Second annual AIDE conference to be held in July

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 1, 2011


HUNTINGTON – The Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence will hold its second annual conference in July at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center in Huntington.

The conference will be held July 11 through July 15 and will feature sessions about advanced digital forensics, digital evidence, electronic discovery and information security.

John Sammons, the Director of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence, said anyone who is interested in digital evidence can attend the conference.

"Anyone who works with digital evidence—whether they are a lawyer, a police officer or an information security professional—must keep pace with technology," Sammons said. "The risks today are simply too high to do otherwise. The AIDE provides the type of cutting edge training that these folks need to protect our communities and companies as well as serve their clients."

The conference costs $50 for non-member professionals, $20 for non-member students, and no cost of current members. Registration fees may be paid in advance or by cash or check on the first day of attendance. Lunch will be made available to those who register for lunch on advance at a cost of $10 per day.

Speakers include James Wiebe of WiebeTech; Rob Attoe of Digital Intelligence; Chris Vance, Dr. Terry Fenger and Josh Brunty of the Marshall University Forensics Science Center; Cpl. Bob Boggs of the West Virginia State Police; John Sammons of AIDE; Peggy Brown of the Marshall University Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology; Nick Drehel of AccessData; Melinda Cash of the FBI Computer Analysis Response Team; Dr. Marcus K. Rogers of Purdue University; Dan Jackson of FBI, Quantico; Debbie Wells of AccessData; Evan Patterson of the FBI; Philip Morrison of the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute; Adrian Crenshaw; Caleb Knight; David Kennedy; Kelly B. Griffith of Spilman, Thomas & Battle; Jennifer Keadle Mason of Mintzer, Sarowitz, Zeris, Ledva & Meyers; and Ray Shepard of Duane Morris.

For more information, visit or contact Sammons at 304-696-7241.

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