Socialism 2018: July 5-8, Chicago

ANOTHER WORLD IS NECESSARY

 

Registration Now Open!

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.

2018 SPEAKERS & PERFORMERS

Boots Riley

Writer, rapper, and filmmaker

Heather Ann Thompson

Author, Blood in the Water

Wyomia Tyus

Olympic gold medalist & author

Naomi Murakawa

Author, The First Civil Right

John Carlos

Olympic athlete & author

Donna Murch

Historian and activist

Dave Zirin

The Nation and Edge of Sports

Sharon Smith

Author, Women and Socialism

Joseph Daher

Swiss-Syrian socialist activist & author

Wallace Shawn

Actor, playwright and author

Anand Gopal

Author, No Good Men Among the Living

Barbara Smith

Feminist author and activist

Demita Frazier

Feminist author and activist

Sarah Jaffe

Independent journalist

Danny Katch

Author, Socialism Seriously

Lance Selfa

Author, Democrats: A Critical History

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Author, Indigenous People's History of the United States

Wayne Au

Editor, Rethinking Schools

Remi Kanazi

Palestine solidarity activist, author, Before the Next Bomb Drops

Justin Akers Chacón

Author, No One is Illegal

Alan Maass

Editor, Socialist Worker

Nick Estes

Activist, author and co-founder, The Red Nation

Neil Davidson

Scottish socialist and author

Charlie Post

Author, American Road to Capitalism

Ahmed Shawki

Editorial board, International Socialist Review

Paul D’Amato

Author, Meaning of Marxism

WHAT TO EXPECT

Check out these sessions from Socialism 2017 to get a sample of the incredible political discussions the conference has to offer:

Over 150 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 socialists

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

PRICING

Choose the rate that works best for you:

Student Rate
$50
  • Full Conference
  • 50% off Regular rate
  • Must bring student ID
Early Bird
$85
  • Full Conference
  • Regular rate: $100
  • Day passes also available
Solidarity Rate
$150
  • Full Conference
  • Sustainer rate: $250
  • Thank you for your support!

REGISTER NOW

On-site registration available. Single day passes available for $40, and single sessions for $10

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Add to My Calendar 2018-07-05 9:00:00 2018-07-08 18:00:00 America/Chicago Socialism 2018 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. Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, IL Center for Economic Research and Social Change [email protected]

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VENUE

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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RESERVE YOUR ROOM

The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is offering discounted rooms for guests at the conference.

Book online here, or call (888) 421-1442
and mention Socialism 2018.

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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.

How do I get a discounted room at the Hyatt?

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.

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

Yes – the deadline to apply for a press pass is Friday, June 22. 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 Monday, June 4. 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.

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