AAFS 2022 Registration Is Now Open!


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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 disciplines across the industry.

You won’t want to miss our 2022 event as we examine what it means to be a responsive Academy, meeting and surpassing the challenges faced by our industry in today’s modern and ever-changing world. Taking place February 21–25 in Seattle, this conference will be a celebration of the ingenuity that has contributed to a responsive forensic effort in promoting justice and integrity in our legal systems.

Register Early for Extra Savings

This year, we’re pleased to offer a special Early Bird registration rate, available now through November 30! Take advantage of extra savings on your registration by signing up early and spreading the word to your colleagues! Pricing details can be found on our website.

Hybrid 2022

Safety is our chief concern for our 2022 Conference, and we want you to feel comfortable being a part of the fun! For the first time, AAFS 2022 will be hybrid, offering both in-person and virtual attendance options, all through a singular platform that allows you to engage with other attendees, vendors, speakers, and more throughout the week, no matter how you choose to participate.

For those who join us in Seattle, we are working hard with city and venue officials to ensure your experience will be safe and healthy. Check out this special FAQ on Seattle Safety, provided by the City of Seattle.

Book Your Hotel

The Sheraton Grand Seattle is the headquarter hotel for AAFS 2022. Located at 6th and Pike, adjacent to the Washington State Convention Center, the Sheraton is within blocks of flagship shopping, local restaurants, bars, and iconic attractions, including the Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and Chihuly Garden & Glass. The hotel has recently undergone a multimillion-dollar transformation with all-new guest rooms, an expanded Sheraton Club Lounge, and refreshed meeting and event space.

Book early to make sure you are part of our room block! The nightly rate for the conference starts at $213/night plus taxes (government rates available as well). The booking deadline is January 19, 2022.

Register Now!

This year, we’ve launched a new registration system that makes signing up easier than ever! Simply log into your AAFS Account on aafs.org and click the yellow “Register Now” button on the right side navigation. You’ll be able to go step-by-step through the process, including selecting optional workshops, special meal sessions, CE sign-up, and more.

Don’t wait! Register by November 30 to take advantage of our Early Bird rate, then get ready for an incredible week in Seattle. We’ll see you there!

Keep up to date with AAFS 2022, tell your friends and colleagues you are attending, and participate in conference-related discussions on our official Facebook event page.


Questions? Feel free to reach out to us: meetings@aafs.org.