Front of University Place Hotel
Conference Location: 
University Place Hotel
Portland State University
310 SW Lincoln St
Portland, OR
United States

We return to Portland, OR and the University Place Hotel for our 19th Annual DFRWS conference.  A conference rate will be available July 12-19th, 2019.  Check back in December for a link to reserve your hotel room.



Organizing Committee

Conference Chair: Bradley Schatz, Ph.D. (Schatz Forensic)
Conference Vice Chair: Josiah Dykstra, Ph.D. (National Security Agency)
Program Chair: Tim Vidas, Ph.D. (Carnegie Mellon University)
Program Vice Chair: Xiaodong Lin (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Proceedings: Alex Nelson, Ph.D. (NIST)
Presentations: Jessica Hyde (George Mason University / Magnet Forensics )
Workshop Chair: Joe Sylve, Ph.D. (BlackBag Technologies)
Workshop Vice Chair: Mark Guido (The MITRE Corporation)
Event Management/Production: Daryl Pfeif (Digital Forensics Solutions and DFRWS)
Keynotes: Matthew Geiger (Qintel)
Posters & Demos Chair: Cory Hall (MITRE)
Forensic Rodeo Chair: Andrew White (Dell Secureworks)
Forensic Rodeo Vice Chair: Erika Noerenberg (Carbon Black)
Challenge: Eoghan Casey, Ph.D. (University of Lausanne)
Local Host: Aaron Sparling
Registration: Nicole Beebe, Ph.D. (UTSA)
Advertisement/Sponsorship: Daryl Pfeif (Digital Forensics Solutions and DFRWS)
Web Chair: Elizabeth Schweinsberg (Facebook)
Social Media: Scar de Courcier (Forensic Focus)
At Large Member: Wietse Venema, Ph.D. (Google)
At Large Member: Frank Adelstein, Ph.D. (NFA Digital)
At Large Member: Golden Richard III, Ph.D. (Louisiana State University)
At Large Member: David Baker (DFRWS)

Technical Program Committee

TPC Chair: Tim Vidas, Ph.D. (Carnegie Mellon University)
TPC Vice Chair: Xiaodong Lin (Wilfrid Laurier University)


DFRWS USA 2019 registration includes access to all presentations, a copy of the printed proceedings, breakfasts, a welcome reception, and entrance to the famous rodeo challenge. Additionally, registered attendees may attend a banquet (including presentation of best paper awards).

Group discounts are available. If you have a group larger than four, please contact usa-registration@dfrws.org.

If you are a student in a Ph.D., Masters, or Bachelors degree program, you may qualify for a student grant covering part or all of your registration fee and/or travel expenses. While travel grants are normally reserved for students presenting original research papers at the conference, all applications will be reviewed.  The decisions will be made by the organizing committee on a case-by-case basis considering your circumstances, provided evidence, objectives of the conference, and the available/remaining funds.  For more information, please contact usa-scholarship@dfrws.org