ASFDE Inc. scientific meetings are held annually, usually in May, and incorporate the annual general meeting. These are generally open to members only, with details being sent to members and posted to the Members’ Area of this website.

The 2018 ASFDE Inc scientific meeting will be held at the Australian Federal Police facility in Majura, ACT from Tuesday 22 May – Friday 25 May. Members should log in to the Members’ Area for further information. All enquiries regarding the meeting should be directed to

Other upcoming conferences of interest to forensic document examiners are posted below.

Canadian Society of Forensic Science 2018 Conference

Gatineau, Canada 30 Apr4 May, 2018

The Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences is hosting its 2018 Annual Conference at the Four Points Sheraton in Gatineau, Canada from April 30 – May 4, under the theme: Excellence and Innovation in Forensic Science.

Canada’s foremost meeting in the field of Forensic Sciences, the CSFS Annual Conference offers a comprehensive program in all areas of forensic sciences, medicine and techniques.

There is an associated workshop on the Application of the logical approach for forensic handwriting casework.

For more information and to register, please check the website.

Cognitive and Human Factors in Forensic Decision Making

Canberra, ACT 78 May, 2018

A workshop being held by the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society, ACT Branch, presented by Dr Itiel Dror.

This training focuses on improving Forensic Decision Making, and is tailored to the specific participants. No prior knowledge in cognition is required, and the training is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level staff across the forensic domains.
It covers brain and cognitive issues relating to cognitive and human factor issues in decision making. It then connects the cognitive science issues to practical and specific issues in
forensic work. In addition to knowledge about the cognitive and human factors in forensic decision making, the program also provides practical solutions to address weaknesses, as well as best practices, to enhance forensic practices.

Full details and registration form are located here.

18th Symposium of Questioned Document Examination

Wroclaw, Poland 68 Jun, 2018

On 6-8 June 2018, the Department of Forensic Sciences Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics, University of Wroclaw will organize the 18th Symposium of Questioned Document Examination in Wroclaw, Poland.

The main subjects of the Symposium are:

  • New methods in handwriting and questioned document examination.
  • Innovative solutions in polish security printing.
  • Contemporary trends in questioned document examination.
  • Contemporary trends in handwriting examination.
  • Handwriting examination versus graphology.
  • Examination of initials and graphometry.
  • Pathology in handwriting examination.
  • Examination of signatures.
  • Specific character of testament examination.
  • Control of qualifications of an expert witness.
  • Document security features and verification.
  • Current issues in questioned document examination (physical and chemical analysis of ink, toner, cross strokes, indented writing).
  • Age of documents (problems with destructive and non-destructive methods).

Secure Document World

Westminster, London 2527 Jun, 2018

The ground-breaking SDW 2018 conference will explore the latest thinking on visas, ePassports,  driving licences, national IDs, worker credentials, anti-counterfeiting, advanced border control, fraud detection, document design and  more. It will feature a multistream conference and a 140+ stand global exhibition showcasing a vast array of secure document technologies from around the globe offering countless opportunities to source solutions and forge new connections.

The 76th Annual General Meeting of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners

Park City, Utah, USA 1823 Aug, 2018

The 76th Annual General Meeting of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners will be held jointly with the Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners. Further information is available on the ASQDE AGM website.


8th European Academy of Forensic Science Conference

Lyon, France 2931 Aug, 2018

The European Academy of Forensic Science Conference will be held from 27 to 31 August 2018 in the Cité Centre de Congrès in Lyon.

The theme of the conference is “2020: THE FORENSIC ODYSSEY. THE NEW EUROPEAN FORENSIC SCIENCE AREA.” This title  directly refers to the European Forensic Science 2020 plan. It is also a wink to the The Odyssey by Homer and 2001: a space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick. As well as the forensic, literature and cinema are closely linked to the city of Lyon.

An Odyssey is an experience, an adventure, a challenge. It reminds us that innovation is essential in a moving world, especially in forensic sciences.

Since 2011 with its EFSA 2020 plan, the EU is aiming to build a European Forensic Science Area and a forensic science infrastructure in Europe.

More than sharing knowledge, ideas and works, the EAFS2018 Conference will offer the opportunity to see what has been done and what needs to be developed further to achieve toolkits usable on a daily basis across Europe.

This three-day meeting will be structured in four main topics: Forensic Intelligence, Forensic humanity, Forensic response against terrorism, and Forensic challenges.

Workshops will be organized before the Conference on 27th and 28th of August.

The 24th International Symposium on the 
Forensic Sciences

Perth, WA 913 Sep, 2018

This is the biennial conference of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society. The theme of the 2018 Symposium is “Forensic Science Without Borders” and will bring together experts from a range of science disciplines and jurisdictions. The Symposium will provide participants with an invaluable opportunity to share knowledge, develop ideas and network with colleagues from around the globe. Visit ANZFSS 2018 for more information.

High Security Printing Asia

Hanoi, Vietnam 35 Dec, 2018

The Regional Forum for Secure Document Technologies

High Security Printing Asia presents the latest technologies and techniques for the production and issue of banknotes, e-passports, ID cards, visas and other documents across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Optical Document Security

TBA 1 Apr, 2020

At the Optical Document Security conference, (date not yet set), discover the latest developments in security features, substrates, inks, imaging technologies, smart printing, optically variable devices, micro- and nano-optics.

Register for email updates on the 2020 ODS conference here.