Upcoming Events

March 19th, 2014
Training Class:  “A Victim’s Plea, Meeting Expectations” 
Massachusetts Communication Supervisors Association Training Day
The International
Bolton, Massachusetts

Nathan Lee, founder and President of the Denise Amber Foundation, and Geoff Weiss, dispatch supervisor for the San Diego Sheriffs Dept., will tie together the elements of the Denise Amber Lee tragedy while breaking down the obvious failures to the more in-depth concepts such as leadership, hiring, training and encouraging employees in a communications center.

April 7th, 2014
Opening Keynote Presentation
Texas APCO/NENA Conference
Galveston, Texas

Nathan Lee, founder and President of the Denise Amber Foundation, will deliver the opening keynote presentation at the Texas APCO/NENA Conference.

April 22nd, 2014
National 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Training Forum
National 9-1-1 Program Office/Dept. of Transportation
Washington, DC

Members of the Foundation have been invited to participate in this planning forum for a national 9-1-1 training standard.

April 30-May 2, 2014
IAED Navigator
Orlando, Florida

The foundation will be in Booth 314 at the tradeshow for the event.  Stop by for our annual raffle and information on our popular training class.

June 14th-19th, 2014
NENA 2014 Conference and Expo
Nashville, Tennessee

Please stop by our booth # 439 to learn about our new initiatives and our annual raffle/fundraiser.

August 3rd-6th, 2014
APCO 2014 Annual Conference & Expo 
New Orleans, Louisiana

Please stop by our booth # 1636 to learn about our new initiatives and our annual raffle/fundraiser

October 20th & 22nd, 2014
Training Class: "The Perfect Storm, A Victim's Plea"
Greensboro, North Carolina

Nathan Lee, founder and President of the Denise Amber Foundation, and Geoff Weiss, dispatch supervisor for the San Diego Sheriffs Dept. will tie together the elements of the Denise Amber Lee tragedy while breaking down the obvious failures to the more in-depth concepts such as leadership, hiring, training and encouraging employees in a communications center.

November 3rd-6th, 2014
Opening Keynote Presentation
APCO Canada Conference and Tradeshow
Vancouver, British Columbia

Nathan Lee, founder and President of the Denise Amber Foundation, will deliver the opening keynote presentation and conduct two training sessions during the conference.  We will also be participating in the conference tradeshow.



Past Events

February 19th and 20th, 2014
Training Class:  “A Victim’s Plea, Meeting Expectations”
Woburn, Massachusetts

Nathan Lee, founder and President of the Denise Amber Foundation, and Geoff Weiss, dispatch supervisor for the San Diego Sheriffs Dept. will tie together the elements of the Denise Amber Lee tragedy while breaking down the obvious failures to the more in-depth concepts such as leadership, hiring, training and encouraging employees in a communications center.

February 10th, 2014
Training Class:  “A Victim’s Plea, Meeting Expectations” 
Pelham, Alabama

Nathan Lee, founder and President of the Denise Amber Foundation, and Geoff Weiss, dispatch supervisor for the San Diego Sheriffs Dept. will tie together the elements of the Denise Amber Lee tragedy while breaking down the obvious failures to the more in-depth concepts such as leadership, hiring, training and encouraging employees in a communications center.

January 27, 2014
Training Class: Lessons Learned From the Denise Amber Lee Case
Meridan, CT

Nathan Lee and Tony Harrison of the Public Safety Group, will explore elements that broke down during the Denise Lee tragedy and how the 9-1-1 industry can learn from these lessons.

November 18, 2013
Workshop on E911 Phase II Location Accuracy
FCC Headquarters
445 12th St. SW, Washington, DC

Nathan Lee will be speaking before the FCC and bringing his tragedy and mission to the discussion for better location information when calling 911 from a cell phone.

October 29, 2013
Training Class: "The Perfect Storm, A Victim's Plea"
Greenville, Kentucky

Nathan Lee, founder and President of the Denise Amber Foundation, will conduct a motivational training session for telecommunicatiors and law enforcement officers at the Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall in Greenville. He will take us on an emotional journey of the day his wife Denise was abducted, raped, and murdered. The unbelievable number of opportunities and corresponding failures to save her that evening will be discussed and analyzed in this inspiring call to the 9-1-1 industry to do better.

October 1, 2013
Ultimate 9-1-1 Training Day
Oakville, Ontario

Nathan Lee will be the keynote presenter for the day discussing the amazing number of missed opportunities the day Denise was kidnapped.  It will be an inspiring call to the 9-1-1 industry to do better.

Sept. 27, 2013
Michigan APCO Annual Conference
Tustin, Michigan

Nathan Lee will be teaming with Geoff Weiss, Supervising Emergency Services Dispatcher for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, to present a high energy, inspirational training session on the importance of “Rising Above the Standard”.

August 18-21st, 2013
APCO 2013 Annual Conference & Expo
Anaheim, California

The Denise Amber Lee Foundation will be exhibiting in the “Future Cities” area of the trade show and Nathan Lee will be teaming with Tony Harrison of Public Safety Group in a training session on Wed. August 21st at 10:15 titled, “Denise Amber Lee-We Must Learn the Lesson”.

June 17-18th, 2013
NENA 2013 Conference and Expo
Charlotte, North Carolina

The Denise Amber Lee Foundation will be exhibiting in the trade show and Nathan Lee will be participating in a training session on Tues. June 18th at 1:30 titled, “National Telecommunicator Training Requirements”.

April 17-19, 2013
NAED Navigator 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah

Foundation members will be exhibiting in the trade show.  Stop by for a raffle and learn about “Dispatchers For Denise” to help raise public awareness for mandatory, uniform training and certification standards for all telecommunicators.

March 5-6, 2013
36-Hour Giving Challenge
Sarasota, Florida

The Denise Amber Lee Foundation will be participating in the 2nd annual 36-Hour Giving Challenge in Sarasota, Florida on Mar. 5th and 6th of this year.  The 36-Hour Giving Challenge is the signature online fundraising event for 300 top charities that have demonstrated non-profit industry best practices and completed extensive donor profiles in the http://givingpartner.guidestar.org database.  The 36-Hour Giving Challenge inspires philanthropy at all levels demonstrating that everyone can be a philanthropist.  It also allows the Denise Amber Lee Foundation to engage its national community of supporters and elevate the “Giving Partner” as a tool to empower informed charitable giving.

Oct. 29, 2012
Florida APCO/NENA State Conference
Daytona Beach, Florida

Foundation President Nathan Lee, will be providing remarks at the opening breakfast as the newly passed Florida telecommunicator training and certification standard takes effect this month.

October 17, 2012
Florida APCO/NENA Fall Training Symposium and Expo in Daytona Beach, Florida

Foundation President, Nathan Lee, will present an opening breakfast Keynote Speech.  Nathan will be discussing the activities and successes of the foundation as well as upcoming plans and events.

Oct. 16, 2012
Motorola Solutions Headquarters
Schaumburg, Illinois

Chicago Area training for regional Chicago area telecommunicators at the Innovation Center of the Motorola Solutions headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill.  The foundation will again present “A Victims Plea”.

Oct. 15, 2012
DU-COMM
Glendale Heights, Illinois

Chicago Area training at the DuPage Public Safety Communications Center, the largest Comm center in Illinois. The foundation will be presenting “A Victims Plea” to all three DU-COMM shifts.

August 19-22, 2012
APCO International 78th Annual Conference and Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Members of the Foundation will be presenting a professional development session titled; “Train, Supervise, or Get Out of the Way”.  This session will highlight how proactive training and supervision can eliminate predictable tragedies when supervisors fail to act as supervisors.  A tabletop display booth for the foundation is being set-up in the “Future Cities” display area as well.  Please stop by and see us.

July 10-11, 2012
Harford County, MD Division of Emergency Operations
9-1-1 Communications and Dispatch Center

Foundation President, Nathan Lee, will be conducting three, two-hour workshops for front line shifts of area 9-1-1 telecommunicators. The workshops will be inspirational and cover the emotions and the “perfect storm” of errors the night his wife was abducted and murdered.

June 20, 2012
Washington State APCO/NENA Chapter 2012 Public Safety Communications Conference
Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington

As the Keynote Presenter, Nathan Lee, will be talking about the horrifying example of 9-1-1 system failure in his wife’s death.  He will also be conducting a follow-up breakout session with in depth analysis of the many failures that day and how the foundation is working to prevent any other similar tragedies.

June 10-13, 2012
NENA 2012 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California

The foundation will be participating with a trade show booth at this annual conference of the National Emergency Number Association.  Foundation members will be meeting 9-1-1 industry attendees and advocating for mandatory training and certification standards as well as raising funds and seeking sponsors.  Please stop by booth 1543 if you plan to attend.

April 20, 2012
Public Safety Training Institute-Harford County Community College

Foundation President, Nathan Lee, has been invited to speak at a luncheon of 9-1-1 Dispatch Supervisors and state, county, and local law enforcement officials of Harford County, MD. and the surrounding areas.  The PSTI operates in conjunction with Harford Community College and provides affordable training subsidized by funds from the Harford County Joint Narcotics Taskforce.

April 18-20, 2012
NAED Navigator 2012 Conference - Baltimore, MD.

"Foundation members will attend and exhibit at this premier educational conference for Police, Fire, and Medical Dispatch.

April 12, 2012
Women's Sertoma Club of Venice

Nathan Lee will be the featured speaker at this Women's Sertoma Club of Venice Monthly Meeting. Nathan will discuss the Foundation's mission, accomplishments, and plans.

April 11, 2012
Annual Conference of the New Hampshire Dispatchers Association (NHEDA) North Conway, New Hampshire

Nathan Lee will be the keynote presenter at the conference where the main item of business is passage of a voluntary statewide certification standard for emergency telecommunicators and dispatch centers.  It is hoped that Denise’s story will inspire the attendees to adopt this uniform standard.

April 10, 2012
Annual Conference of the Managers of Emergency Communication Centers Association (MECCA)-Harford, Connecticut

Nathan Lee will be speaking about his personal tragedy and the goals of the foundation as the keynote speaker at this year’s annual conference for regional telecommunicators.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Missouri Interim Committee on 9-1-1 Access

Members of the Foundation will be raising awareness of the consequences of 9-1-1 system failure at scheduled meetings with the Missouri Interim Committee on 9-1-1 Access in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Friday, September 9, 2011
Florida Supreme Court Death Penalty Appeal Hearing

This is Michael King's, Denise's murderer, first appeal of his death penalty sentence.  The jury voted unanimously in the 2009 trial, to recommend that he be sentenced to death and the trial court condemned him. This is Mr. King's direct appeal. He raises various issues.

Saturday, September 3, 2011
“Detectives Daughter” on the Discovery ID Channel

Dateline NBC will be re-airing the one hour episode of the “Detectives Daughter” on the Discovery ID Channel at 8:00 PM.  This is the story of the Denise Amber Lee tragedy that originally aired in 2008.

Friday, September 2, 2011, 7:10 pm
Tampa Bay Rays “Community Corner” at Tropicana Field

The Foundation will be the hosts for the Tampa Bay Rays “Community Corner” at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg during the game with the Baltimore Orioles at 7:10 PM.  Community Corner spotlights the good work of local non-profits in the Tampa Bay area.  For more information go to: http://mlb.mlb.com/tb/community/community_corner.jsp

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Missouri Interim Committee on 9-1-1 Access

Members of the Foundation will be raising awareness of the consequences of 9-1-1 system failure at scheduled meetings with the Missouri Interim Committee on 9-1-1 Access in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Monday, August 08, 2011
APCO International 77th Annual Conference and Expo

Representative of The Denise Amber Lee Foundation will be presenting a session titled “It’s A Shame It Took Something Like This, To Get Something Done.” For more details on the APCO 2011 conference, go to:  http://www.apco2011.org/

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