Annual Conference

  • 2017 Keynote Speaker: Brian Stolarz

The TCADP 2018 Annual Conference – “Transforming the Landscape” – will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas.  We are honored to announce that Rev. Sharon Risher will serve as our keynote speaker.  Rev. Risher was a staff chaplain and trauma specialist with Parkland Hospital in Dallas from 2012-2016. Her mother, two cousins and childhood friend—Ethel Lance, Susie Jackson, Tywanza Sanders and Myra Thompson, respectively—were killed along with five others at Emanuel AME Church (“Mother Emanuel”) in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015. As our keynote speaker, she will address her experiences with the criminal justice system in the wake of these horrific murders and her longstanding opposition to the death penalty.

Online registration for the conference is now open!  Take advantage of pre-registration rates between now and February 8, 2018. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

TCADP has secured a special rate with the Marriot TownPlace Suites in DeSoto. Please contact the hotel directly at 972-780-9300 (ext. 551) to book your room by January 26, 2018.

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