Blue Line

Virtual Event
Blue Line Virtual Symposium & Product Showcase
July 23, 2020 at 1:00pm EST

Blue Line Magazine is hosting an innovative, half-day symposium, a mix of live and recorded sessions you can enjoy from your computer or mobile device.

This interactive event will explore current trends and issues impacting law enforcement to cultivate increased learning and understanding, with exclusive bonus materials available post-event. Registration is FREE. Join leading companies and leaders from across Canada as we share best practices.

The virtual symposium also boasts a special section of new product and demo sponsor videos.

Tweeting about the event? Use the official hashtag – #BLVirtual2020

Note: Sessions and speakers are subject to change based on developing events.

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1:00pm - 1:15pm
Welcoming remarks

Opening Remarks and Emcee: Renée Francoeur, Editor, Blue Line
Welcoming Remarks: Vancouver Police Department Chief Const. Adam Palmer, CACP President

1:15pm - 1:45pm
Evidence-based police training: Improving performance, decision making and resilience

Steven Poplawski, Step Training Inc. and Judith P. Andersen, University of Toronto Mississauga

1:45pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:45pm
A panel on officer wellness in 2020

Dr. Konstantinos Papazoglou, Sgt. Beth Milliard and Dr. Vivien Lee, PhD, C.Psych.

2:45pm - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:45pm
UAVs & Policing: An update for 2020

Colin Giles & Andy Olesen, Element 3 Robotics, Canadian Emergency Responders Association (CERRA)

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Closing remarks

BWCs and Canadian Policing: What we know and what we need to know

Speaker: Alana Saulnier - Lakehead University

York Regional Police & Axon Citizen: A Case Study

Speaker: Supt. Paulo Da Silva

Community Mobilization Westman: A Q&A with Brandon’s Police Chief

Speaker: Police Chief Wayne Balcaen

Product Demos

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Frequently Asked Questions About Blue Line Virtual Symposium & Product Showcase

When & Where?

Blue Line Virtual Symposium & Product Showcase will take place virtually via GoToWebinar on July 23, 2020 at 1:00pm EST.

There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

Sponsor Now

To sponsor this virtual event, contact Janice Eaton for more information. 416-527-0191 or

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of July 23, 2020.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.