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Technical Program

Symposium Proceedings


Schedule at a Glance 


Full Symposium Agenda 


Full Symposium Agenda and Abstracts Book 


Symposium Invited KEYNOTE Speakers


Symposium Invited PLENARY Speakers


Invited Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the Symposium's Keynote Speakers

Tuesday, July 21

  • Brandon Mayfield, Law Offices of Brandon Mayfield

  • Steve Wax, Legal Director, Innocence Project Oregon


Invited Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to announce the Symposium's Plenary Speakers

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

  • Gillian Tully - Forensic Science Regulator, UK Home Office, UK
    Title: "Learning from Errors"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  • Scott Shappell - Chair, Department of Human Factors and Systems - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
    Title: "The Impact of Shiftwork and Fatigue on Performance"

  • Itiel Dror - Sr. Cognitive Neuroscience Researcher - University College London, UK
    Title: "Cognitive Sources of Error and Ways to Minimize Them"

Thursday, July 23, 2015

  • Alastair Ross - Director, National Institute of Forensic Science - Australia-New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA), Australia
    Title: "The Source of Errors: systems, policy and practice"

  • Bryan Found - Chief Forensic Scientist - Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Australia
    Title: "To Err Was Forbidden: The Changing Culture of Error Explanation in Forensic Pattern Evidence"

  • Ralph Kleuskens - Manager - Quality and Process Management, Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), The Netherlands
    Title: "Quality Improvement Through Incident and Error Management"

Friday, July 24, 2015

  • William Thompson - Department of Criminology, Law & Society - University of California-Irvine, USA
    Title: "What is the Proper Evidentiary Basis for a Forensic Science Opinion?"

  • Lynn Robitaille Garcia - General Counsel - Texas Forensic Science Commission, USA
    Title: "The Importance of Trust and Collaboration in Tackling Forensic Problems: Lessons from the Lone Star State"

Created November 19, 2014, Updated May 24, 2017