Saturday, February 19, 2011

SnowCon: Weekend-Plus Objectivist Conference in Denver

By Diana Hsieh

I'm pleased to announce SnowCon -- Front Range Objectivism's weekend conference on Ayn Rand's philosophy in Denver, plus a few days of optional play in the snowy Colorado Rockies! SnowCon begins in Breckenridge on Wednesday, March 9th, shifts to Denver on Friday, March 11th, and concludes on Sunday, March 13th.

The core events of SnowCon will be held in Denver on Saturday and Sunday. Lectures include Dr. Paul Hsieh on the morality of carrying firearms, Dr. Diana Hsieh on moral character, Santiago Valenzuela on immigration, and Joe Collins on America's founding. Saturday night's keynote lecture will feature Jenn Casey and Kelly Elmore on applying the principles of positive discipline to adult relationships.

SnowCon also offers a workshop on activist writing with Ari Armstrong, a discussion and performance of Beethoven by pianist Hannah Krening, a workshop on Atlas Shrugged Reading Groups, a demonstration of Liberty Toastmasters, and more. Other optional events include a tour of Denver microbreweries, a hike in Roxborough Park, a tour of the Denver Museum of Art, and a trip to a local shooting range.

For details, see Denver Activities and Schedule.

In addition, SnowCon attendees can enjoy three relaxed days of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and other winter activities together in the Colorado Rockies before weekend in Denver -- from Wednesday to Friday. For details, see Breckenridge Activities and Schedule.

To attend SnowCon, you must register and pay by noon on Thursday, March 3rd.

The cost of SnowCon depends on when you register. If you register by noon on Thursday, February 24th, SnowCon costs $140 ($110 for students). If you register after that time, SnowCon costs $160 ($130 for students). That price includes Saturday's buffet dinner and Sunday's brunch. (Yup, you'll be able to eat strictly gluten-free paleo!) For details and to register, see SnowCon Pricing and Registration.

SnowCon welcomes all friendly people with a serious interest in or honest curiosity about Ayn Rand's philosophy, regardless of their level of knowledge.

Also, I recorded a 14-minute video tour through the fabulous schedule of SnowCon events a few days ago. (It was totally unplanned, last minute, etc, but I think it turned out okay.) You can watch it on YouTube:

You can also listen to it as a NoodleCast podcast.

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