NWAFS 2017


September 18th - 22nd, 2017
The Embassy Suites Portland Airport, Portland, Oregon

This year's conference will be held at The Embassy Suites - Portland Airport Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The conference will run from Monday, September 18, through noon on Friday, September 22. Monday 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.

More Conference Information and Registration are coming soon.


The NWAFS Board of Directors is excited to announce the first of our confirmed workshops for our fall conference! Additional workshops will be announced in the coming weeks.
  • Synthetic Opioids: Synthesis, Trends, and GC-MS interpretation
  • Testimony Presentation
  • Photography Tips and Tricks / Intro to IR Photography
  • Advanced Photography Techniques
  • Applications of Raman Spectroscopy in the Modern Forensic Laboratory
  • Current and Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology
  • DNA Roundtable on Current Challenges and Transitions
  • Basic Firearms Familiarization
  • Measurement Confidence 150
  • Special Research Topic: Stability of Fired Cartridge Case Locations in Shooting Scenes

Stay tuned for abstracts and additional workshop announcements.
Registration will be opening soon.


Embassy Suites Portland Airport - Link
Please make your room reservations NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, AUGUST 24TH, by calling their reservation line (503-460-3000) and mentioning the group "Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists" to receive the special negotiated hotel room rate of $169.00 per night.
Hotel Transportation information coming soon.


Vendor set-up will be allowed on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning. Vendor break down must be completed by Friday morning. The main exhibitor day will be Wednesday, September 20, but we welcome and encourage you to stay through and attend our general session on Thursday (at no additional fee).

Vendor Registration
Sponsorship Opportunities
Please join us and represent your company at our annual meeting in Portland, Oregon!


If you'd like to provide a presentation during our general session, please click here to submit an abstract (due August 1st).


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The Embassy Suites offers a free shuttle to Cascade Station, a nearby shopping center that features great dinning and shopping options, including Ikea.

MAX Light Rail
Rail Line

The Embassy Suites is also located right on the MAX Light Rail Line, Portland's public transportation system. Take a short right downtown and visit one of Portland's many breweries, grab a doughnut at the famous Voodoo Doughnuts or take a walk along the Willamette River.