Annual Conference

  • Our 2019 panelists: The Honorable Mike Lynch; the Honorable Elsa Alcala; and State Representative Joe Moody

TCADP’s Annual Conference is a special one-day event for all of our supporters (past, present, and future) and anyone who wants to learn more about the death penalty.  It features a panel discussion, workshops, a keynote address, and the presentation of our annual awards. The conference provides a unique opportunity to connect with supporters across the state and hear about the progress we are making towards ending the death penalty in Texas.

The conference takes place in February.  In odd-numbered years, we hold the conference in Austin.  We rotate the location of the conference among major cities in Texas in even-numbered years.

Save the date for the TCADP 2020 Annual Conference: Saturday, February 29, 2020 (yes, Leap Day).  The 2020 Conference will take place at the Whitley Conference Center at the Oblate School of Theology (285 Oblate Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216).

The theme of the conference is 2020 Vision for Texas: A Leap Towards Justice.

TCADP is now accepting nominations for our annual Courage, Appreciation, and Media Awards. With these awards, we recognize outstanding individuals and organizations who have made significant and selfless contributions towards ending the death penalty in Texas.  All award recipients will be honored during the luncheon at the TCADP 2020 Annual Conference.

Registration for the conference will open on October 1.  Award nominations will be accepted until October 11.  You’ll find previous award winners listed here.

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