September 18th - 21st, 2018
The Red Lion Downtowner - Boise, Idaho

This year's conference will be held at The Red Lion Downtowner in Boise, Idaho. The conference will run from Tuesday, September 18, through noon on Friday, September 21. 

Tuesday through Wednesday morning are workshop days, Wednesday afternoon is our vendor reception and business meeting, and Thursday and Friday are our keynote presentation and general session presentations.  Please see the flyer, link below, for more information.

On Thursday night, be sure to join us for "Banquet Night" where this year's theme is Back 2 School!!  Channel your college days (or daze?) and come ready to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and have a drink or two!  Register today using the link below!!

Watch our Facebook Page during the week for updates and info on evening excursions out and about in Boise!

Registration. | NWAFS Meeting Flyer.


If you are seeking additional info about a workshop or general session talk that is not already in the NWAFS Meeting Flyer  please continue to check back here or reach out to a board member.  We are finalizing details and awaiting responses which typically takes us up to the week before the conference!  Thank you for your patience.


Red Lion Hotel - Boise Downtowner - Link

If you still need to make reservations, the above link will work through Friday, September 7.  If you miss the deadline, you can try and call the hotel directly at 208-344-7691 and mention the group "Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists" to inquire if the special negotiated hotel room rate of $91 a night is still available to you.  

Also, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the Boise airport.


There is still time to join us and represent your company at our annual meeting in Boise, Idaho!

Vendor set-up will be on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning. Vendor break down must be completed by Friday morning. The main exhibitor day will be Wednesday, September 19, but we welcome and encourage you to stay through and attend our general session on Thursday (at no additional fee).

Vendor Registration | Sponsorship Opportunities


Our general session schedule is full for our Boise meeting!  Please consider presenting at next year's conference in Portland, Oregon!  Initial details can be found here.  



The Red Lion offers complimentary bicycle rentals!  Located in downtown Boise and minutes from hundreds of trails, this is the perfect place to start your tour of Boise.  

Take the Boise Greenbelt to see all that Boise has to offer or simply peddle three blocks to the Boise River Park.  If an urban spin is more your speed, this hotel is centrally located to it all - Boise State University, the State Capitol, and the Basque Block for cultural history.  Downtown Boise offers an outstanding assortment of restaurants, museums and shopping areas with public art on display. 


At night, the downtown core becomes a full-on playground. With an active local and regional music scene, several clubs and venues often feature live entertainment. Home to a distillery and several breweries, you can find a perfectly made cocktail or small-batch brews in spots across the city.