2020 Dr. David Avolt Memorial Training Conference - Exhibitor Information

In light of on-going developments with COVID-19 and after thoughtful discussions with our Board of Directors we are preparing to move forward with the Dr. David Avolt In-Service Training Conference that will be held November 12-14, 2020 at the Sheraton Hotel & Suites, 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis.

As we move forward, we are required to submit a Risk Mitigation Event Plan to the Marion County Health Department for approval. Upon approval we will move forward with the conference, however certain safety measures must be followed.

Due to the Marion County COVID restrictions we will not have the Welcome Banquet on Friday night; however, we will provide box lunches all three days. We do have great speakers scheduled such as:

  • Reconstruction (Jason Mishler),
  • Norfolk Southern Railway (Kevin Spitznagel),
  • Hearts Don't Lie! Homicide, Arson & Implanted Medical Devices (Jeff Spaulding),
  • 911 Is the Caller the Killer/Baby Deaths, (Tracy Harpster),
  • Richmond Hill Explosions (Lucas Nickamp),
  • Profiling Teen Killers, School Shooters, Mass Murderers & Serial Killers (Phil Chalmers), and
  • Several Dr. Phil O'Shaughnessy case studies.

The success of this conference will be based on our adherence to the safety standards set by the Marion County Health Department. We understand there may be concerns regarding COVID. Please be assured that the Boards are taking the appropriate steps to ensure your safety while attending the conference and appreciate your anticipated compliance.

Class Times

    • November 12th - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • November 13th - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • November 14th - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibitor Hall

    • November 12th - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • November 13th - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • November 14th - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibitor Registration

Complete the registration form and return to indcoroners@tds.net by October 19, 2020.

Exhibitor Set-Up

Exhibitor set-up will be on Wednesday, November 11th after 7:00 pm and Thursday, November 12th from 6:00 am - 7:00 am in Suites 4 & 5.

All exhibitors MUST meet in Suite 4 at 7:30 am, Thursday, November 12th for an informational meeting with an ISCA representative.

Exhibitor Hotel Accommodations

You can now book your hotel room for the conference at Sheraton Reservations (888-236-2427) or on their website.

Please tell them you are attending the coroners’ conference as we have a block of rooms held for our group at the state rate of $125.00 plus tax. Reservations must be made before the cutoff date of November 1, 2020.

Sheraton Hotel & Suites


You may also call to reserve guestrooms via phone 888-236-2427. You need to reference the group name “Coroner’s Conference 2020 (ISCA)” in order to receive the special discounted rate. Note with the online link you will need to select your dates of stay on the calendar drop down before clicking the “check availability” button. If you have issues reserving your room you can call the hotel directly at 317-574-6744, that is their direct reservation line. (it is staffed during normal business hours, but guests can leave a message for a return call).