31 October-2 November

CBRNe Convergence Boston 2022

Back Baby Back!

31 October - 2 November 2022

Sadly the pandemic dislocated our previous Boston event in 2020… so now we have had another two years to make this the best CBRN event that Boston has seen! Working closely with state and local agencies we are going to have a three-day event, with a larger range of pre-event workshops than ever before, a programme packed with international, national and regional speakers, a practical demo and the largest CBRNE exhibition in the US in 2022!

Massachusetts is dense with CBRN expertise, from local responders through to national labs, and CBRNe Convergence will pull on all of those strands. Set in downtown Boston, a short walk from historic Fenway Park, the 15th Annual CBRNe Convergence will be the definitive international CBRNE event in 2022. There’ll be over 70 stands from all CBRNE elements, 40 speakers from Federal, State, Local and international agencies, and six workshops.

Registration for CBRNe Convergence is now live, you can complete your registration here

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Accomodation information 

The room block secured by CBRNe Convergence has now sold out. 

A list of hotels in the Back Bay area can be found here

Workshop Information

31st October: AM Workshops

Hybrid Decon: Detect, Decon, Verify, First Line Technology, Frank Roberts

There’s more to decontamination than just shower and pool decon lines. Your SOPs shouldn’t only take you half-way. ProperHazMat incident response starts with detection, identification, and then decon. This workshop focuses on modern detectioncapabilities and the Hybrid Decon methodology by blotting away visible contamination, applying a reactive decon solution, and removing residual waste (the BAR Method) before the final step of verification. First Line Technology brings together the necessary tools, tactics, and techniques to eliminate the threats of today, tomorrow, the future.

Take Command of Your Response – Connected Safety for Hazmat Teams, Blackline Safety, Doug Mayer

Gas monitoring and connected safety technology should empower your fire and hazmat response and give you more control andvisibility into the situation; however, ineffective technology only slows teams down. To ensure a quick, safe, and effective response, teams need accurate, real-time data at their fingertips, and the most critical pieces of information will likely come from gas detection devices.Consider your current process when a response call is received. This session will teach how new technology can make your responses faster, simpler, more flexible and more accurate – from the moment your start loading the response vehicle to the post incident hotwash. It will demonstrate the simple process to transition from existing, out-of-date devices to a safer and more efficient modern response ecosystem, and all the benefits it has to offer.

31st October: PM Workshops

CBRNe 'High Threat' Exercise II, Counter Terrorism Policing Cymru/Wales, Gareth Roberts

Counter Terrorism Policing Cymru/Wales (formerly Welsh Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit, WECTU) are regularly involved in counter terrorist investigations.They have operationally deployed to high threat CBRNe scenes at times of a known threat to planned events and other CBRNe related incidents. Gareth will be able to talk about how they built the discrete CBRNE capability, maintain skill sets, innovate tactics to varying environments and assess intelligence to determine courses of action when you discover 'forks in the road' (ie 'Are we dealing with chemical/manufacture, HME, illicit narcotics?) in real life situations.

Tactical Decontamination, LSU/NCBRT

Tactical Decontamination references the special requirements of decontamination during exigent tactical operations conducted in a chemical, biological or radiological environment (CBR). Although technical decontamination is the foundation for tactical, most technical decontamination standard operating procedures are inadequate in addressing the challenges brought by a CBR tacticalinterdiction operation compared to a standard hazardous materials incident operation.This workshop will provide information, demonstrations, and opportunity for discussion on the following topical areas: Baseline Technical Decontamination; Firearm Safety; Firearm Collection of Discharged Weapons; Prisoner Escort; Non-Compliant Suspects; Injured Persons; Discovery of Evidence During Decontamination; Tactical Gear Considerations; Law Enforcement – Fire. –EMS Integration

Key Speakers

Gwyn Winfield, editor of CBRNe World magazine and the conference programme organizer is currently in the process of inviting CBRNE experts from a range of agencies and organizations as conference speakers chosen for their insight, knowledge and practical experience to provide delegates with important lessons learned allowing shortcuts to best practice.

Acting Assistant Secretary Gary Rasicot

Acting Assistant Secretary Gary Rasicot
In October 2019, Mr. Gary Rasicot was selected to serve as the acting Assistant Secretary for...

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Battalion Chief Sean Newman

Battalion Chief Sean Newman
Battalion Chief Sean Newman has 26 years of service with the FDNY .  He is a charter member...

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Benjamin Saute

Benjamin Saute
Ben is the US Field Application Engineer with Telops, a leading firm providing high-capability...

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Bill Guglielmo

Bill Guglielmo
CEO, ITL Solutions Bill Guglielmo is CEO of ITL Solutions, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned...

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Brett Huff

Brett Huff
Brett Huff is the leading expert in Animal Decontamination.  His technical career started...

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Brian P. Tully Sr

Brian P. Tully Sr
Brian is a second-generation Boston firefighter. His father Bernard G. Tully was killed in...

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Bryan Sommers

Bryan Sommers
Bryan Sommers, North American Business Development Manager at Argon Electronics, has...

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COL Christopher Grice  

COL Christopher Grice   
COL Christopher Grice assumed the position of Acting Director for the Joint Science and Technology...

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Col. Zdzislaw Salamonowicz

Col. Zdzislaw Salamonowicz
Col. Dr Eng Zdzisław Salamonowicz serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Safety Engineering and...

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Colonel Stephan Saalow

Colonel Stephan Saalow
Before he took command of the Bundeswehr CBRN Defence Command on 21 September 2021, Colonel...

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Commissioner Eric Yap

Commissioner Eric Yap
Eric was appointed by the Government as the Commissioner of the Singapore Civil Defence Force...

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Corey Collings

Corey Collings
Corey Collings has 16 years of experience dealing with hazardous materials, spanning service...

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Dan Cartwright

Dan Cartwright
Mr. Dan Cartwright, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, National Fire Chiefs Council, National...

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David DiGregorio

David DiGregorio
Director, Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Emergency Response...

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David Godin

David Godin
Experienced CBRNE professional with a strong scientific background. I spent five years as a...

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David Lasseter (Chair)

David Lasseter (Chair)
David F. Lasseter provides consulting and advising solutions to clients specializing in national...

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Don Alway

Don Alway
On August 21, 2019, Donald Always was appointed to the position of Assistant Director (AD),...

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Doug Mayer

Doug Mayer
Doug Mayer is Blackline Safety’s specialist in Fire/Hazmat and Emergency Response connected...

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Dr Antonella Cavallo

Dr Antonella Cavallo
Dr Antonella Cavallo is the Technical Lead for the development of EU CBRN capabilities under...

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Dr Christina Baxter

Dr Christina Baxter
Dr. Christina Baxter is the CEO of Emergency Response TIPS, LLC which provides practical,...

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Dr Dave Cullin

Dr Dave Cullin
Dr. Cullin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of...

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Dr Donell Harvin

Dr Donell Harvin
Dr. Harvin is the President and CEO of The Black Cell Group, and homeland security and intelligence...

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Dr Marc-Michael Blum

Dr Marc-Michael Blum
From September 2012 to September 2019, he worked in the laboratory of the Organisation...

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Dr Mike Logan

Dr Mike Logan
Dr Michael Logan AFSM is the Director of the Research and Scientific Branch (RSB) within the...

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Dr Worth Calfee

Dr Worth Calfee
Worth Calfee is a research microbiologist with over 25 years of microbiological research experience,...

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Dr. Patricia McDaniel

Dr. Patricia McDaniel
Dr. Patricia McDaniel, of the U.S.Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological...

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Dr. Richard Schoske

Dr. Richard Schoske
Dr. Schoske serves as Chief, Diagnostics, and Detection Division for the Defense Threat Reduction...

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Dr. Scott Hartley

Dr. Scott Hartley
Dr. Scott Hartley is the CEO of Proengin Inc. which develops and manufactures chemical and...

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Frank Roberts

Frank Roberts
Frank Roberts has 6 years of Hazardous Materials and CBRN(E) experience, along with 10 years...

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Gareth Roberts

Gareth is an experienced and exceptionally motivated Police Officer with over 26 years’ service...

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Jamie Marsay

Jamie Marsay
Jamie Marsay is the Head of Biotechnology at Kromek, with over 2 decades of experience in full...

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Kate McCarthy-Barnett

Kate McCarthy-Barnett
Dr. Kate McCarthy-Barnett works for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency...

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Kyle Knappenberger

Kyle Knappenberger
Kyle Knappenberger is the Director of Application Development at Timilon Corporation. He holds...

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Lester D Strauch III

Lester D Strauch III
Mr. Strauch currently serves as the Division Chief of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development...

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LTC Jay Ferman MBE RTR

LTC Jay Ferman MBE RTR
Lieutenant Colonel Ferman assumed command of 28 Engineer Regiment (C-CBRN) in August 2021....

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Mark Woodfin.

Mark Woodfin.
I have over thirty-two years of experience in law enforcement and currently work as a supervisor...

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Markus Binder

Markus Binder
Mr. Binder joined START in August 2013 as a project manager / senior researcher specializing...

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Matt Scullion

Matt Scullion
Matt Scullion, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, BioFire Defense  Mr. Scullion has...

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Melissa Levine

Melissa Levine
Melissa Levine is a police officer with the New York City Police Department where she is one...

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Michael Armistead

Michael Armistead
Michael Armistead, Hazmat Specialist, Nashville Fire Department Michael Armistead currently...

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Michael McLoughlin

Michael McLoughlin
Michael McLoughlin holds BEE and MSEE degrees from the University of Delaware and is currently...

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Nicole Farrall  

Nicole Farrall   
Nicole Farrall is a Science and Technology Manager with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s...

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Philipp Bleek

Philipp Bleek
Dr. Philipp C. Bleek is Associate Professor in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Program,...

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Robert Lemire  

Robert Lemire   
Robert Lemire, Police Officer - Boston Police Department, Special Operations Division, Hazardous...

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More information on workshops!

The 31st of October is CBRNe Convergence's pre-event workshop day. This will have FOUR workshops on a vartiety of techinical information: hybrid decon, connected safety, high threat exercise and tactical...

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Convergence 2022 Main Exhibition Hall Sold Out!

Convergence 2022 Main Exhibition Hall Sold Out!

That's right, we have sold out the main exhibition hall for CBRNe Convergence 2022. But fear not, we have secured extra space and will update the floorplan accordingly soon.  If you would like to...

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Call for Papers - Convergence 2022

Call for Papers - Convergence 2022

CBRNe Convergence Call for Papers. 2022 CBRNe Convergence 2022, 31 October – 2 November, Westin Copley, Boston, MA. https://cbrneworld.com/events/cbrne-convergence-boston is looking for research that...

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10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116, USA

Set in the Back Bay district, this polished hotel is 2 minutes' walk from Copley Square, 3 minutes' walk from the subway and 1.2 miles from Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox.

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