Socialism 2018 is a four-day conference bringing together hundreds of socialists and radical activists from around the country to take part in discussions about Marxism, working-class history, and the debates and strategies for organizing today.
Boots RileyWriter, rapper, and filmmaker
Heather Ann ThompsonAuthor, Blood in the Water
Wyomia TyusOlympic gold medalist & author
Naomi MurakawaAuthor, The First Civil Right
John CarlosOlympic athlete & author
Donna MurchHistorian and activist
Dave ZirinThe Nation and Edge of Sports
Sharon SmithAuthor, Women and Socialism
Joseph DaherSwiss-Syrian socialist activist & author
Wallace ShawnActor, playwright and author
Anand GopalAuthor, No Good Men Among the Living
Barbara SmithFeminist author and activist
Demita FrazierFeminist author and activist
Sarah JaffeIndependent journalist
Danny KatchAuthor, Socialism Seriously
Lance SelfaAuthor, Democrats: A Critical History
Roxanne Dunbar-OrtizAuthor, Indigenous People's History of the United States
Wayne AuEditor, Rethinking Schools
Remi KanaziPalestine solidarity activist, author, Before the Next Bomb Drops
Justin Akers ChacónAuthor, No One is Illegal
Alan MaassEditor, Socialist Worker
Nick EstesActivist, author and co-founder, The Red Nation
Neil DavidsonScottish socialist and author
Charlie PostAuthor, American Road to Capitalism
Ahmed ShawkiEditorial board, International Socialist Review
Paul D’AmatoAuthor, Meaning of Marxism
Check out these sessions from Socialism 2017 to get a sample of the incredible political discussions the conference has to offer:
Covering debates on the left today and the hidden history of working-class and socialist struggles.
We are committed to fighting injustice and oppression and building a socialist future. Join us!
Parents can fully participate in the conference knowing their children are enjoying themselves.
You are not alone! Meet with comrades from across the country and around the world.
Choose the rate that works best for you:
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616
Conference attendees will receive discounted, on-site parking at a rate of $24 per day.
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Everyone with an interest in overthrowing capitalism (so, everyone!). The Conference draws people new to politics as well as experienced political organizers and academics. Students receive 50% off conference registration. Read more.
The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is offering discounted rooms for guests at the conference. If you would like a room you can book it through the hotel directly using this link or by calling (888) 421-1442 and mentioning Socialism 2018.
Yes – the deadline to apply for a press pass is Friday, June 22. Read more.
Free, professional, on-site childcare is available for children aged 6 months to 13 years. Please register for the conference and inform us of your childcare needs by Monday, June 4. Read more.
Attendees are responsible for their own meals, and the Hyatt has three restaurants and a cafe. It’s a non-smoking hotel but there is a patio area near the bar. Read more.