ASCLD ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

The ASCLD Symposium is an industry-leading conference designed for leaders and managers in the forensic laboratory space. The symposium boasts workshops and plenary talks designed around all aspects of forensic science, but particularly focuses on enhancing leadership and management in a forensic laboratory.

In addition to the workshops and plenary talks, the ASCLD Symposium is a key event for networking and interacting with the leading authorities in forensic laboratory management.

The ASCLD Symposium is typically held on or around the 1st week of May and locations are usually alternated between the western and eastern United States. Please see below for upcoming symposium dates and locations.

2017 Symposium

April 30 – May 4, 2017
Dallas, Texas
Sheraton Dallas

You may have all heard that everything is bigger in Texas. Well, Dallas does its best to fulfill that promise. You’ll find several museums with vast art collections and fascinating specialty museums like The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository, which, though small in size, offers an immense amount of information about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. And of course, visit a local steakhouse for a terrific (and enormous) meal.
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2017 Symposium Website
www.ascldsymposium.com

2018 Symposium

May 20-24, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Marriott Marquis

The states largest city and capital, Atlanta, GA, can boast itself as a thriving business center with an eclectic mix of residents back dropped by a city with southern roots. With a flare for the arts, Atlanta offers visitors and residents a wide selection of museums, classical music venues and a thriving theatre scene. A major city means major sports teams. Catching an Atlanta Falcons, Hawks or Braves game can make for a thrill of a lifetime. Visit one of the numerous restaurants or tourist attractions Atlanta has to offer. As one of the south’s largest cities, you will never be short of something to experience and enjoy.
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2019 Symposium

May 19-23, 2019
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Union Station

St. Louis is known as the Gateway to the West. This was certainly the case for Lewis and Clark, who stopped here for provisions during their famous expedition. In the years that followed, the city became a manufacturing center for wagons, guns, blankets, saddles, and everything pioneers would need on their journeys west.

Whether you want to visit the iconic St. Louis Arch, check out a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game, tour one of several local breweries, or take in the thriving arts and music scene, there is anything you would like to see in St. Louis. The historic Union Station hotel is a sight in itself, a 120+ year old National Historic Landmark, with an hourly light and music show literally on the ceiling!