31 October-2 November
  • CBRNe Convergence Boston 2022

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 decon. These are designed to be deep dives into a subect and give delegates a far greater understanding of the topic. 

Hybrid Decon: (half day workshop)

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. Proper HazMat incident response starts with detection, identification, and then decon. This workshop focuses on modern detection capabilities 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 (half day workshop)

Blackline Safety

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 yourresponses faster, simpler, more flexible and more accurate – from the moment your start loading the response vehicle to the postincidenthotwash. It will demonstrate the simple process to transition from existing, out-of-date devices to a safer and moreefficient modern response ecosystem, and all the benefits it has to offer.

CBRNe 'High Threat' Exercise II (half day workshop)

Counter Terrorism Policing Cymru/Wales, Gareth Roberts

The workshop will be delivered by Gareth Roberts from Counter Terrorism Policing Cymru/Wales (formerly Welsh Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit, WECTU) who 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, modernise tactics to varying environments and assess intelligence to determine courses of action when you discover 'forks in the road' (i.e. 'Are we dealing with chemical manufacture, HME, illicit narcotics?) in real life situations. The event will be a mix of background delivery and plenary sessions to share experiences, identify organisational learning and effective practice.

‘The day we stand still, is the day we go backwards’,  we must strive for collective education, innovation and sheer will to deter, disrupt and detect terrorist activity allowing the public to go about their daily lives freely and with confidence. 

.Tactical Decontamination (half day workshop)

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, mosttechnical decontamination standard operating procedures are inadequate in addressing the challenges brought by a CBR tactical interdiction 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 EscortNon-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.

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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Bill Guglielmo

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

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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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Commander Claude Paradis

Commander Claude Paradis
Claude Paradis, Commander of the Montreal Police Service, Counter-Terrorism and Emergency Measures...

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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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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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Deputy Fire Chief Robert Calobrisi

Deputy Fire Chief Robert Calobrisi
A first generation firefighter, Deputy Fire Chief Robert J. Calobrisi has served for 36+ years...

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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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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 Eric Moore

Dr Eric Moore
Dr. Eric L. Moore, SES-Tier 2/Director Dr. Eric L. Moore is the Director, DEVCOM CBC ...

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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. 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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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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Lieutenant Colonel Scott D Hawks

Lieutenant Colonel Scott D Hawks
Lieutenant Colonel Scott D Hawks entered military service in 1992 at the age of 17 as an enlisted...

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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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Michael McLoughlin

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

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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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Samantha Sonnett

Samantha Sonnett
Samantha Sonnett is a police officer with the New York City Police Department where she is...

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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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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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