Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference
August 15 - 17, 2018
Des Moines, Iowa
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The judges of the Eighth Circuit courts invite you to join them August 15 - 17, 2018, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Judicial Conference. This is a full conference for all judges and members of the Bar.
The Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, will address the conference on Friday, August 17. The agenda features many other distinguished speakers, including Stephen J. Rapp, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice in the Obama Administration, Theodore B. Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, Vikram Amar, Dean of the University of Illinois College of Law, and Duke University professor Nita Farahany, an appointee of President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
Two native Iowans will join the conference as luncheon speakers: Internationally renowned opera star Simon Estes and Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta.
A welcome reception will take place at the new Hilton Des Moines Downtown hotel on Wednesday evening, August 15.
Thursday night will feature a reception, co-hosted by the Eighth Circuit Bar Association, at Iowa’s spectacular World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. The internationally acclaimed Iowa State Fair will be underway throughout the conference for those who wish to visit during their free time.