OCON 2008: Newport Beach, CA – June 28 to Jul 6

From the announcement:

The Ayn Rand Institute is pleased to announce Objectivist Summer Conference 2008, taking place from June 28 to July 6, 2008. We have assembled an exciting lineup of lectures and events for this year’s conference, set in the remarkable coastal environment of Southern California.
Changing the culture will be a recurring theme of this summer’s conference. Yaron Brook and Onkar Ghate have made this the topic of their three-part lecture series, “Cultural Movements: Creating Change”; Tara Smith will give a talk titled “The Menace of Pragmatism”; Dina Schein Federman discusses Ayn Rand’s approach to activism in “Ayn Rand as Intellectual Activist”; and Lin Zinser will give the talk “Health-Care Activism: Saving the Life Savers,” based on her own experiences as an activist. There will also be a cultural change workshop, “How to Be an Agent of Cultural Change,” held in ARI’s Irvine offices, delivered by Debi Ghate and Tom Bowden, as part of an ARI Open House on July 2.
Our other lectures and courses will show the power of Ayn Rand’s ideas in areas such as economics (“Philosophic Issues in Economics,” by Harry Binswanger); intellectual history (“Ayn Rand Contra Friedrich Nietzsche,” by John Ridpath); philosophy (“Altruism vs. Principles,” by Peter Schwartz); history (“Freedom of Speech in American History,” by Eric Daniels); and literature (“Russian Short Stories,” by Lisa VanDamme).
There will be a variety of events and social opportunities for conference attendees as well, with dance lessons, opening and closing receptions, and a special Independence Day celebration on July 4.
The location of this year’s conference is Newport Beach, California, offering the beautiful scenery, coastal climate, shopping and dining of Orange County. You won’t want to miss it!
We are looking forward to an inspiring and memorable conferenceâ??we hope to see you there!
Register by March 31 to take advantage of discount pricing.
For more information visit the Objectivist Conferences Web site.