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9th Annual North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference

This year's conference is happening now!

PROGRAM: programme

NAASN is intended to be a space where disciplinarity and resistance can converge on Turtle Island/”North America”, and is held in a different location throughout Turtle Island/”North America” each year.

Para más información en español: NAASN 2018 (es)

Pour plus d'informations en français: NAASN 2018 (fr)

You are invited to participate!

NAASN is a network engaged with the production of knowledge both within and without institutional walls. We are particularly interested in including marginalised voices and perspectives, and encourage the breaking down of barriers between disciplines as well as between the academic and non-academic or even Anti-academic. From the streets to the lectern, we encourage all those interested in the praxis of anarchism or anarchists to attend this conference.

We presently have 30 speakers giving talk or workshops over three days. Topics include philosophy, political theory, psychology, musicology, gender, sexuality, philosophy, history and more.


NAASN 2018 will take place on the unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. The Kanien’kehá:ka are the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. In the language of the Kanien’kehá:ka, Tiohtià:ke is the name of the island later dubbed "Montreal", a site which has long been a meeting place for other Indigenous peoples, including the Algonquin.

Address and Dates

2515, rue Delisle, Montréal (Québec) H3J 1K8

At the Centre D'éducation Aux Adultes de la Petite-Bourgogne et Saint-Henri (CÉDA)

June 1st, 2nd, 3rd: 10am-6pm.

Lunch will be provided daily with donation. Recommended evening activities will be provided on the schedule page, see below.


Schedule for talk will be arrange in the next months, you can find a link here : Programme

For now, read the abstracts here: 2018 Abstracts

How To Participate

Show up at the date and time, listen, ask questions and discuss. No registration required.

If you can volunteer to help out, see the Volunteer section below. If you have accessibility concerns, see the Accessibility section below.


We are looking for donations from anyone who has the financial capacity to help fund the conference. The conference is free and open to the public, but we are hoping to cover the cost of the space rental. You can donate via the youcaring fundraiser page. If you cannot donate large amounts, don't worry, many small amounts go a long way. Anything helps!


We have made an accessibility audit available for all participants, which provides specific details about how accessible the event and space are.

We ask attendance to help make the event a scent free place (please refrain from using perfumes or perfume products at the conference).

The event space is wheelchair accessible.

If you have accessibility concerns, we recommend you write the organizing collective at, we will do everything we can to help you out!


We need the following volunteers:

  • Translation (en<->fr, en<->es, fr<->es)

If you would like to volunteer to help, please email with "VOLUNTEER" in the subject and whatever you can help with in the body.