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 Theological 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.  Stay tuned for program details!

Online registration for the conference is now open.  Take advantage of pre-registration rates until February 15, 2020.  If you have any problems with the form, please contact

TCADP has secured a block of hotel rooms at the TownePlace Suites San Antonio Airport (214 N.E. Loop 410 San Antonio, Texas 78216) for Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29.  The rate is $99 per night, plus tax; this rate is available until February 14, 2020.  Make your reservation directly with the hotel using this link.

The hotel provides free breakfast, as well as a free shuttle to the conference venue (Oblate School of Theology) and other amenities.

A limited number of rooms also are available on campus at the Oblate Renewal Center.  It’s a short (5-7 minute) walk to the Whitley Theological Center.  Each room comes equipped with two twin beds, a private bathroom, and wifi access, but no television or other frills. The single occupancy rate is $85/night; the double occupancy rate is $95/night.  If you are interested in reserving one of these sleeping rooms, please contact TCADP directly at

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