Annual Conference

The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will once again meet as an annual conference, this time at Unity of Houston on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The committee has planned an excellent conference with a tremendous array of presenters, workshop leaders and award recipients.

The theme of our 2016 Annual Conference, At the Epicenter of the Death Penalty, reflects the important role Texas plays in national movement away from the death penalty. It also reflects both past and present use of the death penalty in Harris County, which alone accounts for nearly 300 death sentences and more executions than any state in the country, besides Texas. Yet even in Harris County, the death penalty landscape is shifting and use is declining.

Online registration for the TCADP 2016 Annual Conference: At the Epicenter of the Death Penalty is now open! You can also mail in your registration using this form. Take advantage of reduced registration rates until December 31, 2015.

Keynote Speaker
Nebraska serves as another epicenter of change as the 19th state to abandon the death penalty. We are honored to host Nebraska Senator Colby Coash as our keynote speaker at the conference and look forward to hearing how he and his colleagues reframed the issue and successfully repealed the death penalty earlier this year.

Sponsorship Opportunities
In order to involve as many people as possible in this event, TCADP seeks sponsors to underwrite our program and support the participation of our award recipients, keynote speaker, and other special guests. Every dollar raised through sponsorships will be allocated directly to the conference, thereby releasing more budgeted dollars to our statewide outreach and educational programs. Please click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. For more information about purchasing a conference program ad, please click here.

Hotel Information 
The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria is the official hotel for the TCADP 2016 Annual Conference. To take advantage of our special group rate, please click here. The TCADP group rate is available until January 29, 2016.


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