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Register for Socialism 2016

Every year the Socialism Conference brings together over 1,500 activists and organizers from across the United States and beyond for four days of socialist politics, debate, and entertainment. Socialism 2016 will feature meetings on topics such as: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation; Can America go socialist?; Trump and the rise of right wing populism; It’s their party: Can the Democratic Party be used by the left?—and many more. You can listen to recordings of meetings from last year’s conference for a sense of what to expect at

This year’s conference will take place July 1-4 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place hotel in Chicago, IL. Registration is now live at the conference website, with discounted full-conference tickets available for $80 until the early-bird deadline of midnight on Sunday, May 22. You can also book rooms at the Hyatt at the discounted rate of $105 a night at the hotel's website.

Local branches of the International Socialist Organization will be organizing to bring attendees to Socialism 2016 from all around the country. If you have questions or are interested in attending you should get in touch with your local branch for information about how to get involved in the organizing. The conference website also includes publicity materials that you can use to organize to bring other people to the conference from your area.

Socialism 2016 will feature over 140 meetings on topics such as…

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black liberation • Sexuality and socialism: The theory and politics of LGBTQ liberation • Can America go socialist? • The hidden history of multiracial workers’ struggles in the United States • How Marx became a Marxist • Israel: Apartheid state • Land grabs and Big Oil: The looting of Africa • Eugene Debs and the US socialist tradition • Trump and the rise of right-wing populism • Introduction to social reproduction theory • China on strike: Narratives of workers’ resistance • A people’s art history of the US • Missouri, football, race, and revolt • and many more!

Some of our Speakers at Socialism 2016: 

Gilbert Achcar • Ian Angus • Anthony Arnove • Charlotte Bence • Tithi Bhattacharya • Adam and Jeralynn Blueford • Justin Akers Chacón • Nicole Colson • Paul D’Amato • Neil Davidson •  Mike Davis • Sam Farber • Eli Friedman • Dan Georgakis • Amy Goodman • Jesse Hagopian • Brian Jones • Danny Katch • Paul Le Blanc • Barbara Ransby • Sharon Smith • Jon Soske • Alan Maass • Scott McLemee • Bill Mullen • Donna Murch • Khury Peterson-Smith • Barbara Ransby • John Riddell • Jennifer Roesch • Ahmed Shawki •  Jon Soske • Bhaskar Sunkara • Marvin Surkin • Lester Spence • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor • Sherry Wolf • Dave Zirin • And many more (click here for a full list of talks!)…

Socialism 2016 is sponsored by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change (CERSC), publisher of Haymarket Books, We Are Many, and the International Socialist Review (ISR). It is cosponsored by the International Socialist Organization (ISO), publisher of Socialist Worker and Obrero Socialista newspapers.