Each year, Advocates for Human Rights hosts a Training Conference for all new members.  The annual event includes a variety of substantive skill development sessions including International Legal Research, Introduction to International Human Rights Advocacy Strategies, and a number of specialized workshops covering topics ranging from Alien Tort Statute Litigation to an Introduction to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. These workshops are led by members of the Human Rights Program faculty. The conference also hosts a prominent human rights advocate as a keynote speaker. Previous keynote speakers include Paul Hoffman, the eminent human rights lawyer, and Bill Quigley, Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.