ACS National Convention 2017

ACS’s National Convention is the premier progressive legal event of the year, attracting nearly 1,000 of the nation’s leading progressive lawyers, scholars, policymakers, judges, and law students. The convention provides a unique opportunity to learn about pressing legal issues from renowned experts while networking with legal leaders from across the country. This year’s convention will include panel discussions on a wide range of timely topics and introduce a new Saturday format focusing on training sessions to help attendees stand up to the new administration’s attacks on our rights and our constitutional order.

Featured Speakers

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

Senator Mazie Hirono

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

Constitutional Rights Advocate Khizr Khan

Southern Center for Human Rights President Stephen Bright

Event Details

The 2017 National Convention will take place June 8-10 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.


To view brief descriptions of the plenaries, breakout sessions and workshops, click here


To view a list of the confirmed speakers, click here


To view a schedule for the three day event, click here

Get a Head Start

 Check out the 2017 National Convention blog symposium to preview topics we will discuss at the convention.