NADE Annual Conference:

                 2021 NADE ANNUAL CONFERENCE                     ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

SEPTEMBER 8-11, 2021

        2021 Conference Chairperson:
        Heidi Harralson

        Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
        43 Town Square Blvd.
        Asheville, NC  28803

        DEADLINE for special group rate: August 8, 2021
Reserve by August 8, 2021 to ensure NADE group hotel rate:                     $165.00/night - single/double)

Online booking:  BOOK ONLINE        NADE Group Code: NADEC

Telephonic booking: (828) 209-2700 ~ Reference NADE Annual                     Conference Group   Code: NADEC
        Longer stay: For booking the hotel up to 3 days pre/post                         conference dates at the special $165 rate, call
        (828) 209-2725

        Registration:         REGISTRATION FORM

        Early bird registration deadline: July 1, 2021
        Member $350
        Non-Member: $395
        Student Member: $200

        Registration after July 1, 2021
        Member: $425
        Non-Member: $470
        Student Member: $250

        Preliminary Conference Program: September 8-11, 2021

        Preconference Workshop: September 8, 2021
        Bridging the Gap: From Forensic Training to Real World Practice
        Ginger McKinnon, BCDE
        Full Day Conference Workshop: September 10, 2021
        How Chemical Examinations of Inks and Paper Can Corroborate and             Supplement Forensic Document Examinations
        Gerald M. LaPorte, B Sc., B.Comm., M.S.F.S.
        Director of Research Innovation
        Global Forensic and Justice Center
        Calendars, Diaries, and Journal Entries  
        Ann Mahony, CDE

        Disguised Handwriting: New Research
        Reed Hayes, CDE
        ScanRite Paper ID Technology for Document Examination & Security
        Douglas Cobb, Paper Scientist
        Paper Forensics
        Texas in the Crossfire
        Linda James, BCDE
        Auto-Forgery Research
        Larry Miller, PhD & Chris Rush, PhD, East Tennessee State University
        The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Museum of the Bible: Paleography &              Forensic Science
        Dwight Jenkins, MDiv, East Tennessee State University
        Panel Discussion: Forensic Handwriting Examination and Human                 Factors (NIST Report)
        Larry Miller, PhD & Emily Will, CDE
        Poster Sessions



     Asheville Information


The Biltmore Estate, located near Asheville, is the home of the Vanderbilt family and is the largest house in the U.S. and the second largest house in the world.  A National Historic Landmark, the Biltmore is a historic house museum with expansive gardens, a world-class art collection, and a winery on its grounds.

The Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park is located in the heart of the lively shopping, dining and entertainment scene of Biltmore Park Town Square.

    Bird's-eye view of a Biltmore courtyard   
*Downtown Asheville is considered the “New Must-Visit Music City” (Rolling Stone)

*Asheville has been coined the “Paris of the South” because of its food and art scene

*Asheville has over 100 breweries, more breweries per capita than any other U.S. city

*The Blue Ridge Parkway (6 miles from Asheville)

*Mt. Mitchell – highest peak in eastern North America (1 hour from Asheville)

*Pisgah National Forest (20 miles)

*Chimney Rock State Park (25 miles)

*Appalachian Trail (30 miles)

*Johnson City, TN (1 hour)

*Grandfather Mountain (1.5 hours)

*Gatlinburg, TN (2 hours)

*Great Smoky Mountain National Park (2 hours)

*Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN (2 hours)
Travel Information

If flying directly into the Asheville Regional Airport, The Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park offers a free airport shuttle (just 4 miles away)  and free self-parking.  If renting a car, there are several other airports around Asheville in both North Carolina and Tennessee.
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (67 miles)

Tri-Cities Airport, Tennessee (78 miles)
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (118 miles)

Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport, Tennessee (123 miles)