The Innocence Network Conference is a national event that brings together members of the innocence movement and others for two days of powerful plenary and breakout sessions. The conference is always a special gathering, but this year will be all the more significant as we are meeting in Memphis during the 50th anniversary year of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme of this year’s conference will be Race and Wrongful Convictions, and we are planning a host of educational sessions that will address the historic fight for civil rights and our movement’s fight for justice for the innocent today. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is available in Tennessee. Click here to see eligible sessions. We are also pleased to announce our keynote speaker will be Jeffery Robinson, Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union and Director of the Trone Center for Justice and Equality. Click here to learn more about him and his contribution to criminal justice reform.
At the conclusion of the conference, all registrants are welcome to participate in our march to the Lorraine Motel, now the National Civil Rights Museum where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated 50 years ago. Closing event tickets are not required for the march.
Please contact Virginia Taddoni with any questions about registration. Please contact Shanah Kennedy Hobson with any questions about our hotel block.
Travel discounts are available with United and Delta airlines. Full instructions and promotional codes are located here.
The 2017 Innocence Network Conference
The 2017 Innocence Network Conference took place on March 24-25 in San Diego, California. Over 750 guests attended, including exonerees, exonerees’ family and friends, staff from Innocence Network member organizations, students, public interest lawyers and others.
The conference included powerful plenary and breakout sessions, highlighted by speeches from exoneree Albert Woodfox on behalf of Congressman Cedric Richmond (Champion of Justice Award Winner) and Valerie Jarrett, former advisor to President Obama.
Looking for 2017 conference session materials and
information? Head over to our topi page where
you can access that and much more!
sessions & workshops.
A sneak peak of pictures from this year’s conference.
#INConf2017 Highlights on Twitter
— AZ Justice Project (@ArizonaJP) March 25, 2017
Where else would I be at 3:00 on a Saturday but a seminar on Advanced Habeas at #INConf2017 ?
— Donald Caster (@dcaster) March 25, 2017
— NE Innocence Project (@NEInnocence) April 13, 2017
On my way to CA for the Innocence Project conference. My annual inspiration builder for this tough work! #InConf2017
— Tracy Hightower (@omatracy) March 22, 2017
— Innocence Project (@innocence) May 2, 2017
— OK Innocence Project (@OIPatOCU) March 25, 2017
— Amanda Marie Knox (@amamaknox) April 1, 2017
— Jade Settoon (@alisabeth_jade) March 25, 2017
— Boston College Law (@BCLAW) March 25, 2017
— Ira Gant (@IraGant) March 25, 2017
— Mike Semanchik (@MSemanchik) March 25, 2017
— DukeInnocence (@DukeInnocence) March 25, 2017
— Fabiana Tapia (@PRInocente) March 25, 2017
— Tricia Bushnell (@tcita) March 24, 2017
— InnocenceProjectLDN (@innocencelondon) March 25, 2017
— Exoneration Project (@ExonerationLaw) March 31, 2017
— NorCalInnocence (@NorCalInnocence) March 24, 2017
— Actual Innocence (@Actualinpod) April 1, 2017
— Exoneration Registry (@exonerationlist) March 24, 2017
— CA Innocence Project (@CA_Innocence) March 27, 2017
— Innocence Project AR (@InProjectAR) March 26, 2017
— GA Innocence Project (@GaInnocence) March 25, 2017
— HIinnocenceproject (@HawaiiInnocence) March 25, 2017
— Justin Brooks (@JustinoBrooks) April 7, 2017
— Nina Morrison (@Nina_R_Morr) March 25, 2017
— Claire McGourlay (@CMcgourlay) March 24, 2017
— Sara LaCavaLieberman (@SaraLCVALBRMN) March 24, 2017
— Craig Trocino (@CraigTrocino) March 24, 2017
— WV Innocence Project (@WVInnocence) March 24, 2017
— Innocence Canada (@InnocenceCanada) March 28, 2017
— Maria Shepherd (@mamadukes4life) April 2, 2017