June 13-18, 2024   |   Anaheim   |   Anaheim Marriott

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Music: The Hedgehog’s Waltz, composed and performed by Ligeia Rose

The Experience

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to fill your summer with learning and inspiration that will last the whole year.

The Objectivist Summer Conference (OCON) is the premier gathering of Ayn Rand fans. This week-long conference, hosted annually since 2003 by the Ayn Rand Institute, is the perfect place to explore new ideas and connect with like-minded people.

At OCON, you’ll experience thoughtful and inspiring talks by top experts on Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, take part in popular social events, attend moving artistic performances, and enjoy late-night conversations with new and old friends.

Learn more about what you can expect by browsing our Program Highlights page.

Sponsor Students

Thanks to our generous donors, we can offer qualified applicants discounts on registration and reimbursement for their travel costs. Attending OCON is a unique opportunity for students to surround themselves with a community of like-minded individuals.

Add sponsorship during checkout.

Special Offer

Join us for one of our most festive and inspiring events of the year—buy an adult week pass or adult weekend pass and attend ARI’s 2024 Gala as our guest (a $1,000 value).
Harry Binswanger is retiring from ARI’s board of directors after 38 years. To mark this very special occasion, this year’s Gala will honor Harry’s contributions to advancing our mission. We’re assembling some exceptional guests to help us celebrate with dinner, cocktails, live music, dancing—and expect a few surprises that will leave you entertained and inspired. Join us for this unforgettable evening.

Purchase your adult week pass or adult weekend pass and we’ll send you an email to claim your complimentary ticket to the Gala. (Offer valid for full-price OCON 2024 adult week pass and OCON 2024 adult weekend passes only; cannot be combined with any other discounts.)


In-person registration is now closed. By popular demand, we are keeping virtual pass registration open through June 18th.



Please note: Our system currently accepts only one registration at a time for conference passes. To start your registration, select your pass type. Proceed through your registration; once you finish registration for the first individual, you’ll have the opportunity to add another.


Get all your OCON questions answered on the FAQ page.


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Anaheim Marriott

700 W. Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802

The beautifully appointed Anaheim Marriott is just a short drive from Los Angeles and within walking distance of popular attractions, including the Disneyland® Resort, House of Blues, and GardenWalk.

Group rates for OCON 2024 start at $219 plus taxes and fees.

Book your reservation online or call 714-750-8000 (choose option 1).

Rooms are available from June 12 to June 19, 2024; to stay the entire conference, check in on June 13 and check out on June 19.

Reservations must be canceled at least 72 hours prior to the date of arrival to avoid being charged one night’s room and tax. The room block closes on May 22, 2024.