Wisconsin Chapter 25 IAAI

International Association of Arson Investigators - A Charter Since 1976 ©

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WI IAAI 2018 Fall Seminar

Sept 25th - Sept 27th 2018


 Avalon Hotel and Conference Center

1009 W Park Ave

Chippewa Falls, WI 54729


Tuesday Sept. 25th 8am - 5pm (Appetizer and Networking Meal included)

Wednesday Sept. 26th 8am - 5pm (Lunch Meal Included)

Thursday Sept. 27th 8am - 12pm


Due to the Untimely passing of Jamie Novak, our Fall Seminar lineup has changed. The new agenda is available for download below. In addition to the list of exceptional speakers, we will once again be hosting a bean bag tournament at the tailgate party with the winners receiving a Gift Card. We will also be giving away a fire investigation tool kit by luck of the draw during the seminar.

Barry Grimm will present all day on Tuesday. Topics will include evidence collection, scene documentation, and interviewing.

Paul Makuc from the Connecticut State Police Fire and Explosion Unit is presenting all day on Wednesday. He will be presenting a program called “When Arson Becomes a Murder Weapon.”

Michael Vergon (Retired ATF) and Kenneth Allen will finish things off on Thursday with a program called “Insurance Fraud: An Offender’s Prospective” “Arson for Profit: From the Mouth of an Arsonist”

We will also be hosting our basic class that is taught by the State Fire Marshals. This course will run concurrent with our General session. 

These topics and instructors are subject to change without notice. While we strive to provide accurate topic and instructor information, some things are beyond our control.


2018 Fall Seminar General Class Agenda

2018 Fall Seminar Basic Class Outline


The Hotels room rates for our group will be as follows: $82 a night plus all applicable taxes for single occupancy. Due to the chance that room availability may become an issue, we have obtained the same group rate at the Country Inn and Suites next door. The Country Inns and Suites Address is 1021 West Park Avenue, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Reservations for the Avalon Hotel and Convention Center can be made by calling 1-888-727-5288 and requesting the group code WI IAAI Fall Seminar.

Reservations for the Country Inn can be made by calling 1-800-456-4000 and requesting the group code WI IAAI Fall Seminar or by visiting www.countryinns.com, Type “Chippewa Falls” in the Destination with the dates of the seminar, then click the drop down menu "More Options".  From there select "Promotional Code" and type “WIIAAI” and hit Search.

PLEASE NOTE : that all rooms in our group will be held until August 24th, 2018 at the Avalon and August 27th, 2018 at the Comfort Suites. After these dates the group room rate cannot be guaranteed and will be accepted on a space available basis only. All room, tax and incidental charges (i.e. phone, lounge, restaurant, room service) are the responsibility of each individual guest and are to be paid upon departure.


You may pay by using a credit card, PayPal or by check if necessary. All registrations will be done online. If paying by check is necessary, Please send payment to WIIAAI PO Box 7096 Appleton, WI 54912. 


Early Bird Before Sept 9th, 2018

Members: $200.00

Non-Members: $250.00


After Sept 9th, 2018

Members: $225.00 

Non-Members: $275.00

Event Information

Seminar Start Date 09-25-2018
Seminar End Date 09-27-2018
Registration Start Date 06-23-2018
Registered 83
Cut off date 09-26-2018
NonMember Price $275
Instructor 1
Number Hours 20
Chippewa Falls, WI
1009 W Park Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, USA Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 United States
Chippewa Falls, WI
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
$275 117