107th IAI Annual Educational Conference

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Sunday, August 20, 2023 - Saturday, August 26, 2023

The IAI Annual Educational Conference is the largest organized event in the world that provides a full week of high-quality, cutting-edge education and hands-on training in forensic physical evidence examination and crime scene processing. Register now to ensure you experience all the IAI Conference has to offer!

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The IAI is committed to following all guidelines and protocols set forth by the CDC,
as well as the City and State in which the IAI Annual Educational Conference is held.

Experience the IAI Conference 2023

Lectures on the latest technology, techniques, and research; workshops to practice basic to advanced skills taught by the best professionals in the field, meetings and panels provide an opportunity to discuss the latest standards and professional developments.

Exciting Events and Social Networking Opportunities!

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Join Us on Sunday, August 20, 2023

Workshops fill up fast so register early!

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Keynote Speaker & Breakfast

Sponsored by


Jennifer Dillon

Administrative Manager of the Wellness and Resiliency Section
Michigan State Police


Building Resilient Responders

Occupational stress specific to first responders, and the effect on their health, has long been studied. That same attention has not always been given to dispatchers, crime scene investigators, and forensic laboratory personnel. They are often exposed to more traumatic content than those immediately responding. Additionally, they face a different host of stressors that must be addressed and often is not. This presentation will dive into the nuances and unique experiences that practitioners in these fields may encounter.


Jennifer Dillon spent 17 years processing crime scenes and conducting casework with the Forensic Science Division of the Michigan State Police. During that span of time, she honed her skills to become an expert CSI, yet neglected the basic skills needed to build resiliency.  When you love what you're doing, there is no problem, right? Until there was. Jennifer will share her journey and explore the challenges and lessons learned. Proper foundations of self-care and boundary-setting, coupled with establishing a holistic wellness practice and developing a proper mindset will be discussed.

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