About ISHI

For the past 27 years the International Symposium on Human Identification has been witness to new technologies, changing policies, and trends in forensics. It’s all happening October 2-5, 2017 in Seattle WA!

Registration for ISHI is $775, and students are able to register at a discounted rate of $575. Those interested in attending only the workshops do not need to pay the full registration rate, and can simply pay for the workshops attended. Register before August 1st to save $100 off of the standard registration cost!

Pre-registration for workshops is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. On-site registrants cannot be guaranteed admittance.

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There is a lot to do in the Seattle area! Click here to find restaurants, shopping, and more while you’re in town – you may just find a couple of reasons to extend your trip as well!

Photo: Nick Hall Photography

Photo: Nick Hall Photography

Save the Date!

We’re excited to announce that the 29th International Symposium on Human Identification will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ September 24-27, 2018. Never been to Phoenix? Learn more here.

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 ISHI 28 Keynote Presentation

Bestselling author, Michael Capuzzo will open ISHI with a keynote describing the inner workings of the Vidocq Society, a team of the world’s foremost forensic investigators, where the toughest cases are solved.

Three of the greatest detectives in the world—a renowned FBI agent turned private eye, a sculptor and lothario who speaks to the dead, and an eccentric profiler known as “the living Sherlock Holmes”—were heartsick over the growing tide of unsolved murders of innocents. Good friends and sometime rivals William Fleisher, Frank Bender, and Richard Walter decided that something had to be done, and they pledged themselves to a grand quest for justice. Named for the first modern detective, the Parisian Eugène François Vidocq—the flamboyant Napoleonic real life sleuth who inspired Sherlock Holmes—the Vidocq Society meets monthly in its secretive chambers to solve a cold murder over a gourmet lunch.

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Submit An Abstract

The ISHI organizing committee invites interested parties to submit abstracts for oral, interesting case, or poster presentation. Oral abstracts and interesting case submissions must be received by June 11, 2017.

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