The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference and Celebration

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program

Celebrating 25+ Years of Transformation from the Inside-Out

Sunday, November 12th to Tuesday, November 14th, 2023



Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the people, institutions, and communities that have been involved in Inside-Out over the last 25+ years. This event will combine the unique pedagogical approach of the Inside-Out program with the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of educators, former inside and outside students, and others from throughout the US and several other countries.

Beginning and concluding at the historic Mitten Hall on Temple University’s campus in Philadelphia, PA, the 25th+ Anniversary will provide the opportunity to meet new friends, connect with old acquaintances, and both celebrate and share some of the many creative initiatives developed over the years.

After a welcome reception Sunday evening, Monday and Tuesday will feature day-long programming that will include hands-on activities, artistic performances, workshops, panels, and presentations. Monday will end with an optional dinner and celebration at The Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center (PICC), the actual facility where the Inside-Out program began in Fall 1997. Tuesday night will feature an awards ceremony, a keynote speaker, and concluding thoughts as we consider Inside-Out over the next 25 years.


Program Schedule:

(A more detailed schedule, including presentations, etc., will be available in the next couple of months.)

Sunday, November 12th – 5:00pm to 8:30pm EST

(Mitten Hall, Temple University, 1913 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122)

Features dinner, music, and select programming


Monday, November 13th – 10:00am to 4:00pm EST

(Student Center, Temple University, 1755 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122)

Plenary sessions and breakout group presentations

Lunch and light refreshments provided


Optional Dinner / Celebration at the Philadelphia Jails – 5:00pm to 9:00pm EST

(Phila. Industrial Correctional Center, 8301 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136)

Celebratory dinner

Inside-Out activities and speakers

Transportation (buses) will be provided from Temple University


Tuesday, November 14th – 10:00am to 5:00pm EST

(Student Center, Temple University, 1755 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122)

Further panels and presentations

Lunch and light refreshments provided


Awards & Keynote Speaker – 6:00pm to 9:00pm EST

(Mitten Hall, Temple University, 1913 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122)

Dinner provided


Registration Information:

IN-PERSON vs. VIRTUAL: We anticipate that the majority of participants will be attending in person. However, in order to accommodate as many people as possible, the 25th+ Anniversary will feature the ability to attend some event programming virtually for those who cannot attend in person. The virtual event will be a condensed option that will provide live streaming of a few select presentations. Although we understand that in-person attendance may not be possible for some, we highly recommend it for those who wish to enjoy the 25th+ in full.

SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT: The following prices reflect the costs to cover the expenses of the event. We encourage justice-impacted individuals who may experience this as a financial challenge to apply for a scholarship (see third registration page).

PROVIDING SUPPORT / DISCOUNT INFO: We hope that those with the ability to pay more will consider doing so, as this will help in providing scholarship support for others who wish to attend the celebration. Additionally, we are providing a discounted rate for those who register prior to August 14, 2023.


In-Person Attendance Fees:

  • Full Conference for registrations before August 14 (without Monday dinner) -- $225
  • Full Conference for registrations after August 14 (without Monday dinner) -- $250


Sunday, November 12th only -- $50

Includes programming and dinner

Monday, November 13th -- $100

Includes programming, lunch, and light refreshments

Optional Monday evening at jail (includes transportation and dinner) -- $25

There are a limited number of spaces available for this select programming; participants will be signed up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday, November 14th -- $125

Includes programming, lunch, light refreshments, and dinner

Hotel Information:


(When registering, indicate that you are with Inside-Out's 25th+ Anniversary)


*** Only for those attending both Inside-Out's 25th Anniversary Celebration 
AND the ASC 78th Annual Meeting ***

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hotel Telephone: 215-625-2900
Hotel Website: link here to book.
Room: $214.00 single & $234.00 double ($20 / additional person)
Discounted rate if booked before Monday, October 23, 2023


*** Other Lodging Options ***

Club Quarters Hotel Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia
1628 Chestnut Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hotel Telephone: 215-282-5000
Hotel Website: Click the link here to book.
Room: $179 / night 
Discounted rate if booked before Friday, October 13, 2023


Mint House at The Divine Lorraine Hotel – Philadelphia
699 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Hotel Telephone: 855-972-9090
Hotel Website: Click the link here to book.
Room: $209 / night 
Discounted rate if booked before Friday, October 13, 2023


Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
1800 Market Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hotel Telephone: 215-561-7500
Hotel Website: Click the link here to book. 
Room: $209 / night 
Discounted rate if booked before Thursday, October 26, 2023


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