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Sponsored by:
Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, in cooperation with SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, and the Global Justice XML Data Model Training and Technical Assistance Committee
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What is the BJA Regional Information Sharing Conference series?
A 2 Ĺ-day event to be held at four locations that will provide the opportunity to learn about planning, managing, and implementing technology solutions for information sharing systems.

Expert presenters will share the latest innovative solutions in justice and public safety information sharing. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn about planning, managing, and implementing technology solutions for information sharing systems. Hear about key developments in critical areas:
  • Information sharing policy
  • Privacy and security
  • Coordinating broad-based information-sharing initiatives
  • Latest technologies and standards

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Who typically attends this event?
State and local agency leaders, policymakers, project managers and technical staff. Each conference will be limited to 125 attendees.

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When and where will the conferences be held?
Each conference is a 2 Ĺ-day event that will be held at the following locations:

November 28-30, 2006 - San Diego, California
Westin Horton Plaza

February 6-8, 2007 - Houston, Texas
Hyatt Regency Houston

March 27-29, 2007 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

June 4-6, 2007 - Jacksonville, Florida
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

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How do I register for the event?
You can register on-line, through this Web site.

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What should I do if I canít register online?
If you are unable to register online, please contact Ms. Nina Byrom at or call her at 916-392-2550 x200 for assistance in registering using an alternate method.

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How much does it cost to attend the Regional Information Sharing Conference?
Individual Registration: $75. You may be eligible to use federal grant funds to cover travel, registration, and per diem expenses for these conferences. Please check with your grant advisor.

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What is the appropriate dress for the Conference?
All conferences sessions and events will be business casual dress.

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Where should I stay?
We have reserved a block of rooms at the following hotels where each of the conferences will be held. Check our Travel page for details on reservations and room rates:

February 6-8, 2007 - Houston, Texas
Hyatt Regency Houston

March 27-29, 2007 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

June 4-6, 2007 - Jacksonville, Florida
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

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Do any of the sessions include breakfast or lunch for attendees?
Continental Breakfast will be provided each morning of the conference starting at 8 a.m. Luncheon sessions are scheduled for Days 1 and 2 and your meal will be provided.

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Do you have other questions?
If you have any other questions about the Conference, email Sarah Jones at . We hope to see you at a BJA Regional Information Sharing Conference near you!

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