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. 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.

ASCLD 52nd Annual Symposium – Denver, Colorado

Friday, April 4 – Tuesday, April 8, 2025

ASCLD 53rd Annual Symposium – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sunday, May 17 – Thursday, May 21, 2026

ASCLD 54th Annual Symposium – Madison, Wisconsin

Sunday, April 11 – Thursday, April 15, 2027

Another Record Breaking Year!! 

ASCLD 51st Annual Symposium – Birmingham, Alabama

Thank you to our members and sponsors!!

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Call for abstracts opens – August 1, 2023

Exhibit and sponsorship sales begin – September 5, 2023

Abstract submissions due – September 8, 2023

Leadership Academy registration opens – October 30, 2023

Early bird registration opens – November 27, 2023

Early bird registration closes, regular registration begins – February 2, 2024

48th annual Symposium – April 28 to May 2, 2024

Thank you to ASCLD's 2024 Diamond sponsor JusticeTrax

The 50th Anniversary Symposium held in Austin, Texas, in April 2023 was one for the record books: it was our highest attended Symposium ever! And so the wheel keeps turning as we prepare for our visit to Birmingham, Alabama, in April 2024. 

Innovation ignites our imagination, empowering us to challenge the status quo and envision a better tomorrow. it is the catalyst that sparks revolutionary inventions, disruptive technologies, and game-changing solutions to the most pressing global challenges. Innovation transcends boundaries, bringing together diverse minds, perspectives, and disciplines. Collaborative efforts foster an environment where groundbreaking ideas flourish, as individuals and organizations unite their expertise and passion to tackle complex problems. 

The 2024 Symposium will bring us together to have in-depth, meaningful conversations about where we are going and how we are going to get there. There will be no shortage of dynamic speakers, lessons learned, and cheerful camaraderie. 

Join us at ASCLD 2024 - Inspiring Innovation!