ASCLD 2016 Symposium - Another Success Story in Forensics

The 2016 American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) Annual Symposium was held April 24-28, 2016 in Bellevue, Wash. The theme of the meeting was "Inspired Leadership: Developing a Culture of Excellence" and the meeting both inspired forensic leaders and presented attendees with several excellent presentations and workshops.

There were 10 workshops as well as a Leadership Academy and 31 presentations covering such topics as forensic laboratory management, quality, technology and current issues in forensic science. More than 360 people attended the symposium from the United States as well as other countries.  Fifty-five vendors displayed their newest innovations in the Exhibit Hall. It was another successful year for both ASCLD and all who attended the meeting.

ASCLD is now looking forward to our 2017 symposium which will be held in Dallas, Texas, April 30 - May 4, 2017 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. The symposium planning committee will begin work soon so they can once again develop a meaningful and exciting program. Put the dates on your calendar now and plan to join other forensic leaders and future leaders at the annual ASCLD Symposium in 2017.

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