About ISHI

For the past 26 years the International Symposium on Human Identification has been witness to new technologies, changing policies, and trends in forensics. You can be part of ISHI 27 by organizing a workshop, giving a talk, presenting an interesting case, or submitting a scientific poster. It’s all happening September 26-29, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN!

Registration for ISHI is $775, and students are able to register at a discounted rate of $575. Those interested in attending only the workshops do not need to pay the full registration rate, and can simply pay for the workshops attended. Register before August 1st to save $100 off of the standard registration cost!

Pre-registration for workshops is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. On-site registrants cannot be guaranteed admittance.

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Photos from ISHI 26

Relive all the great moments from ISHI 26 and save the date for ISHI 27 in Minneapolis, MN! Click here to see all the photos from ISHI 26!


ISHI 26 Proceedings

The proceedings from past ISHI conferences (including ISHI 26 last year) are now available on the Promega website. You can view them here.

Save the Date!

We’ll be heading west for ISHI 28! We’re excited to announce that the 28th International Symposium on Human Identification will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA October 2-5, 2017. More information will be coming soon.


ISHI 27 Room Block Now Open!

The ISHI 27 room block is now open at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis for both standard and government rate rooms. Please remember that government rate rooms are for full-time, US government employees.

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Autosomal & Y-STR Analysis of Degraded DNA

A VERY cold case – solving the mystery of a famous Confederate guerrilla scout. Read on to learn more.

Off-Site Venue Announced!

After wrapping up the General Sessions on Wednesday, September 28th, join your fellow ISHI attendees for a night of good food, cocktails, dancing, and mingling at the Nicollet Pavilion on Nicollet Island, where you’ll have the best views of the Minneapolis bridges and skyline. Learn more here.

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Why YOU Should Attend

ISHI 27 Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce that video journalist David O’Shea will present this year’s keynote address. David’s talk at ISHI will chronicle what he learned while filming a documentary, entitled “Returning the Stolen” about the work of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo. During the late 1970s as many as 500 babies in Argentina were taken from parents detained and killed by the country’s military dictatorship for their political activism and given away to supporters of the regime to raise as their own. Learn more here.