Brochure and Registration for TOC Summer Seminar

The following announcement is from The Objectivist Center:

The Objectivist Center and The Atlas Society’s 17th Annual Summer Seminar will be held from July 1 through July 7 at Chapman University in beautiful, sunny Orange, California!

This will be an uplifting, challenging and exciting exchange of ideas about philosophy, politics and culture, aesthetics and applications to one’s own life of Objectivism, the philosophy developed by Ayn Rand.

Speakers will include David Kelley, Edward Hudgins, Robert Bidinotto, Will Thomas, Joe Rowlands, Nathaniel Branden, Barbara Branden, Tibor Machan, Marsha Enright, Robert Campbell and many others. You’ll find PDF files of the schedule-at-a-glance and the full, downloadable conference brochure on our website.

Take a five-part course on “Atlas Shrugged as a Philosophical Novel” or a mini-course on “Empiricism Without Skepticism: Locke, Hume and Rand.”

Hear a two-part “Introduction to Cognitive Science” with complementary talks on “The Content of Perception” and “Neuroscience and the Nature of Man.”

Learn about “Children and the Embodiment of Objectivism,” “Eliminating the Altruist Baggage,” “Heroes and Role Models,” “The Joys of Entrepreneurship” and “The Habits of Excellence.”

Delve into “Individualism and Community,” “The Anatomy of Cooperation,” “American Exceptionalism,” “Overcoming Ethical Relativism in the College Classroom” and “Eminent Domain Abuse.”

Enjoy poetry readings, classical music and jazz in our Evening Arts Series.

Outside of the formal program, which offers 50 presentations from over 30 expert faculty, you’ll have plenty of time to share your own ideas in “participant-sponsored sessions,” to join in impromptu sports with fellow participants, to take advantage of campus fitness facilities or, of course, to enjoy the California beaches!

The event site is conveniently located near Orange County/John Wayne Airport, Disneyland, Huntington Beach and is just down the road from all the other Los Angeles area attractions.

The Summer Seminar always offers intellectual stimulation and spiritual renewal in an open, tolerant and benevolent atmosphere with like-minded, friendly individuals.

You can register for the full event or for part of the conference as fits your schedule. Complete conference details, costs and online registration are found on our website at You can also email us at or call at 202-AYN-RAND (296-7263). Sign up by May 8th and receive an early registration discount!