Open Engagement 2017 — JUSTICE will take place April 21–23, 2017 at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a constellation of sites across the city.

Advance registration for the conference is required, unless otherwise noted on a specific event. This year we are offering sliding scale registration fees starting at $40.

We want anyone who wishes to attend Open Engagement to be present. If paying a fee to attend the conference is too great of a financial burden, please email us at to arrange to receive one of our complimentary passes.

Open Engagement is committed to becoming an ADA-Welcoming space. Please email or call 602-888-6736 to request accommodations or ask questions about accessibility.

We are working on providing all venue limitations in advance, please check back.

Open Engagement and its partners are committed to intergenerational spaces and will support children, parents, and caregivers to the best of our ability. We ask all conference participants to be supportive of kids, parents, and caregivers wherever they are, as we do not discourage them from attending any part of the conference, including workshops. As prison abolitionist Jason Lydon of the Community Church of Boston said, “kid noises are the sign of a growing movement,” so please join us in the community responsibility needed for a supportive and truly intergenerational environment.
Language adapted from the NYC Anarchist Book Fair Collective’s statement on childcare.