Please note that the Electronic Monitoring Conference 2020 is postponed to december due to the COVID-19 virus.

From the 8th until the 10th of December 2020, it is time for the 12th edition of the Electronic Monitoring Conference in Helsinki, Finland. This years theme will be ‘Electronic monitoring and probation goals: a symbiotic relationship’.

Electronic monitoring remains a relatively isolated example of the widespread deployment of technologies in probation practice and community sanctions more broadly. Technologies are already part of our everyday lives but, in common with other public services, are likely to effect on probation practice. As technologies develop and begin to penetrate into probation practices to a greater extent, the challenges of using them in ways which complement probation work grows.

The focus of the 12th electronic monitoring conference will be on developing understanding of how electronic monitoring can support probation practices and how other technologies may assist with the use of EM to meet probation goals.

Key questions which will be addressed are:

  1. what are the ethical challenges of integrating a range of technologies into probation practice;
  2. what novel technologies are available to support probation goals and electronic monitoring and how are they currently deployed;
  3. what are the possibilities of using Artificial Intelligence with electronic monitoring;
  4. how to maximise engagement of staff and service users with the help of electronic monitoring and other technologies.

Programme

Full programme

The conference programme is available via the link.

Plenary abstracts

Click on one of the following links and you will find a short abstract about the plenary presentations that are included in the conference programme.

Prison tour

During the reception on the first day of the conference, it is possible to visit a former prison. Originally opened as the Helsinki County Prison and investigative penitentiary, the main building of Hotel Katajanokka dates back to 1888, with the oldest part opened in 1837. The prison housed its original tenants up until as late as 2002. Following extensive renovations and conversion work, the prison was reborn into a modern, high class hotel in May 2007. Protected by the Finnish National Board of Antiquities, the main hallway, exterior shell and surrounding red brick walls remain to remind todays’ visitor of numerous colourful and often tragic stories of a bygone era. Please mention in the registration form if you would like to take part in this optional visit.

Conference fee

The conference fee for CEP member organisations is €150,- , €300,- for non-members and €450,- for private companies. The conference fee includes a reception, prison tour, coffeebreaks, lunches, a sightseeing tour and a diner with musical entertainment. Please note that travel and accommodation is not included in the conference fee.

Registration

If you want to register for the Electronic Monitoring Conference 2020, please click on the link. Participants coming from private organisations need to read the “Protocol for Private Organisations attending the EM conference” before  registering for the event.

CEP members who wish to attend a CEP event and are not able to (fully) fund their attendance, may apply for a bursary. For more information about bursaries, please click here.

Accommodation and conference venue

Accommodation is not included in the conference fee, but CEP can recommend the Scandic Grand Marina hotel for your stay. A promotional code for a reduced price will be available soon.

If you make your booking via the website of the Scandic Grand Marina Hotel,  go to the box ‘BOOK’ in the right corner of the window and choose the right dates and number of persons.  After that, click on see rooms and prices and you will be able choose the room by clicking on book. Next you will be able to continue by filling out the requested information and the booking is ready.

Venue

Are you a supportive start-up? If so… show it!

If you developed a disruptive (or significantly enhanced) technology or methodology (concepts & training) that could potentially and significantly support probation supervision and electronic monitoring programs, you could have a place to showcase your work at the 12rd Electronic monitoring and probation conference.

It will be an important, but limited, moment where focused and high ranking conference participants could visit your stand and exchange on your product.

For a fee of € 3.000 you will have a spot for a stand, outside the platform reserved for our main sponsors, from 09:00 to 14:00  the 22nd of April. Please note that this fee does not include the registration fee for the conference.

If you think you can help us please do not hesitate and apply your request at secr@cep-probation.org.

In your request please answer all of the following questions:

Prove that your start-up complies with the definition below of a Startup;
Explain your mission, vision, values;
Explain your new technology or methodology;
Explain how it could help probation officers and/or offenders and/or Electronic monitoring;
Agree on the € 3.000 fee and accept that the fee must be paid to CEP within 2 months  after your appliance is approved;
Accept the 09:00 – 14:00 on the 22nd of April time schedule;
Accept the stand as it will be given to you by conference organization, outside the platform reserved for our sponsors;
Accept that other start-ups are in the same area at the same moment (with their own spot and stand);
Accept that conference organization don’t warrant the number of participants that could visit your stand;
Accept that after this time schedule exposition you cannot display your start-up or product in the venue or outside the venue.

Definition: “What Is a Startup?  A startup is a company that is in the first stages of its operation. These companies are often initially bankrolled by their entrepreneurial founders as they attempt to capitalize on developing a product or service for which they believe is a demand. Due to limited revenue or high costs, most of these small-scale operations are not sustainable in the long term without additional funding from venture capitalists.”

Sponsors

 


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