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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

2020 Conference

Click here for more information for the 2020 Network Conference in Chicago!



General registration is now open. 





Conference Venue

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Travel discounts are available with United and Delta airlines. Full instructions and promotional codes are located here.



2020 Schedule at a Glance

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Registration will close on March 23, 2020 and there will be no walk-in registration onsite. 

Notable Attendees & Speakers

Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett

Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

Closing Plenary Keynote Speaker 

Adam Rosante

Adam Rosante

Internationally Renowned Fitness and Wellness Coach

Leading Body Weight Boot Camp Sessions and a Nutrition Workshop 

Kim Foxx

Kim Foxx

Cook County State Attorney

Keynote Speaker 

NBA Coach Jim Boylen

NBA Coach Jim Boylen

Head Basketball Coach for the Chicago Bulls

Friday Night Speaker 

Senator Dick Durbin

Senator Dick Durbin

47th U.S. Senator from the State of Illinois. Senate Minority Whip.

Opening Plenary Keynote Speaker 

#INConf2019 Highlights on Twitter

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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!


The annual 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 theme of this year’s conference was The Presumption of Innocence and featured a keynote presentation by the Central Park 5 and actress Niecy Nash, moderated by Karol Mason, president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

A sneak peek of pictures from the 2019 conference

gI_81256_Topi-logo Looking for 2019 conference session materials and information? Head over to our topi page where you can access that and much more!