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Feb 15-19, 2021


No Travel Needed

All you need is a computer and internet to join.


Chat with forensic professionals from around the world. 


For 73 years, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) has served a distinguished and diverse membership. Its 6,600+ members are divided into 11 sections spanning the forensic enterprise. Representing all 50 United States, Canada, and 60 other countries worldwide, they actively practice forensic science and, in many cases, teach and conduct research in the field as well.

Each February, the AAFS scientific meeting gathers together approximately 4,000 world-renowned professionals to present the most current information, research, and updates in their fields. Scientific papers, seminars, workshops, and other special sessions are presented. In addition, exhibitors showcase the cutting-edge technology and services of this ever-changing profession.

Premium Exhibitors

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to attend the Annual Meeting, you will need a computer that is capable of audio and an internet connection.
A webcam is not required to attend the event. A webcam can be useful if you would like to have a video session one-on-one with an Exhibitor or another attendee.
To register for the event, attendees must register through AAFS. Please visit and follow the links to register for the meeting. You will be prompted for your login information, but if you do not have a login you will be able to create a new account and register for the meeting. After your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email.
The Annual Meeting will be available on any device that has an internet connection.
After registering for the Meeting, and before the date the event starts, you will receive an email that will explain the process for logging in to the event. You can also go to to log in to the event directly.
Yes. The content will be available for 3 months after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.
The Chat function will allow you to chat with a variety of different groups. Those groups will include Technical Support, various Exhibitors, and AAFS staff. The chat function will also you to direct message other attendees of the event.
Yes. There will be various parts of the meeting that will be on demand that you will be able to access during the meeting.
Yes, there will be different sessions and exhibitors that will provide documents for download. When you are attending a session or an exhibitor’s booth, there will be a button that will lead to any available documents that can be downloaded. If there are no documents available for download, the button for documents will not appear.
If you are having any issues with logging in to the event you can contact AAFS staff at