2023 Regional Conference - Providence, RI

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 to Thursday, September 7, 2023
Hotel Providence
139 Mathewson Street
Rhode Island

"Due Diligence"

Attend NDIA’s 2023 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 5, 2023, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, and sessions will begin Wednesday morning, September 6th. The conference will run through 4:00 pm, Thursday, September 7th, 2023.

Members can take advantage of the Early Bird registration fee, our lowest rate, by registering through July 14, 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 (8.7.2023)


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 Hotel Providence. 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 Hotel Providence reservation form. The peak nights of the 2023 NDIA Regional Conference are 9/5/23 - 9/8/23, which are the default dates listed via the link. If you have trouble booking any of these dates, try the group code 090423NDI_001 and/or please call 1-800-861-8990 - and be sure to mention the 2023 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 18, 2023.


For more information about Providence, including Things to Do, Dining, Neighborhoods, and Upcoming Events, please visit https://www.goprovidence.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 Providence!


NDIA Conference Committee


2023 Regional Conference Additional Information

Group Room Rate for a Standard Room is $149 - Single/Double Occupancy (does not include tax)

Check-In Time: 4:00pm     Check-Out Time: 12:00pm

Room Rate
Standard Room $149.00

GSA FY 2023 Per Diem Rates for Providence, RI can be found HERE.


REGISTRATION / CHECK-IN ON-SITE: Conference check-in, or on-site registration, will take place Tuesday, September 5th, in the Lobby 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 two days, coffee bar in the morning and the Networking Reception Wednesday, September 6th, which includes light appetizers. The Reception will be held in the Main Dining Room. 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: Ideally situated in historic downtown Providence, our hotel sits amid a thriving art and entertainment scene full of eclectic discoveries. A perfect blend of urban sophistication and small-town charm, Providence, Rhode Island, boasts world-class dining, first-class entertainment, prestigious college campuses, museums, shopping, and culturally enriching things to do. For more information about Hotel Providence, click HERE.

AIRPORT / TRANSPORTATION:  Hotel Providence is located about 12 miles from Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD). Taxi and ridesharing companies such as Lyft, are all available options, as well as MBTA Commuter Rail, Local Bus Service and other Ground Transportation Providers. For more information about Airport Transportation, please click HERE.

PARKING (On-Site): Overnight valet parking is $32.00 per night. Attendees not staying overnight will be charged a $16.00 valet parking fee per day. Prices are subject to change without notice. There is also accessible self-parking.



Cancellation Policy

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

Photo/Video Release Disclaimer

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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