2022 Regional Conference - Austin, TX

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 to Thursday, September 8, 2022
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
700 San Jacinto, E 8th St

Hotel Exterior - Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

“Ready, Set, Investigate!”

Attend NDIA’s 2022 Regional Conference for Criminal Defense Investigators, Paralegals, Mitigation Specialists, Social Workers and Attorneys.

Presented by the National Defender Investigator Association (NDIA), for those within the defense community* including criminal defense investigators, paralegals, attorneys, mitigation specialists, and social workers, NDIA will provide a unique training program during this three-day in-person educational conference. We will provide an opportunity to learn from and work with the most successful and forward-thinking investigators, attorneys, mitigation specialists, social workers, paralegals and experts from across the nation who will participate as faculty.

*The defense community does not include any employee or representative of any prosecutorial agency/office.

On-Site Registration and Check-In will take place Tuesday evening, September 6, 2022, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, and sessions will begin Wednesday morning, September 7th. The conference will run through 4:00 pm, Thursday, September 8th, 2022.

Members can take advantage of the Early Bird registration fee, our lowest rate, by registering through June 30, 2022. Join NDIA to take advantage of discounted registration fees up until the start of the Regional Conference. We will also be offering an Agency/Office group registration discount. If you have six (6) or more individuals from the same Agency/Office - or are a Federal or State Office requiring a Purchase Order - please call 760-290-3909 or email nationaldefender@gmail.com. Registration is not guaranteed until receipt of payment is received.


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NDIA Members seeking financial assistance can apply for the Melissa Kupferberg Scholarship (One Recipient per Conference), the Ronald T. Guerette Scholarship (One Recipient per Conference), both of which cover the Conference Registration Fee, Travel and Hotel Accommodations, as well as the Gary Kula Educational Scholarships (One Recipient per Region* per Conference), which covers the Conference Registration Fee ONLY.

Each Scholarship has its own Application Guidelines, Selection Criteria and Application Form, so please visit each page for more details about the Scholarship and How to Apply!

There is a Group Block of rooms held under NDIA at the Omni Austin Downtown Hotel. Be sure to book your hotel room as soon as possible, as these rooms will go first come, first serve. To make your reservation, click HERE, which will direct you to the Omni Austin Downtown Hotel reservation form. This reservation form is defaulted to the peak nights of the Conference (9/6/22 - 9/9/22), but is also open to the event days plus 3 days pre/post-event (9/3/22 - 9/12/22) upon hotel availability, so be sure to indicate the correct days you will need. If you have trouble booking any of these dates, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) - and be sure to mention the 2022 NDIA Regional Conference to receive the group room rate. Please see below for more information about the location and travel, as well as additional NDIA discounts, if applicable, for the conference.

The cut-off date for the group room rate is August 23, 2022.

Click to see the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown's Safe & Clean Program, as well as the latest Austin - Travis County Guidelines and Visit Austin's Visitor Health & Safety for current safety measures and recommendations.


For more information about Austin, including Things to Do, Attractions, Food & Drink, Entertainment Districts, Events and Music Scene, please visit https://www.austintexas.org/.


NDIA training hours are approved to fill the academic training requirements for CDITC (Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council, Center for Investigative Studies) for total hours attended at this NDIA conference. Please submit your certificate to CDITC via email to investigator.perron@gmail.com.


We hope to see you in Austin!


NDIA Conference Committee


2022 Regional Conference Additional Information

Group Room Rate for a Standard Room is $140 - Single/Double Occupancy (does not include tax)

Check-In Time: 3:00pm     Check-Out Time: 12:00pm

Room Rate
Standard Room $140.00

GSA FY 2022 Per Diem Rates for Austin, TX can be found HERE.


REGISTRATION / CHECK-IN ON-SITE: Conference check-in, or on-site registration, will take place Tuesday, September 6, in the Pennybacker Foyer from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Registration materials may also be picked up at this location Wednesday and Thursday. Conference Registration Fee includes all Plenary and Break-Out Sessions across the two-days, coffee bar in the morning and the Networking Reception Wednesday, September 7th, which includes light appetizers. The Reception will be held in the Atrium. Come network with your fellow investigators and defense community members and take the opportunity to meet some of the faculty. Don't miss out on Raffle ticket sales prior to the Reception for a chance to win several fantastic raffle prizes!

COMPLIMENTARY GUEST ROOM WIFI: All NDIA attendees will have access to complimentary Guest Room WiFi.

HOTEL LOCATION: Capitalize on modern comfort and luxury amenities at the Omni Austin Downtown Hotel, offering unparalleled experience in the Lone Star State's capital. Enjoy spectacular views, well-appointed accommodations and easy access to Austin Convention Center, the Texas State Capitol and the 6th Street Entertainment District. Whether you're seeking high culture, live music or an unforgettable event, you'll always find what you're looking for. At the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, you can sightsee at numerous parks, participate in special events, indulge in great food, and more. See a full list of things to do here.

AIRPORT / TRANSPORTATION: The Omni Austin Hotel Downtown is located about 10 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS) Airport. Taxi, Uber or Lyft are available options to and from the airport and cost approximately $30 one-way. Airport shuttle service is available through Super Shuttle for a fee, call (512) 258-3826. The Capital Metro Bus service furnishes public transportation throughout the city (one block from the Hotel). For more additional options and more information, please click HERE.

PARKING (On-Site): Overnight valet parking is $49.00 per night plus tax. Overnight valet parking for oversized vehicles is $55.00 plus tax. Underground, secured lot includes in/out privileges.



Cancellation Policy

NDIA understands the nature of defense community work. If you have to cancel, please email nationaldefender@gmail.com.

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Photographs and videos of attendees are taken at the National Defender Investigator Association (NDIA) events. By attending this event, you are giving NDIA permission to take your photograph and/or video and use it with or without your knowledge and consent on NDIA promotional materials, including but not limited to the NDIA Newsletter Eagle's Eye, Conference Materials, Social Media, Other Printed and Electronic Publications, and the NDIA Website.

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