March 22–24, 2024   |   Austin, TX


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

Ready for an intellectual adventure? AynRandCon-USA 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-USA will give you a chance to:

Meet Ayn Rand University faculty, including prominent Objectivist intellectuals such as Ben Bayer and Gregory Salmieri

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

AynRandCon-USA 2024 is presented by the Ayn Rand Institute in cooperation with the McCombs School of Business Salem Center for Policy.

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The University of Texas at Austin
Austin is booming and The University of Texas at Austin is at the heart of its innovation ecosystem. Located in downtown Austin, the vibrant campus provides easy access to the city’s technology and business offerings and internationally renowned music, film, and art scene. The University of Texas at Austin is just 20 minutes by rideshare, shuttle, or taxi from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and several buses run between the airport and the campus.


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.


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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 March 4, 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-USA Facebook group. There, you can meet other attendees and chat about plans for the conference.

Post a message on the AynRandCon-USA 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. 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 do not have plans to livestream AynRandCon-USA 2024.

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