Event & COVID safety info

Socialism 2023 will be held at in Sydney from Friday 18th of August until Sunday the 20th of August at the University of Sydney Business School (Abercrombie Building)

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The conference will commence with an opening night panel on Friday night at 6PM and will continue on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM until 6PM. Registration for conference attendees will open each day half an hour prior to the conference commencing.

Socialist Alternative wishes to acknowledge that Socialism 2023 will be taking place on stolen Aboriginal land – the land of the Gadigal people. Sovereignty of this land was never ceded and we acknowledge the struggle of First Nations people which continues to this day against racism, police brutality and dispossession. This always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

COVID Safety

The Socialism Conference organising team takes the health and safety of our guests, speakers and venue staff very seriously. We ask attendees to please keep in mind the health and wellbeing of all other guests, speakers and building staff throughout the conference by wearing a mask and being COVID conscious. We’re asking all attendees to please take a Rapid Antigen Test before coming to the conference, and if you’re feeling unwell with flu-like symptoms please stay at home.

P2/N95 Mask Wearing
We’re asking all conference attendees to wear high quality P2 or N95 masks throughout the duration of the conference, in all sessions and to refrain from eating or taking off masks during conference sessions. P2 masks will be available to purchase at the rego desk if you don’t already have one. 

Air Purifiers
All rooms being used for conference sessions will have HEPA filter air purifiers filtering the air throughout the conference.

Getting there

From Central Station: Catch a bus from Railway Square Stand L (Routes 423, 426, 428 or 430) and disembark at the University of Sydney. Continue further down City Road and take the first left on Butlin Avenue. After a few minutes, the Abercrombie Building will be on your right, on the corner of Abercrombie Street and opposite the Royal Hotel.

From Redfern Station: Exit the station and turn left onto Lawson Street, then left onto Abercrombie Street. Continue for 400 meters until you reach the Abercrombie building, on the corner of Butlin Avenue.

From Newtown Station: Catch a bus from Newtown Station Enmore Road Stand A (Routes 423, 426, 428 or 430) or Newtown Station King Street Stand B (Route 352 or 370) and disembark at the University of Sydney. At the intersection just before the bus stop, head down Butlin Avenue. After a few minutes, the Abercrombie Building will be on your right, on the corner of Abercrombie Street and opposite the Royal Hotel.