2019 Annual Meeting

November 12th - 16th, 2019
Marriott Lancaster at Penn Square
25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603, USA

2019 Program Booklet

Registration is now Closed!

As of this date, all registrations will be processed on-site and are subject to an additional $20 fee.  Please note that if you register on-site, you will not receive a meeting booklet and registration is only payable with credit card, cash or money order.  No checks will be accepted. 

On-Site Costs:

Full Meeting Registration: 200 members / 295 non-members / 180 student affiliate / 155 guest

Daily Meeting Registration Thursday or Friday: 95 members / 145 non-members / 100 student affiliate / 90 guest

Daily Meeting Registration Saturday: 65 members / 95 non-members / 70 student affiliate / 60 guest

Book Your Room Today

 Book by October 22, 2019 with Special NEAFS rate

Nightly Rate: $139

Self-Parking per day: $10




Strengthening the Public’s Faith in Forensic Science :
Lessons Learned from Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery Case and Other Cases

Studies have shown that faulty forensic science evidence has played a role in approximately 25 percent of exoneration cases. Wrongful convictions can take many years to correct, all the while the real perpetrator is free to reoffend against more victims. Miscarriages of justice can also shake the public’s faith in the fairness of the criminal justice system. It’s important that the right people are convicted and the right people are acquitted. Therefore, a key goal is to reduce the incidence of wrongful convictions before they occur. Objective, scientifically validated forensic science evidence can help achieve this goal.

For questions, additional information or to volunteer for the 45th Annual Meeting please contact

2019 Program Chair Maria Tsocanos at: presidentelect@neafs.org