Spring 2023   |   Athens, Greece

An unforgettable experience where you’ll discover how Ayn Rand’s ideas can help you upgrade your thinking, improve your life, and change the world.

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

Whether you’ve just finished The Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged or torn through Rand’s fiction and nonfiction, AynRandCon is the best place to deepen your understanding of the challenging and inspiring ideas embodied by Rand’s heroes—ideas like the supremacy of reason, the virtue of selfishness, the meaning of freedom, and the morality of capitalism.
AynRandCon opens a world of opportunity to delve deep into the thought of one of history’s most important thinkers. Under the guidance of some of the world’s leading experts on Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, you will learn how to use that philosophy to improve your thinking, your life, and your world. It’s a conference you don’t want to miss.

3

Days

6

Speakers

10

Sessions

200+

Attendees

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Get empowered.

Advance your journey toward mastering philosophic ideas to improve your thinking, your life, and your world.

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Get inspired.

Meet peers and mentors who share your passion for Ayn Rand’s heroes and who leverage Rand’s ideas to achieve success and happiness.

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Get connected.

Join and contribute to a burgeoning community of curious and creative individuals who share a passion for reason, achievement, and freedom.

What you’ll learn

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Explore Ayn Rand’s philosophy
We’ll address questions like:

   What is Objectivism?

  Does God exist?

  Do we have free will?

  Why does Rand call selfishness a virtue?

  What’s the moral case for capitalism?

Using Ayn Rand’s philosophy to improve your life
 We’ll address questions like:

  What is happiness?

   How can I achieve self-esteem?

   What does it mean to be an individual?

   How can I create a career that I love?

Using Ayn Rand’s philosophy
to understand the world
We’ll address questions like:

  How can Objectivism help us make sense of current events and fight for freedom?

  What’s the difference between Objectivism, conservatism, and libertarianism?

   Is government necessary?

Using Ayn Rand’s philosophy
to understand the world
We’ll address questions like:

  How can Objectivism help us make sense of current events and fight for freedom?

   What’s the difference between Objectivism, conservatism, and libertarianism?

   Is government necessary?

In addition to attending talks by top experts in Objectivism, you’ll take part in a speed mentoring session and various social events that will help you form lasting connections, build your network, and cultivate valuable mentors.

Meet the Experts

Dr. Onkar Ghate

Chief Philosophy Officer, Ayn Rand Institute

Onkar has spent two decades leading ARI’s efforts to educate students in Ayn Rand’s philosophy.

Dr. Yaron Brook

Host, The Yaron Brook Show

Yaron is a prominent author and speaker who uses Ayn Rand’s philosophy to illuminate crucial cultural and political issues.

Tal Tsfany

CEO, Ayn Rand Institute

Tal, a former entrepreneur, oversees all of ARI’s activities and helps people use Ayn Rand’s philosophy to achieve success and happiness.
Dr. Keith Lockitch

Senior Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute

Keith trains students in how to communicate philosophic ideas and uses his background as a physicist to apply Ayn Rand’s ideas to crucial issues in science and technology.

Dr. Aaron Smith

Fellow and Instructor, Ayn Rand Institute

Aaron is a philosopher who teaches students enrolled in ARI’s educational programs, focusing on the history of philosophy.
Dr. Nikos Sotirakopoulos
Director, Ayn Rand Institute Europe
Nikos is a social scientist who helps students understand the history of today’s most influential political ideas, such as Critical Race Theory.
Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge

45 Prescot Street, Tower Bridge, E1 8GP

Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge is a 4-star hotel located in a lively area with coffee shops and restaurants, close by St. Katherine Docks and Spitalfields Markets. The nearest tube station is Tower Hill at seven minutes’ walk.

SPONSOR STUDENTS

$500

Your generous sponsorship finances travel scholarships to AynRandCon for
 promising students of Ayn Rand’s philosophy.

Registration

FAQ

The following guidelines are accurate as of March 6, 2022, and are subject to change in accordance with government-enforced, local and country restrictions. 

ARC-Europe will comply with COVID-19 protocols and restrictions currently enforced by the United Kingdom and London. The government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England. 

As of January 27, masks are no longer required, but the government suggests you continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces.

Proof of vaccination is not required.

The UK government recommends the following steps to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
  • Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and stay at home if positive

We ask that you please stay home if:

  • You are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms
  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 
  • You are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test

Your safety is important to us, and we are working with the conference hotel to ensure that we follow the United Kingdom and London government guidelines when it comes to Covid safety. All attendees, speakers, vendors and members of staff must comply. 

Our event team will continue to monitor local and country requirements and will update you by email if there are changes to the entry requirements or safety initiatives prior to the conference. 

For additional resources on COVID-19, please visit the following links:

We designed the content to appeal to young, serious students who’ve read some of Ayn Rand’s fiction and are interested in learning more about her ideas, but people at all levels of familiarity with Ayn Rand are welcome to attend and enjoy the conference.

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.

To ensure scholarship funds are put to their full use, we require attendees receiving a scholarship to attend the full conference.

The registration fee will be refunded for cancellations made by March 25th. 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 lunches. There will be a reception and party on Saturday. 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 tweet (#AynRandCon)! We only ask that you refrain from using flash photography during talks so as not to disturb the speakers and other attendees.

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