Join us at the 2019 Conference. Registration is now open!

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 theme of this year’s conference will be “The Presumption of Innocence,” and we are planning a host of educational sessions that will address issues impacting the wrongfully convicted and their advocates. 

Please contact Virginia Taddoni with any questions about registration. Please contact Shanah Kennedy Hobson with any questions about our hotel blocks at the Westin Peachtree Plaza and the Marriott Marquis Atlanta. Click here to learn more about travel discounts with Delta and United Airlines.



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Reserve your room at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, our conference venue, or the Marriott Marquis Atlanta, our overflow property.



View the Schedule at a Glance


Click here for our Schedule at a Glance.


Schedule at a Glance

Featured Speakers

Shaun King
Activist, Journalist

Larry Krasner
Philadelphia District Attorney

Head Coach Lloyd Pierce
Atlanta Hawks

Network Awards

We are currently soliciting nominations for the 2018 Innocence Network Champion of Justice and 2018 Innocence Network Journalism awards. The Innocence Network Champion of Justice Award was created to honor individuals who go above and beyond in supporting and championing efforts that free the wrongfully convicted, and/or reform the criminal justice system to prevent wrongful convictions. The Innocence Network Journalism Award was created to honor investigative reporting that brings to life the process of identifying and exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals. Please note that nominations for both awards must be submitted by a Network member by Wednesday, December 19th at midnight EST.


Closing Event

The closing event for the conference this year will be held on Saturday night from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the College Football Hall of Fame. Admission to the closing event for exonerees and their conference-registered family members is free, and is $58 for all other attendees. Tickets include a buffet and two drink tickets (wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages). If you are an exoneree or a conference-registered exoneree family member, no additional registration is required to attend. If you are a student, Innocence Network member, public interest/government attendee, or a general admission attendee, you must purchase a ticket in addition to your conference registration to attend.


Schedule & Meals

The Network Conference will officially begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 12th and end at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th. A public, outdoor rally will be held on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in Centennial Olympic Park. Exonerees and their conference-registered family members are invited to a dinner and reception on the evening of Thursday, April 11th. Click here to view our Schedule at a Glance.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all conference attendees on Friday and Saturday. Dinner will be provided on Friday evening. A buffet will be provided to attendees of the Saturday night closing event.


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A selection of photos from last year’s conference


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