Celebrate with ARI

Yes! I want to celebrate Independence Day with the Ayn Rand Institute. Sign up to attend the live event July 2, 3:00PM E.T.

Attend Ayn Rand Institute’s “OCON 2016” in Bellevue — Open to the Public

Learn About Ayn Rand, Objectivist Movement 2.0

and a Philosophy for Living


Irvine, CA, June 22, 2016 – More than 500 people are expected to attend the Ayn Rand Institute’s annual Objectivist summer conference (OCON) in Bellevue, Washington, July 2 through July 7 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. The conference features diverse programming with more than 50 talks and panel discussions on business, technology, philosophy, economics, the Federal Reserve, psychology, science, history, art appreciation and more.

All attendees have opportunities to attend talks on Ayn Rand’s philosophy, such as courses on “The Foundations of Knowledge” and “An Orientation to Objectivism,” and individual talks on “The Power of Philosophy in Everyday Business,” “The Objectivist Ethics Applied to Life and Business” and “Objectivism and Libertarianism.” Both students and adults will find programs that will appeal to all levels and interests. An important element of the conference is networking with like-minded individuals from all walks of life.

“For many people, OCON is a valued highlight of the year with challenging talks and great intellectual stimulation, plus it reunites old friends and provides the opportunity to develop new friendships,” says ARI’s executive director, Yaron Brook. “It’s both an intense intellectual experience as well as an ongoing source of emotional fuel.”

“We anticipate a record number of college students attending the conference, and we have created a special program with a student emphasis,” said Keith Lockitch, vice president of educational programs. Student programming starts a day early on July 1 with exclusive afternoon and evening events, and continues throughout the week with team-building activities led by STRIVE student leaders, as well as student-only activities, direct engagement with speakers including receptions, meals and small group Q&A sessions, philosophical mentorship, networking opportunities and access to all of the regular sessions.

There are also sessions that examine “The Value of Free Speech,” “The Power of Errors in Childhood Education,” “America’s Bewildering Mideast Policy” and “Technology, America and the Spirit of Silicon Valley.”

For entertainment and social activities, there are a number of receptions, ballroom dance classes, a live concert, a talent show, an Independence Day celebration and a trivia night, culminating in a closing evening of dinner and dancing.

For more information and to register go to objectivistconferences.com