Registration Now Open!

You have many great options when it comes to continuing your education, furthering your career, and bringing new technologies back to your lab, so how do you choose? As the largest annual meeting focused entirely on DNA forensics, ISHI is a meeting designed for you!

Your ISHI registration includes admission to two and a half days of General Session talks featuring industry leaders and emerging technologies, 75+ Scientific Poster presentations, an exhibit hall featuring vendors in the forensic field, and organized networking opportunities throughout the week, so that you will leave with a renewed passion for your work and solutions to everyday challenges you experience in your lab.

The ISHI organizing committee is moving forward with a hybrid symposium this September.  We anticipate being able to accommodate 550 attendees and vendors on-site. The ISHI general session talks and select workshops will be made available via a virtual platform for those who are unable to attend this year’s symposium. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and we will be adding people to a waitlist once we’ve reached capacity. Please limit registrations to five people per organization to allow for a wide variety of representation until further notice. This year, we will be waiving cancelation fees, but ask that you cancel with as much advance notice as possible so that we can allow those on a waitlist a chance to register.

We are closely monitoring all guidelines established by local and national governments and Disney properties as they relate to large gatherings. Current event safety protocols include, but are not limited to:

  • Limited ticketing for the general session and workshops to maximize social distancing
  • 6’ social distancing in all public spaces
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols in hotel rooms, meeting spaces and theme parks
  • Mandatory masking while on Disney property (except while eating or drinking)
  • One-way traffic flow in the exhibit hall with 8’ height dividers between booths

In addition to these protocols all symposium participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and sign a Disney waiver prior to attending ISHI functions. These precautions are being put in place to ensure that all who attend ISHI are able to safely enjoy the conference. Those who are unable to receive the vaccine or who have elected not to receive the vaccine are invited to attend the conference virtually at a reduced rate.


Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, we will be waiving cancelation fees for attendees in 2021.

Early Registration*


Full Price




Add Access to Recordings of General Sessions


*Ends July 12, 2021

**Student ID required


All content will be recorded at the ISHI conference and made available on-demand shortly after it is originally presented.

General Sessions Access


Workshops Only

  $125 per workshop

*Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. General Sessions Access pricing is reduced to $225 per person and workshop pricing is reduced to $100 per workshop. Please fill out this form if you would like to register a group. For questions, email


Pre and post-conference workshops are available for a separate charge, and can be added to an existing registration or purchased as stand alone items for those attending virtually.

Pricing for those attending in person is listed on each workshop detail page.

""ISHI highlights the latest trends in forensic DNA typing analysis. There are no parallel sessions ongoing simultaneously so you get to hear all the trendsetters directly. You can easily meet the presenters for networking purposes and the meeting is always well attended by forensic scientists that have been in the field since 1989! There is a lot of knowledge in that room at one time. Take advantage of it!""Chantal Frégeau // Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Forensic Science and Identification Services