Featured Plenary Speakers

Envisioning a New Way Forward

Envisioning a New Way Forward is our 2023 Annual Meeting theme and speaks to how we must be congruent with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (J.E.D.I.). We're excited to welcome plenary speakers who embolden that vision.


Keynote Speaker

And Justice for ALL

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  • Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)
  • Argued and won multiple cases at the United States Supreme Court
  • Authored New York Times Bestseller, Just Mercy – A story of justice and redemption. Book released as a movie by Warner Bros. Pictures starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx.
  • HBO documentary, True Justice, follows Bryan Stevenson and EJI’s struggle to create greater fairness in the criminal justice system.
  • Won reversals, relief, or release from prison for over 135 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row and relief for hundreds of others wrongly convicted or unfairly sentenced.
  • Led the creation of two highly acclaimed cultural sites: Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
  • Professor, New York University School of Law
  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • MPP, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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