This November, students will join together at the 2016 Ayn Rand Student Conference in Atlanta, Georgia to learn about Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism. This conference is brought to you by the Ayn Rand Institute in collaboration with STRIVE, and it will focus on the issue of free will.
The existence of free will lies at the heart of every important issue in your life, from free speech to foreign policy. Understanding what is and is not within the power of your free choice is crucial to your pursuit of happiness. At #AynRandCon, students will be able to learn from top intellectual scholars on this issue and also engage one another in conversations about their own perspectives on free will.
#AynRandCon will feature thought-provoking talks such as:
Free Will, Free Speech, Free Borders, Freedom in the Middle East
Taking Responsibility for Your Happiness: Insights from Ayn Rand’s Ethics
Building the Life and Career You Want: Panel Interview
Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings: Free Speech on Campus
In addition, STRIVE will be hosting a Speed Mentoring event at the conference! This is an exciting opportunity for students to sit down with STRIVE mentors and conference speakers for a series of short, focused conversations. Students can gain insight into decision points in the mentors’ lives and careers, and find out what principles guided these mentors to success. STRIVE’s Mentorship Program offers the opportunity for one-on-one pairing, so if you enjoy your conversations at the Speed Mentoring, you can apply for a match!
We are pleased to share that support from generous donors enables scholarships in the following amounts:
Within 250 miles: $225 scholarship
East/Central: $450 scholarship
International: up to $1,000
The application deadline is Monday, October 10th so if you’re interested in attending, register now!
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The Undercurrent's cultural commentary is based on Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Objectivism, which animates Ayn Rand's fiction, is a systematic philosophy of life. It holds that the universe is orderly and comprehensible, that man survives by reason, that his life and happiness comprise his highest moral purpose, and that he flourishes only in a society that protects his individual rights.
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