2017 Spring Conference

Defending the Freedom of the Gospel in a Captive Society

Eventbrite - 2017 IDE Spring Workers' Conference

May 1-2, 2017

Bethany Lutheran Church
2202 Forest Drive SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52403


Joseph P. Infranco
Alliance Defending Freedom

Joseph Infranco, Esq., serves as senior counsel and vice president of the Alliance Coordination Team with Alliance Defending Freedom.

Since joining ADF in 2003, Infranco has worked with hundreds of allies and allied organizations across the nation to defend religious freedom. He currently works with thousands of attorneys across the nation, including attorneys trained through the ADF Legal Academy. He also oversees the development of strategic projects.

An AV Preeminent® attorney, Infranco fought to preserve the equal access freedoms of churches in prominent cases like Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Education of the City of New York. He also participated as counsel on many important First Amendment cases such as Lambs Chapel v. Center Moriches School District, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that churches have the right to rent public schools for events.

While in private practice, Infranco represented hundreds of churches and ministries on a wide variety of issues. He is a sought-after lecturer and debater, frequently presenting at Bar Association functions. He has testified on religious freedom issues before Congress, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and numerous state and local legislative bodies.

Infranco earned his J.D. in 1977 from the University of New Hampshire Law School. He is admitted to the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, New York State, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 9th Circuits, the U.S. Tax Court, and the Federal District Court for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York.

Taken from adflegal.org

Registration Fee

Tuesday meal and breaks included

  • $50 – Pastors Vicars, DCEs, Deaconesses and other Church Workers
  • $20 – Emeriti pastors and church workers
  • $15 – Non-church workers and guests.

Tentative Schedule

Monday, May 1

  • 12:00 – 12:50  Registration
  •    1:00      Opening Worship
  •    2:00      Session 1
  •    3:15      Break
  •    3:45      Session 2
  •    5:00      Closing Devotions

Supper on your own

Evening Free


Tuesday, May 2

  •    8:30      Opening Devotions
  •    9:00      Session 3
  • 10:00      Break
  • 10:30      Session 4
  • 11:45      Break for Setup
  • 12:00      Lunch Break at Bethany
  •    1:15      Session 5
  •    2:15      President’s Report / District Q&A
  •    3:15      Break
  •    3:30      Session 6 (wrap up)
  •    4:00     Itinerarium
Eventbrite - 2017 IDE Spring Workers' Conference


You are responsible for making your own reservation

Days Inn & Suite, Cedar Rapids

2215 Blairs Ferry Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


IDE Spring Conference Rate: $67.95 (plus tax)

Make your reservation by April 15, 2017