Join Us at the 2020 Innocence Network Conference in Chicago!
The Innocence Network Conference is an international event that brings together members of the innocence movement and others for two days of powerful plenary and breakout sessions that aim to address issues faced by those impacted by wrongful conviction. The theme for this year’s conference will be Addressing Official Misconduct.
For questions in regards to registration, please contact Sajia Hanif. Questions related to our hotel room block at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago, should be directed to Shanah Kennedy Hobson.
Click here for more information for the 2020 Network Conference in Chicago!
General registration is now open.
Click here to book your room in our block at the Hyatt Regency.
Travel discounts are available with United and Delta airlines. Full instructions and promotional codes are located here.
2020 Schedule at a Glance
Click here to view the schedule at a glance.
Registration will close on March 23, 2020 and there will be no walk-in registration onsite.
Notable Attendees & Speakers
Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
Closing Plenary Keynote Speaker
Internationally Renowned Fitness and Wellness Coach
Leading Body Weight Boot Camp Sessions and a Nutrition Workshop
Cook County State Attorney
NBA Coach Jim Boylen
Head Basketball Coach for the Chicago Bulls
Friday Night Speaker
Senator Dick Durbin
47th U.S. Senator from the State of Illinois. Senate Minority Whip.
Opening Plenary Keynote Speaker
#INConf2019 Highlights on Twitter
Meeting with our friends fighting to free the innocence in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and Latin America (as well as US-based experts who work on wrongful convictions abroad). @JustinoBrooks #INConf2019 pic.twitter.com/pBAYNvAxjr
— Seth Miller (@sem1480) April 11, 2019
— Tricia LawyersGonnaLawyer Bushnell (@tcita) April 13, 2019
.@shaunking outlines 4 things you need to make change: 1. Organized people 2. Energized people 3. A plan as sophisticated as the problem you are trying to solve 4. Money- dedicate part of your budget to change. #inconf2019 pic.twitter.com/YZWpvg5tMr
— Innocence Project (@innocence) April 13, 2019
— West Virginia Innocence Project (WVIP) (@WVInnocence) April 13, 2019
#INConf2019 The exonerees known as the #centralpark5 discuss their wrongful conviction. Arrested at ages 14-16 for a crime they did not commit and prosecuted despite DNA evidence that cleared them and identified the true perp. @dr_yusefsalaam Raymond Santana and Kevin Richardson pic.twitter.com/t78CsVO6u4
— Lindsay Herf (@LindsayHerf) April 12, 2019
Innocence Conference welcomes all the men and women freed in the past year. Together, the people on the stage served 1,000+ years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. #INCONF2019 pic.twitter.com/YtbZMcFsia
— Ira Gant (@IraGant) April 13, 2019
168 Years of Wrongful Convictions in this video. 168 Years. We need to be the change. Congress can do something about this. #Valentinosvoice #exonoree #inconf2019 #ValentinoDixon #27years pic.twitter.com/KDeddAR5bR
— Valentino Dixon (@ValentinoDixon) April 13, 2019
A glimpse of this morning’s Opening Plenary at the #INconf2019. More than 950 attendees, 250 of which are exonerees. This number grows every year and that’s why we continue to do this important work! pic.twitter.com/3IZUMfeLi6
— NCIP (@NorCalInnocence) April 12, 2019
There’s a Buddhist saying: To turn poison into medicine. After their wrongful conviction, that’s what @santanaraymond, Kevin Richardson & @dr_yusefsalaam of the #CentralPark5 are doing. #INConf2019 @WhenTheySeeUs @innocence @NEInnocence @JohnJayPres @NiecyNash @ava @amandaknox pic.twitter.com/o4pdSXw6Ua
— Rev. Fred Small (@revfredsmall) April 12, 2019
— Midwest Innocence (@The_MIP) April 13, 2019
— Chris Nagel (@ChrisBNagel) April 13, 2019
Derrick Williams, exoneree and IPF client strikes a pose as the #INConf2019 Rally for Justice kicks off!
Derrick is here celebrating his 9th year of freedom (as of April 4) after 18 years wrongfully imprisoned. pic.twitter.com/gcPTC2BREO
— Innocence Project of FL (@FLA_Innocence) April 13, 2019
sessions & workshops.
The 2019 Innocence Network Conference took place on April 12-13 in Atlanta, GA.
Over 950 guests attended, including exonerees, exonerees’ family and friends, staff from Innocence Network member organizations, students, public interest lawyers and others.
2019 Sessions & Speakers
Click here to read about the sessions and speakers featured at the 2019 Conference.
2019 Conference Venue
This year our conference venue was the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Click here to check out the hotel!