In a moment of rising class struggle, resurgent social movements, and the growing popular appeal of socialism, the Socialism 2019 Conference is an important gathering space for today’s left.

Featuring dozens of panels, lectures, and workshops on topics like the fight against racism, how to win gender justice, radical working class struggle, current debates on the left, and more, the Socialism Conference brings together hundreds of activists from around the country for four-days of organizing, learning and collaboration.


Naomi Klein

Author, No Is Not Enough

Amy Goodman

Host of Democracy Now!

Imani Perry

Author, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

Astra Taylor

Filmmaker, writer, and political organizer

Darnell Moore

Author, No Ashes in the Fire

Anand Gopal

Author, No Good Men Among the Living

Frances Fox Piven

Author and professor, CUNY

Dave Zirin

Author, A People’s History of Sports in the United States

Gillian Russom

UTLA strike leader

Jenny Brown

Author, Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women's Work

Donna Murch

Author, Living for the City

Bhaskar Sunkara

Author, The Socialist Manifesto

Justin Akers Chacón

Author, No One is Illegal

David Harvey

Author, A Companion to Marx's Capital

Asad Haider

Author, Mistaken Identity

Eric Blanc

Author, Red State Revolt


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.


Choose the rate that works best for you:

Student Rate
  • 50% off Regular Rate
  • Must bring student ID
Regular Rate
  • Full Conference
  • Day passes also available
Solidarity Rate
  • Full Conference
  • Thank you for your support!

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

Scholarships and housing stipends are available. Please contact [email protected] for details.


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Add to My Calendar 2019-07-04 9:00:00 2019-07-07 18:00:00 America/Chicago Socialism 2019 Socialism 2019 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]



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.



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

Book online here, or call (402) 593-6018
and mention CERSC SOCIALISM 2019.


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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 by using this link or by calling (402) 593-6018 and mentioning CERSC SOCIALISM 2019.

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 21. 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 3Read 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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