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.


What Kind of Forensic Scientist are You?

Are you the Eager Beaver? Or maybe the Queen Bee? Find out what kind of Forensic Scientist you are by taking our 10 question quiz here and then share with your labmates!

What kind of forensic scientist are you

Save the Date!

We’ll be heading west for ISHI 28! We’re excited to announce that the 28th International Symposium on Human Identification will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA October 2-5, 2017. More information will be coming soon. Just announced – ISHI 29 will be held in downtown, Phoenix, Arizona!

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Photos from Minneapolis Are Up!

The 27th International Symposium on Human Identification just concluded last month in Minneapolis. To view all the photos from the event, click here!

David O'Shea presents his keynote address on the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo.

David O’Shea presents his keynote address on the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo.

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Submit A Workshop Proposal

Would you like to chair a workshop at ISHI? Submit your workshop proposal by clicking the button below. Proposals are due by January 13, 2017.

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