National Conference

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Cue Center conference wraps up with candlelight ceremony

Family and friends lit candles Saturday night in honor of murder victims and those still missing. The candlelight service wrapped up the Cue Center’s annual conference this weekend.

Cue Center conference wraps up with candlelight ceremony

03/23/2010 09:34 AM

Missing Persons National Round Table Conference 2010
Holiday Inn Conference Center 5032 Market Street Wilmington, North Carolina 28405
When: March 18th thru 21st, 2010
Fee of $300.00 covers all conference lodging, meals and materials

Thank you to our Major Sponsors 2010

Want to Sponsor CUE National Conference? Download our 2010 Sponsor Packet  here

In March the CUE Center for Missing Persons will host its 6th annual “National Round Table Conference”, bringing people from across nation together once more to aid in national awareness of missing people.

You should plan to arrive Thursday anytime after 4:00 pm and depart anytime after 2:00 pm on Sunday

Meet and Greet – March 18th, Thursday 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm (Refreshments Provided)

Training, Speakers and Victims Hour – March 19th, Friday (All Day – Lunch, Snacks & Dinner Provided)

Friday Night Sponsors Party – March 19th, Friday – 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Training, Speakers – March 20th, Saturday (All Day – Lunch, Snacks & Dinner Provided)

National Candle Light Vigil Service – March 20th, Saturday – 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Recognitions/Closing Remarks/ Round Table Discussions – March 21st, Sunday (ending 1:00 pm)

TRAINING SESSION, Certificate Classes
* Fundamentals of Advocacy – Instructor, Brad Dennis (Klaaskids Search Center)
* Death, Identification, Investigation Matters – Instructor, Diana Trepkov
(Certified Forensic Artist (IAI) Forensic Identification Services
* Rules to follow while Writing Grants & Questions Asked– Instructor, Beth Gaglione (BG Consulting, Proprietor)


Victims Hours, Friday
Christy Davis, Missing Austin Davis & Finders Hope, The Lost Stories – A Mother’s Quest to be Heard
Dawn Drexel, Missing Brittanee Drexel
Melissa Moore, Missing Laura Whitten, WPD
Sexual Slavory, History and Definitions –  Speaker, Patrick Atkinson
Safety & Prevention Tools – Michael E. & Pamela Bronson (Guard A Kid)
A Source for Serial Homicide and Sexual Assault Investigations” – John Raleigh, VICAP – FBI
H.R. 3695 Billy’s Law – Jan Smolinski, Missing Billy Smolinski
Canal Sweep Project – Elisa Stirling, In Memory of Mathew Stirling
Focused Therapy – Positive Results – Bridge Builders, Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy, PA
National Candle Light Service – HONOREES
March 20, 2010 @ Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington Waterfront – 7:30 pm, the public is welcome
MC – Kim Ratcliff, Anchor WECT TV6, Fox News
Guest Speaker – Marc Klaas, KlaasKids Foundation
Reading of the Poem – Sheree Justus
Vocal Tribute – Markus and Priscilla TeMoney
National Prayer – Angie Davis
Unveiling of the Wall
Service Dedication (see posters)
Keep checking back more updates to be announced

Who Should Attend?

Families of the Missing
Non Profit Organizations and Organizations Alike
Advocates for Missing Persons and Crime Victims
Private Investigators
Law Officials
Coroners and Death Investigators
Search and Rescue/Recovery Teams
Public and Social Agencies
Counselor Services, Trauma/Grief
Volunteer and Community Leaders seeking professional training

The event will focus on improving communication among agencies, learning about each other’s services, exchanging ideas, and creating a unified support system for victims. The conference will also feature professional education/training/techniques, advanced technology, advocacy, investigation and exploring other aspects of missing person cases.

Our primary focus is to offer a safe place for those who suffer a missing loved one and educate those who work daily for missing persons, the search thereof. The conference promises all attendees to be informative, presenting new technology and offer ideas to make a difference in the way missing person cases are handled. Our main stream goal is to provide resources and technique in locating the missing and or lost.

All attendees will receive a certificate for each training session from various agencies and a plaque from the conference in general. Rooms and meals will be provided by the host “CUE Center for Missing Persons and covered by your registration fee. Transportation for arrival and departures from Wilmington airport will be provided. This event will be powerful and we hope you will make plans to participate.

For more information please contact the CUE Center (910) 343-1131
Email CUE:

Thanking you in advance for your much-needed participation in this important event.

National Round Table Conference Goals:

  • Sharing a trained and professional view for solving cold case and search there of; missing persons
  • Understanding the resources available to be deployed when needed, what their capabilities are and how to obtain them.
  • Exploring the relevant positive and negative experiences of people who have experienced a missing loved one.
  • Creating new approaches to missing persons cases, and effectively deploying available resources; building communication and support
  • Developing a high-level view of the modifications needed to our current resources and organizational community over the next five years.


3 Responses to “National Conference”
  1. DeDe Keene says:

    Dear Monica and CUE CENTER Volunteer Family

    I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS on another year of holding the Conference.

    Unfortunately it is not possible for me to attend,but my Heart and Spirit will be with you all.
    I am PRAYING for all traveling to Conference to have a SAFE TRIP to and from.
    MAY they know the FANTASTIC affect they have on THE PEOPLE attending!
    Love in CHRIST’s service
    DeDe & Dale Keene

  2. Mike Kiley says:

    Dear Monica, I am so very sorry that I’ll be unable to attend. This is the 1st I’ve heard of it. As a dedicated supporter of the CUE Center’s support for the findinding of Brittanee Drexal,and I’m from Rochester.NY I feel very drawn to her case. This conference sounds very exciting and something I would benefit from -greatly.I think and pray for Britt daily.I have a 15 y/o daughter and would be going crazy If my “Shannon” went missing. My heart aches for the family.God Bless to you all. May you find strength in the word of GOD !!
    With love and prayers

  3. Anne Russell says:

    I admire you so much for your service on behalf of the missing and families/friends of the missing. Currently we have a family member missing since December 9 in Virginia, not a runaway, and law enforcement has not been able to locate her alive nor dead. Her mother is at your conference this weekend, and we hope the connection with CUE will be a help to her.