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

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 for the 2017 Innocence Network conference! 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!

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Book Your Room

Click here to reserve your room(s) at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Be sure to book your room(s) as soon as you are able, to ensure the reduced rate for conference attendees!

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2016 Conference

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

Last year

Please contact Norah Scanlan with any questions about conference registration.

The Innocence Scholarship Working Group is seeking high quality social science and legal scholarship for presentation at the conference.  Areas of research are open but should touch upon the multifaceted causes, implications, and/or remedies of wrongful conviction. International papers are welcome but must be submitted in English. Please submit a title and paper proposal to the Innocence Scholarship Working Group at innocencescholarship@gmail.com by February 1, 2017. Paper proposals must be no more than 200 words. Completed drafts must be submitted to the working group by March 17, 2017.  Please click here for more information.

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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#INConf2016 Highlights on Twitter