November 4–6, 2022   |   ATLANTA, GA  |   VIRTUAL

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.

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, 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, 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.

For a taste of the AynRandCon experience, watch this short highlight reel from ARC Europe.









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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?

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. Tara Smith
Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

Tara is a professor of philosophy who has written and lectured extensively on Ayn Rand’s ethics and the political and legal implications of her philosophy.

Dr. Greg Salmieri
Senior Scholar of Philosophy, Salem Center
Greg is a philosopher who has written and lectured on all aspects of Ayn Rand’s philosophy and how her ideas help illuminate crucial personal and political questions.
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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. Harry Binswanger
Board Member, Ayn Rand Institute
Harry is one of the foremost experts on Ayn Rand’s philosophy, with decades of experience helping students understand topics like the Objectivist ethics and Rand’s theory of knowledge.
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Dr. Ben Bayer
Instructor, Ayn Rand Institute
Ben is a philosopher who teaches students enrolled in ARI’s educational programs and uses Ayn Rand’s philosophy to illuminate contemporary cultural and political controversies.
Hotel Midtown

188 14th Street, Atlanta, Georgia

Hotel Midtown features stylish, newly renovated rooms; 45,000+ square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space; a breezy rooftop pool terrace with sweeping skyline views; and exceptional on-site dining.

Group rates for AynRandCon – USA 2022 start at $199 plus tax.

Booking information coming soon.



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


Major funding for AynRandCon-US is made possible by
The Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation

Additional Sponsors
Mary Heinking
John Sanders
The Snider Foundation


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There will be COVID-19 precautions in place. We will post exactly what those are closer to the time of the conference.

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 October 27th. Please contact us at [email protected] if you are no longer available to attend the conference.

The main way to interact with attendees before the conference is to join the AynRandCon-USA 2022 Facebook group. There, you can meet other attendees and chat about plans for the conference.

Post a message on the AynRandCon-USA 2022 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. The reception includes one free drink, after which there is a cash bar. You’ll have the opportunity to inform us of any dietary restrictions during the registration process. 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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