Conferences and Events
NIST routinely hosts and supports forensic science events in cooperation with other forensic science community groups. These events bring together scientists, researchers, practitioners, industry representatives, and members of the criminal justice community to address the pressing needs of the forensic science community.
These event pages offer the latest information on each upcoming event, which includes registration information, abstracts, draft agendas, recommended attendees, and attendance information.
- NEW! Trace Evidence Data Workshop: Improving Technology and Measurement in Forensic Science, July 19-20, 2016
In 2012, the Forensic Science Research Program, with sponsorship from the National Institute of Justice, conducted a survey of state and federal law enforcement agencies to develop a comprehensive list of databases, reference materials, and standard reference collections used by forensic scientists in laboratories at the state and local levels. The primary goal was to share information about existing data for forensic practitioners to share and use. The survey located in 228 state, federal, and commercially run databases which are all available to view here.
Since then, NIST has been involved in several efforts to assist in expanding the availability of data and reference materials for various disciplines including biometrics and firearms. On July 19-20, NIST will hold a workshop to discuss databases used in trace evidence analysis entitled, “Trace Evidence Data Workshop: Improving Technology and Measurement in Forensic Science.” This event is a part of an effort at NIST to gather feedback from the practitioners and researchers in the forensic science community on further improving access and expanding the development of datasets useful, specifically, for trace forensic evidence. More information coming soon.
- Forensics@NIST 2016, Nov. 8-9, 2016
- Gordon Research Conference
Forensic Analysis of Human DNA: Advancing Fundamental Technologies from the Crime Lab to the Crime Scene
June 19-24, 2016
Waterville Valley, NH
- Technical Colloquium: Quantifying the weight of forensic evidence
NIST is organizing a technical colloquium on the topic of Quantification of the Weight of Forensic Evidence. The goal of the technical colloquium is to facilitate a technical discussion about theories, current approaches, and practices for assigning the weight of evidence. Additional aims are to address different mathematical or statistical methods for quantifying the weight of evidence, strengths and limitations of these methods, and the criteria for applying such methods. We encourage participants to review the bibliography posted prior to the technical colloquium
These event pages offer the final agendas, presentations, abstracts, registration lists, and videos of the completed events. Videos are only available if the event was previously distributed via live webcast.
- OSAC Scientific Area Committee Public Status Reports & Open Discussions, Feb. 22-23, 2016
- International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management: Detection, Measurement and Mitigation, July 20-24, 2015
- NIST OSAC Scientific Area Committee Meetings, Feb. 16-17, 2015
- Improving Biometric and Forensic Technology: The Future of Research Datasets, Jan. 26-27, 2015
- Forensics@NIST 2014, Dec. 3-4, 2014
- Kickoff Meeting ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update: 2015, Oct. 30-31, 2014
- NIST DNA Analyst Webinar Series: Probabilistic Genotyping and Software Programs (Part 2), Sept. 18, 2014
- NIST DNA Analyst Webinar Series: Validation Concepts and Resources (Part I), Aug. 6, 2014
- NIST Mobile Forensics Workshop and Webcast, Jun 18, 2014
- NIST DNA Analyst Webinar Series: Probabilistic Genotyping and Software Programs (Part 1), May 28, 2014
- Cloud Computing Forensic Science Workshop, March 24, 2014
- Organization of Scientific Area Committees webcast from AAFS, Feb. 18, 2014
- Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis, June 4-5, 2013
- Emerging Trends in Synthetic Drugs Workshop, April 30-May1, 2013
- DNA Analyst Training on Mixture Interpretation, April 12, 2013
- ANSI/NIST-ITL Standard Workshop 2013,, January 28-30, 2013
- Forensics@NIST 2012, November 30, 2012
- Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Firearms Analysis, July 10-11, 2012