Virtual Events for Private Investigators
With COVID-19 restrictions still in place across the country, many industry conferences and events have been postponed until 2021 or later. For private investigators looking to engage with other industry professionals, network, and learn more about what’s going on in the industry, virtual events are helping to fill the gap. Most of the time, private investigator industry events and trade shows are hosted by private investigator state or regional associations. State private investigator associations provide PIs with a variety of benefits, often including but not limited to advertising/directory listings, legislative lobbying, legislative updates, networking, and business development opportunities. Check out what’s coming to a computer, tablet, or smartphone near you!
California Association of Private Investigators (CALI) Business Development Webinar
October 8, 2020 and October 22, 2020
These two business development webinars focus on different ways private investigators can grow their business. The first session, which will be held on October 8th, will focus on how private investigators can utilize LinkedIn. The second session, held on October 22nd, will focus on professional development. This event is free, but registration is required. Register here and learn more about the speakers and event sponsors.
Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators Membership Meeting
October 13, 2020
For members of the Georgia Association of Private Investigators (GAPPI), the membership meeting will cover how to stay safe in this increasingly dangerous world and will feature event speaker Michael "Mak” Makropoulos. While this event is free, PIs should contact Lisa at 404-766-1632 or email [email protected] to register for the event or for more information.
North Carolina Association of Private Investigators 2020 Fall Conference
November 3-5, 2020
This virtual conference is available free to NCAPI members, but non-members are welcome to participate with a $50 registration fee. Attendees will hear from a variety of knowledgeable speakers who work in the profession and will learn about a variety of topics ranging from industry news and updates, PI insurance, surveillance, GPS, and more. The conference qualifies investigators for 12 hours of continuing education unit (CEU). Learn more about the annual conference and register online by visiting the event website.
17th Annual GAPPI Southeast Investigators Conference (Virtual)
November 6th, 2020
The 17th Annual GAPPI Southeast Investigators Conference will address ethics, surveillance techniques, and interview strategies in three different sessions taking place over the course of the day. This event provides attendees with six hours of continuing education credits and is available to state association members for $99.00. Nonmembers, students, and those seeking firearms requalification pay different rates. Learn more about this exciting opportunity and check out the agenda by visiting the conference web page.
Virtual for Now
While everyone is certainly looking forward to the day where the entire nation is able to return to normal events and activities, virtual events are an excellent opportunity for private investigators to not totally miss out on that experience. The good thing is that virtual events, while not always ideal, come with a number of benefits over attending events in person. Most virtual events are either free or at a low price point and obviously won’t include the typical fees associated with traveling to a conference. Additionally, PIs can participate in virtual events from anywhere, making them easier than ever to attend and experience. Until everyone, everywhere is comfortable gathering, virtual events offer a unique solution to a situation that would otherwise not have a remedy.