The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
30th Annual Workshop and Symposium

Who Moved My Cheese?
Managing Change in the Crime Laboratory

October 27-31, 2002

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
Sunday-Monday, October 27-28, 2002

Symposium Dates
Tuesday-Thursday, October 29-31, 2002

Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
501 Fifth Avenue, NE
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 Registration
Registration for the workshops is $30 per day for full-day sessions or $15 for half-day sessions.  This fee covers the cost of daily continental breakfast and beverage service.  Lunch will be on your own.  Attendance at each workshop is limited, so please register early. Participation in the mentoring workshop is open but is intended for participants in the ASCLD mentoring program.

Workshop Descriptions, Online Agenda, and Halloween Dinner with FTI and NFSTC.

Online Registration

Symposium Registration
Registration for the symposium is $275.  Registration provides access to all symposium activities scheduled Tuesday, October 29, through Thursday, October 31, 2002, to include daily continental breakfast and beverage service, welcome reception on Tuesday, October 29, and a closing banquet on Thursday, October 31.  Lunch will be on your own each day.

Refund Policy
Prior to Friday, August 30, there will be a 100% refund on registration.  After this date, substitutions may be made in lieu of refunds. 

The Renaissance Vinoy Resort is offering the government per diem rate of $89 single/double occupancy per night, plus tax.  Conference rates are available at the hotel from Saturday, October 26, through Thursday, October 31, 2002.  Reservations will be made for you according to the dates you indicate on the registration form.  The hotel will not accept individual call-ins.  You will receive a confirmation once your registration form has been processed.

Housing Allowance
A housing allowance for ASCLD members and invited guests is available for a limited number of attendees.  Housing for one ASCLD regular member per laboratory will be provided for up to four days (Monday - Thursday) by the NFSTC through its cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Justice on a first come - first served basis.  To qualify for the housing allowance, ASCLD members must be registered for the meeting by Friday, August 30.  Registrants must indicate on the registration form that they are requesting the housing allowance.

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 $15.00 per person one-way and $28.00 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 30th Annual ASCLD Workshop and Symposium is a contract managed by the Institute for Law and Justice.