Annual Conference

The TCADP 2017 Annual Conference  will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. David’s Episcopal Church in downtown Austin.  The theme of Moving to Higher Ground, promises reflection on how far we’ve come and direction as to where we still need to go to fulfill our mission to end the death penalty in Texas. Online registration is now open!  Take advantage of pre-registration rates between now and February 8, 2017. Sponsorshipvendor opportunities and program advertisements are also available.


bws-book-jacket-high-resKeynote Speaker: Brian Stolarz
We are delighted to announce that Brian Stolarz will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Annual Conference!  Stolarz served as habeas corpus counsel to Alfred Dewayne Brown, who was exonerated in June 2015 after spending 10 years on Texas’ death row. Stolarz received the 2015 Light of Justice Award from the Texas Defender Service for his efforts to secure justice for Mr. Brown, and his work on the case has been profiled in The Washington Post and the Houston Chronicle, and on the Today Show.  Read about his forthcoming book, Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race Against Time and Texas to Free an Innocent Man, below, and watch this short film featuring Brian and Dewayne.


Award Nominations
We are now seeking nominations for our annual Courage, Appreciation, and Media Awards. With these awards, we recognize outstanding organizations and individuals who have made significant and selfless contributions towards abolishing the death penalty in Texas.  All award winners will be honored at the TCADP 2017 Annual Conference. Submit your nominations by October 28, 2016!

Conference Hotel
This year’s official conference hotel is Hyatt Place Austin-North Central. Reserve your room by January 27, 2017 to secure TCADP’s special block rate.  You can book online by clicking here, or by calling 888-492-8847.

For information about other TCADP conferences, please visit the archives page.