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


Thanks to all who attended the 2017 Innocence Network Conference! Highlights coming soon.

Each year, the conference features over 40 sessions and workshops for attorneys, innocence organization administrators, exonerees, and other guests. Click here for a full list of sessions. We are also pleased to announce that the keynote speaker this year will be Valerie Jarrett, former advisor to President Obama. Please note the Schedule at a Glance is subject to change.

Frank Green, winner of the 2015 Innocence Network Journalism Award, with Thomas Haynesworth, an exoneree who spent 27 years in prison. A reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Frank reported on the cases of Mr. Haynesworth and others and was awarded for his series on exoneree Michael McAlister. Frank’s reporting helped to secure Mr. McAlister’s exoneration in 2015.

The ‘Fairbanks Four,’ George Frese, Kevin Pease, Marvin Roberts, and Eugene Vent, joined by the Alaska Innocence Project, at the 2016 Innocence Network Conference. Each year, over 100 exonerees attend the Innocence Network Conference. 

Sessions & workshops

Click here for more information on the 2017 Network Conference in San Diego!


Conference Venue

This year, our conference venue is The Sheraton San Diego. Click here to check out the hotel!


2016 Conference

Click here to see pictures, read tweets, and learn more about last year’s Network Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Last year

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Dr
San Diego, California 92101
Tel: +1 619 291 2900


The 2016 Innocence Network Conference

The 2016 Innocence Network Conference took place on Thursday, April 7 – Saturday, April 9 in San Antonio, Texas. Over 500 guests attended, including exonerees, exonerees’ family and friends, staff from Innocence Network member organizations, students, public interest lawyers and other members of the general public. 


The conference included powerful plenary and breakout sessions, highlighted by speeches from award winners Frank Green (Journalism Award), Dr. John Plunkett (Lifetime Achievement Award), and Dr. Waney Squier (Champion of Justice Award), as well as a powerful panel discussion featuring Kristie Mayhugh, Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, and Anna Vasquez, also known as “The San Antonio Four,” and Deborah S. Esquenazi, filmmaker of the award-winning documentary, Southwest of Salem

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Pictures from last year’s conference



#INConf2016 Highlights on Twitter