55th Annual WAI Virtual Conference

  • 03/04/2021
  • 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Online
  • 8


  • Virtual One Day Conference and 2021 Membership dues
  • For non members to attend the one day virtual conference

2021 WAI Virtual Conference 

March 4, 2021


subject to change

Thursday March 4, 2021

7:45 - 5:30 


Presenters will be WI State Crime Laboratory analysts who will cover a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:

Welcome - Dave Karls - WAI President
                     Chris Johnson - WI State Crime Lab

Trace Evidence 101 - Meghann McMahon

DNA - Michelle Burns
           Swabbing Items of Evidence (Firearms)
           Touch DNA vs Biological Evidence

Toxicology - Leah Macans

Footwear - Laura Matson and Vanessa Styx
                     Discussion of Solemate and how it
                      can be an investigative lead                                      

Latent Prints - Melissa Graf and Amanda Wiltzius 
            The how's and why's of Cyanoacrylate fuming
            at your department

Crime Scene Response Team - Chris Johnson 
            Case Studies
            OIS - Milwaukee Area Investigative Team/DCI
            Vehicle Processing 

Firearms - Heather Williams

Controlled Substances - Cully Eberhardy 
                     Types of drug evidence
                      Current trends
                      Color tests

Forensic Imaging - James Armstrong and Katie McCoy

           Frame Averaging and perspective warp
           Proper submissions of photo and video cases
           Don't let a bad video let you down - capabilities
           of the FIU
           What IR Photography can do - a case study

Roundtable Discussion with Crime Lab personnel

Bring your questions!

Forensic Imaging/Video
Latent Prints
Drug Chemistry
Case Management/Submission Guidelines

Space is limited to the first 100 people who register. Current and life active members of the WAI are allowed to register first before January 17 and then it will be open to non-members or lapsed members. 

Registration must be paid by January 17th by members or your spot may not be secure. 

Any registrations cancelled after February 18th will not receive a refund.

Wisconsin Association for Identification
1578 S 11th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204

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