I am pleased to introduce the Objectivist Summer Conference 2010 Web site. This year's conference takes place from
July 2–10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Objectivist Conferences is the
premier venue for high-caliber presentations by Objectivist scholars, and that is what we bring you this year
as Leonard Peikoff presents “The DIM Hypothesis” (part 2), the six-part sequel to the groundbreaking series
of lectures that he delivered to our conference attendees in 2007. This year’s conference offers eleven general
session lectures, sixteen optional courses and a variety of social activities and special events.
In addition to Dr. Peikoff’s lectures, we will bring you lectures and courses on a broad spectrum of topics,
including politics (my general session lecture, titled “Defending Capitalism”); writing (“Writing Objectively” by Keith Lockitch);
history (“Reformation and Religious Wars [1517–1648]” by Andrew Lewis); and poetry
(“Making Poetry Part of Your Life” by Lisa VanDamme). I am also pleased to announce that there will be a
special Q&A celebrating ARI’s 25th anniversary, hosted by Michael S. Berliner and myself.
The conference takes place in the exciting setting that only Las Vegas can provide. Besides the
renowned glamour of the Vegas Strip, the area boasts excellent shopping and restaurants, and landmarks
such as Hoover Dam (subject of a general session lecture by Talbot Manvel).
We are looking forward to an inspiring and memorable conference—we hope to see you
Dr. Yaron Brook
P.S. Enroll by April 4 to take advantage of discount pricing.
P.P.S. For students there are a number of registration options at significantly
reduced rates; see our registration options and
pricing page for more details.
Within this site you'll find all the information you need to plan your trip to Objectivist Summer
Conference 2010, and to select the best registration options for you and your family.
For an overview of the course content offered at this year's conference, look to our
General Sessions listing, and to the
Optional Courses and
Events pages. Speaker bios are on our
Faculty page. We've assembled some information on
the Las Vegas local area, including the
Red Rock Resort, our meeting facility. There is also a page for details about our popular
Dance Workshop. And
once you've made your selections of conference courses and events, our registration form and instructions can be found
on our Registration page.
To maximize your enjoyment of Objectivist Summer Conference 2010, we recommend making
air and lodging arrangements early—and if you have any further questions, please call 1-800-365-6552,
ext. 239, for more information.
What attendees said about last year's conference:
- "I really appreciate the fact that the optional courses encompass such a wide variety of
topics, from metaphysics to epistemology to psychology, esthetics and history."
- "I particularly enjoyed the dialogue with other Objectivists that takes place outside of
the formal conference sessions."
- "This was my first conference, and the quality of the speakers and presentations exceeded
- "Each year that I attend I value even more my interactions with fellow Objectivists, both
teachers and attendees."