2021 Educational Conference
Northern Illinois University Conference Center
October 18-20, 2021
All Illinois Division IAI events and training are designed for forensic and investigative professionals. Only
credentialed law enforcement, crime lab personnel, or approved exhibitors may attend.
The Illinois Division IAI reserves the right to remove individuals who do not meet this requirement.
This year's conference will give crime scene investigators and forensic scientists from Illinois and surrounding states a unique opportunity to come together and see how forensic investigators from across the country investigate major cases.
The IDIAI training committee and division President have worked hard to provide law enforcement and lab personnel local access to nationwide forensic speakers, trends, and topics. Get ready for three days of case studies, evidence collection techniques, and view the latest equipment our exhibitors can provide!
We are constantly updating our program with new speakers. All lectures are subject to change as the schedule is finalized.
Program track: Crime Scene Investigation
Bloodstain Evidence: A View Beyond the Angles by Mike Wazowicz
Scene Staging Homicide by Mike Wazowicz
A DNA Relay from Start to Finish by Lynette Johns
Easter Sunday: The Evidence Echoes by Lynette Johns
The Michael Slager OIS by John Paolucci
Bullet Trajectory and Ricochet Phenomenon by John Paolucci
Managing Major Crime Scenes by Don Comstock
Detecting More Evidence Using the Full Spectrum by Jason Cole (Foster+Freeman)
Program track: Laboratory
How to Search Palm Prints by Stacey Petruncio
Searching Plantar Impressions by Stacey Petruncio
National Forensic Lab Services: What they can do for you by Jennifer Cones
Exploring the Limits of Uniqueness in Friction Ridge Impressions by Alice White (VIRTUAL Session)
CJIS Deceased Persons Identification Services (VIRTUAL Session)
CJIS Altered Biometric ID Program and National Palmprint System (VIRTUAL Session)
Close Calls discussions in breakout sessions by Julie Smith and Gina Minetti
Bring photos of your close call prints for group discussion and analysis
Mental Health Awareness: Officer Resilience and Wellness by Dr. Kristy McKiness
2021 Conference Registration
Register online or by mail.
Registration is now open!
You can register online at anytime. Our online
form will route you to PayPal for credit card payment.
If you need to pay by check or PO number, please click
the red button for our paper form.
Registration deadline is September 27, 2021.
Credit Card Only
All Illinois Division IAI events and training are designed for forensic
and investigative professionals. Only credentialed law enforcement or crime lab
personnel may attend. The Illinois Division IAI reserves the right to remove
individuals who do not meet this requriement.
NIU Conference Center
1120 E Diehl Rd #150
Naperville, IL 60563
There are several hotels close to the conference center. Because we serve a large local population at this conference, there is no block of rooms this year. Here are several options for lodging, just click on your favorite hotel to link to the corporate reservation website.