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Kansas Division IAI

Welcome to the website of the Kansas Division of the International Association for Identification!  We are a division of the oldest and largest forensic association in the world.  This professional association represents a diverse, knowledgeable and experienced membership that are assembled to educate, share, critique and publish methods, techniques and research in the physical forensic science disciplines.



Join us for the 2018 KDIAI Educational Conference

The 2018 conference lectures and workshops will focus on Mass Shootings.

Please join KDIAI at the 2018 Spring Educational Conference, held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS, February 27-28, 2018.


2018 Spring Educational Conference

February 27-28, 2018

 Topeka, Kansas

Tuesday, Feburary 27th
11:00-5:00 Registration  
1:00 President's Welcome and Shawnee County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard  

General Session

The Aftermath of an Active Shooter: Investigation and Crime Scene Considerations

Presented by: Cory Latham and Robert Jacobs, KBI

5:00 Business Meeting  
6:00 Hospitality Room and Door Prizes  


Wednesday, February 28th
8:00-8:30 Awards and Installment of New Board Members
8:30-12:00 Morning Workshops
1:00-4:00 Afternoon Workshops  
4:15-4:45 Adam Mullet; Excel Industries

Wednesday Workshops

Each Wednesday morning workshop will be repeated in the afternoon.  Workshop registration will be available at the registration table.


Crime Scene Photography

Presented by Andrea Reed and Rebecca Vincent-Giles;

Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory


Please remember to bring your camera equipment that you use during your investigations work. Bring your camera, cords, flash, flashlight, batteries, and tripod to class.


FBI Evidence Response Team

Presented by Jonathan Tucker;

Federal Bureau of Investigation


Processing Crime Scenes Containing Hazardous Materials

Presented by the Riley County Police Department

Hazardous Materials Response Team

Conference Registration Fees

Before February 23rd 

KDIAI Member $50

Non-KDIAI Member $65

Student $25


On/After February 23rd

KDIAI Member $65

Non-KDIAI Member $80

Student $25


Register Now by Clicking Here!

Dr. Finnegan Scholarship

The Dr. Michael Finnegan Scholarship is for any high school or college student that is a member or a dependent of an active KDIAI member.

Prairie Whorlwind

KDIAI members receive access to the archived Prairie Whorlwind Newsletter here. Future issues will be available at our LinkedIn page.

Contact Details

Kansas Division
International Association for Identification

Kansas: www.kansasiai.org

National: www.theiai.org