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. 

Registration is Now Open!

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 Announced:  Ashley Spence

Ashley is a sexual assault survivor and an activist that uses public speaking to create systemic change.  In 2019, she helped pass a DNA Felony Arrestee law in Texas which has already solved hundreds of cold case crimes.

Ashley has worked globally to spark conversations on how to tackle the worldwide sexual assault kit backlog crisis. She believes that every survivor has an important story to be told and a courageous voice to be heard.

Ashley joins Bode to tell her story on the importance of DNA technology in Preventing Tomorrow’s Victim.



Bode 2022 Program

The Bode 2022 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

More program information coming soon!  The program format for Bode 2022 will be similar to Bode 2021.

Check out the Bode 2021 program for reference.


Venue: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Room Rates: 

Bode has secured a limited number of government per diem rate rooms at $163/pp plus applicable tax. 

Please click here to reserve at the per diem rate.

In addition, a corporate rate of $209/pp plus applicable tax is available. 

Please click here to reserve at the corporate rate.

Reserve as soon as possible. Room Block Ends March 14, 2022. 

Thereafter, reservations will be taken on a space availability basis at prevailing rates.

Click Here to Register

Registration Fees:

Early Registration Fees:

$670 General Session

$150 Workshops (includes all workshops)

After January 21, 2022

Registration Fees:

$715 General Session

$150 Workshops (includes all workshops)

After March 22, 2022

Late Registration Fees:

$770 General Session

$150 Workshops (includes all workshops)

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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.