held online at the Conclusion of the CALI Virtual Annual Conference on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

*** Winners do not need to be present to win. All Winners will be notified and their prizes will be forwarded to them via Email or Mailing.

Tickets for the Scholarship raffle can be purchased on the below link. 

$25.00 for 1 ticket
$65.00 for 3 tickets
$100.00 for 5 tickets

Please share this link on your own Social Media platforms.

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.