The AAFS 2022 Annual Scientific Conference

"A Responsive Academy—Meeting and Surpassing the Challenges of a Modern Forensic Science World"

Conference Dates

Please note the dates for this year's conference, February 21-25, as a five-day event. As a result, AAFS 2022 will not have a Saturday session as in previous years.

Early Bird Registration

New this year is our Early Bird Registration that will open on  October 18, 2021. This will provide attendees the opportunity to receive an even more discounted registration rate than the typical Pre-Registration rate. Not all scheduled sessions will be finalized at that time, but you will be able to add an event to your registration at a later date. You are encouraged to take advantage of the Early Bird discount. Early bird registration ends November 30th, 2021.

Seattle Health Information

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Covid-19 Update

Effective October 26, King County (which includes Seattle) mandates all indoor events to require masks for all individuals regardless of vaccination status, as well as proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event.

AAFS will be monitoring these requirements and providing guidance and updates as they become available. We are committed to a safe and enjoyable event for all our attendees.

For more information, visit the Seattle Health Information page or contact us at [email protected]

Conference Updates

The 2022 conference will be a hybrid event. This means people who wish to attend in person can, and those who cannot attend in person may attend virtually. 

*Not all live in-person sessions will be available virtually.*

When Registering:

Affiliate Meeting Requests Airfare Discounts
Government Rate Hotel Reservation Hotel Reservation
Inability to Attend Insurance Policy Letter of Invitation for International Attendees
Physical Registration Form

Workshops, Sessions, and other Content

Pre-Registration Required

Breakfast Seminars Luncheon Seminars
Special Sessions The 48th Student Academy
Monday Workshops Tuesday Workshops

Get Involved

Exhibitor Information Registered Exhibitors/Floorplan
Sponsorship Information Be a Volunteer!

Section Programs

Program information will be uploaded as it becomes available.



Digital & Multimedia Sciences

Engineering & Applied Sciences





Psychiatry & Behavioral Science


Questioned Documents

Section Business Meetings

The 2022 AAFS Annual Conference is rapidly approaching and there has been discussion and inquiries regarding the format of the Section Business Meetings. Since virtual business meetings would be additional fees at the section’s expense (Zoom and voting platform) and require AAFS staff, it has been decided that the business meetings will only be available to those participating in person. In addition to the Seattle conference, staff will need to be assisting with the virtual platform – there simply is not enough staff to also conduct eleven virtual section business meetings simultaneously. Quorums will be based on in-person registrants – 25% of registered voting members.

To follow the most recent updates about the conference, check the hashtag #AAFS2022 on social media or subscribe to the AAFS Newsfeed

Early Bird Pricing

The registration rate will increase beginning December 1. In-person attendees will also be given full access to the virtual platform.

Members, Trainee Affiliates, Applicants

$400  $425

Daily (Wed. - Fri.)

$225  $250

Student Affiliates 


Non-Member Students



$600  $625

Affiliate Groups

$400  $425


$100 - $250

Retired Fellows


Breakfast Sessions


Virtual Early Bird Pricing

Pricing for the Virtual Only conference platform. 

*Not all live in-person sessions will be available virtually.*

Members, Trainee Affiliates, Applicants

$250  $275 

Student Affiliates 


Non-Member Students



$375  $400

Affiliate Groups

$250  $275


$100 - $250

Retired Fellows


AAFS 2022 Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

General Sponsors

Download Sponsorship Prospectus


For more information, or assistance, contact:

Trisha DeLozier
[email protected]

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

410 N 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

(719) 636-1100

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