August 26 - 30, 2019
Red Lion Hotel On the River - Portland, Oregon

The NWAFS Board of Directors is thrilled to team up with the Pacific Northwest Division of the International Association for Identification (PNWD-IAI) for our 2019 conference.

Please join us at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, situated on Jantzen Beach and overlooking the Columbia River, just north of Downtown Portland.

Please keep checking this page and watch our Facebook or Twitter feed for updates!

Registration (Not open yet - stay tuned!)| Meeting Flyer (coming soon!)


 If you are interested in leading a workshop, have an idea of a workshop you'd like to see, or for anything else, please reach out to a board member. 

As we confirm workshops, we'll add them here. 


Red Lion Hotel On the River - Jantzen Beach - Link

--Stay tuned for group codes and rates--

Expect breathtaking river views upon arrival.  This Portland hotel provides comfortable accommodations in a rustic setting just outside downtown. Each premium hotel room and deluxe suite serves as the perfect home away from home during your stay.

The meeting venue has a stunning view of the Columbia River, providing a natural backdrop to our event. Also, there are several convenient transportation options available from the airport, it's easy to get to the hotel.

Other features include free parking, a fitness center, tennis court, seasonal pool, year round whirlpool, and a restaurant and lounge. 


Is your company interested in attending as a vendor?  We would LOVE to have you join us and have several options available to you.  Stay tuned for the links below to go live!

Vendor Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities coming soon.



Please consider presenting at this year's conference!

Reach out to our Technical Resources Secretary, or any board member, and we'll get you set up.  Abstract submissions are due approximately 30-45 days prior to the conference.



Called many things -- PDX, P-town, Stumptown, the Rose City, Bridge City, Rip City, or simply Portland -- you’ll want to visit this vibrant destination in the Pacific Northwest for its eccentric locals, its dynamic downtown, and quirky neighborhoods.  Wherever you go, you'll find farm to table restaurants, award winning microbreweries, coffee shops, brunch spots, urban wineries, food carts, book stores, live music, etc.  And don't forget the sweeping natural scenery that surrounds it, like the sparkling Willamette River and majestic Mount Hood.  But you don't have to venture far from town to find yourself paddling on a secluded bay, hiking a forested trail or observing native wildlife.  No matter what it is you like to do -- in Portland, you can.


Our location committee is working hard to plan some exciting excursions throughout Portland.  If you'd like to explore for yourself, you have all the options.  From karaoke to comedy, sporting events to live music, dancing to arcades, podcast recordings to theater performances, Portland has it all.  A great resource to utilize is the Travel Portland website.