MIUH Conference at Kansas City Regional Police Academy

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April 17-18, 2024

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About conference

We are excited to bring you an engaging training experience at our International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) Midwest Investigators United in the Heartland (MIUH) Conference in 2024. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to join us at the first IAFCI regionally hosted conference!  Here’s just a few of the benefits we are providing:
  • Up to 12 CPE credits can be earned from attending this conference (POST and CLE credits are pending).
  • 2 days full of training content on all the latest trends including; financial crimes, crypto-currency, and cyber crimes.
  • Opportunities to network with other professionals in the fraud fighting industry.
  • Pricing:
    • Early Bird registration until March 01, 2024
      • IAFCI members = $200.00
      • Non-members = $250.00
    • Onsite registration
      • IAFCI members = $250.00
      • Non-members = $300.00

MIUH conference agenda

Schedule is subject to change without notice.



Pre-Registration is Mandatory – we have the right to refuse any person at the door that has not pre-registered.


You will be required to have IAFCI/MIUH credential passes while on the premises at the conference.


Effective 4/4/2024: Event registration can be transferred, but NO refunds will be provided.

day 1 agenda

Wednesday, April 17, 2023 - Training and Workshops


Registration & Light Breakfast

8:00AM - 8:30AM


Open Ceremonies & Honor Guard

8:30AM - 8:45AM


Chris Norris on Forensic Interviewing from W-Z

8:45AM - 11:00AM


Breakout Groups

11:15AM - 12:15PM

  • Cryptocurrency practice tracing (LE ONLY)
  • Check Fraud via Telegram
  • Trauma & Suicide Awareness for First Responders


12:15PM - 01:15PM


Panel: Financial and Cyber Crimes with a prosecutor

01:15PM - 02:15PM


Cryptocurrency practice tracing (LE ONLY)

01:15PM - 03:30PM


Breakout Groups

02:30PM - 03:30PM

  • Zelle Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Cyber Crimes

Ian Mitchel on Human Trafficking from The Knoble

03:45PM - 05:00PM

day 2 agenda

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - Training and Workshops


Light Breakfast

7:30AM - 8:00AM


Paul Greenwood on Multidisciplinary Teams, SARs & Collaboration

8:00AM - 9:30AM


Breakout Groups

9:45AM - 10:45AM

  • ACH Fraud
  • Financial investigation collaboration
  • Cyber crimes

Cryptocurrency practice tracing (LE ONLY)

9:45AM - 12:00PM



11:00AM - 12:00PM

  •  Check Fraud
  • Cyber investigations
  • Cryptocurrency investigations


12:00PM - 01:00PM


Erin West on SIM swaps, Scams, and the Tsunami Coming Your Way

01:00PM - 03:15PM


Conference Wrap Up

03:15PM - 03:30PM

Social Night

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - Social Night


Social Night for Networking

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Networking event – Separate RSVP is REQUIRED and more information will be provided soon.

Our Speakers

Webinar Training Director Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. (WZ)

Chris Norris

Deputy District Attorney in Santa Clara County, California

Erin West

Retired Deputy District Attorney

Paul Greenwood

Founder of The Knoble

Ian Mitchell

CEO of Fortress Forensic Investigations

April DeValkenaere

Founder of Resilient Heroes

Elizabeth Pol

President of Macha

Mary Gilmeister

Executive VP at Q6 Cyber

Robert Villanueva

Principal Risk Specialist, Cyber and Analytics Unit, Member Supervision at FINRA

Tim A. Ale

Fraud Risk Manager at CrossFirst Bank

Molly Starke

Detective at Leawood (KS) Police Department

Mark Teerink

Solutions Architect with Chainalysis

Joe Saar

VP of Communications & Public Relations for the Better Business Bureau

Josh Planos

Senior Principal Investigator in FINRA’s Cyber Enabled Fraud (CEF) Unit

Michael Paoletti

Head of LEO Affairs at Blockchain Intelligence Group

Robert Whitaker

Global Investigator at TRM

Casey Dougherty

Cyber Security Advisor for CISA

John Bryant

Principal Investigator at Capital One

Jeremy Bloxson

U.S. Postal Inspector Mail Theft Program Manager

Caitlin Piasecki

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Registration is now open for the 2024 IAFCI Midwest Investigators United in the Heartlands Conference. Sign up now to reserve your spot!

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frequently asked questions

Yes, we are partnering with the following local hotels for our MIUH conference:

  • Holiday Inn Express – 8230 N. Church Rd, Kansas City, MO 64158 (P: 816-781-5555) – Group Code: MIU
  • Comfort Suites – 8200 N. Church Rd, Kansas City, MO 64158 (P: 816-781-7273) – Group Code: IAFCI MIUH
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites – 8101 N. Church Rd, Kansas City, MO 64158 (P: 816-792-4000) – Group Code no longer available
  • Hampton Inn – 8551 N. Church Rd, Kansas City, MO 64158 (P: 816-415-9600) – Group Code: IAFCI MIUH
  • Hyatt Place – 7600 NW 97th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64158 (P: 816-891-0871) – Group Code: N/A

This 2 day conference full of training, workshops, and networking only costs $200 for IAFCI members (early bird registration price until March 01, 2024) and $250 for non-members. Onsite registration will be $250 for IAFCI members ($300 non-members). 

The following states are included under our IAFCI Midwest chapter: WI, IL, MI, MN, KS, MO, IA, NE, SD, ND, IN, KY, OH.

Our conferences are a great place to network with others in the fraud fighting industry. There is plenty of time to connect with others throughout the conference, but we highly recommend to plan to arrive on April 16, 2024 so you can attend our social networking night!

Yes, we are pleased to offer you up to 12 CPE credits can be earned from attending this conference (POST and CLE credits are pending).

Our conference is being hosted at the Kansas City, MO, Regional Police Academy – 6885 NE Pleasant Valley Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119.

There is limited parking available on-site so we would ask you to consider car-pooling or utilizing a rideshare option. 

You can contact us with any additional questions at info@miuh.org.

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