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Single-Payer Strategy Conference, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2015

Join Us in Chicago, IL!

You are invited to join hundreds of activists from around the country for a weekend of inspiration and strategy to win single-payer national health insurance! For the first time ever, we will be hosting a joint conference of Healthcare-NOW, the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare, and One Payer States that will have significant overlap with Physicians for a National Health Program’s annual meeting. The conference includes a joint reception with United Steelworkers President Leo GerardNational Nurses United Co-President Jean Ross, music by labor singer Anne Feeney, and joint strategy workshops.

When: Friday, October 30 at 7:00PM – Sunday, November 1 at noon
(A rally & action will also take place in downtown Chicago on Friday at 4:00PM)

Where: Chicago Hilton, 720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605

Conference Wiki: Click here to go to the Conference Wiki site, where you can find slideshows, handouts, and presentation notes for every plenary and workshop. You can also upload your own notes, photos, and video when you attend!

Text updates: To get Conference updates, text @conference2015 to 23559 or sign up for updates online here.

Live tweets: Follow the conference (or comment on the conference) on twitter using #spsc15 and #singlepayer

Agenda: Click here for the conference agenda.

Food: Registration includes a Friday night reception and lunch on Saturday, attendees are responsible for finding breakfast on Sat and Sun morning as well as dinner on Sat evening. Click here for the conference breakfast & restaurant guide.

Registration: Registration for the conference is closed.

STEP 1 – Please Register for the Conference

Registration for the conference is closed. Please contact Ben if you would like to attend but missed the registration deadline.

STEP 2 – Book Your Hotel Room

Due to unprecedented early booking for the conference, Healthcare-NOW’s block of rooms at the Hilton Chicago has sold out! We are listing alternative lodging solutions here:

  1. You can check if any market-rate rooms at the Hilton are available by calling 877-865-5320 and referencing NSC/Single Payer Strategy Conference (“NSC” is our group code).
  2. There are four other union hotels within a few blocks of the Hilton, two of which offer more affordable room rates at the time of this posting: visit the Travelodge Downtown Hotel Chicago (1 block away) and the Hotel Blake (3 blocks away) for lower room rates, and the Blackstone Renaissance (1 block away) and the Essex Inn (1 block away) for room rates comparable to the Hilton.
  3. Hostelling International Chicago is a large modern hostel two blocks from the Hilton that offers private rooms at $109/night as well as shared rooms at $34-$40/night.
  4. You can apply for solidarity housing (staying with an activist in Chicago), and we will match applicants to available hosts while we have capacity. You can do this by contacting Ben, or indicating on your registration that you are seeking solidarity housing.

We apologize for the extra steps this will require on your part if you are not already booked for a room, but we are also excited that demand to attend the conference has vastly exceeded our previous conferences! We’re committed to helping you find affordable lodging, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you run into any difficulties.

STEP 3 – Support the Conference With an Ad or Name Listing in the Program Book!

The deadline for purchasing ads in the program book has passed.