Conference Publishing Service

As of August 1, 2016, the University of Victoria Libraries will not be providing an online conference hosting service using the Open Conference Systems (OCS) software.

The University of Victoria Libraries provides an online conference/event payment service using MONERIS. If you're a member of the UVic community interested in utilizing this service, please contact .

Information about Service:

1. Registration system

  • You will have to organize your own registration system on your website. Registrants can then pay through a link to our online payment system.

2. Type of online transactions

  • We can only handle online transactions using VISA and Mastercard. We DO NOT accept American Express.
  • We only accept online payments. Any other form of transactiions will have to be handled by the conference committee.
  • The online payment system will issue a generic receipt to the registrants email address. If the registrant requires a more detailed receipt they will be referred to the conference organizer.
  • We will require a FAST account number.
  • Registrants will be required to enter a "registration code" that is agreed upon in advance.

3. Fee structure

  • Cost of the service is dependent on the amount collected through the system. We charge an administrative fee for the use of the online payment system for all transactions (including refunds).
  • In addition, there is a requirement for GST charge which is an additional 5%.

You will need to consider the above fees when determining your registration fees.

4. Processing of conference fees

  • The Library will send you a spreadsheet of payments received on weekly basis.
  • We transfer the funds into your FAST account every week-day, minus the GST. Be aware that takes Accounting awhile to complete the process.
  • The conference admininstration fee (on ALL transactions) will be processed at the end of your conference..

Society for Socialist Studies

Details of the 2017 conference to come


We wish to ‘energize class struggles’, understanding that the class relationship in contemporary capitalism is mediated by forms of oppression related to gender, race, able-bodiedness and orientation, and is articulated with the ongoing colonization of Indigenous peoples across lands and waters claimed by Canada. We consider ‘energizing class struggles’ as a possibility – the potential for revitalized struggles by and for equity-seeking groups, subaltern classes and among diverse Indigenous peoples against an unjust colonial-capitalist world system. At the same time, energetic class struggles are a variable historical reality across the whole of society, in areas ranging from the arts to literary studies to everyday economics in the home, the workplace and the community. In short, the working classes have never merely accepted their domination but have always fought battles against the power of capital in very unequal conditions. The University, too, is a site of sometimes-energetic, sometimes-waning class struggle: on the one hand, the University’s institutions and relationships reflect the relative dominance of the capitalist class in radically unequal times, including the power of resource extraction industries to shape university institutions and aims. On the other hand, the working classes, women (and women-identified) and subaltern groups have sought to challenge the expression of capitalist power in academia and society more broadly. At least since the 1970s, diverse Indigenous peoples have likewise sought simultaneously to ‘decolonize’ and ‘indigenize’ university spaces as part of broader struggles of Indigenous self-determination and liberation. This year, the Society invites participants to critically reflect upon the histories of vital class struggles. We call upon contributors to think through the possibilities for re-energizing class and Indigenous struggles in an historical moment of unprecedented capitalist class power.

We encourage readers to sign up for notification of papers posted for this conference. If you are interested in submitting to this conference we recommend that you review the About the Conference page for the conference's policies, and visit the Conference Homepage for more information.

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