Advancing DNA Forensics: Meet, Learn, Innovate

Step into the heart of forensic DNA innovation at ISHI – the largest annual symposium dedicated to your field. Connect with thought leaders, engage in hands-on workshops, and absorb presentations that are driving our industry forward. From September 23-26, 2024, be part of a vibrant community shaping the future of forensic science. Join us at ISHI for an experience that’s not just about attending, but about contributing to the evolution of DNA forensics.


This year’s keynote spotlights the dynamic intersection of true crime and DNA forensics: from unraveling mysteries and personal narratives to inspiring change and advancing justice. Our panel of speakers will share their insights and experiences, underscoring the pivotal role of DNA in connecting the past with the present and shaping the future.

Speakers include:

  • Patty Wetterling | Advocate of children’s safety and chair of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Joy Baker | Co-author of Dear Jacob: A Mother’s Journey of Hope and blogger
  • Professor Turi King | Scientist, presenter, speaker and author who is passionate about communicating science to the public
  • Dr. Anna Barbaro | President of the Worldwide Association of Women Forensic Experts
  • Ashley Flowers | Founder of AudioChuck, podcaster, best-selling author, and advocate

Nominate yourself or a colleague for our special ISHI Superlatives!

Recognize the dedication, skills, and unique contributions of forensic professionals. Click the link below below to submit your nomination and share a photo that captures the essence of the nominated superlative. Each participant will receive a limited-edition forensic science vinyl sticker!* Your contributions will be showcased on our social media platforms and featured in the August edition of The ISHI Report and during ISHI 35.

calling all students & young scientists!

Learn about what we have in store for those early in their career at ISHI this year and check out additional resources available on our


Book a booth at ISHI and introduce your products and services to scientists from around the world. You’ll reach decision makers who purchase products and services related to all aspects of forensic DNA.


Advancements in forensic techniques and technologies never stop, so learning shouldn't either. Watch one of our on-demand webinars or online forums.

The ISHI Report

Each quarter, we’ll bring you a glimpse into the fascinating field of forensic science and the dedicated people committed to carrying out the important work of identifying the missing, exonerating the innocent and finding the truth in each DNA sample.

Future Meeting Locations

Mark your calendars for future ISHI meeting dates and locations listed through 2027.

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