Boston 2012 International Investigation
and Security Professionals Symposium

in conjunction with the World Association of Detectives (WAD) 87th Annual Conference
& the National Council of Investigation & Security Services 37th Annual Conference (NCISS)

From the Host of Boston 2012

It was during WAD’s Annual Conference in Denver in 2008 that Tom Shamshak and I had the idea of proposing Boston as the location for one of our upcoming annual meetings. What started out as a simple idea of hosting a WAD event has grown into a joint event with NCISS. I am sure the Boston 2012 International Investigation and Security Professionals Symposium will be historic for both WAD and NCISS.

Tom and I have been working and planning our joint seminar with NCISS for over a year now, and we can’t wait to show off our great city. We have lined up a world class list of speakers and events that you will not want to miss.

Boston is known as the walking city. It is small and friendly, and you can literally walk around the whole city in a day, seeing all the historic sites. It is also the gateway to the rest of New England. In just a few hours, you can be in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the lovely country inns of Vermont, the sandy beaches of Cape Cod or the rocky and scenic coast of Maine.

I could go on and on about all there is to do and see in Boston but it's better to experience the place yourself. You will get a chance to see your old friends from NCISS and WAD and no doubt make new ones.

Don’t miss the Boston 2012 International Investigation and Security Symposium. Registered today and I will see you all in Boston!

Chuck McLaughlin
3rd Vice President - WAD
Member - NCISS

President, World Association of Detectives (WAD)

WAD 87th Annual Conference takes a different turn, a super event jointly organized with NCISS and Boston University. It is gratifying to note the realization of the efforts mooted some two years ago.

Our tri-parte relationship, given WAD and NCISS’s historical beginnings, is a positive direction towards cultivating and enhancing the vital links between academia and professional practice in the private investigation and security services industry, which has evolved and progressed tremendously in today’s global economic environment. The International Investigation & Security Professionals Symposium, which is opened to members and non-members of WAD and NCISS, is truly an international platform with representation of WAD members of multi-disciplined from around the world, to share our thoughts, knowledge and successes, while strengthening relationship with industry players to promote international business. Coupled with our distinguished panel of speakers presenting their expertise, perspective and experience, Boston 2012 is poised to be a great meeting not to be missed!

WAD Board Meetings, General Meeting and the Gala Banquet with the handing over of the baton of leadership remain as WAD’s grand annual tradition.
To our WAD and NCISS members, we hope to see you there, in Boston.

Siti Naidu
President - WAD

President, National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS)

It was April 2002 when members from both the WAD and the NCISS last gathered at the Hotel Washington in Washington DC. Now, ten years later, we meet again and what better city than Boston, Massachusetts.

On behalf of NCISS, I’d like to express my profound gratitude to those who spent countless hours preparing for the 2012 Boston Conference. As we share our time together let us not forget our meager beginnings and those we only wish could be with us these few days who had the vision of what would eventually become the NCISS. Let us be forever grateful for the bond of a great friendship with our big sister association, The World Association of Detectives.

I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

Maria Vinson Landry, CPP
President - NCISS

Greetings from Boston!

On behalf of Boston University, we are delighted to welcome members of the World Association of Detectives and the National Council of Investigation and Security Services and their guests to the Boston 2012 International Investigation and Security Proffessionals Symposium beginning September 3rd. In addition to the WAD, NCISS, and BU sponsored programs and events, we invite you to take a look at the many attractions the city has to offer. Boston is often referred to as the “Athens of America,” “The Hub,” and the “Cradle of Liberty” With the City’s world class museums, institutions of higher learning, performing arts, shopping, harbor excursions and more, these names are all well-earned. In addition, Boston’s small footprint allows for easy navigation, even by foot. All of us at Boston University Metropolitan College look forward to greeting you and welcoming you in September, one of the most pleasant weather months of the year.

Ruth Ann Murray
Assistant Dean, Business Development &
Director, Center for Professional Education
Boston University Metropolitan College

Thomas P. Shamshak
Program Director & Lead Instructor
Program in Professional Investigation
Boston University Metropolitan College
Member - WAD & NCISS

Your Seminar Hosts

Boston University

Boston University’s 16 schools and colleges enroll more than 32,500 students from all 50 states and 135 foreign countries. As a private urban research university, we offer over 250 professional and liberal arts and sciences programs.

Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

Boston Hotel provides the ideal Guest Experience. Boston's Historical Hotel provides First-Class Dining, State of the Art Meeting Space, World-Class Guest Services that have been renowned for over 80 years.

Rich in history, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers has distinguished itself with classic elegance and personal service that continues to attract travelers from all over the world who visit Boston for business, leisure or special events.

The hotel is unsurpassed Boston address, the Hotel is located only 3 miles from Logan International Airport and only 200 yards from the nation's first public parks, Boston Common & the Public Garden. The Hotel is easily accessible to shopping along world renowned Newbury Street, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Theatre & Financial Districts and most historic landmarks.

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WAD Midterm Board Meeting

April 25th – 28th, 2013
Marriott Marble Arch, London

WAD 2013 Mid-Term Board Meeting in celebration with the Association of British Investigators (ABI) centenary.

Further details, please contact:

W.A.D. Administrative Manager
World Association of Detectives, Inc
7501 Sparrows Point Blvd, Baltimore,
Maryland 21219, USA
Tel: +1-443-982-4586
Fax: +1-410-388-9746