March 8–10, 2024   |   Amsterdam

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AynRandCon is an annual conference where the best young minds come together to explore Ayn Rand’s ideas.

Ready for an intellectual adventure? AynRandCon-Europe 2024 is a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of Objectivism, where you’ll connect with like-minded individuals, engage in profound philosophical discussions, and participate in an intimate gathering that fosters growth and a shared passion for Objectivism, including:
  • A chance to explore life-changing ideas in an atmosphere of growth and camaraderie
  • Unparalleled access to approachable, enthusiastic lecturers for meaningful conversations about the concrete applications of Objectivism
  • Opportunities to easily connect with others who share fundamental values and apply Objectivist ideas every day in their lives

Designed for students of Objectivism ready to take the next step on their journey, AynRandCon-Europe will give you a chance to:

Meet Ayn Rand University faculty, including prominent Objectivist intellectuals such as Yaron Brook, Onkar Ghate,  Nikos Sotirakopoulos, and Aaron Smith

Talk with current ARU students about their experiences studying Objectivism at ARU
Learn more about pursuing an intellectual career in Objectivism

Meet the Experts

Venue

W Amsterdam
Spuistraat 175, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1012 VN
In the heart of the City Center, just off Dam Square, the W Amsterdam occupies two neighboring historical buildings (a former telephone exchange and a former bank), offering a unique blend of heritage and contemporary style that embodies the city’s vibrant spirit. The W Exchange gives views of the Royal Palace and Amsterdam rooftops, while one side of W Bank overlooks the Singel canal. The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the central train station and the main canals, museums, and Negen Straatjes shopping area are easily accessible on foot or by tram.

SPONSOR STUDENTS

Your generous sponsorship finances travel scholarships to AynRandCon for promising students of Ayn Rand’s philosophy. Simply start your registration and add sponsorships when prompted.

Registration

Ticket to 3-day conference. Opening reception on Friday, all talks at the venue, and Saturday and Sunday buffet lunches.

Student Ticket

$150.00

Adult Ticket

$1,650.00

Sponsorship (no ticket)

$500.00

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FAQ

We designed the content to appeal to young people who have read at least one of Ayn Rand’s novels and want to seriously study Objectivism. Attendees should be familiar with Ayn Rand’s fiction and have an interest in her nonfiction works.
Yes! In addition to taking questions during their sessions, AynRandCon speakers are happy to make themselves available for discussion whenever there is a break in the conference programming. We encourage you to interact with speakers during breaks, receptions, and meals.
Day passes will not be sold and you should plan to attend both Saturday and Sunday programming. To ensure scholarship funds are put to their full use, we require attendees receiving a scholarship to attend all lectures and events included in their scholarship package.

Our system currently accepts only one registration at a time for tickets. Head to the registration section and choose your ticket type. Proceed through your registration; once you finish registration for the first individual, you’ll have the opportunity to add another.

The registration fee will be refunded for cancellations made by Februrary 23, 2024. Please contact us at [email protected] if you are no longer able to attend the conference.

The main way to interact with attendees before the conference is to join the AynRandCon-Europe Facebook group. There, you can meet other attendees and chat about plans for the conference.

Post a message on the AynRandCon-Europe Facebook group to connect with other attendees concerning rooms and travel.

The conference includes a Friday night reception with light fare, as well as Saturday and Sunday buffet lunches. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have further questions about meals.

The conference will be photographed and filmed and has a “smart“ or ”smart casual” dress code, which means casual but presentable and neat. If you have questions, contact us at [email protected].

No private audio or video recording is allowed. ARI may record conference events and make them available later through our YouTube channel and other outlets. However, you are encouraged to take photos and post on X (#AynRandCon)! We only ask that you refrain from using flash photography during talks so as not to disturb the speakers and other attendees.

We will not be livestreaming AynRandCon-Europe 2024.

Send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.