A national event bringing together members of the innocence movement, including attorneys, exonerated individuals, and their families.



Thanks to all who attended the 2018 Innocence Network Conference! Photos coming soon.

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 was all the more significant as we met in Memphis during the 50th anniversary year of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme of this year’s conference was Race and Wrongful Convictions, and the conference featured a host of educational sessions that addressed the historic fight for civil rights and our movement’s fight for justice for the innocent today. We were also pleased to have Jeffery Robinson, Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union and Director of the Trone Center for Justice and Equality, as our keynote speaker. Click here to learn more about him and his contribution to criminal justice reform.


Sessions & Speakers

Click here to read about the sessions and speakers featured at the 2018 Conference.


Conference Venue

This year, our conference venue was the Peabody Memphis. Click here to check out the hotel!

Schedule at a Glance

Click here to view the Schedule at a Glance.


The Peabody Memphis
149 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
Tel: (901) 529-4000


Looking for 2018 conference session materials and
information? Head over to our topi page where
you can access that and much more!


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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.

A sneak peak of pictures from last year’s conference.