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:  Ashley Spence

Ashley is a sexual assault survivor and an activist that uses public speaking to

create systemic change.  In 2019, she helped pass a DNA Felony Arrestee law in

Texas which has already solved hundreds of cold case crimes. Ashley has worked

globally to spark conversations on how to tackle the worldwide sexual assault kit

backlog crisis. She believes that every survivor has an important story to be told

and a courageous voice to be heard.


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

in Preventing Tomorrow’s Victim.


Bode 2022 Program 

The 2022 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


More program information coming soon!  The program format for Bode 2022 will be similar to Bode 2021. Check out the Bode 2021 program for reference.


















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Note: Program subject to change.  *We will send out an email announcing the Workshops prior to the conference for you to sign up for.


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