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2016 Conference

2016 Conference

FDIAI 2016 57th Educational Training Conference

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The FDIAI 2016 Educational Training Conference will be held in Miami, Florida at the Miami Downtown Hilton October 23-27th. The Miami Downtown Hilton is an upscale hotel centrally located in downtown Miami minutes from Bayside and South Beach. There are numerous restaurants on premises and within walking distance. There is convenient transportation throughout the downtown area and a nightlife for most any taste.

The FDIAI prides itself in putting affordable forensic training as our primary goal. Over the last 57 years we have put together one of the largest and most successful training conference available in the United States. During this weeklong event we will bring together some of the finest forensic instructors in the field today along with some of the largest and oldest forensic exhibitors displaying the latest in forensic technology. Throughout the week we will offer two 40 hour workshop in Crime Scene Investigation and Basic Latent Print Examination as well as numerous other workshops and lectures all in fields of forensic identification. All of this training as well as several social get-togethers and access to the latest forensic technology for less than half the cost for most of the training courses available on the market.

What sets the FDIAI apart from many other organizations is that we are not profit-driven. We put everything back into the conference and it shows throughout the week. This is why many people and exhibitors have been coming to our conference for more than twenty years. Talk to someone who has been to one and you will see why.

You can make hotel reservations online by clicking here. Be sure to make your reservations before August 15th to insure availability. Once the room block is met the conference rate will no longer be available.

You can register online for an individual or for a group from the same agency. Registration is $290 for FDIAI/IAI/IAI Division members or $225 for students.

Numerous airlines service both Miami International Airport as well as Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.


The Miami Downtown Hilton is the host hotel and all activities will be on the hotel property.


The GO Airport Shuttle will provide airport transfers from Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport the Miami Downtown HIlton. Use this link for a conference attendee discounted rate.


Conference Registration

The full registration includes all conference materials, the Sunday President’s Reception; Monday Wine and Cheese Reception, Tuesday afternoon Oktoberfest Break, Tuesday night Halloween Costume Party and Thursday-night Installation and Closing Banquet.

The full registration DOES NOT include hotel accommodations, or travel.

You Can Register Online by clicking below:

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You can register now by downloading the conference registration form which can be faxed, mailed or emailed to us. Online registration will be available within a few days.

Full Registration for FDIAI/IAI/IAI Division Members after October 7, 2016: $290

Full Registration for Non-Members after October 7, 2016: $320

Register for a 40 hour workshop if you decide to attend the workshop after you have already registered for the conference.

Daily Registration

Daily registration is $85/day and the registrants will receive only the non-fee educational sessions for that day, and entrance to Exhibit.

Student Registration

Student registration is $225. To qualify as a Student Registrant, individuals must be full-time college students.

A Student Registrant receives all benefits of the Full Registration. Students may go to any available class or workshop that interests them.

40 Hour Workshops

The conference offers two 40 hour workshops which begin on Sunday October 23rd and end on Thursday, October 27th. Certificates of completion will be awarded to those attending these workshops in addition to the conference certificate of attendance. There is an additional fee of $75 for either one of these workshops.

16 Hour Workshop

The conference will offer a 16 hour IAI Crime Scene Certification Prep Workshop which begins on Sunday, October 23rd. Attendees will also have an opportunity to take the IAI Certification Exam on Thursday at the conference but must be pre-approved by the IAI 45-60 days prior to the conference to take the test. There is no additional fee for this workshop. but you must register for the class prior to the conference. Simply check the box on the registration form.

8 Hour Workshops

The conference will offer an 8 hour Advanced Latent Print Workshop on Tuesday, October 25th. There is no additional fee for this workshop.

There will also be an 8 hour Rusted Firearm Restoration Workshop on Wednesday, October 26th for Firearm Examiners Only. This will be an off-site workshop at the Miami-Dade Police Firearms Lab. There is no additional fee for this workshop.


Both 40 hour and the 16 hour workshop must be pre-registered prior to the conference.This is done on the conference registration form. For all other workshops you sign up on-site beginning Saturday, October 22nd at 1:00pm.

Social Registration

A Social Registration is for the Spouse/Guest of a regular registrant. The registration fee is $125 and includes the Sunday President’s Reception, Monday Wine & Cheese Reception, Tuesday-night Halloween Costume Party, and Thursday-night Installation Banquet.

Registration Hours

Registration will be at the Miami Downtown Hilton and opens on Saturday, October 22nd at 1:00pm.