Montreal May 17-20 2018 | 120 sessions | 300 speakers from 12 countries

Keynote conferences

HOW DOES THE ECONOMY DOMINATE OUR LIVES?

Thursday 17 May 7PM

From the cradle to our grave, our lives are subject to economic constraints. We are constantly being asked to act as a small business every day. Why has the economy taken such a central place in our lives? What are the forces that dominate the course of our survival?

Kari Polanyi
Levitt

Johanna
Bockman

Alain
Deneault

CRITICAL PHILOSOPHIES AND ANTICAPITALIST STRUGGLES

Friday 18 May 4 PM

While critical philosophy faces many challenges today, the questions which animate it remain of extreme importance: how should we think of emancipation in our days? What theory of contemporary society makes it possible to better identify and understand its contradictions, its limits and the avenues for going beyond? Because it is not enough to simply interpret the world, it is also a question of transforming it.

Bruno
Bosteels

David
McNally

Franck
Fischbach

FEMINISM, ANTIRACISM AND CLASS STRUGGLE

Friday, May 18th 7:30 PM

The anticapitalist left has historically tended to place feminist and anti-racist issues on the side. How do we put forward an emancipatory perspective that fully takes into account gender relations and systemic racism and which does not reduce all social problems to capitalism? What are the conditions for a genuine popular solidarity?

Himani
Bannerji

Diane
Lamoureux

Dalie
Giroux

ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION: REFORM OR REVOLUTION?

Saturday 19 May 4 PM

Our natural habitat is in crisis. Industrial pollution and climate upheavals are already killing thousands and will destabilize human life for decades to come. How do we get out of this dire situation? How should we act in order to move towards an ecological society?

Jason W.
Moore

Maristella
Svampa

Anne-Céline
Guyon

STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Saturday 19 May 7:30 PM

Although the 2008 economic crisis has shaken the neoliberal order, the left is struggling to gain ground. Instead, it is the populist right which seems to have profited from this instability/crises. How can progressive movements resume the offensive? How should we think about the articulation between popular mobilizations, immediate demands/goals and the global transformation of society?

Bhaskar
Sunkara

Jane
McAlevey

Ethan
Miller

THINKING ABOUT THE WORLD AFTER CAPITALISM

Sunday May 20th 2 PM

It is no longer enough to criticize contemporary society. We must articulate and demonstrate the new society we are all fighting for. In order to restore a militant momentum, what ideas and utopias can we use as guides? What are the liberating and achievable models to which we should strive towards? What will happen tomorrow?

Maude
Prud’homme

Julia
Posca

Christian
Laval

Pierre
Dardot

More than 300 speakers, including:

Serge Halimi

Anna Kruzynski

Sue Ferguson

Neil Davidson

Jessica Gordon Nembhard

Yves-Marie Abraham

Caroline Shenaz Hossein

Clifford Atleo

Sabrina Fernandes

Anne Latendresse

David Camfield

Eric Martin

Sherry Wolf

Anahi Morales Hudon

Jonathan Durand Folco

Bengi Akbulut

Khury Petersen-Smith

Christophe Aguiton

Panels by themes

How economy dominates our lives

Critical Philosophies and Anticapitalist Struggles

Feminism, Antiracism and Class struggle

Saving the Planet from Capitalism

Which Strategies for Social Struggles in the 21st Century?

Tomorrow, Post-Capitalism