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Objectivists, Classical Liberals, To Gather In Denver, 22-25 June 2022

IPR will be covering the politically relevant (broadly defined) sessions of the “Philosophy For Freedom And Flourishing” conference (TOS CON) to be held in Westminster, CO, 22 to 25 June, 2022.

The TOS CON website contains the following description: “Sharpen your mind. Fuel your soul. Excel in life. Fight for liberty . . .  Freedom and flourishing are . . . consequences of ideas that were developed over thousands of years and are still being refined today.”

Selected speakers and topics include:

Craig Biddle – steelman arguments both against and for free will, including those from Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Ayn Rand.

Dr. Eric Daniels  –  capitalism is not only practical, but also the only moral social system, and the only one fit for morally good people.

Dr. Peter Boghossian – principles for engaging constructively in seemingly impossible conversation: religion, immigration, abortion, climate change, gender identity, and gun control.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali – the nature of wokeism, where it came from, why so many young people have adopted it, and the core principles necessary to reverse this trend.

Amala Ekpunobi – Whatever labels you use to describe yourself, your fundamental label should be: independent thinker.

Zilvinas Silenas – Data from the Foundation for Economic Education, will show that Gen Z tend to champion capitalism when they learn history.

Wolf von Laer –  the fundamentals of Bitcoin, how it differs from the thousands of other crypto-projects, and why Bitcoin is a vital tool in the fight for free markets and limited government.

Yeonmi Park – After escaping from the North Korean dictatorship in 2007, Yeonmi Park has been a voice of reason, speaking and writing about the horrors of socialism and the importance of freedom.

The full schedule, speaker bios, and registration information can be found HERE.

IPR readers who are also in attendance are welcome to meet up for dinner from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on either Thursday June 23rd, or Friday June 24th, or both, by emailing HERE.

Following the convention, OSI is hosting an informal, on-your-own, “Post-Conference Vacation in Galt’s Gulch” (Ouray, CO) — the valley that was the inspiration for Galt’s Gulch in Atlas Shrugged.  More information about this event can be found HERE.

About Post Author

Joseph Buchman

Joe is a retired, formerly tenured professor of marketing and finance with a passion for adventure travel, chasing total solar eclipses, and Burning Man. He is a long-time volunteer with the Sundance, Sonoma, and Napa Valley Film Festivals, former Chair of the Utah Libertarian Party, former Chair of the LP Platform Committee, and former Chair and three-term member of the LP's financial Audit Committee. Joe and Cindy have raised four highly successful children, several cats, and yet have generally failed miserably with every houseplant ever gifted to them.