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.

2022 Symposium

April 24 – 28, 2022
Reno, NV
Peppermill Resort

Symposium Website

Reno, Nevada

Welcome to Reno Tahoe, where the country’s largest alpine lake meets the Biggest Little City in the World. From Reno and Sparks to North Lake Tahoe, you’ll find nightly entertainment, luxurious rooms and world-class spas, as well as renowned sporting events, annual outhouse races and geothermal hot springs.

Reno is home to top attractions like the Nevada Museum of Art, The National Automobile Museum, the largest outdoor climbing wall, and a ½-mile, snowmelt-driven kayak park right in the heart of downtown. Your thirst will be quenched and your taste buds satisfied with the region’s budding brewpub and culinary scene. The city is also no stranger to special events.

2023 Symposium

April 30 – May 5, 2023
Austin, TX
Renaissance Austin Hotel

Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas. It evokes something different for every person. Boots and barbecue, festivals and flower power, smart startups and established tech and some of the best innovative music, craft beer, wine, and food to be found. It’s the perfect inspired spot to host our 2023 ASCLD Symposium.

2024 Symposium

April 28 – May 2, 2024
Birmingham, AL
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

Birmingham, Alabama

To be in Birmingham is to be in the arms of the South. Where the energy is palpable and a spirited nature is tempered by cosmopolitan charm. Live music, parks, museums, trendy malls and world-class cuisine (but don’t forget barbecue and fried pies). Birmingham offers much for everyone including two courses on the state’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, biking, hiking and mountain climbing are popular activities, along with family gatherings in green spaces like Railroad Park downtown.

2025 Symposium

April 2 – 10, 2025
Denver, CO
Hyatt Regency Denver

Denver, Colorado

Welcome to Denver, where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty combine for the world’s most spectacular playground.

Get major-city sophistication in a location that is one of the world’s natural wonders. Obviously a hub for those seeking the Rocky Mountain ski slopes, Denver is also home to four major sports teams, major museums and a wide variety of neighborhoods that make the city a destination in its own right.