Bode Technology’s Annual Forensic DNA Conference

​Bode has hosted more than 30 in-person industry conferences and hundreds of presentations over the past 20 years. The conferences include presentations from industry leaders on impact, new technologies, and best  practices targeted to educate on forensic identification and law enforcement investigations. 

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DNA has a significant impact on improving public safety.  Demand for testing is increasing as we clear backlogs and test cases faster.  DNA technology is now more accessible than ever through technological advances in rapid DNA and forensic genealogy, and remains essential to criminal investigations.

Solving these cases is critical and offers answers to victims of crimes, but we also know that the more we can do, the better opportunity we have to prevent crime – and Prevent Tomorrow’s Victim.

Keynote Speaker: 

Jayann Sepich, founder of has become a world-renowned voice for the expansion of DNA testing in memory of her daughter Katie. “Katie’s Law” has resulted in critical legislation to help solve and prevent crime. Jayann joins Bode to tell her story on the importance of DNA technology in Preventing Tomorrow’s Victim.



20th Annual Forensic DNA Conference

Bode 2021 

October 19-22, 2021

Venue: Grand Hyatt Denver, CO

Room Rate: $199/pp plus applicable tax.  (prevailing government per diem rate) - ROOM BLOCK ENDS OCT. 1 12:00PM MST

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*All reservations will be updated to the Government Per Diem rate once rates for October 2021 have been released.

Pre-Registration Rates:  Extended Through September 24

$690 General Session

$150 Workshops (includes all workshops)

After September 10, 2021  Extended Through September 24

$745 General Session

$150 workshops (includes all workshops)

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Bode 2021 Program

The Bode 2021 program will include presentations including:

  • Multi-Disciplinary Program:  Advancements, policy and impact for crime labs, law enforcement and attorneys
  • Advanced Breakout Sessions:  Best practices and current issues relating to advanced DNA training, new technologies and investigations


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21st Annual Forensic DNA Conference

Bode 2022

April 5-8, 2022

Tampa, FL

Venue:  Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.

Bode will have a limited block of rooms at the prevailing  government per diem rate and a corporate block rate of $209.

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Please note that conference attendance is limited to public sector practitioners, invited guests and paying sponsors. Practitioners include individuals actively working in public forensic crime laboratories and individuals currently employed by a law enforcement agency.