​Events


Dr. Itiel Dror is regularly invited to give Keynote presentations all over the world. These include scientific and academic conferences, as well as a whole variety of professional events in which he applies his understanding and insights in cognitive neuroscience to practical issues in the workplace. He also provides workshops to give more in-depth and hands-on training.

Below is a partial list of some of these events (some are hyperlinked for additional information):


2017​​
   November:  

  • ​Keynote Address on "Experts in the Courtroom and Cognitive Bias: The Myth of Impartiality" at the Massachusetts Judicial Conference (all Superior Court Judges in the state), Cape Cod, MA. 

   October:

  • ​Keynote Address on "The Terror of Error: Making an Actual Impact on Behaviour and Decision Making in a Demanding and Changing Environment" at the 50th RACMA Conference (Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators),  Melbourne. 
  • Workshop on "Cognitive Factors and Pitfalls in Medical Decision Making: How to Effectively Improve Patient Care and Safety" at the The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA), Melbourne. 

  September:

  • Keynote Presentation on "Cognitive Bias in Expert Decision Making: Why it happens and Practical Ways to Minimize it" at the Asian Forensic Sciences Network (AFSN) Annual Meeting and Symposium, Singapore. 

   June:​

  • A Workshop on 'A Cognitive Approach to Enhancing Police Investigative Decision Making: From Crime Scene to Court', at Kunming Police, China.
  • Invited presentation on 'Sources of Bias in Forensic Decision Making' at Ritsumeikan University (co-organized and sponsored by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and the Japanese Innocence Project), Symposium on Sources and Causes of Wrongfully Convicting the Innocent: From Biased Scientific Evidence to Misguided Interrogation Methods. Japan. 
  • Keynote Address on "Forensic Psychology Decision Making: The Biasing Effects of Irrelevant Contextual Information" at The British Psychological Society 26th Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference. 
  • Presentation on "Mitigating the impact of bias in forensic evaluation: Lessons from forensic science" at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Croatia.  
  • ​Invited presentation on 'Expert Decision Making' at Renmin University. Beijing, China. 

   May:

  • A 1-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making", at the Brazil Forensic Science Society, Brazil.
  • ​Keynote Presentation on "The Science Behind Changing the Way We Think and Do Things" at Willmott Dixon Holdings Product Summit meeting, London. 
  • Workshop on "Delivering Content to Create an Effective Brain-Friendly Learning Approach" at the Learning and Development 2017 conference (CIPD L&D Show). London.
  • Keynote Presentation on "Cognitive Forensics: The New Frontier in Forensic Science" at the Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting, Brasilia. 

  April:

  March:  

  • Invited presentation on "Meta-Expertise About Sources of Bias in Expert Decision Making: The Use and Abuse of Science and Expert Witnesses in the Court" at Harvard University Law School (joint event with Prosecution (Middlesex DA's Office), Defence (public defenders CPCS), the New England Innocence Project, and the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory). 
  • A Workshop on "Minimizing Cognitive Bias in forensic DNA", at the Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators, Texas.  
  • Seven presentations at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Seattle. These include presentations on "Is hindsight really 20/20? The impact of outcomes on the decision making process", "Cognitive biases in interpreting degraded audio recordings", "Cognitive bias: A global survey of examiners", "Context effects and industrial inspection", "Anything you can do I can do better: Bias awareness in forensic evaluators", and "A hierarchy of expert performance applied to forensic psychology".

​  February:   

  • Invited presentation on "The Myth of Impartial and Objective Expert Decision Making" at Bournemouth University.


2016

   November:  

  • Another 2-day workshop on 'Cognitive Factors in SOCO (Scenes of Crime Officer)/SCI (Crime Scene Investigations) Decision Making', Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Police. 
  • Keynote Presentation on "How the Brain Learns and How to Make Learning Brain Friendly" at the Panopto Conference on Utilising Video Technology, London. 
  • Keynote Presentation on "Utilizing Your Brain to Improve Decision Making" at the Eurojust-Europol-OHIM knowledge building conference, Spain. 

   October

  • Invited presentation on "The Mind Gap: Enhancing Leadership Decision Making Capabilities" at Willmott Dixon Holdings, London. 
  • Invited presentation on "Forensic Decision Making" at the University of Virginia Law School (UVA). 
  • Another 2-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making" at State of California Department of Justice, Sacramento, CA. 
  • Invited presentation on "Bias and Expert Decision Making: Implications for the Criminal Justice System" at the University of Virginia Department of Psychology Colloquium Series (UVA). 
  • Another two 2-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making" at State of California Department of Justice, Richmond, CA. 

   September:  

  • Keynote Presentation on "How to Truly Engage With Customers: Cognitive Commerce and Human Engagement" at the Worldwide Business Research eTail Connect Conference. 
  • A workshop on "Understand Your Brain and Learn Better, Faster, and Longer" at the European Commission, Brussels.
  • Plenary Keynote Presentation on "Cognitive Forensics: The New Frontier in Forensic Science" at the ANZFSS 23rd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences (Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society). Auckland, New Zealand. 
  • Another 2-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making" at Canberra, Australia. 
  • Invited presentation on "Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning: Making Learning Stick and Impact Behaviour" at the European Commission, Brussels.

 August:

  • Expert witness for the Prosecution, on confirmation bias, for the Federal Prosecutor at the Superior Court of Washington DC. 

   July:   

  • Expert witness for the Defence, on confirmation bias, at US Federal Court, NY. 

   June:

  • Keynote Presentation on "Brain Friendly Learning" at the International Conference on Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL).
  • Keynote Presentation on "The Pitfalls in Forensic Assessments, and How to Overcome Them" at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) Annual Conference. New York. 
  • Keynote Presentation at the 2nd Annual International Symposium 2016 on Criminology, Forensic Science and Wrongful Convictions.
  • Invited presentation on "Context Effects and Prevention Inspection" at WorkSafeBC, Canada. 

   May:

  • 'An Audience with Dr Itiel Dror: What can neuroscience actually do for the workplace?' HR Leaders Network Event CIPD. London.
  • Masterclass on "Using Cognitive Neuroscience to Maximise Learning" at the Learning and Development 2016 conference. London. 

   April:

   February:   

  • A 2-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making" at Boston Police Department. 
  • Invited presentation on "A Cognitive Perspective on Expert Evidence: Why Experts are Biased" at Suffolk Law School, Boston.

   January:   

  • Invited presentation on "The Myth of Expertise" at Goldsmiths University.


2015 
   December:   

  • Invited presentation on "Expert Evidence: Increasing Objectivity and Impartiality" at the New York District Attorney Office, New York.
  • Another 2-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making" at NYPD (workshop #6). 
  • Invited presentation on "'Cognitive Forensics' the new frontier of Law and Psychology" at Florida International University, Miami.

   November:  

  • Invited presentation on "The Use and Abuse of Science in the Court" at Trinity College, Dublin.
  • Invited presentation on "Identifying and Minimising Intrinsic Bias in Experts" at the Annual Expert Witness Conference. London.
  • A 1-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making", Italian National Police and the Ministry of Interior (Polizia di Stato e Arma dei Carabinieri), Italy.  

   October:

  • Invited presentation on "Role of Cognitive and Human Factors in Forensic Work", President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. United States.
  • Invited presentation on "Cognitively Effective Ways to Reduce Errors in Medical Decision Making and Increase Patient Safety" Grand Rounds at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH - Anesthesia Department). Boston.
  • Invited presentation on "Bias in the Criminal Justice System: Psychological Contamination of Experts" at Harvard University. 
  • Another 2-day workshop on 'Cognitive Factors in SOCO (Scenes of Crime Officer)/SCI (Crime Scene Investigations) Decision Making', Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Police.
  • Keynote Presentation on "Cognitive and Human Factors in Forensic Science: Moving Forward" at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS). Boston.
  • A 1-day workshop on 'Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making', NIST (National Institute of Science and Technology) Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Forensic Handwriting Examination, Los Angles. 

   September:   

  • Keynote Presentation on "Applying Neuroscience and Behavioural Sciences in the Workplace – Truth and Myth" at the Science of Human Behaviour at Work conference, CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). London. 
  • A 2-day workshop on 'Cognitive Factors in SOCO (Scenes of Crime Officer)/SCI (Crime Scene Investigations) Decision Making', Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Police. 
  • A 2-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making" at San Francisco Police Department

   August:

  • Keynote Presentation on "Human Decision Making and Cognitive Bias within the Technological Age of Distributed Cognition" at the 16th Investigation for Identification Educational Conference. New Orleans.  

   July:   

  • Invited presentation on "The Illusion of Expert Objectivity ", at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas.
  • Keynote Plenary Address on "Cognitive Sources of Error and Ways to Minimize Them" at the International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management – Detection, Measurement and Mitigation. Washington. 
  • A 2-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making" at the Houston Forensic Science Center, Texas. 

   June:

  • Keynote Plenary Address on "Cognitive Forensics" at the Society for Applied Research on Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) 11th biennial conference. Victoria, B.C., Canada. 
  • Another 2-day medical workshop on "Novel Cognitive Approaches for Medical Training to Reduce Error and Increase Patient Safety" at Loma Linda School of Medicine, California.
  • A 1-day workshop for the Texas Forensic Science Commission, on "Cognitive Bias", Houston.
  • Presentation on "Why saying your product is best, is the worst" at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Cannes, France.  
  • Presentation on "The Bias Snowball Effect: Why and How the Judicial Decision Model Fails" at the Cognitive Factors In The Judicial Process Symposium at the Society for Applied Research on Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) 11th biennial conference. Victoria, B.C., Canada.

   May:  

  • Keynote presentation on "Cognitive Architecture: Why Experts Make Mistakes" at the conference on Forensic Bias and Error: Causes and Corrections. Chicago.
  • Invited presentation on "Recognition and Mitigation of Bias" at the Forensic Science Review Workshop, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Washington. 

   April:  

   March:  

   February:   

  • Workshop for Morgan Stanley, on "Why Smart People Make Stupid Mistakes: How to Improve Human Decision Making", London.
  • Invited presentation on "Using Cognitive Neuroscience in Forensic Science" at The Royal Society scientific meeting on the Paradigm Shift for Forensic Science. London. 

   January:  

  • Another 2-day workshop for NYPD, on "Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making", New York.
  • Another 2-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making" at the State of New York, Division of Criminal Justice Services. Albany.
  • Plenary presentation on "The Human Factor in Forensic Science" at the forensic OSAC scientific meeting. Norman, Oklahoma.


2014 
   December:   

  • Chairing the Human Factors Forensic Science group, NIST/DoJ. Washington DC.
  • Another 2-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Forensic Decision Making", at Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Police. 
  • Invited presentation on "Human Factors in Forensic Science: Current State, Concerns, and the Way Forward", Forensic Science Standards Board. Washington DC.

   November:   

  • A 1-day workshop on "Expert Evidence: Increasing Objectivity and Impartiality" at the District Attorney Office, San Jose, California.
  • A 1-day workshop on "Improving Investigative Capabilities: A Cognitive Perspective" at the Canadian Independent Investigations Office (IIO), Vancouver.
  •  Invited presentation on "Investigating investigations: Cognitive factors involved in evidence collection, evaluation and decision making" at Simon Fraser University, Canada. 
  • Invited presentation on "Bias in criminal investigations: When experts are far from impartial or objective " at Goldsmiths University.
  • Invited presentation on "CSI and Cognitive Bias", at the University of Cincinnati

   October:

  • Keynote Presentation on "Maximising Patient Care and Safety in Acute Medicine Decision Making: Cognitive Insights into Minimising Error" at the Society for Acute Medicine 8th International Scientific Conference. 
  • Keynote Presentation on "Human Cognition, Technology, and the Human Performance in Distributed Cognition" at the Biometrics 2014 Annual Meeting.  
  • A workshop on "Why Smart People Make Stupid Mistakes" at Shell, Amsterdam. 

   September:   

  • Invited presentation on "Experts in the Courtroom: Problems and Suggested Solutions", at the University of Southern California.
  • A 2-day workshop on "Novel Cognitive Approaches for Medical Training to Reduce Error and Increase Patient Safety" at Loma Linda School of Medicine, California. 
  • A 2-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons" at Kansas City Metropolitan Police, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, and Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

   August:

   July:   

  • Invited presentation on "Utilizing Cognitive Forensics: Matching Cognitive Abilities to Forensic Task Demands" at the US military Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC) (including the Criminal Investigation Laboratory (CIL) and the Forensic Exploitation Directorate (FXD)).

    June:  

  • A workshop on "Improving Human Decision Making" at INTERPOL, Lyon France.
  • Keynote presentation on "Cognitive Bias in the Interpretation of Forensic Evidence" at 47th International Conference Audio Forensics: Recording, Recovery, Analysis, and Interpretation, London. 
  • A workshop on "Human Factors in Forensic Fingerprinting" at INTERPOL, Lyon France. 

   May:  

  • ABP (Association for Business Psychology) 2014 Annual Award for 'Excellence in Training' for work in improving decision making and reducing bias in expert domains. Also, Chairman's Award for overall recognition, which is the award across all the 17 categories, for the best achievements for 'Excellence in Business Psychology'.
  •  A 2-day workshop on "Investigative Decision Making: Cognitive Factors Behind Successful Investigations", Canadian Government, Vancouver.
  • Keynote presentation on "The Role of Human Cognition in Forensic Science: The Missing Link and the Way Forward" at 59th Conference of The Canadian Society of Forensic Science (CSFS), Québec, Canada. 

   April:  

  • A 2-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons" at the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Quantico. 
  • A Workshop on "Evaluating and Improving Training", at BP, London.   
  • Keynote presentation on "A Cognitive Perspective on Expert Evidence and the Administration of Justice: The Dangerous Myth of Expert Impartiality" at Project Innocence Annual Meeting, Portland. 

   March:  

  • A Workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons", at the Finland National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Forensic Laboratory, Helsinki.
  • Invited presentation on "Not So 'Blind' Justice: The Cognitive Biases Endemic in Forensic Science and Their Possible Solutions", Grand Round of the Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy, University of California San-Francisco (UCSF) and Hasting Law School.
  • Invited presentation on "Cognitive trade-offs and flexibility in expert decision making", at the Scientific Symposium: Memory, Cognition, and Expertise. University of California San Diego (UCSD). 
  • Keynote presentation on "Training, mental representations and human performance" at Conference on Human Performance and Innovation. San Francisco.    
  • Invited presentation on "Experts in the courtroom: Problems and suggested solutions", Santa Clara University.​

    February:   

  • Another workshop on "Cognitive Forensics", at Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Police. 
  • Another workshop for Surrey and Sussex Police Joint Command, on "Cognitive Skills". 
  • Presentation on "Cognitive Bias in Forensic Anthropology: Visual Assessments of Skeletal Remains is Susceptible to Confirmation Bias", at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 66th Annual Meeting, Seattle.    
  • A workshop on "Cognitive Forensics", at Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Police.
  • Invited presentation on "Cognitive Underpinning of Expertise: Why & How Forensic and Medical Experts Make Errors, and How to Minimise Them", at Kent University. 

   January:  

  • Invited presentation on "The Mind and Learning: Using Brain Science for Behavioural Change Beyond the Classroom", at the Learning Technology Conference, London.   
  • A workshop on "Cognitive Skills", at Surrey and Sussex Police Joint Command. 


2013 
   December:

  • A Workshop on "Why Smart People Make Simple Mistakes….and How to Make Better Decisions", for a major international cooperation.   

   November:  

  • Another Workshop for Deutsche Bank, on "Technology Enhanced Learning of Risk Management".  
  • Invited presentation on "The Inadvertent Bias of the Expert", at City University London.  

   October:  

  • Plenary Keynote Presentation on "Transforming Education: The Nature of Expertise" at the 2nd Asia Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (APMSH), Shanghai.
  • Invited presentation on "The Human Factor in Forensic Science" at the University of Amsterdam. 
  • Invited Presentation on "Cognitive Bias, Cognitive Error" at the 2nd Asia Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (APMSH), Shanghai. 
  • Another 2-day workshop for the Netherlands National Police, on "Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons".

   September:  

  • Another 2-day workshop for NYPD, on "Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons", New York.
  • Invited presentation on "Cognitive Forensics: New Findings and Insights", at the Innocence Project, New York. 
  • A 2-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons" at the State of New York, Division of Criminal Justice Services, Albany.
  •  Invited presentation on "A Psychological perspective on the Forensic Sciences", at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York (CUNY). 

   July:   

  • A Workshop on "Evaluating and improving e-learning", at Deutsche Bank.   
  • A Workshop on "Innovative and Effective ways for Learning", at British Telecom (BT).  

   June:  

   May:  

  • Another workshop for the London Metropolitan Police, on "Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons".  
  • Keynote presentation on "Distributed Cognition Between Human Experts and Technology" at the Annual User's Education Conference, Seattle.
  • Invited presentation on "Psychology and the Law: Cognitive failing in administering justice, and how psychology can help the criminal justice system" at the University of Seattle, WA. 

   April:  

  • A Workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons", at the London Metropolitan Police. 
  • A Workshop on "Technology Enhanced Learning of Risk Management", at Deutsche Bank.  
  • Keynote presentation on "Cognitive Forensic" at the Forensics Europe Expo Conference, London.

   February:   

  • Invited presentation on "Perception and Judgments of Human Experts: The Role of Contextual Information" at the Department of Psychology, University College London (UCL). 
  • Invited presentation on "Cognitive Underpinning of Expertise: Why & How Forensic and Medical Experts Make Errors, and How to Minimise Them" at the Department of Psychology, Warwick University. 

   January: 

  • A 1-day workshop on "The Science of Branding: What Really Governs Consumer Decisions?'", London.   
  • Invited presentation on "Making Learning Memorable: A Cognitive Informed Approach to Increasing Memory and Impact of Learning" at the Learning Technologies 2013 Conference.  


2012 
   December:

  • Keynote presentation on "Gold-Mines and Land-Mines of Inter-Professional Working Teams: A Cognitive Perspective on Distributed Cognition and Educational Solutions" at the London Deanery and NHS London, 2012 Educational Excellence conference, Royal College of Physicians. 
  • Another 1-day Workshop for the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), on "Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons", The Hague.  

   November:  

  • A 2-day workshop on "The Human Element and Cognition in Biometric Identification" at the Biometric Institute. 
  • Keynote presentation on "Brain Friendly Biometric Systems: Effective Distributed Cognition Between Humans and Technology" at 8th Biometrics Institute Technology Showcase & Exhibition. 
  • Invited presentation on "Contribution of Cognitive Psychology: Reliability and Biasability of Experts in the Court Room" at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. 
  • A 1-day workshop on 'Brain Friendly Technology Enhanced Learning" at LearnX Foundation, Sydney.
  • Invited presentation on "Cognitive Forensics: Increasing expertise in forensic science" at the Centre for Forensic Science, University of Technology, Sydney. 
  • Seminar on "The Science of Branding: What Really Governs Consumer Decisions?'", Melbourne.  
  • A 2-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons" at the Australian National Institute of Forensic Science (NIFS) and Australian New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA).
  • A 2-day workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons" at Victoria Police. 
  • Invited presentation on "Cognitive Forensics: Identifying and Mitigating Bias in Criminal Cases" at the Criminal Bar Association Autumn Conference. 

   September:   

  • Invited presentation on "Effective Use of Virtual Patients" at the Institute for Innovative Technology In Medical Education (iINTIME). 
  • A 1-day workshop on "Improving Investigative Decision Making" at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). 
  • Combined Surgical and Anesthesia Grant Rounds at Montreal General Hospital on "Medical Experts: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly".
  • Flanders Visiting Professor in Medical Simulation at McGill University, talk on "How to Exploit Cognitive Opportunities in Medical Education: Improving Patient Care and Safety" at the Medical Simulation Centre. 

   August:  

  • Plenary presentation on "Cognitive Forensics, Expertise, the Biasing Snowball Effect, and Context Management in Forensic Investigations' at the 6th Annual European Academy of Forensic Science Conference. 

    June:  

  • Invited presentation on "Expert Evidence: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" at the After Court Seminar program for High Court Judges, Deputy High Court Judges, Judges of the Court of Appeal, and Justices of the Supreme Court, Royal Courts of Justice. 

   May:  

  • Keynote Presentation on "Cognitively Effective Use of Technology in Healthcare Education" at the Masterclass on 'Understanding the Principles of the Department of Health's Technology-enhanced Framework' London Deanery. 
  • Invited Presentation on "Blind Verification and Bias" at the 33rd Annual MorphoTrak User's Education Conference. 

   April:  

  • Invited Presentation on "Technology-enhanced Learning: Making Learning More Efficient" at the Learning and Organisation Development Conference, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).   
  • Invited Presentation on "Training for Forensic Expertise and Minimizing Errors" at the School of Biomedical Sciences, King's College London.   

   February:   

  • Plenary Presentation on "The Paradoxical Nature of Expertise: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), Annual Conference of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSiH). 

   January:  

  • Invited Presentation on "Expert Performance: A Paradox in Human Cognitive Processing" at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


2011 
   December:

  • A 1-day Workshop on "Using Technology to Enhance Medical Education" at Ross Medical School, Dominica. 

    November:  

  • Invited Presentation on "Human Cognition and Forensic Science" at the Business Changing Group (BCG), Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA). 

   October:  

  • Keynote Presentation on "Making Health Information Technology 'Brain Friendly' - Optimizing Cognitive Technology and Distributed Cognition in Medicine and Healthcare" at the Greater China eHealth Forum. 

   September:   

  • Invited Presentation on "Enhancing Judgements and Improving Performance in Medical Care" at The British Medical Association (BMA). 
  • A 2-day workshop on 'Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons', New York Police Department (NYPD). 

   July:   

  • Keynote Presentation on "New Issues in Forensic Science" at The International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR) Annual Conference. 

   June:  

  • A 2-day workshop on "Effective Training and Use of Technology in Medical Education" at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. 
  • Invited Presentation on "Human-Technology Cooperation and Distributed Cognition: Opportunities and Challenges in Human Recognition Technology" at the UK government Biometric Working Group. 

   May:  

  • Invited Presentation on "Forensic Decision Making" at the Comparative Decision Making Annual Conference. 

   April:  

  • Keynote Presentation on "Medical Education: Do We Know What We Are Doing?" at the Simulation and Training (SiTEL) Innovative Education 4th Annual Conference. 

   March:  

  • Keynote Presentation on "Novel Approaches to Using Technology for Enhanced Learning" at the Technology for Education Conference.
  • Two 2-day Workshops on 'Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons', Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
  • Invited Presentation on "Cognitive Issues in Forensic Science" at the Workshop on Bias in Forensic Science, UK Forensic Regulator.

   February:   

  • Invited Presentation on "Psychology and the Criminal Justice System" at George Mason University.

   January:  

  • A 1-day Workshop on "Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons", The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). 
  • Invited Presentation on "Building Learning With the Brain in Mind" at the Learning Technology Conference. 


2010 
   November:

  • Keynote Presentation on "Training to Minimize Errors in Clinical Decision Making: The Challenges, Obstacles, and the Way Forward" at The annual conference of the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH).
  • Invited presentation on "Technology, Cognition, Pragmatics, and the Human Mind" at the International Conference on Philosophical Dialogue. 

   October:  

  • Invited presentation on "Understanding Human Error in Policing: How to Minimize Mistakes in Critical Decisions" at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
  • Keynote Address on "Technology as an Evolutionary Force: Optimizing Technology's Impact on Human Cognition and Society" at the 2010 IBM Conference on Technology and Humans: Adaptation and Impact. 

   September:   

  • Invited Presentation on "Gold Mines and Land Mines in Forensic Science Research" at the Cognitive Bias and Forensic Science NSF Meeting.
  • Plenary Presentation on "Training to Minimize Errors in Medical Decision Making: The Challenges, Obstacles, and the Way Forward" at the Annual Meeting of the AMEE (International Association for Medical Education).
  • Keynote Presentation on "Use of Technology in Medical Training: Great Opportunities, Pitfalls and Challenges" at the Symposium on E-learning in Medical Training. 

   August:  

  • Invited presentation on "Bias and Decision Making" at the Impression and Pattern Evidence Symposium.
  • Keynote Presentation on "Future Directions in Forensic Science" at the Forensic Science Initiative (FSI) Continuing Education for Forensic Professionals Meeting. 

   July:  

  • Invited presentation at the 3rd Annual Green Mountain DNA Conference, Vermont Forensic Laboratory (VFL). 

   June:  

  • Presentation on "Psychology and Contextual Biases in Forensic Science" at NIST.
  • Keynote Plenary presentation on "Rising from the ashes: What we have learned from the Cameron Todd Willingham Case" (follow links: Itiel Dror part I, and Itiel Dror part II). NIJ Annual Conference.
  • Invited presentation on "The Missing Link in Forensic Science: Cognitive Psychology is Needed to Improve Forensic Decision Making" at the conference on Forensic Science in the 2010s: How to Survive a Difficult Decade. 

   May:  

  • Workshop on 'Cognitive Factors in Making Forensic Comparisons', Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD).

   April:  

  • Presentation on "Competency of Fingerprint Examiners: How Do We Assess Competence? First We Have to Know We Are Asking the Right Questions!" at the 6th International Symposium on Fingerprints, INTERPOL. 

   March:  

  • Expert testimony at the Maryland Senate hearings on Bill 404 regarding Criminal Law – Death Penalty – Evidence.

   February:   

  • Presentation on "Where is forensic science heading?" at the Forensic Science: A Blueprint for the Future meeting.
  • Elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, for "sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology. ​

   January:  

  • Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Latent Fingerprint Analysis. 


2009
   December:

  • Keynote Presentation on "Identification Decisions are Determined by Cognitive Issues Controlled by How Identifications Are Set Up" at the Annual Identification Conference, New Scotland Yard, London Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).
  • Special Guest Speaker at the Symposium on Good Science, Bad Evidence? New Perspectives on the Reliability of Evidence in Criminal Proceedings, Osgoode Law School, York University, Canada.
  • Invited presentation at Ontario's Centre of Forensic Sciences.

   November: 

  • Presentation at the UK Army Skills Development Managers CPD, Directorate of Educational and Training Services Army (DETSA).

   October: 

  • Think-tank on medical errors, Cognitive Interventions: Mitigating Error in Complex Work Environments.
  • Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Latent Fingerprint Analysis.

   September:  

  • Special after dinner guest speaker on "IT Training: Who needs it? Why? And how can it be better?" at the National Training Conference, Institute for IT Training (IITT). 

   August: 

  • Panel moderator on "The Possible Effect of Bias in Latent Print Examination" at the 94th Annual Conference of the International Association of Identification (IAI).
  • Presentation on "Human Factors and Forensic Identification" at the 94th Annual Conference of the International Association of Identification (IAI).

   June: 

  • Invited presentation on "Brain Power: Unlocking the door to effective learning" at the UK Royal Artillery Training Seminar on the Use of Technology to Support Learning.

   May: 

  • Invited presentation on "Expert Forensic Decision Making" at the UCLA Law School.

   April: 

  • Workshop on "Building E-Learning with the Brain in Mind" for the Learning and Skills Group (LSG).
  • Invited presentation on "Error: The Problem with Conceptualizing, Measuring, and Minimizing" at the Conference on Forensic Science for the 21st Century.

   March: 

  • Keynote Speaker on "New Frontiers in Computer Supported Education" at the International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU).
  • Invited presentation on "Challenges and New Directions in Forensic Identification" at the Annual Fingerprint society Meeting.

   February:  

  • Invited presentation on "How to Make Training and Communications More Effective: A Cognitive Neuroscientific Perspective" at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Seminar (CIPD).

   January: 

  • Invited presentation on "When science and the criminal justice system meet" at the Workshop on Eyewitness Identification Evidence.
  • Invited presentations on "Building Learning That You Can't Forget" and on "Getting Interactivity Right" at Learning technology Conference.