Join more than 1,500 leftwing activists and authors in Chicago to share lessons from history, learn about Marxist theory, discuss current struggles, explore Marxist and socialist ideas, and debate current issues on the left. The same political system that spawned Trump cannot be relied on to stop his attacks—instead we must look to the millions of people who will continue to resist.
John CusackActor, filmmaker and author
Hari KondaboluComedian and host of Politically Reactive
Donna MurchHistorian and activist
Amy GoodmanHost of Democracy Now!
Sharon SmithAuthor, Women and Socialism
Keeanga-Yamahtta TaylorAuthor, From #BLM to Black Liberation
Barbara SmithBlack feminist author and activist
Remi KanaziPalestine solidarity activist, author, Before the Next Bomb Drops
Alicia GarzaCo-founder, #BlackLivesMatter
Wayne AuEditor, Rethinking Schools
Barbara RansbyAuthor and civil rights activist
Wallace ShawnActor, playwright and author
Roxanne Dunbar-OrtizAuthor, Indigenous People's History of the United States
Bhaskar SunkaraEditor and publisher of Jacobin
Dave ZirinThe Nation and Edge of Sports
Justin Akers ChacónAuthor, No One is Illegal
Sarah JaffeIndependent journalist
Alan MaassEditor, Socialist Worker
Rebecca VilkomersonJewish Voice for Peace
Danny KatchAuthor, Socialism Seriously
Lance SelfaAuthor, Democrats: A Critical History
Karen FieldsCo-author, Racecraft
Neil DavidsonScottish socialist and author
Demita FrazierBlack feminist author and activist
Ahmed ShawkiEditorial board, International Socialist Review
Paul D’AmatoAuthor, Meaning of Marxism
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 is currently at capacity. If you would like to book a room for $129 a night in our conference block at the Palmer House Hilton nearby, please email us as we are coordinating the room block with the hotel directly. Read more.
Yes – the deadline to apply for a press pass is Friday, June 23. 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 5. 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.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly. We will respond for sure.