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Sociologist, Author Emily Horowitz to Join ACSOL Virtual Conference on October 1

Sociologist, professor and author Emily Horowitz will join the ACSOL Zoom conference on Saturday, October 1, 2022 both as a plenary speaker and a panelist.  She will share with all conference attendees the results of her recent research regarding the daily challenges faced by registrants in the presentation, “I’m Free, But Not Free.  Alive But Not Alive: Life on the Registry.”  She will also join ACSOL President Chance Oberstein on a panel regarding “How to Succeed in an Adverse Social Environment.”

The conference will also include presentations by civil rights attorneys Janice Bellucci and Adele Nicholas as well as criminal defense attorney Alex Landon, professor Ilan Meyer of UCLA, and Caleb Kruckenberg of The Pacific Legal Foundation.  In addition, the conference will include panels regarding “Registrant Success Stories” and “How to Survive the Containment Model.”  The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. with a lunch break between noon and 12:30 p.m.

Tickets are still available for the conference for only $25 using the link below:

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Recordings from the conference will be available to all those who purchase a ticket.  Scholarships are available upon request.

Below the schedule as of 9/20. You can also download a PDF:

ACSOL 2022 Conference Schedule as of Aug 2022

9 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Welcome and Orientation with Chance Oberstein (ACSOL President), Janice Bellucci (ACSOL Executive Director)

9:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Plenary Session: Panicked Legislation with  Catherine Carpenter (Professor of Law, ACSOL Board Member), Aaron Marcus (Philadelphia Defender Association)

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Breakout Sessions (choose one)
Breakout Room 1: Litigation against SORNA Regulations with Caleb Kruckenberg (Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation)

Breakout Room 2: Registrants and LGBTQ Members—Same or Different? with Ilan Meyer, Ph.D. (Williams Institute Distinguished Senior Scholar, UCLA School of Law)

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Plenary Session: I’m Free But Not Free, Alive But Not Alive: Life on the Registry with Emily Horowitz. Ph.D (Professor of Sociology, ACSOL Board Member)

1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions (choose one)
Breakout Room 1: Tiered Registry Law –A Report Card for Year 1 of the Petitioning Process with Chance Oberstein (ACSOL President), Alex Landon (Attorney, ACSOL Board Member), Michele Kumaus (Public Defender, San Diego County)

Breakout Room 2: Registrant Success Stories with Yvonne Ruiz, Manlinda Gallegos,Roger Hunnicutt and Marty Weiss(author of Thanks For The Infamy and former talent manager). 


2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Breakout Room 1: How to Survive the Containment Model with  JoEllen Wigginton, Ph.D. (Foundation Board Member)

Breakout Room 2: How to Succeed in an Adverse Social Environmentwith Chance Oberstein (ACSOL President), Emily Horowitz (ACSOL Board Member)

3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Plenary Session: Registry IS Punishment with Janice Bellucci, Attorney (ACSOL Executive Director), Adele Nicholas (Illinois Voices Executive Director)


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