Schedule Outline and Basic FAQ For LF 2017
*more detailed FAQ coming later this week*

When is Left Forum?
June 2nd - 4th, 2017

Where is the conference/where do I enter?:
John Jay College, NYC
899 10th Avenue (btwn 58th and 59th St)
New York City, NY 10019
**Please Note: This is a different entrance than used in past years - we hope people will find this more convenient***

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 12pm on June 2nd. After that, you must register at our regular rates on-site.

How can I help out (AND get free registration)?
As always, we will need many volunteers on-site...Register to help us out HERE. And thank you, thank you, thank you, in advance!

What does the schedule look like?

(5/15/2017): We are excited to announce that our full schedule will be up by next week! In the meantime, here is an outline of the time slots/doors-open times/etc.

Below you can find links to detailed info on our plenaries.


3:00pm - Doors open for registration

5:00 - 6:45pm - Friday Panel Session (this is where we have about 5 featured panels)

7:15pm​ - 9:15pm: Opening Plenary



8:00am - Doors open for registration

10:00am - 11:50 am: Session 1

12:00pm - 1:50pm: Session 2

12:00pm - 2:00pm: Black Box Theater

2:00pm - 3:30pm: Lunchtime Event (Announcement Coming next week)

3:30pm - 5:15pm: Session 3

3:30pm - 5:15pm: Black Box Theater

5:20pm - 7:10pm: Session 4

7:30pm - 9:30pm: Saturday Plenary



8:00am - Doors open for registration

10:00am - 11:50 am: Session 5

12:00pm - 1:50pm: Session 6

12:00pm - 2:00pm: Black Box Theater

2:00pm - 3:30pm: Lunchtime Event (Announcement Coming Next Week)

3:30pm - 5:15pm: Black Box Theater

3:40pm - 5:40pm: Session 7

6:30pm - 9:15pm: Closing Plenary


Exhibit Hours

Friday: 3pm - 7pm

Saturday: 9am - 7:30pm

​Sunday: 9am - 6:30pm​

Who is speaking (and about what) at the plenaries?
Check out the announcements at the below links:

Friday Opening Plenary
Saturday Plenary
Sunday Closing Plenary



Join Us at Left Forum 2017!



  • Plenary Topics, Titles, and Complete Speaker Lists
  • Special Events and Featured Lunchtime Sessions
  • Left Forum Art Exhibits and Musical Performances
  • A Pre-Conference Calendar of Events 
  • Post-Plenary Social Gatherings
  • Left Forum Childcare 
  • And More...

Check Out the Links Below For:

2017 Conference Info
General Resources for Learning, Organizing, and Taking Action in NYC

Join our Team of LF Organizers!
Learn About Volunteering/Interning Here!

Organize A Panel
See our Call for Panels & Workshops Here

Table at Left Forum 
Register for the 2017 Exhibition Here

Support Left Forum
Donate Here and Help LF Grow

Get Organized! Build the Movement! 
Check Out This Large Collection of Local events/actions/workshops/and more

Follow Us on Social Media For Special Updates and Announcements


Have Questions and/or Want to Reach Out By Email?
Below is How/Who to Contact


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