Event Calendar

Thursday, August 13, 2020

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

Start Date: 8/13/2020 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 8/15/2020 1:30 PM EDT

PO Box 211
Frankfort, KY  United States  40602

Event Website: https://wearetheoneswevebeenwaiting.sched.com/

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

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

We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For: A Virtual Conference for Women in Public Defense

See the Schedule and Speakers here.

August 13 - 15, 2020


August 13,  2-7 pm Eastern / 11 am - 4 pm Pacific
August 14,  11 am-7 pm Eastern / 8 am - 4 pm Pacific
August 15,  10: 30 am - 1:30 pm Eastern / 7:30 am - 10:30 am Pacific

Same Amazing Content: New Platform ~ We Just Couldn't Wait so we're going virtual!!

In this unparalleled time, the pressures on women have never been greater - and the importance of developing and advancing women has never been more critical. Join us as we gather for sisterhood, advocacy, encouragement, empowerment, training workshops, development, networking, and renewal. This powerful 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. 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. 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.

At this time, Conference Areas of Focus include the following topics.  Please check back often as we will be posting more information regarding the agenda as it is finalized:

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 Becker

$50 volume discount for each registrant after the first 4
Apply for scholarship for full registration or reduced price to $50.    Deadline August 13.  

Discounted pricing is available for groups of over 25 registrants.   Contact Jeanie Vela at jeanie.vela@publicdefenders.us for details.

Can men register for this?

This Conference was created and organized by women for women. We seek to serve the needs of women who work in or support public defense in any capacity. We are a big tent and we are striving to create a safe space for women to talk candidly with one another about issues that matter to them, to network and collaborate and support one another. If you are a man who intends to attend the conference, rest assured that there will be some sessions that you are welcome to attend. We ask that you step back to respect the space as belonging to the women in attendance. There may be some sessions that are intended only for women attendees. Those workshops will be identified as women only spaces and we ask you to respect that limitation. We reserve the right to eject anyone who refuses to respect the space.  We are looking forward to an event that will be educational, entertaining and uplifting. Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Please note NAPD's Cancellation Policy, which can be found HERE