The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
31st Annual Workshop and Symposium

Maintaining Tradition, Embracing Change

October 26-30, 2003

Sponsored by the National Forensic Science Technology Center

The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors is pleased to announce its annual workshop and symposium.  The planned program includes information on topical issues and training suitable for laboratory directors/administrators and policy makers.  The meeting will provide updates on federal legislation and grants, recent court decisions, technical working groups and other issues that affect crime laboratories.  The annual ASCLD business meeting, including updates on ASCLD initiatives, and the Delegate Assembly meeting for the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD/LAB) will be included in the program.  Networking and enrichment activities are also planned.  This meeting provides a unique opportunity for crime laboratory directors to meet and discuss common issues and problems.  The symposium also serves as a forum for laboratory directors to provide input on various ASCLD programs and advocacy issues.  

Workshop Dates and Descriptions
Sunday-Monday, October 26-27-2003

Symposium Dates
Tuesday-Thursday, October 28-30, 2003

The Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
501 Fifth Avenue, N.E.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

The meeting is being sponsored by the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC), through its cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), U.S. Department of Justice.  

Workshop and Symposium Registration - Registration is closed

As of Friday, September 12, registration is closed.  For those of you that are already registered for the symposium, your registration  provides access to all symposium activities scheduled Tuesday, October 28, through Thursday, October 30, 2003, to include:

  • Daily continental breakfast and beverage service
  • Exhibitor-sponsored lunch
  • Welcome reception on Tuesday, October 28
  • Reception at the Salvador Dali Museum on Wednesday, October 29.  View invitation.
  • Closing banquet on Thursday, October 30. 

Refund Policy
Prior to Friday, September 26, there will be a 100% refund on registration.  After this date, substitutions may be made in lieu of refunds. 

Exhibitor Participation
Exhibitor Booth Assignments
Exhibit Hall Diagram

Sponsorship Opportunities:

If you are interested in increasing your company’s involvement at the ASCLD Symposium, the following sponsorship opportunities are available:

  • Printed ad in registration booklet: For $250 your organization will receive a half-page, black and white ad in our registration booklet. This will be distributed to all attendees upon check-in.

  • Break sponsorship: For $500 your organization can sponsor a morning or afternoon break. A sign will be posted at the break with your company’s name. There may be more than one exhibitor sponsoring a break, which will determine what is served at the break.

The Renaissance Vinoy Resort is offering the government per diem rate of $93 single/double occupancy per night, plus tax for workshop and symposium attendees. Reservations will be made for you according to the dates you indicate on the registration form. All registered attendees will receive a hotel confirmation the week of October 6.

Exhibitors may make reservations directly by calling 727-894-1000. Please inform the reservation agent that you are part of the ASCLD symposium and you will receive the exhibitor rate of $229 single/double occupancy per night, plus tax.

Housing Allowance
The housing allowance is no longer available.

Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Two airports service the Tampa/St. Petersburg area:  Tampa International and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International.

Ground Transportation
Expect cab fare from Tampa International, 22 miles from the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, to be $48.00 one way.  From St. Petersburg-Clearwater International, 12 miles from the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, the cost is $30.00 one way.

SuperShuttle is a 24-hour airport shuttle service.  All guests using this method of transportation will be taken directly to the Resort, non-stop.  Courtesy desks are located at all baggage claim areas and the current charge is $19.00 per person one-way and $34.00 round trip from either airport.  You can also make arrangements by calling 1-800-282-6817 or on-line at

Buses, coaches and executive-style minibuses are available through First Class Coach at 1-800-282-8020.


The 32nd Annual ASCLD Workshop and Symposium is a contract managed by the Institute for Law and Justice.