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2023 Annual Conference


You may download a pdf of the conference final agenda here (all times PST.)

May 21-24, 2023
The Motif Seattle, Washington

Join us in Seattle for our 35th Annual Conference hosted by the Washington Minority and Justice Commission (MJC).  The theme of the conference is “Justice: Promises to Keep.”  There, we will continue discussing ongoing initiatives, current activities and reforms taking place across the country that address cultural competence, equity, and other related topics.

Register online here for the conference.

  • $600 Early Registration (BEFORE March 31, 2023)
  • $625 Regular Registration (AFTER March 31, 2023)
  • $650 Late/Onsite Registration
  • $350 Daily Rate (Monday or Tuesday ONLY)
  • $300 Guest/Spouse Fee (includes receptions, breakfast, and luncheons)

The Conference will take place at The Motif Seattle, 1415 5th Avenue, Seattle Washington 98101. To make reservations at the special conference rate of $259 per night (plus taxes and fees) here. The cutoff date for hotel reservations at the conference rate is Friday, April 28, 2023 or until the room block is full.

We are excited to announce the presentation of the Achievement in Equity Award to a deserving individual or organization whose exceptional commitment to Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts have significantly impacted the community. Nominations for this year's award closed on March 24, 2023.  Find more information on the Equity Achievement Award here.

Detailed written reports continue to provide valuable resources and useful “how to” information to our membership and conference attendees.  We encourage you to participate in the State of the States Reports by both submitting a written report per the guidelines and by offering a brief (3-5 minute) highlight during the State of the States session at the conference and annual meeting.

The National Consortium on Racial and Fairness in the Courts National Conference and Annual Meeting is a valuable opportunity to gather to discuss current challenges to race equity and racial fairness in the courts and share practical strategies for advancing equal access to courts and eliminating structural, systemic, and institutional barriers to justice through the courts.

Click here for more information about becoming a special supporter of the National Consortium's 2023 Conference and Annual Meeting.


You may download a pdf of the conference final agenda here (all times PST.)