2024 NIJ Forensic Science Research and Development Symposium
February 20, 2024
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
NOTE: This registration is for on-site attendees ONLY. If you wish to attend virtually, please visit the event landing page at: https://forensiccoe.org/event-2024-research-development-symposium/. This is a no-cost event.
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On-site Event Description
The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE) will assist the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in hosting the annual NIJ Forensic Science Research and Development Symposium on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, from 8:30am – 5:00pm MST (10:30am – 7:00pm EST) at the 75th Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting in Denver, Colorado. This will be a blended event with both an in-person and virtual component. The in-person component of the Research and Development Symposium will take place at Meeting Rooms 205/207 at the Colorado Convention Center.
The NIJ Forensic Science Research and Development 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 Research and Development portfolio.
After the symposium concludes, there will be a Research and Development Poster Session from 5:00pm – 6:30pm MST in Meeting Rooms 201/203. The poster session will feature additional grantees in NIJ’s forensic research portfolio, and presenters will be at their posters to answer any questions you may have. If you cannot make the poster session timeslot, there will be a touchless self-guided tour that will feature a QR code to access a recorded presentation. The poster session doors will remain open till 8:00 pm MST.
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 Research and Development 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 Research and Development Symposium was specifically designed to bring together practitioners and researchers to enhance information-sharing with the goal of moving research from theory to practice.
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Venue Website: https://denverconvention.com/Address:
The Colorado Convention Center is well known as one of the most practical and “user-friendly” meeting facilities in the country. The Colorado Convention Center is located within easy walking distance of nearly 13,000 hotel rooms, 300 restaurants, nine theatres in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and a wide variety of shopping and retail outlets.