FSF Silent Action Is Now Open!

The Forensic Science Foundation’s (FSF) Annual Silent Auction is now open, and you’re invited to join! We’ve moved the auction online through our partner, 32Auctions, to give all of our AAFS community the opportunity to bid on incredible prizes and support the important work of FSF. From now through 5:00 p.m. PST on February 24, […]

Countdown to the AAFS Annual Conference!

Source: Donna M. Grogan, AAFS Executive Director We are excited to welcome the more than 3,000 attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and volunteers to the 2022 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Conference in Seattle, WA. With nearly 1,000 workshops, special sessions, breakfasts, luncheons, and poster sessions that will be presented in person and virtually, […]

Don’t Miss the 2022 HHRRC Poster Session

The Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (HHRRC), an organization within the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) supported by the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE), will host a hybrid virtual and in-person Poster Session on February 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PST. Join us in-person in […]

AAFS Conference Regular Registration Deadline

Regular Registration Deadline—Register Now to Save! Don’t miss out on your chance to save on your registration for the 2022 AAFS Annual Conference! Register by January 21 to take advantage of extra savings on your ticket to the premier event for forensic professionals. Sign up soon for the best pricing of the year! Join over […]

Donate to the FSF Silent Auction!

The Forensic Sciences Foundation Annual Silent Auction returns during the AAFS Annual Conference, supporting the FSF Endowment Fund. Each year, the FSF offers an exciting opportunity to take home unique and incredible items, while raising funds to support research and educational grants for the forensic community. The FSF is asking all AAFS members to consider […]

AAFS Annual Conference Employment Forum and FEPAC University Fair

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences will be hosting its 19th Annual Employment Forum and 10th Annual University Fair during the AAFS 74th Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA. Employment Forum—a means for employers and applicants to meet, exchange information, conduct informal interviews, or schedule interviews for later in the week. The Employment Forum will […]

Volunteer at the 2022 AAFS Conference

The AAFS Annual Conference depends on the dedication and generosity of our volunteers to host a successful event for the forensic science community. Volunteer opportunities are now open for any attendee who wishes to help support AAFS and the AAFS conference. AAFS Student Affiliates and non-members are eligible to request a registration waiver in exchange […]

AAFS 2022 Registration Is Now Open!

Registration for the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 74th Annual Scientific Conference Is Now Open! Join over 3,000 of your fellow forensic science professionals for a week of more than 1,000 scientific presentations, 21 workshops, networking opportunities, exhibits, and more. The AAFS conference is the premier event for the forensics community, supporting professions and […]

Now Accepting Workshop Proposals!

We are excited to announce that you are now able to submit a workshop proposal for the AAFS 2022 Annual Scientific Conference. Workshops are a very important part of our meeting and your willingness to help the Academy in this endeavor is sincerely appreciated. Workshop proposals will be submitted through the new Abstract Online Submission System. […]

AAFS Online Abstract Submission System Is Now Open

Submit your abstract for presentation at the 74th AAFS Annual Scientific Conference to be held February 21-26, 2022, in Seattle, WA. The theme for the upcoming meeting is A Responsive Academy—Meeting and Surpassing the Challenges of a Modern Forensic Science World. The deadline for abstract submission is September 1. Presenting authors of abstracts who are selected for […]

AAFS Abstract Submission System Update

Source: Kathy Howard, AAFS Communications Manager The AAFS is implementing a new Abstract Submission System that will go live Monday, June 14. The new process will change the way we collect, manage, and review abstracts. We are confident the new system will be more user-friendly and requires less time to complete. We are also excited […]

Reopening Status and Visit Seattle Messaging

Current Reopening Status On May 13, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee announced that Washington is moving toward a statewide June 30 reopening date and that all counties in Washington will move to Phase 3 of the Healthy WA: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan effective May 18 until June 30. King County had already been in Phase […]

2021 Annual Meeting Registration Reopened

Great news! If you were unable to participate in the 2021 annual meeting in February, registration has reopened. The only sessions that will not be available are LIVE sessions (workshops, plenary, annual business meeting, keynote addresses, and student academy). The online registration system requires payment with a credit or debit card. To register, log into […]

Annual Meeting – Know Before You Go

The AAFS 2021 Virtual Meeting is being hosted through the VFairs Virtual Event Platform (https://aafs2021.vfairs.com/). You will log on to the VFairs platform to access all presentations including your own. Like in past years, you must register to attend the meeting. All meeting attendees and speakers will receive login information directly from VFairs by Sunday, February […]

Annual Meeting Special Session—Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion in Forensic Science

Source: Kate Spradley, PhD, AAFS DOC Chair The AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) will be hosting a Special Evening Session during the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting on Monday, February 15, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Central Time). Considering last year’s tumultuous events highlighting nationwide racial inequality, the DOC feels that providing expert guidance on matters of diversity—as […]


Want to be a part of history—both looking back and looking forward? Please join us in celebrating the legacy that is Bring Your Own Slides (BYOS)! The 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting provides an opportunity to return BYOS to its roots where a few AAFS friends gathered in a hotel room to share interesting cases […]

Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Announced

We are eager to announce details for the Keynote Address that will take place during the upcoming virtual AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. This session—In Pursuit of Equity— will be held on Wednesday, February 17, from 8:00 a,m, – 9:30 a.m.—just prior to the Plenary Session. The guest speaker will be Dr. Beronda Montgomery from Michigan […]