he forensic science profession has advanced due to extraordinary laboratories, successful collaborations and partnerships among laboratories and stakeholders, and transformational, visionary, and servant leaders. 

ASCLD 2020 will showcase collaborations and partnerships, obtaining buy-in, implementing new technology, transforming an organizational culture, strengthening morale, talent acquisition, and more with information, tips, and lessons we can apply to ourselves, our organizations, and our profession.

Experience workshops and presentations from dynamic experts and leaders from the forensic science profession and beyond.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much - Helen Keller

Experience ASCLD 2020 - Together Toward Tomorrow!


  • Building a Team - Talent Acquisition, On-Boarding, Team Building to Strengthen a Struggling Team or to Maintain a Thriving Team

  • Transforming an Organizational Culture

  • Obtaining Buy-In

  • Managing the Implementation of New Technology

  • Coaching, Transformational, Innovative, and/or Servant Leadership

  • Collaborations and Partnerships in Forensic Science - Internships, Research, Working Groups, Commissions and Oversight Boards

  • Resilience - Resilient Leadership, Building a Resilient Team, Preventing Burnout, Managing Vicarious Trauma in Major/High Profile Cases


  • Full day workshops should plan for 8 or 16 (two 8 hour days) of content

  • Half day workshops should plan for 4 hours of content

  • Plenary talks should plan for 20-30 minutes of content

  • Submission deadline: September 27, 2019

  • Notification date: Week of November 11, 2019


To submit your abstract for consideration, please have the following information prepared:

  • Contact information

  • Head-shot

  • Personal biography (500 character limit)

  • Co-author and/or co-presenter contact information, biography, and head-shot

  • Abstract title

  • Abstract description in Word document format (300 word minimum, 1400 word maximum)

  • Abstract keywords

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