We are excited to invite you to Through the Portal: Growing The World We Want, where a thousand artists, activists and scholars working on social justice issues will gather in Chicago from September 20-22. This culmination of the two-year Portal Project symposium promises to be a pivotal moment in our collective history, set against the backdrop of an upcoming national election and global tensions.

Please register by the Early Bird Registration deadline of August 4, 2024! Space is limited, so register early.

Don’t miss your chance to participate in these transformative discussions. Register now to confirm your spot at this historic convening, where we will explore new paths toward a just and liberatory world.


  • Complete your registration by August 4, 2024, to secure an Early Bird rate.
  • The deadline for refundable registrations (minus 5%) is September 4, 2024.
  • UIC affiliates (students, staff, and faculty) can attend this conference free of charge; you must provide a NetID.


We are committed to making the convening accessible to everyone interested in contributing to these critical conversations. To this end, we offer a tiered payment structure.

Special Waivers and Discount Codes
If the registration fee hinders your participation, please contact us at for information on special waivers and discount codes. Although resources are limited, we believe in inclusivity and want to ensure no one is left behind.

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Help offset costs for others to attend the conference!
Available thru Sunday, August 4, 2024.
Available thru Sunday, August 4, 2024.
Subsidized rate for students and those with fixed incomes.
UIC affiliates (students, staff, faculty, etc.) are required to submit their UIC NetID to complete registration.

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