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Bode 2024 - Frequently Asked Questions: 

What will the registration fees cover? The general session registration fee will cover the Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening, all plenary sessions, breakfast/lunch/breaks on Wednesday and Thursday and the Group Event/Dinner on Thursday. You must attend the General Session to attend the workshops. Workshops have an additional fee of $225 which includes all workshops and meals/breaks listed in the program. Workshops take place on Tuesday and Friday. All attendees are responsible for their travel, hotel, and meal costs (that are not listed in the program). 


How do I register for the conference? Registration must be done online through this conference website by clicking here to access the online registration form.

How can I pay for the conference? During the registration process you have an option to pay by credit card at the time of registration or request an invoice and pay by check or credit card at a later date.  If you would like to pay by credit card over the phone, please select invoice and have it available when you call us at: 703-646-9817 or email if you have any questions.  

Want to take advantage of the early registration pricing but can't make payment yet? No problem! Register and select invoice to be able to pay by check or credit card at a later time.​


Will certificates be sent for the sessions? Yes, you will receive a certificate after the conference.  Certificates will only be sent to the registrants of the conference.


What is the cancellation policy? If you are unable to attend, please send your cancellation via email to Phone and fax requests are not accepted. Cancelled registration fees will be refunded through May 25, 2024. No refunds will be issued after May 25, 2024.


Are substitutions allowed? Yes, if you cannot attend and another member of your organization would like to come in your place, email However, if their registration is not the same as yours, they will need to pay the difference in the registration fee.

COVID 19 guidance:  Bode will follow CDC, state, local and hotel mandates and guidelines.

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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