2024 NIJ Forensic Science R&D Symposium

2024 NIJ Forensic Science R&D Symposium


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The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE) assisted the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in hosting the annualNIJ Forensic Science Research and Development (R&D) Symposium onTuesday,February 20, 2024 at the 76th Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) conference in Denver, Colorado. This was a blended event with both an in-person and virtual component. The in-person component of the R&D Symposium took place at the ColoradoConvention Center and virtual attendees could join via the live stream at the scheduled event time.  

The 2024 NIJ Forensic Science R&D Symposium was an open meeting where attendees learned about NIJ-funded research across a variety of forensic science areas. AAFS meeting registration was not necessary. After the podium presentations concluded, there was an R&D Poster Session. 

The archived version of the 2024 R&D Symposium is available now! Watch all 16 recorded podium presentations, browse the virtual poster gallery, and earn your certificate of completion for this years' event.

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 met 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.

You can utilize the tabs on the right side of the document to navigate through the program.

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

Poster Presentation Information

In-Person Poster Presentations

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

5:00pm - 6:30pm MST

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

Virtual Poster Presentations

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Virtual Posters are accessible in the archived symposium

Related Resources

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.

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