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Heterodox Academy

2024 Annual
HxA Conference

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Heterodox Academy is thrilled to announce that the 2024 Heterodox Academy Conference will take place June 6-8 in the vibrant city of Chicago – home to a rich intellectual history of open inquiry and academic freedom.

Change is coming to higher education. Let’s shape it together.

With winds of change blowing in higher education, we’ll convene in the Windy City to explore what comes next for open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement in the academy. The theme of our 2024 Conference is Principles in Action. A historic moment when the function and future of higher education is up for debate like never before

  • Date: June 6 - 8, 2024
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Registration

As always, Heterodox Academy members receive a significant discount on registration fees for the conference — and membership is free! Join today if you work in higher education or are a student and get the best available rates available.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Description

Member Pricing

Non-Member Pricing

Schedule

Early Bird Registration

$295

$395

Jan 3 - Feb 29

Regular Registration

$345

$445

March 1 - Apr 30

Late Registration

$395

$495

May 1 - Jun 1

Early Bird Pre-Conference Programming Add-on

$50

$75

Jan 3 - Feb 29

Regular Pre-Conference Programming Add-on

$75

$100

March 1 - Jun 1

* Undergraduate and Graduate students

Description

Member Pricing

Non-Member Pricing

Schedule

Early Bird Registration

$170

$220

Jan 3 - Feb 29

Regular Registration

$220

$270

March 1 - Apr 30

Late Registration

$270

$320

May 1 - Jun 1

Early Bird Pre-Conference Programming Add-on

$30

$50

Jan 3 - Feb 29

Regular Pre-Conference Programming Add-on

$50

$70

March 1 - Jun 1

The HxA Conference Cancellation and Refund Policy is as follows:

  • Conference registrations are non-transferrable

  • Cancellations must be made in writing and sent to events@heterodoxacademy.org

  • Cancellations made before May 6 are subject to a $50 refund fee

  • Cancellations made after May 6 are not eligible to be refunded

Confirmed Speakers
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Conference Programming

We’re excited to announce that this year’s conference will include a plenary session featuring university presidents to discuss free speech on campus, institutional neutrality, and university principles/statements related to intellectual freedom and constructive dialogue. This session is co-hosted by the University of Chicago Forum for Free Inquiry and Expression, and will be led and moderated by the University of Chicago’s president, Dr. Paul Alivasatos.

Our pre-conference programming includes hands-on trainings led by HxA staff, members, and allied organizations followed by a networking dinner before the conference officially begins.

Book Discounted Lodging

Book your lodging at the conference venue for the discounted rate of $289+ for single/double occupancy. Deadline to make reservations at the conference rate is Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

540 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

  • You can modify or cancel your reservation on the reservations page until three days before arrival.

  • Please contact the hotel at 1-877-303-0104 for changes within five days of arrival.

  • The hotel is 15 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and 12 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport

  • Conference attendees have access to a discounted self-parking rate of $29

  • More information about the surrounding area and local attractions can be found on the hotel’s Experiences page.

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Sponsorship Packages

We invite you to share information about your organization, its books, products, and services, and to network with conference attendees through exhibiting, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities!

Please reach out to peacock@heterodoxacademy.org to discuss availability, pricing, and next steps for any of the below sponsorship packages.

Heterodox Academy is the one place where I can play the token social justice feminist sex radical and still be in great company.

Alice DregerHistorian and Author
Alice Dreger

In a very short period Heterodox Academy has become the nation's leading champion of intellectual honesty, open debate and viewpoint diversity - for a simple reason: its members practice intellectual virtues that they preach.

David BrooksOp-Ed columnistNew York Times
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Become a Member

Join our community of faculty, staff, and students in our efforts to improve the quality of research and education in universities through viewpoint diversity, open inquiry, and constructive disagreement.

Complimentary membership includes access to the new HxA Portal — a private online forum for HxA members and HxCommunities — invitations to members-only events, funding opportunities, professional development opportunities, members-only discounts to HxA Summits, and more.

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