OCTOBER 18-20, 2019
Portland, OR

Join Us!

Healthcare-NOW and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare invite you to join hundreds of activists for a weekend of inspiration and strategy to win single-payer national healthcare! Our social movement has grown rapidly during the Trump era, and this year we've won historic advances in the House of Representatives. At the same time, the healthcare industry has launched a well-funded opposition campaign. This year's conference will highlight effective strategies and tactics from across the country, and make sure we continue to grow our movement through a crucial 2020 and beyond.

When & Where:

The conference will be held at two locations in Downtown Portland the weekend of October 18-20:

Friday & Saturday the conference will take place at the The Eliot Center on 1211 SW Main St.

Sunday the conference will take place at The Benson Hotel at 309 SW Broadway, a 10-minute walk from the other venue.  




Registration opens at 3PM at the Eliot Center, outside the Main Sanctuary, at the corner of SW Main St and SW 12th Ave.

For those pre-registered to attend Runaway Inequality and the Crisis of U.S. Healthcare, the program will take place from 10AM to 4PM at the Buchan Room at the Eliot Center, 1226 SW Salmon St.


Rally & Canvass for Medicare for All!
Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square


Location: Eliot Center, Fuller Hall (corner of SW Main St & SW 12th Ave)


Opening Plenary
Location: Eliot Center, Main Sanctuary (corner of SW Main St & SW 12th Ave)

★ Video Welcome from Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington

★ Scott Desnoyers on the loss of his son, and why we fight.

★ Keynote Speaker – Rose Roach, Executive Director of the Minnesota Nurses Association on behalf of NNU, on This Moment of Opportunity and Crisis

Executive Director of the Minnesota Nurses Association Rose Roach

★ Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA on A Worker-Centered Transition to Medicare for All

International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Sara Nelson


Register for the Conference!

Step 1: Fill out the Registration Form

Registration for the Conference has closed! Please email us if you have any questions.

Your registration gives you access to the entire conference, as well as continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and a boxed lunch on Saturday of the conference.

If you'd like to apply for a press pass, please see our application guidelines.

Registration does not book you a hotel room - proceed to Step 2!

STEP 2 - Book Your Hotel Room

The deadline for booking rooms under the Conference discount has passed! You can still reserve rooms at the Benson Hotel under market rates, or request a roommate for your hotel room (see below).

STEP 3 - Support the Conference With an Ad in the Program Book!

The deadline for purchasing an ad in the conference program book has passed! Thanks to everyone who placed an ad for their support.