March 8–10, 2024   |   Amsterdam


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


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.


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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 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.

You can take a taxi, Ride Share service, or the metro from the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the conference venue, the W Amsterdam:

Taxi: Pick up a taxi from right outside the airport exit. A taxi ride from the airport to the conference venue will cost around €60, depending on traffic and time of day.

Uber: The Uber app is widely used in the Netherlands and is operated by taxi companies. The fare is the same as a taxi service but with the added security of knowing in advance the amount that will be requested by the driver and the provision of better-quality vehicles.

Train: Taking the train is a more affordable option, with a one-way ticket costing €6.90. The destination is Amsterdam Centraal. The W Amsterdam is a 15-minute walk from the Central Train Station.

The conference includes a Friday night reception with light fare, as well as Saturday and Sunday buffet lunches. Please contact us at 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

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.

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