Meetings

Winter Workshop

Topic: Cognitive Bias in Forensic Science
Presenter: Dr. Itiel Dror, Cognitive Consultants International
Bio: http://www.cci-hq.com/dr.-itiel-dror.html
Forensic Identification: http://www.cci-hq.com/forensic-identification.html

Space is limited due to the size of the classroom. It only holds 100 people.

Registration will open on 3-Jan-17 and close when full or 17-Mar-17.

Registration will be opened to non-DNA forensic practitioners if there is space remaining.

If any Vendors would like to Sponsor the workshop or a break ($250), please contact the AFDAA chair, chair@afdaa.org.

Location: Texas DPS Headquarters in Austin, TX at the classroom in the Criminal Law Enforcement building (Bldg E)
Date: Thursday, 23-Mar-16
Time: 8AM – 5PM
Cost: $40 Members, $75 Non-Members
*Please note that everyone must pay the registration fee. It does not apply towards annual membership dues.
Breakfast, coffee, and snack breaks will be provided.

If you are not familiar with cognitive bias issues, please read any number of Dr. Dror’s papers (see also http://www.cci-hq.com/publications.html) and/or the Cognitive Bias Effects Relevant to Forensic Science Examinations by the UK Forensic Science Regulator.

Summer Meeting

Tentative Dates: July 6-7

Location: Austin or San Antonio, TX

Tentative Dates are July 6-7, although it may change to August 3-4. Anyone interested in holding workshops or events in conjunction with the main AFDAA meeting should contact the AFDAA Chair, chair@afdaa.org.

The venue has been narrowed down to three potential locations and we are awaiting detailed proposals from those venues: Westin on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Omni Hotel in Downtown Austin, or the Sonesta Bee Caves in Austin. If you have a preference, please email the Chair ASAP.

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