Program Overview

Bode’s forensic DNA conferences highlight impact, challenges, new technologies, and best practices from industry leaders to educate on forensic identification and law enforcement investigations. 


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 Announced:
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.









The 2021 program will include 3.5 days of presentations, workshops and roundtable 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
















Bode will finalize the 2021 conference program in the months leading up to the conference.  


Previous Programs: 

Bode 2021 Virtual Conference

Bode 2020 Virtual Conference



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