The AAFS 2022 Annual Scientific Conference

"A Responsive Academy—Meeting and Surpassing the Challenges of a Modern Forensic Science World"

Thank you for submitting your abstracts! 

Registration and other annual scientific conference information will be available soon. To follow the most recent updates about the conference, check the hashtag #AAFS2022 on social media or subscribe to the AAFS Newsfeed

With the help of staff, members, volunteers, and the city of Seattle, you will be able to attend AAFS 2022 in person. 


Conference Updates

The 2022 conference will be a hybrid event. This means people who wish to attend in person can, and those who cannot attend in person may attend virtually.

Affiliate meeting requests now available.

Affiliate Meeting Requests

Information and forms for affiliate groups to request meeting space at AAFS 2022 is now available.


Invitation for International Attendees

International attendees add greatly to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Conference. The AAFS is happy to provide a letter of invitation should you desire one. 


Conference Dates

Please note the dates for this year's conference, February 21-25, as a five-day event. As a result, AAFS 2022 will not have a Saturday session as in previous years.

Hotel Information

The Sheraton Grand Seattle is the headquarter hotel for AAFS 2022. Located at 6th and Pike, adjacent to the Washington State Convention Center, The Sheraton is within blocks of flagship shopping, local restaurants, bars and iconic attractions including the Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass. The hotel has recently gone through a multimillion-dollar transformation with all-new guest rooms, an expanded Sheraton Club Lounge and refreshed meeting and event space.

Meeting rates are valid 3 days before and 3 days after the Annual Meeting.

Hotel Reservation Government Rate Hotel Reservation

Early Bird Registration

New this year is our Early Bird Registration that will open on October 15, 2021. This will provide attendees the opportunity to receive an even more discounted registration rate than the typical Pre-Registration rate. Not all scheduled sessions will be finalized at that time, but you will be able to add an event to your registration at a later date. You are encouraged to take advantage of the Early Bird discount.

Inability to Attend Insurance

Also new this year is the “Inability to Attend” insurance that the AAFS is providing free of charge to all in-person attendees.



Conference Sponsorship

Why Sponsor AAFS 2022?

Use the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) to help promote your brand and connect with the global forensic science community. Sponsoring a scientific event like the AAFS 2022 Annual Scientific Conference spotlights your commitment to advancing the world of forensic science.

  • Drive Traffic —

    Maximize your booth investment by driving traffic with a host of options both before and during the show.

  • First in Mind —

    Good marketers understand the advantage of being first in mind. Be the first brand your target thinks of when making a buying decision by investing in an aggressive brand strategy that paves the way for your sales team.

  • Build Your Future —

    AAFS reaches the forensic science community that is meeting and surpassing the challenges of a modern forensic science world.

Benefits of Sponsoring AAFS 2022

  • Increase your company’s brand awareness and visibility
  • Capitalize on unique branding opportunities
  • Gain an international exposure
  • Enhance your total conference experience
  • Support the next generation of forensic scientists



For more information, or assistance, contact:

Trisha DeLozier
[email protected]