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.

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.