Calling all Vendors/Exhibitors

Exhibitor’s Invitation
2019 Joint Conference

Red Lion Hotel on the River – Jantzen Beach Portland, Oregon

Hello Vendors,

We are very pleased to extend an invitation to you and your organization for the 2019 Pacific Northwest Division of the International Association for Identification (PNWD-IAI) and the Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists (NWAFS) Joint Educational Conference. This collaborative venture is an exciting opportunity and the first of its kind in our two association’s history. Many forensic scientists, police officers and crime scene personnel from the northwest and beyond will be in attendance. We are anticipating approximately 150 attendees. Please visit or for more information.

The 2019 conference will be held on August 26-30, 2019 at the Red Lion Hotel in Portland, Oregon. This will be a great opportunity for exhibitors and attendees to interact and discuss the latest products and services available in the forensic science community. Participation as a vendor in the conference will enable you to speak directly with a large customer base for your product line. It is also a great way to advertise to a target market.

I will be available to help you as needed throughout the planning of this conference and when you arrive in Portland. Here is the logistical information:

Travel and Parking

Red Lion Hotel on the River – Jantzen Beach
909 N Hayden Island Dr
Portland, OR 97217

Parking at the hotel is FREE! The Hotel is located just minutes from the Portland Airport.

Guestroom Rates

The conference has a block of hotel rooms reserved at a discounted rate. The cost is $182 per night, plus taxes and fees. For reservations please call (503) 283-4466 and state that you are with the PNWD-IAI.

Exhibit Setup and Vendor Room

Set-up time has been reserved for Monday, August 26 at 6:00 a.m. Specific table selections in the vendor room are made by the vendors in the order they arrive on Monday morning.

The conference officially begins on Monday, August 26 at 8:00 a.m. You will be given a few minutes to introduce yourself and to discuss your company’s products during the opening ceremonies. The vendor tables will be open all day on Monday. The vendor tables will be open half of the day on Tuesday. Tear down is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27 after lunch.

The vendor room will adjoin the main conference auditorium. All snack breaks and coffee will be served in the vendor room. Silent Auction tables will also be located in the vendor room.

Registration Fee

Your $600 registration fee includes one full conference registration, one hotel clothed exhibit table, and one chair. Power outlets are located throughout the room (don’t forget to bring an extension cord). Wi-Fi will be provided free of charge.

Conference registration for additional exhibitors from your company can be purchased for $150 per person.

All registered vendors will be advertised in the PNWD-IAI newsletter.

Vendor Sponsorship

As a way to get even MORE exposure and networking for your company, consider sponsoring a snack break or the President’s Social on Monday evening, August 26. This would be a great way to get to know the attendees by socializing with them and promoting your company! Be sure to bring your company poster boards and any other advertising you would like to display at the events.

Please contact me if you have any questions. I hope to see you there!


Walker Berg
Criminalist – Portland Police Bureau
Vendor Coordinator/Board Member – PNWD-IAI
Phone: (503)545-3907

Cancellations made prior to one month of the conference will be fully refunded. Cancellations made within one month of the conference will be refunded at the discretion of the board.

Vendor Registration Form

Please download the Vendor Registration Form
Email completed form to or mail to the following address.

Walker Berg, PNWD-IAI
C/O Portland Police Bureau, Forensic Evidence Division
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Room 1250
Portland, OR 97204