2018 ACSR Conference

This will be the 28th annual ACSR training conference.

Where: Tacoma, WA, USA
When: 6-8 March 2018


Attendees should plan on arriving Monday March 5, 2018 to be ready to start at 8:00 AM
Tuesday March 6, 2018

Monday Registration
Tuesday Case reviews, lectures, and studies regarding Crime Scene Reconstruction. The Last Piece Society will be held on Tuesday night.
Wednesday Full day of practical, hands-on workshops, morning and afternoon related to Crime Scene Reconstruction topics. Banquet and awards ceremony held Wednesday night.
Thursday Keynote panel/debate on crime scene investigation and the issues facing forensic science today. Barry Fisher moderating. Barry is the author of Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation – one of the textbooks used for IAI certification.

The conference will adjourn by 4 PM on Thursday March 8th. Those wishing to catch a flight home that evening should plan for traffic and assume an hour drive to SeaTac airport.


  Full Workshop-only
Member $300 $150
Non-Member $350 $175
Student $150 $75
Full Registration

Includes attendance to general session, crime scene research, and case presentations; Last Piece Society (case review) (March 6th); Workshops (March 7th); Special Topic Training including Hand Held Scanning, Producing Quality Demonstratives for Court from 3D Scans, and Round Table on Understanding Bias in Crime Scene Examination (March 8th) lunch provided each day and one ticket to the banquet (March 7th).

Workshop-only Registration (7 March 2018)

Includes lunch and two workshops (4 hours each: one morning/one afternoon). Topics to include: Bullet Hole Evaluation; UAS (Drone) Use in Forensic Reconstruction; Field Tests in Crime Scene Exam; Photo Documentation of Bullet Holes, Trajectory Rods, and Lasers; and others to be announced.


The conference will be held at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. Rooms have been set aside and are available for $117/night using this link. The cut-off date for this rate is 12 February 2018.

For anyone arriving early or staying late, or for any spouses looking for something to do, the Travel Tacoma team offer some suggestions for 1-day itineraries in the area.

More details will be added as they become available.