Conferences and Events

The AFL-CIO hosts conferences, summits and an ongoing series of lectures and symposiums at our headquarters, colloquially known as the "House of Labor."

We celebrate today's achievements, remember our legacy and continue to forge a path toward a future of shared prosperity.

Upcoming Events

2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

Hundreds of social justice professionals, activists and community leaders will join together in Houston for the annual AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, Jan. 12-15, 2018.


Labor Movement Discussions

The AFL-CIO hosts an occasional series of lunchtime lectures and film screenings called [email protected]. These events are free and open to the public.

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Dec. 19, 2017
12–1 p.m.

Nancy MacLean's explosive exposé of the right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education and change the Constitution.

AFL-CIO Conventions

Every four years, the AFL-CIO holds a convention to democratically elect officers. Elected delegates representing working people from across the country and from every job category come together to choose their leaders and express their policy preferences. Our convention adopts resolutions that guide the labor movement and improve the lives of working people. Openness, transparency and democracy are key components of how we work.

The AFL-CIO 2017 Convention was held Oct. 22–25, 2017, in St. Louis.