SOURCE: The Ayn Rand Center

The Ayn Rand Center

June 03, 2013 08:20 ET

Objectivist Summer Conference 2013 -- July 5-11, 2013: The Ayn Rand Institute's Yearly Gathering Comes to Chicago

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - June 03, 2013) -

What:  Six days of engaging talks, panel discussions, events and entertainment all centered on the ideas of Ayn Rand

Where:  The Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel
 909 N. Michigan Avenue
 Chicago, IL 60611 

When:  July 5-11, 2013

About: Ayn Rand called Objectivism "a philosophy for living on earth," and she taught that the purpose of philosophy is to help you live a more satisfying and productive life. The purpose of Objectivist Summer Conference 2013 (OCON) is to help you on that path. OCON offers over 30 different talks, courses and events on topics ranging from activism to politics to history and psychology, and all of them from the unique perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy.

Here are just a few of the talks and events at OCON this summer:

  • Making Your Life Happier by Ellen Kenner and Edwin A. Locke
  • Understanding Your Emotions by Jean Moroney
  • The Moral and the Practical by Onkar Ghate
  • Two formal banquets, one with music and dancing
  • State of the Culture - Q&A with Harry Binswanger and Yaron Brook
  • Heroes and Hero Worship by Andrew Bernstein
  • Chicago Reach for the Stars by Jonathan Hoenig, Shoshana Milgram and Stephen Siek
  • The History of England by Andrew Lewis
  • Film Screening and Discussion of "Love Letters," a 1945 film with screenplay adapted by Ayn Rand

More information:

The Ayn Rand Institute has speakers available for interviews. Please contact Kurt Kramer at or call 202-609-7470 x202.

The Ayn Rand Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the philosophy of Ayn Rand, author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. For more information on Objectivism and Ayn Rand, visit

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