John Jay College of Criminal Justice
The City University of New York 
899 10th Avenue (between 58th and 59th Streets)
New York, NY 10019

Schedule Outline and Conference FAQ for Left Forum 2018

*more detailed FAQ coming later this week*

When is Left Forum?

Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3, 2018

Where is the conference? Where do I enter?

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York
899 10th Avenue (between 58th and 59th Streets), New York, NY 10019

When you arrive at John Jay College, all conference participants should go to the main entrance on 10th Avenue, between 58th & 59th streets. There will be a division of lines based on your role in the conference. To avoid missing part of the panel sessions, we ask you to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the panel session you wish to attend. Come early and enjoy the book and organizational fair before the panel sessions start time.

How do I register for Left Forum?

Click HERE to be sent to our registration page.

When does registration end?

You can register at our discounted pre-conference rates up until 12:00Noon on Wednesday, May 30th.
Starting Thursday, May 31st, you must register on-site at our regular rates.


How can I volunteer at the conference (AND receive a free registration to Left Forum)?

As always, we will need many on-site conference volunteers. Register HERE to select your volunteer shift and reserve your complimentary conference pass.
And thank you, thank you, thank you, in advance!

What does the conference schedule look like?

Listed below is the preliminary conference schedule. Additional conference details and program changes will be announced over the next few weeks.

Doors open for Registration            
Doors open for Registration
Doors open for Registration
4:00 - 5:50pm
Featured Panel Sessions (5)
10:00 - 11:50am
Session 1
10:00 - 11:50am
Session 5
Doors open for the Opening Plenary
12:00 - 1:50pm
Session 2
12:00 - 1:50pm
Session 6
6:15 - 9:00pm
Opening Plenary
2:00 - 3:50pm
Session 3
2:00 - 3:50pm
Session 7
  4:00 - 5:50pm
Session 4
Doors open for the Closing Plenary
Doors open for the Evening Plenary       
4:15 - 6:30pm
Closing Plenary   
  6:15 - 9:00pm
Evening Plenary

What are the hours of the exhibition space?

Left Forum will have two exhibition spaces for this year's conference: The Commons and The Mezzaine. Hours for the two spaces are:
Friday, 3:00pm - 7:00pmSaturday, 9:00am - 7:30pmSunday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. For further details, please visit our EXHIBITION HALL page.

Who is exhibiting at Left Forum?

We have many exhibitors (booksellers, vendors, organizations, and more) signed up for Left Forum 2018. Our first list of ehibitors will be released soon. A few spots remain in our exhibition space. Click HERE to reserve a table.

Where can I find information about local restaurant, hotels, and parking?

For information about nearby hotels and parking, click HERE. Stay tuned for a "Nearby Food Options" page to be released shortly.


Seating Capacity and Overflow for Plenary Events & Lunchtime Events:

Please note that these events often fill up quickly because of the size of the auditorium. For the Plenary sessions and Saturday Evening Event: Tickets are distributed, one ticket per person and are handed out on the day of each event on a first come, first serve basis. Ticket distribution begins when the conference doors open (please ask for your ticket in the registration process). These tickets are included in the overall conference fee. Overflow viewing is provided for conference attendees who do not get seats in these events. Please check back to this page for updated information on plenary ticketing.

Please note that all conference participants, panelists, and workshop facilitators should register and pay the applicable fees. If you have any questions regarding your registration please email us at or contact the Left Forum Office at (212) 817 - 2002 /2003.

See you at the conference and please write us if you need more information: