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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Discover Seattle

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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ABC Exam Offered at ISHI

Due to popular demand, an American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) exam will be offered in conjunction with ISHI 28 on Sunday, October 1 from 1:00-4:00pm.  The exam will take place at the Washington State Convention Center. Applications to sit for the exam must be received by August 4. Certification requirements, study guides and the application form are available on the ABC website. If a minimum number of participants is not reached, the exam may be cancelled.


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. Learn more here.

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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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