Salt Lake City, Utah

September 25 - 27, 2023

The NWAFS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that this year's annual meeting will be hosted in partnership with the American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners (ASTEE) in Salt Lake City! 



Last day to register is Monday, August 21, 2023 at 12:00 PST.



Confirmed for 2023:

Is Gasoline Present? - Using a statistically based method to graphically display the support for gasoline in an unknown sample

Instructed by Kelsey Winters, M.S., ABC-FD, ABC-PP and Brenda Christy, M.S., ABC-FD, ABC-PP, ABC-GKE with the Virginia Department of Forensic Science

Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice's Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE)

Human Hair: A Review of Features Related to Ancestry and Somatic Origin

Instructed by Sandra Koch, Ph.D., ABC-Hair and Fiber with the McCrone Associates

Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice's Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE)

Investigative Genetic Genealogy, Crime Assessment as a Method of Crime Investigation, and Case Consultation

Instructed by Patrick Zirpoli, Licensed Private Investigator, Lead Expert for the Sherry Black Foundation

STR-Mix Testimony

Instructed by Rachel Oefelein, Chief Scientific Officer at DNA Labs International

Charismatic Expert Witness Testimony and Effective Communication with Difficult People

Instructed by Dr. Wendy Patrick, Black Swan Verdicts

Light Theory/Getting the Most Out of Your Forensic Light Source

Instructed by Jason Cole, Foster Freeman

Detect More Evidence Using the Full Spectrum

Instructed by Jason Cole, Foster Freeman

Lifting Latent Prints from Difficult Surfaces

Instructed by Jason Cole, Foster Freeman

Microspectrophotometers for Trace Evidence and Interpretation of Spectra

Instructed by Dr. Jon Burdett, CRAIC Technologies

Check back soon for additional presenters and workshops!


Please click HERE for more information and to register.

For sponsorship opportunities at this year's conference, click HERE.



Embassy Suites by Hilton Salt Lake West Valley City

Featuring an on-site restaurant, indoor pool, fitness center, and complementary hot breakfast and evening reception for overnight guests, the Embassy Suites has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. It is located in the heart of the West Valley City Center, just 7 minutes away from SLC Airport and only 12 minutes away from Salt Lake City.

Government rate - $128/night (subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-out and any incidentals accrued during stay).

Reserve your room by calling 801-963-4760 and mentioning the NWAFS 2023 Conference. Book by September 10th to ensure the government rate!



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