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Hosted in South Padre Island, Texas!


Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 | $250

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The CCAW Summit will replace the Virtual Rural Conference this year but will still have a number of rural components incorporated into the session slate. 

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Andrea Zaferes

Medicolegal Death Investigator, Forensic Aquatic Consulting & Training, LLC, Lifeguard Systems, INC

Andrea Zaferes, a medicolegal death investigator, is familiar with the handling of aquatic and asphyxiation cases from the scene to the courtroom. Ms. Zaferes trains law enforcement, medical examiners/coroners, dive teams, domestic violence and trafficking crime workers, medical personnel, and jurisprudence members to recognize, document, and investigate homicide, death, assault, and abuse cases that involve drowning and other forms of asphyxiation. Ms. Zaferes assists in analyzing and building such cases in the U.S. and abroad, and has developed standards for their investigation. She has been teaching dive teams around the world for more than 30 years to recover submerged evidence and bodies, is an author, and frequent public speaker on aquatic forensics. Ms. Zaferes is a pro bono consultant for such organizations as NCMEC and the NYS DCJS Missing Person Cold Case Review Panel, and works with Lifeguard Systems, Dutchess County Medical Examiners’ Office, and Respond Against Violence.

Hotel & Travel

Courtyard by Marriott South Padre Island

6700 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Industry Rate ($115)

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Government Rate ($108)

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Government rate rooms are reserved for those whose organizations have an ID confirming their government status. A government ID will be required upon check-in.

Last day to book: Thursday, August 29, 2024

Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island Beachfront

7010 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Industry Rate ($108)

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CCAW Summit: Beyond the Bounds will be hosted in the Courtyard by Marriott but the Hilton Garden Inn is next door, joined by connecting patios that lead to the beach.

If you are booking a room over the phone make sure to use the code: CAW

Last day to book: Saturday, August 31, 2024

Flights to SPI

Fly into Harlingen Airport (HRL) –

Fly into Brownsville South Padre Island (BRO) –

Both 45 minutes to 1 hour away from SPI.

SPI Surf Shuttle

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Use discount code: CAW to get 10% off. $75 each way for first passenger, each additional on the same shuttle is $25.