[UPDATE 18 April 2018] Bookings will open end-April

We opening conference registration for presenters, those who have submitted proposals and organising groups initially.

Registration is due to be open to the public on or around April 30th.

Please register for updates on the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies website here.

Update on Registration Fees 

We encourage people to register at a fee that reflects their income. If you are able to make an extra donation to support the conference then that would be really appreciated – this will help cover the costs for those on low incomes. Rate A is for those who can pay through their institution; we hope that as many academics as possible will choose this option to help Abolitionist Futures support low income attendees.

Rate A: Institutional booking £125

Rate B: Higher waged / solidarity donation rate £75

Rate C: Waged  £50

Rate D: Students/low income (plus £10 donation)   £25

Rate E: Students/low income  £15

If you are on a low income and struggling to meet the costs of getting to and attending the conference and would like to apply for help please get in touch at We will do our best to help.

PLEASE NOTE: The Friday night event will be open to the wider public so you will have to register separately for that evening on the main conference page. More details will be available when the registration opens.

To help keep the conference fees as low as possible, there will be tea and coffee but food will not be included. There are supermarkets and cafes near to the conference where you will be able to buy lunch

[UPDATE 29 March 2018] Bookings will open in April.

We have been fortunate to receive a very high number of excellent workshop and presentation proposals for the conference. Given that we have limited spaces available in the venue/schedule, we are in a position where can only accept approximately half of the proposals.  The high volume also means the conference committee (which is made up of volunteers) needs additional time to review all the proposals and put together a schedule that is as inclusive and diverse as possible.  We aim to notify all those who have submitted proposals of decisions by the end of March. One we have done this we will open registration.

In the meantime, you can register for updates about the conference by filling out this form on the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies website here.


How about making a donation?

Whatever fee you are paying, Abolitionist Futures will be much less expensive than many events that are held in London. We have a tight budget and are looking for financial support to help us make sure we break even. So if you think of your fee as very good value for money how about adding a little extra to help us out?

Donations can be made here.

We are also looking for volunteers and hosts for accommodation. Please see our volunteer page for more information.