Bode Technology’s Annual Forensic DNA Conference

The Annual Forensic DNA Conference provides training on the latest techniques and technologies to the forensic science community and gives scientists the opportunity to share experiences from their laboratories. Leaders from various law enforcement and federal agencies will provide lectures, demonstrations, and mini-workshops about new technologies, concepts, and challenges in the DNA identification field.  The Bode 2020 Conference will be our premier continuing education event of the year.

Save the Date for Bode 2020!  We are happy to announce our 19th Annual Forensic DNA Conference - Bode 2020 being held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay from April 14-17, 2020.  There will be a limited number of rooms at the prevailing per diem rate.  We will open registration and hotel reservations in the beginning of October.  Stay tuned for more information.

Bode 2019 - Click here for program

Phoenix, AZ
April 23-26, 2019

Keynote Presentations for the 18th Annual Forensic DNA Conference – Bode 2019:

Samuel Little - How a Multi-Agency Effort Uncovered One of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killers


James Holland, Texas Ranger

Dr. Angela Williamson, DOJ Senior Forensic Policy Advisor and FBI ViCAP Liaison                       

Christie Palazzolo, Crime Analyst, FBI ViCAP

Cold Case Solved:  Identifying a Suspect for the Golden State Killer Using Investigative Genealogy


Barbara Rae Venter, Genealogy Consulting

Bode's Annual Forensic DNA Conference Programs

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.

If you have any questions about the Bode 2020 Annual Conference, please email