2023 National Conference - St. Louis, MO

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 to Friday, April 14, 2023
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis

"Gideon's 60th at the Arch"

Attend NDIA’s 2023 National 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, April 11, 2023, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, and sessions will begin Wednesday morning, April 12th. The conference will (likely) run through 2:00 pm, Friday, April 14th, 2023.

Members can take advantage of the Early Bird registration fee, our lowest rate, by registering through January 31, 2023. Join NDIA to take advantage of discounted registration fees up until the start of the National 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 (920) 395-2330 or email nationaldefender@gmail.com. Registration is not guaranteed until receipt of payment is received.


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DRAFT AGENDA as of 3/23/2023 - Agenda Subject to Change


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 Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. 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 Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch reservation form. The peak nights of the 2023 NDIA National Conference are 4/11/23 - 4/14/23, however this reservation form is defaulted to 4/7/23 - 4/18/23 as it is open to the event days plus 3 days pre/post-event 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 (314) 655-1234 - and be sure to mention the 2023 NDIA National 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 March 20, 2023.

Click to see the Hyatt's Global Care & Cleaniness Commitment as well as the latest St. Louis COVID-19 Updates for current safety measures and recommendations.


For more information about St. Louis, including See & Do, Dining & Nightlife, Neighborhoods, Events and Shop, please visit https://explorestlouis.com/.


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 St. Louis!


NDIA Conference Committee


2023 National Conference Additional Information

Group Room Rate for a Standard Room is $141 - Single/Double Occupancy (does not include tax)

Check-In Time: 4:00pm     Check-Out Time: 11:00am

Room Rate
Standard Room $141.00

GSA FY 2023 Per Diem Rates for St. Louis, MO can be found HERE.


REGISTRATION / CHECK-IN ON-SITE: Conference check-in, or on-site registration, will take place Tuesday, April 11, in the Regency Ballroom Foyer from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Registration packets may also be picked up at this location Wednesday and Thursday. Conference Registration Fee includes all Plenary and Break-Out Sessions across the three days, coffee bar in the morning and the President’s Reception Thursday, April 13th, which includes light appetizers. Come network with your fellow investigators and defense community members and take the opportunity to meet some of the faculty and enjoy the Investigator/Paralegal of the Year Award presentation. Don't miss out on raffle ticket sales prior to the President's 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: Overlooking the iconic Gateway Arch, the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch provides access to downtown’s most desirable attractions, including Busch Stadium, the Enterprise Center, America’s Center Convention Complex, and the Mississippi Riverfront—all located within walking distance. See a list of Area Attractions HERE and Hotel Fact Sheet HERE.

AIRPORT / TRANSPORTATION: The Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch is located about 15 miles from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). Taxi, Uber and Lyft are all available options, as well as Light Rail (MetroLink), Local Bus Service and other Ground Transportation Providers. For more information about Airport Transportation, please click HERE.

PARKING (On-Site): Overnight valet parking is $40.00 per night plus tax (in/out access allowed) and overnight self-parking is $30.00 plus tax. For additional information from the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch regarding Transportation and Parking click HERE.



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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