Event Calendar

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For: Women in Public Defense Conference 2020

Start Date: 6/29/2020 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 7/1/2020 3:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Blackburn Conference Center

1405 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA  United States  30309

Event Website: www.publicdefenders.us

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Jeanie Vela
Email: jeanie.vela@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (303) 921-3736

Women in Public Defense
June 29 - July 1, 2020

(starting at 1 pm on the 29th and ending at 3 pm on the 1st)
Atlanta, GA

You spoke and we listened – NOW…Come make history with us!!!!

This summer, NAPD will convene a first of its kind event. The “I’m with Her: Women in Public Defense" Conference will be held June 29 – July 1, 2020 at the Blackburn Conference Center at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. This gathering is for all women-identified, in all job titles, and practitioners who work or support public defense. This includes professionals; core staff; social workers; investigators, attorneys; law students; and allies.

Join over 200 women from across the nation as we gather for sisterhood, advocacy, encouragement, empowerment, training workshops, development, networking, and renewal. This power-packed two- and half-day conference is filled with workshops, self-care events, networking, celebration and much, much, more. We will acquire knowledge, obtain resources, and make connections that will elevate you to reach your professional and personal goals. NAPD is committed to creating an event in a safe space, that brings inspiration and transformation to all persons who identify as a woman in public defense.

Areas of Focus include:

Leadership Development - Facilitators Lori James-Townes, Melanie Foote and Andrea Lyon

Representing Women, Children and/or Families - Facilitators Shawna Geiger, La Mer Kyle-Griffiths and Breenna Bellinger

Well-Being and Self-Care - Facilitators Colette Tvedt and Caitlin Beckera

The agenda and speakers will be posted here in late March.

For information and to register to join us for our Storytelling 101 pre-conference session see
I’m with Her: Pre-Conference Event - Telling Your Stoop Storytelling 101

Prices  (includes lunch on June 30)
Early Bird pricing through April 20
Members - $345
Non Members - $395

Between April 21  - May 21
Members - $395
Non Members - $445

May 22 - June 19
Members - $445
Non Members - $495

Volume discount of $50 for each registrant after the first 3 in a group. 

We do have a limited number of registration cost scholarships available.  To apply, complete this application by April 10. 

Hotel Room block information
We have a room block set up at Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown for $164 per night. 

You can book online or on the phone for your reservation needs.

NOTE: As of today, NAPD is going forward with all conferences scheduled after May 1, 2020.  However, NAPD, like all of your organizations, is monitoring the situation thoughtfully, knowing that there is much we do not know and cannot know. We will keep you updated if we make adjustments to our events calendar. You can access our cancellation policy HERE

Online registration is currently unavailable. Please contact us via email or phone for assistance.