Thirty-Seventh Annual Crime Laboratory
The FBI Laboratory is proud to announce the 37th Annual Crime Laboratory
Development Symposium. We have the pleasure of partnering with the Wisconsin School of Business in Madison, Wisconsin for this valuable academic management program.
The staff of the Executive Education Program is excited to work
with our community and looks forward to teaching ideas in the field
of management and leadership. This year’s theme of “The Emotionally Intelligent Manager” will enable laboratory managers and supervisors to develop and use emotional skills to become more effective leaders.
As in previous years, laboratories are welcome to submit as many
applications as they wish. Laboratory directors should internally
rank the applications submitted by their organization. Selection
of attendees will be based on the total number of nomination forms
received by the FBI Laboratory, the total number of laboratories
submitting applications, and the size of laboratory or laboratory
As in previous years, our program capacity is 250, based on the
facility’s capacity and our mission to ensure a valuable learning
experience for attendees. In order to attend this program, applicants
must be employed by a public crime laboratory or a forensic laboratory
that is part of a law enforcement agency. International attendees
are welcome to apply, but their agency is responsible for travel
to the host city.
In order to have a comprehensive and positive learning experience,
attendees must commit to attend the entire program. It is expected
that there will be more applications than available seats, so many
applicants will not be selected, nor will all applicants from one
laboratory necessarily be selected. All participants are expected
to attend all sessions. Substitutions for cancellations will be
granted on a case-by-case basis.
So that the community has a better understanding of our process,
the following timeline is provided:
January, 2009: The formal announcement and
call for applications for the symposium are published in this issue
of Forensic Science Communications. Interested parties
should complete and submit an application form by February
If in 5 days you have not received electronic confirmation of the application submission, please contact Pam Yunker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-608-441-7330.
February 20, 2009: Due date for submission of
application forms. FBI Laboratory staff will select attendees.
March 15, 2009: Registration of concurrent sessions
at University Web site.
May 4, 2009: Attendees travel to the host city
and arrive by 5 p.m.
May 4–8, 2009: Symposium week. Attendees
are expected to remain for the entire program and should depart
no earlier than 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7.
May 8, 2009: Attendees travel home.
The FBI Laboratory will provide the following:
- All program content and materials.
- Single-occupancy lodging at one site for attendees’ Monday
arrival through Friday morning departure.
- Round-trip airline travel to the host city OR
reimbursement of automobile mileage and hotel self-parking (not
valet) for personal vehicles, but not agency vehicles. Mileage
must be equal to or less than the government contract airfare.
Travel to the host city for international attendees must be paid
for by the attendee’s agency or with personal funds.
- Breakfast, lunch, and breaks on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
- Symposium dinner one evening.
The attendee’s agency or the individual will be responsible
- Meals not provided during the program (travel days, dinner
for two evenings).
- Mileage to and from the home city airport and airport parking
- Transportation between the host city airport and the lodging
- Government vehicle mileage and parking fees.
- Incidental hotel charges (room service, Internet usage, phone
- Any additional room charges for more than one guest, additional
days’ stay, or room upgrades.
Detailed information on the program will be provided to selected
attendees by e-mail and on-site registration materials. If you have
any questions, please contact the Quality Assurance and Training
Unit of the FBI Laboratory.
Training Officer Susan Myers
Quality Assurance and Training Unit
Phone: + 1-703-632-8805