Presentations at ASCLD Symposium are given by members of the forensic leadership community. This year, ASCLD is looking for 60 presentations to be given by experienced speakers, long time ASCLD presenters, and first-timers.
Key information regarding abstract submissions is as follows:
Dates and details
- Event theme: Inspiring Innovation
- Event dates: April 28 - May 2, 2024
- Event location: Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex; Birmingham, Alabama
- All presentations are in person, no virtual options are provided. By submitting an abstract for consideration, you are promising your ability to present in person at the Symposium.
- Abstract submissions open: August 1, 2023
- Abstract submissions close: 11:00 PM PST September 8, 2023
- The submission deadline is firm, and no abstract submissions or updates will be accepted after that time
- Notification date: week of November 6, 2023
Submission types and themes
- ASCLD is accepting submissions for half and full day pre-conference workshops, plenary (general and breakout) sessions, fireside chats (informal discussion groups), and poster presentations
- ASCLD is accepting submissions in the following categories: hard science (DNA, toxicology, firearms, trace evidence, digital, fingerprint, etc.), innovation, technology, leadership, DEI, advocacy/grants/financial resources, and legal
Information required for submitting
- Speaker information for every speaker and moderator that will be part of your session: contact information, headshot, personal biography
- Session information: abstract title, abstract description as it should be publicized on the conference website
- No edits, including spelling or grammar, will be made on your behalf
- An abstract is not a full paper. An abstract is a concise summary of a research paper or entire thesis, usually about a paragraph (6-7 sentences, 150-250 words) long. An abstract lets readers get the gist or essence of your talk quickly and prepare attendees to follow the detailed information, analysis, and arguments in your full presentation. An abstract should not include resources or reference.
- A biography is not a resume
- A headshot should be professional. A headshot should not be a selfie, have a distracting background, or be in any shape other than a rectangle.