Registration Information

The pre-registration deadline is January 23, 2019. Forms must be received by this date to qualify for the pre-registration rate and to register for Special Functions. Registration forms received after January 23, 2019, will be processed as on-site registrations.

Three Ways to Register

  1. Register online through your AAFS Account Portal.
  2. Scan & email your registration form (three pages) to Download Pre-Registration Form HERE.
  3. Mail your registration form, along with a check, money order, or purchase order to:AAFS
    410 North 21st Street
    Colorado Springs, CO 80904
    (Checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds, made payable to AAFS.)

Faxed registration forms are not accepted.

Registration Confirmation

  • When you register online, you will receive an email confirmation immediately.
  • When you email or mail your registration form to AAFS, a confirmation email will be sent once your registration form is processed.
  • Bring a copy of your confirmation letter to the on-site pre-registration desk for meeting check-in.

If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, contact the AAFS Office at (719) 636-1100 or
email Heather Jefferson (


The benefits of pre-registration cannot be emphasized enough!
Over 35% savings for AAFS members!
This is the only chance to register for Special Functions (breakfasts, luncheons, workshops, and special sessions)!
Your pre-registration form must be received by Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

REGISTRATION FEES* Pre-Registration Discount Rate On-Site Registration
1. AAFS Members & Trainee Affiliates, Applicants** $325 $450
2. AAFS Student Affiliates** $100 $125
3. AAFS Retired Fellows $ 0 $ 0
4. Non-Members $515 $575
5. Non-Member Trainees** $415 $475
6. Non-Member Students** $200 $250
7. AFTE Members**, IAAI Members**, and IAI Members** $325 $450
8. Daily Registrants (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday admission to scientific sessions only)  $200/day $250/day

*Includes admittance into AAFS sessions starting with the Tuesday evening Welcoming Reception through the Saturday morning Scientific Sessions (excludes all sessions found in section “Special Functions” of the registration form).

**Registration Requirement:

AAFS Applicants must have a completed application on file by the application deadline.

AAFS Student Affiliates must have certified annual eligibility.

Non-Member Trainees must have a letter from employer verifying trainee status to

Non-Member Students must submit an official Verification of Enrollment confirming enrollment during February 2019. Not available to those in postgraduate internships, residencies, or fellowships.

AFTE, IAAI, and IAI Members must provide proof of current membership to


The deadline for pre-registration is January 23, 2019. Registration forms must be received by this date. Pre-registration forms received at the AAFS office after January 23, 2019, will be processed as on-site ­registrations and will cancel all Special Function selections (e.g., breakfast and luncheon seminars, workshops, and special sessions). Don’t delay; register today via online, mail, or scan and email your pre-registration form as soon as possible to ensure your full ­participation and reduced registration fees. Faxed registration forms are not accepted.

All requests for refunds must be made in writing via email ( or mail to the AAFS headquarters. Canceled registration fees will be refunded as follows:

Prior to December 1: Full refund less $25 charge

December 1-31: 75% refund

January 1-31: 60% refund

February 1-8: 50% refund

No refunds after February 8, 2019.

Accompanying Spouse registration includes a name badge only and is not eligible for Continuing Education credit, Workshop, Special Session registration, or Certificate of Attendance; however, Breakfast Seminar and Luncheon Seminar tickets may be purchased by the pre-registration deadline. Accompanying Spouse registration is only available to those paying the full meeting registration fee (excludes Student registrants, Daily registrants, and Workshop Only registrants). An Accompanying Spouse registration is available for an additional fee ($50). This reduced fee is intended for spouses, family members, or other traveling companions who are not members of the forensic science or legal community and should not be used for colleagues, interns, or students.