The 75th Annual General Meeting of the
American Society of Questioned Document Examiners

Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego, California    August 28 - September 1, 2017


Program Chair: Linton Mohammed

Site Chairs: Brenda Lanners and Gina Hunter


The Diamond Anniversary meeting of the ASQDE will be held in "America's Finest City," San Diego, CA. This is the 75th annual meeting and it will take place August 28-September 1, 2017. The theme of the meeting is: "The Pathway to Foundational Validity."

Three workshops are planned:

  • How to apply for grants, which will be given by representatives from NIJ and NIST (4 hours)
  • Examination of digital signatures - Bill Flynn & Kathy Nicolaides (8 hours)
  • Examination of Chinese handwriting and signatures - presented by our colleagues from Singapore (4 hours)

Abstracts are due by May 1 and with final papers are due by July 1. Submit abstracts using the link below.

Abstract Submission Form

New! Registration is now open.    

Please click this link for the PDF of the registration form that has all the details, deadlines and rates for meeting registration. All non-members interested in attending must have received an official invitation before they may register. (Contact the ASQDE secretary or a Corresponding, Regular or Life member to request an invitation.) To register, please complete the form and pay online at the link below:

           Online Registration Form          PDF Registration Form

The meeting will be held at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in the heart of downtown. The Gaslamp District is just minutes from San Diego Harbor and the San Diego International Airport. Attendees who book a room in the ASQDE room block will have access to complimentary guestroom high speed internet, complimentary health club access, and no resort fees.

Room rates are as follows:

  • Traditional Double Room: $169/night
  • Traditional King Room: $169/night

These rates are available August 23rd-September 3rd, based on occupancy and availability. The deadline for hotel reservations is Friday, August 4th, 2017, it is best to book early.

To make reservations, call the hotel at 866-716-8108 and mention the ASQDE 2017 Annual General Conference or visit our personalized website at:

Attendance at the ASQDE meeting is limited to members and invited guests. Regular, Life, and Corresponding Members of the ASQDE may request a guest invitation from the Secretary.  Invitations can be requested using the online form below (member password required) or the PDF form.


                     Online Guest Invitation Form               PDF Guest Invitation Form