This year London is hosting the International Conference on Penal Abolition, Abolitionist Futures: Building Social Justice not Criminal Justice. The conference will be held June 15-18, 2018 at Birkbeck College and is being organised as a collaboration between the Department of Criminology, Birkbeck University of London, Harm & Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC), The Open University, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (CCJS) and a range of other organisations listed at the end of this post.

For highlights of the programme, please see the website:

They are also looking for volunteers, so if you are interested, please sign up here:

They also have a fundraiser page to raise money to support low-income activists to attend the conference:
ICOPA-18 organising groups: Action for Trans Health; Bent Bars Project; Black Lives Matter UK; Empty Cages Collective; INQUEST; JENGbA; London Campaign Against Police & State Violence;  IWW London; Netpol; North London Sisters Uncut; Race & Class collective; Reclaim Holloway; Reclaim Justice Network; Smash IPP!; StopWatch; Women in Prison.