Impression and Pattern Evidence Symposium
August 6–9, 2012, in Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

Movalyzer data will be presented by Carolyne Bird

The National Institute of Justice(NIJ) Office of Justice Programs and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory Division are co-sponsoring the Impression and Pattern Evidence Symposium to be held August 6–9, 2012, in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

The symposium is specifically designed to bring together practitioners and researchers to enhance information-sharing and promote collaboration among the impression and pattern evidence, law enforcement, and legal communities. The symposium will also provide unique educational opportunities for impression and pattern evidence examiners.

The closest airport to the hotel is the Tampa International Airport, which is serviced by all major airline carriers. Travel time between the airport and hotel is approximately 30–40 minutes. Super Shuttle provides service from the airport to the hotel. One-way service from Tampa International costs $25 per person. For more information and reservations, contact Super Shuttle at 800-258-3826 or Reservations are required. Super Shuttle also offers Execucar service. Information can be found on their website.

Taxi service from the airport to the hotel costs approximatley $55 and can take between 30–60 minutes. Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area.

Hotel rooms have been blocked at the Sheraton Sand Key. The hotel is located at 1160 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL, 33767. The phone number is (727) 595-1611. Sleeping rooms are available at the prevailing government rate, currently $92 per night plus tax. General attendees should call the hotel direct to make reservations. In order to receive the group rate, you must reference the NIJ Impression and Pattern Evidence Symposium. For more information on the hotel, please visit

For information on dining, local attractions, and more, please visit the Clearwater Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau website at