Symposium Sessions Available Online

The Trace Evidence Symposium will be held August 8-11, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. For those who are not able to attend, a major portion of the event will be available at no charge via online streaming.

The symposium, “Science, Significance, and Impact” is co-sponsored by the Office of Justice Program’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory Division. It is specifically designed to bring together practitioners and researchers to enhance information-sharing and to promote collaboration among the trace evidence, law enforcement, and legal communities. Many of these unique educational sessions will be included in the web event including:

  • Plenary sessions
  • Breakout sessions
  • Posters (available via PDF to coincide with the live poster session)

Live streaming will be available here. (Click on the “live streaming” button to join a session in progress or look to the right of the screen and select the session you wish to see, then click “Watch Now”. The live streaming will begin at 1 p.m. (CST) on August 9 and will run through August 11.

For a complete schedule of sessions and times, download the symposium agenda.

 
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