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ARI’s programs attract people from all over the world. At the Ayn Rand University, for instance, students come from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and both Americas.

Our global reach is also on display at our conferences. The Objectivist Summer Conference (OCON) has long attracted a global crowd. And now that AynRandCon conferences are held internationally, they directly reach hundreds more active-minded people around the world who are eager to learn about Ayn Rand’s philosophy. and.

AynRandCon-Europe Prague in 2019 was the first conference organized by ARI that I attended and I loved the experience. Since then I have attended many such conferences. Each was both unique and formative for my thinking and understanding Ayn Rand’s ideas. Being able to participate in fascinating discussions with ARI’s experts and other attendees helped me to grow intellectually. I also gained spiritual fuel by spending time with other people passionate about ideas.

This is why I’m excited to tell you about our next three conferences: AynRandCon-Europe, AynRandCon-USA, and AynRandCon-Latin America.

AynRandCon-Europe Amsterdam

This year’s AynRandCon-Europe, taking place in charming Amsterdam on March 8–10, offers a unique opportunity for young people to engage and participate in philosophical discussions with ARI’s experts.

Much of the conference program will center around the power of ideas. There will be fascinating and energizing talks, such as Yaron Brook’s “Amsterdam and the Birth of Capitalism” or Nikos Sotirakopoulos’s “Lessons From the Intellectual Success of Marxism.” But our participants will also get the chance to gather in small groups to experience an Ayn Rand University seminar. Selected homework assignments (which you can submit by March 4) will receive feedback from the ARU faculty.

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“I strongly encourage students to do the readings and homework assignments,” says Keith Lockitch, ARI’s VP of Education. “You’ll get way more out of the conference if you’ve thought deeply about the issues for yourself – before discussing them with some of the world’s leading experts on Objectivism.”

Make sure to check out the program.

Last year’s AynRandCon-Europe in Athens was an amazing intellectual and spiritual feast (you can read my report from it here). So I’m excited about sure this year’s conference.

AynRandCon-USA Austin

If you’re in the U.S., you don’t want to miss this. ARI’s AynRandCon-USA will take place in Austin, the capital of Texas, on March 22–24.

Here the conference program will draw on themes from Ayn Rand’s essay “For the New Intellectual,” and explore why understanding intellectual history can help explain the state of our culture. These will include such talks as Greg Salmieri’s “The Objectivity of Valuing” or Jason Rheins’s “The Origins of Enlightenment.” As in Amsterdam, ARC Austin attendees will get a taste of the ARU. They’ll get to choose from workshops with philosopher Tara Smith (who’ll discuss conceptual thinking in contemporary culture) and psychologist Gena Gorlin (who’ll talk about the producer’s mindset).

The conference venue, the University of Texas at Austin, is home to Greg Salmieri’s Objectivism Program, a project within UT’s Salem Center for Policy. All of the faculty at ARC Austin are affiliated with the program, a burgeoning center of Objectivist intellectual activity.

See what this conference offers here.

AynRandCon-Latin America

In recent years we’ve seen an enormous increase in interest of Ayn Rand’s philosophy in Latin America.

In the fall of 2022 ARI’s speakers visited many cities and countries, including São Paulo in Brazil, Buenos Aires in Argentina, and Santiago in Chile. It was a great success.

So we are happy to co-organize another huge event with the Ayn Rand Center Latin America in Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 6–7.

Given the election of Javier Milei, Argentina has a new chance to revitalize economic freedom in a country where it has long been restricted. So it’s appropriate that the theme of the conference will focus on the philosophical foundations of capitalism, which Argentina will need to understand if new reforms are to succeed. The program will feature many prominent speakers, including a core team of ARI intellectuals: the chairman of ARI’s board, Yaron Brook, ARI’s CEO Tal Tsfany, Ben Bayer, and Agustina Vergara Cid. There will also be workshops giving people an opportunity to experience what it’s like to study at ARU.

The conference will feature Spanish-English/English-Spanish simultaneous translation. For more information, go to the conference website.

After the ARC in Buenos Aires, ARI speakers will do an encore performance of some of their speeches,  and another ARU-style seminar at a second conference in Santiago, Chile.

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Ziemowit Gowin

Ziemowit Gowin, PhD candidate in philosophy, is a junior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute and web editor of New Ideal.

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