Bode has hosted more than 30 industry conferences over the past 20 years.  The 3.5 day conference includes presentations from industry leaders on impact, new technologies, and best practices targeted to educate on forensic identification and law enforcement investigations. Network with attendees traditionally from  more than 75 different local, state, county, and federal agencies from more than 35 states.


DNA has a significant impact on improving public safety.  Demand for testing is increasing as we clear backlogs and test cases faster.  DNA technology is now more accessible than ever through technological advances in rapid DNA and forensic genealogy, and remains essential to criminal investigations.

Solving these cases is critical and offers answers to victims of crimes, but we also know that the more we can do, the better opportunity we have to prevent crime – and Prevent Tomorrow’s Victim.



Keynote Speaker:


Jayann Sepich, founder of, has become a world-renowned voice

for the expansion of DNA testing in memory of her daughter Katie.

“Katie’s Law” has resulted in critical legislation to help solve and prevent



Jayann joins Bode to tell her story on the importance of DNA technology

in Preventing Tomorrow’s Victim.


Bode 2021 Program 

The 2021 program will include 3.5 days of  presentations, workshops and panel discussions:

  • Multi-Disciplinary Program:  Advancements, policy and impact for crime labs, law enforcement and attorneys

  • Advanced Breakout Sessions:  Best practices and current issues relating to advanced DNA training, new technologies and investigations























Save the Dates for 2022

In Person & Virtual Conferences

Bode 2022 - 21st Annual Forensic DNA Conference

April 5-8, 2022 - Tampa, Florida




Venue:  Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.


Bode will have a limited block of rooms at the prevailing  

government per diem rate and a corporate block rate of $209.






Bode 2022 Virtual Forensic DNA Conference

Late Summer/Early Fall 2022



Fee $250. 

More information coming soon.

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