Socialism 2022: September 2-5, Chicago

Join thousands of leftwing activists and authors in Chicago to share lessons from history, learn about socialist and abolitionist ideas and organizing, discuss current struggles, and debate current issues on the left.


Hurry! Early Bird rate ends Friday, July 8, 2022



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Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Abolitionist Author & Organizer

Robin D.G. Kelley

Author, Freedom Dreams

David Harvey

Marxist Theorist

Mohammed El-Kurd

Palestinian Writer & Poet

Harsha Walia

Author, Border & Rule

Barbara Ransby

Historian, Movement for Black Lives

Olúfẹmi O. Táíwò

Author, Reconsidering Reparations

Derecka Purnell

Author, Becoming Abolitionists

Anand Gopal

Journalist & Author

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg Writer

Robyn Maynard

Author, Policing Black Lives

Kali Akuno

Co-Founder, Cooperation Jackson

Kim Kelly

Labor Journalist & Author

Justin Akers Chacón

Author, The Border Crossed Us

Sophie Lewis

Feminist Theorist & Author


Over 100 talks, workshops, and meetings

Covering debates on the left today and the hidden history of working-class and socialist struggles.

Expand your political toolbox

We are committed to fighting injustice and oppression and building a socialist future. Join us!

Free, professional, on-site childcare

Parents can fully participate in the conference knowing their children are enjoying themselves.

Socializing with comrades

You are not alone! Meet with comrades from across the country and around the world.


Student/Low Income
  • Full Conference
  • For students and those with very low income
Early Bird
  • Full Conference
  • 33% off Standard Rate
  • On sale through Friday July 8, 2022
Solidarity Rate
  • Full Conference
  • I can give a little extra to help defray costs for others to attend.
Scholarships and/or group discounts are available on a case by case basis. Please email [email protected] to inquire.



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.



Special room rate: $114/night

Use this link to book your room at the Hyatt with the Socialism Conference discount.

Or call +1 312 567 1234


Frequently Asked Questions
Who should come?

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.

What about COVID-19?

The conference organizers take the safety and health of participants very seriously. Policies and guidelines are subject to change and will be communicated to registered attendees as soon as changes are made. Read the guidelines.

I’m a member of the press. Can I get a press pass?

Yes – the deadline to apply for a press pass is Friday, August 19. Read more.

How does childcare work?

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 August 1st. Read more.

Is it wheelchair accessible? Is translation available? Will there be all-gender bathrooms?

Yes – Read more about accommodations. If you have special needs you would like the conference to be aware of in advance, please let us know.

What is the food situation? Can I smoke and drink?

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.



September 2-5, 2022

Chicago, Illinois


Hurry! Early Bird rate ends Friday, July 8, 2022

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