Introduction

2024 NIJ Forensic Science R&D Symposium

2024 NIJ Forensic Science R&D Symposium

Overview

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The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE) will assist the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in hosting the annualNIJ Forensic Science Research and Development (R&D) Symposium onTuesday,February 20, 2024, from 8:30am - 5:00pmMountain Standard Time(10:30am - 7:00pm EST) at the 76th Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) conference in Denver, Colorado. This will be a blended event with both an in-person and virtual component. The in-person component of the R&D Symposium will take place in Meeting Rooms 205/207 at the ColoradoConvention Center, and virtual attendees can join via the live stream at the scheduled event time.  

The 2024 NIJ Forensic Science R&D Symposium is an open meeting where attendees can learn about NIJ-funded research across a variety of forensic science areas. AAFS meeting registration is not necessary. Feel free to stop by and listen to specific presentations or stay all day and learn about the diverse NIJ forensic science R&D portfolio. 

After the podium presentations conclude, there will be an R&D Poster Session from 5:00pm - 6:30pm MST (7:00pm - 8:30 pm EST) in Meeting Rooms 201/203 at the Colorado Convention Center. The poster session will feature additional grantees in NIJ's forensic research portfolio. Each poster will feature a QR code to access recorded presentations, and most presenters will be at their posters to answer any questions you may have. Virtual attendees can browse the online poster gallery at their leisure! 

NIJ and the FTCOE are committed to improving the practice of forensic science and strengthening its impact by supporting research and development, rigorous technology evaluation and adoption, effective knowledge transfer and education, and comprehensive dissemination of best practices and guidelines to agencies dedicated to combating crime. Advancements within forensic science necessitate a forum to spread information and awareness.  

At the 2024 R&D Symposium, researchers and practitioners meet to discuss, discover, and share new approaches and applications to elevate the status of forensic science and increase its impact. The R&D Symposium was specifically designed to bring together practitioners and researchers to enhance information-sharing with the goal of moving research from theory to practice.

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Podium Presentation Information

In-Person Podium Presentations

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
8:30am - 5:00pm MST

Meeting Rooms 205/207
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Virtual Podium Presentations

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
8:30am - 5:00pm MST | 10:30am - 7:00pm EST

Online Platform

Registration for either the Virtual Podium or Poster Presentations will include access to all virtual content. 

Poster Presentation Information

In-Person Poster Presentations

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

5:00pm - 6:30pm MST
*Doors will remain open until 7:00pm MST*

Meeting Rooms 201/203
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202

No Registration Required

Virtual Poster Presentations

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Virtual Posters will be accessible starting at 8:30am EST

Registration for either the Virtual Podium or Poster Presentations will include access to all virtual content. 

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Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event was provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this event are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Contact us at ForensicCOE@rti.org with any questions and subscribe to our newsletter for notifications.


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