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Evidence Management Conference

Captions will be provided by October 12, 2019.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will be hosting the Evidence Management Conference on October 2-4, 2019, at the NIST Gaithersburg campus.  


The issue of evidence management has become a national concern for several reasons, including the movement to resolve sexual assault kit backlogs, headlines describing problems in evidence rooms and scientific advances that have led to an increase in the amount of evidence being submitted and stored. The infrastructure and technology necessary to manage the growing amount of collected evidence has not improved and the lack of interoperability between stakeholders remains a challenge. 


The three-day Evidence Management Conference will foster awareness of this issue by discussing the state of the industry and by sharing successes, lessons learned and best practices. The event will provide an opportunity for a candid discussion between law enforcement executives, criminal justice practitioners, policy makers, and the legal community from around the nation on the important issues of evidence management.

Conference Presentations

Day 1 Presentations

Day 2 Presentations

Day 3 Presentations

 Posters & Exhibitors

Poster and exhibitor sessions will take place during the conference on October 2ndand 3rd from 11:30am – 2:00pm in the NIST Poster Hallway. 

Click here for poster and vendor instructions

Join us on Twitter #EvidenceManagement


National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Institute of Justice, Research Triangle Institute, International Association of Property and Evidence

Day 1 – 8:30 – 5:00pm ET

Day 2 – 8:30 – 5:00pm ET

Day 3 – 8:30 – 12:00pm ET


Doubletree Hilton Gaithersburg
620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

Rates starting at $119/night

BOOK Now>>>> Oct. 1 - 4, 2019 


If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site.  Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE:  All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will results, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12.

* New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card from states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension.  See the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) site for the current compliance list.

NIST currently accepts other forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver’s license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD’s Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, Military Dependents ID, Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC), and TSA Trusted Traveler ID.

Created September 11, 2018, Updated September 13, 2023