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WELCOME to ISADE 2023, Sunday, September 10 through Friday, September 15, in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. 
The ISADE 2023 Symposium is hosted by the Scientific Workshops and is being held in conjunction with the Annual Workshop on Trace Explosives Detection.

ISADE brings together scientists, policymakers, and first responders from government, law enforcement, the military, academia, and industry, working across the fields of Forensics, Characterization, Attribution, and Detection to discuss challenges and opportunities in explosives detection.  Note: We will not be hosting the trace (TED) or concealed explosives (CED) detection workshops this year as the ISADE 2023 symposium will bring together the pre- and post-detection communities in the broader trace explosives detection fields.

We encourage all of you to register as soon as possible for both the symposium and lodging: note, space is limited, so we will have a strict cut-off on the number of attendees allowed to participate This will also assist the symposium planning committee with assembling the technical program and conference activities. The early registration fee of $975 for staying at the host hotel expires at midnight on the 1st of August and then increases to $1200.   Meals provided during the Symposium are the opening night reception on Sunday, September 10th, 2023/mixer, daily continental breakfast and lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, dinners (minus free nights off), and if included, an excursion event/dinner.  Workshop technical sessions are planned as full days Monday through Thursday (11th through 14th) with a final half-day on Friday, September 15th. Dress is business casual throughout the Symposium 

For ISADE 2023, the organizers would like to extend a special invitation to student members of the explosives detection community.  We hope to offer several scholarships to support attendance at this year’s meeting (sponsor dependent). More information for Students can be found at our website,  We welcome donations to support our Student Scholarships; find details and donation links at

     For security purposes, only those who have registered will be provided access to the site hotel information.  As an additional incentive, the hotel has generously made the ISADE rate available for three days pre-and post-Symposium, on a space-available basis for those wishing to spend additional time in Charlotte, NC. 

NOTE:  Our online Registration is a multi-step process:

Step 1: Register to indicate interest in attending, presenting, etc.  This will generate an invoice that will be sent back to you. {you do not pay on the first step.}

Step 2: When ready to pay, use the online registration payment system (Credit Card payment: if you wish to pay by a Wire Transfer or Bank Check, please let us know and we’ll assist).

Step 3: Once payment is settled, the system will send you a Receipt, indicating you’ve paid and are all set for the ISADE 2023 in person meeting.

     We highly encourage active participation in the meeting so please consider presenting your latest work when registering, either as an oral or poster presentation.  Please submit a title and draft abstract ASAP.  The deadline for submission of formatted abstracts is 1 May 2023. 

The sponsor of ISADE 2023 is the Scientific Workshops, which is operated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Organizers are looking to  Governments and Industry to provide financial sponsorship for this event.  Those wishing to sponsor the meeting are requested to review the webpage at and contact Scientific Workshops.



Matthew Beardah
John Brady
Matthew Brookes
Greg Gillen
Nigel Hearns
Lena Kim
Richard Lareau
Stefan Lukow
Trish McDaniel
Jason Miller
Matt Staymates
Maggie Tam
Kirk Yeager

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  • Payment is expected at the time of registration and can be made online immediately by credit or debit card.  We also accept payment by mail with a check or money order, or electronically through wire transfer. The payment screen offers "Pay Now" for card holders online, or "Invoice Me" so you can send the invoice to your payment processor or include with your check or money order.
  • Lodging is not included; please book directly through the hotel.  Lodging links and details are provided only in the final registration confirmation message for security reasons.
  • Details on Poster and Oral presentations.
    Poster Presentations: The poster boards are 4’ x 8’ (1.2m x 2.4m).   Preference is to have the posters display Monday  through Friday morning, to allow participants ample time to review during the week.
    Oral Presentations: Regular oral talks are scheduled for 25 minutes (20-22 minutes of presentation with 3-5 minutes of Q&A). Tutorial sessions are scheduled for a total of 45 minutes (35-40 minutes of presentation with 5-10 minutes of Q&A).
  • Dress code is Business casual
  • Meals provided during the Symposium are the opening night reception/mixer, daily continental breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, dinners (minus free nights off), and if included, an excursion event/dinner.
  • Participation via an oral presentation, poster presentation or active discussion/participation is highly recommended. Registration requires a potential abstract title and summary to assist us in planning the program. The title and abstract may be a draft to give time to obtain approval from the Program Committee and your internal management system. After approval, full or extended abstracts are required. Submission of a title does not commit you to an oral or poster presentation, nor does it guarantee that your abstract will be accepted. We understand that full abstracts and final presentation content are dependent on appropriate clearance from your own institution. 
Scientific Workshops is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with Public Charity 509a(2) status and the parent of the Workshops for Concealed Explosives Detection and Trace Explosives & Drug Detection.
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