Registration Ends at 5pm EDT Friday Oct. 23rd

Bode 2020 is Going Virtual!

Join Us on October 26 & 27, 2020.

Program Announced

The Conference is Presented During Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

All Presentations Will be Recorded for On Demand Viewing

Bode has hosted more than 30 in person industry conferences and hundreds of presentations over the past 19 years. This 2 day virtual conference includes live presentations from industry leaders on impact, new technologies, and best practices targeted to educate on forensic identification and law enforcement investigations. All 18+ hours of the presentations and workshops will be available on demand after the live conference.


The Bode 2020 program will include 2 days of high-level presentations, all for one fee of $145:

  • 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, policing techniques
    and investigations

KEYNOTE SESSION: Celebrating Milestones and Achievements in Forensics
Featuring:  Debbie Smith, H-E-A-R-T (Hope Exists After Rape Trauma)

Additional Presenters and Panelists:

  • Thomas J. Bode, Founder, Bode Technology 

  • Cecelia Crouse, Crime Laboratory Director, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office (retired)

  • Mike Cariola, President and CEO, Bode Technology



  • Policing in 2021: Law Enforcement Under Fire, Fred Harran, Director of Public Safety, Bensalem Township Police Department 

  • "Zombie Murder Hornet Invasion": Forensic Laboratory Emergency Preparedness After 2020, Dr. Peter Stout, President & CEO, Houston                      Forensic Science Center

  • All Things Rapid DNA, Dr. Douglas R. Hares, Rapid DNA Implementation Program Advisor, Biometric Analysis Section, FBI

  • Forensic Genealogy – Solving Serial Sexual Assaults using SAKI Funds, Kristin Sasinouski, Deputy Director of Forensic Biology and DNA, Assistant Technical Leader, Connecticut Division of Scientific Services and Detective Thomas VanTasel, Vernon Police Department, CT

  • Mixtures and Admissibility of Probabilistic Genotyping in Court: Addressing Recent Challenges to the Use of STRMix, Dr. John Buckleton,                 Principal Scientist, ESR


The live event will grant attendees access to our sponsors and their experts who are excited to share valuable information regarding their available technologies, as well as networking opportunities with other attendees including a virtual, interactive, customer event.

Unique and Interactive Program

Bode has worked hard to create an environment to allow our attendees, speakers, and sponsors to engage and share ideas.

Live Question and Answer Sessions

All presentation sessions are 1-hour with an estimated 45 minutes of presentation content, followed by a moderated question and answer session.  All content will be available on demand after the conference.

Continue the Conversation

Upon the completion of each talk, our presenters and attendees will be encouraged to visit the Networking Lounge and/or the Exhibit Hall to continue the discussion. 





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Please note that conference attendance is limited to public sector practitioners, invited guests and paying sponsors. Practitioners include individuals actively working in public forensic crime laboratories and individuals currently employed by a law enforcement agency.

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