The Espionage Research Institute International held its 2017 annual conference at the Embassy Suites Old Town Alexandria on August 17-20, 2017. The conference included outstanding TSCM, Counter Intelligence and Counter Espionage presentations from ERII Board Members, ERII members and special guest speakers. News, updates and information of interest to the sector, equipment demonstrations and networking with esteemed colleagues from around the world was enjoyed by all. We thank all attendees for their support of ERII and its mission!

We also extend our thanks to our conference sponsor, Research Electronics International (REI) for their valuable support. Thank you also to Professional Development TSCM Group (PDTG) and Berkeley Varitronics Systems for exhibiting at the 2017 ERII Counterespionage Conference!

2017 Glenn H. Whidden Award Winners

"Best Presentation"

Congratulations to David Major! His presentation “Edward Snowden: The Man Who Conned The World” was the winner of the 2017 Glenn H. Whidden Award for Best Presentation.

David Major CI Centre 2017 ERII Best Presentation

Pictured are David Major, Founder/President of CI Centre and JD LeaSure, Director of ERII.

"Best New TSCM Equipment"

Congratulations to Research Electronics International (REI)! Their ANDRE Near-Field Detection Receiver was the winner of the 2017 Glenn H. Whidden Award for Best New TSCM Equipment.

Lee Jones REI 2017 ERII Andre Best New TSCM Equipment

Pictured are Lee Jones, Director of Sales & Marketing for Research Electronics International (REI) and JD LeaSure, Director of ERII.

Conference Sponsor


Manufacturers of the ORION 2.4 HX NLJD; VPC 2.0 Video Pole Camera; OSCOR Green Spectrum Analyzer; TALAN Telephone and Line Analyzer.

Thank you to REI for a fantastic reception on Friday, August 18, 2017. And, for donating two certificates for REI Equipment Training at their Cookeville, TN training center!

REI Training Certificate Winner
Lee Jones REI 2017 ERII Conference

Congratulations Uzi!

REI Training Certificate Winner
Lee Jones REI 2017 ERII Conference

Congratulations Ivan!

Conference Exhibitors

Preofessional Development TSCM Group Logo
Scott Schober BV Systems 2017 ERII Conference

Pictured are Scott Schober, President/CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems, and J.D. LeaSure, Director of ERII.

Guest Speakers

Hans Davies - Director, Toffler Associates
Hans Davies Toffler Associates 2017 ERII Conference

Presented “The Future of Security and Protection” on Saturday, August 19, 2017.


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Jason Hall - Executive Director, The Cold War Museum
Jason Hall Cold War Museum 2017 ERII Conference

Presented “The Cold War Museum: Telling the History of Vint Hill and Cold War Intelligence to the Public” on Thursday, August 17, 2017.


2017 ERII Conference Program

Additional ERII Conference Information

ERII members will find presentation .pdfs, special offers and additional information in the ERII member portal.

If you are not an ERII member and would like to access the content in the portal, you may apply for ERII membership.

2017 ERII Conference Videos may also be purchased.