Objectivist Conferences™

Conferences for the rational mind™


Special update: Objectivist Conferences is excited to introduce a new option for those unable to attend Objectivist Summer Conference 2011 in person: a special Internet broadcast of selected General Session events! For more information, please see our General Sessions page.

Dear Reader:

We are pleased to present the Web site for Objectivist Summer Conference 2011. This year's conference will be held from July 2–8 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Last year’s conference in Las Vegas was our most well-attended conference to date, and we carry that momentum forward with an exciting lineup of lectures and events for 2011.

Two years ago, John Allison delivered a lecture titled “Principled Leadership”; this year his lecture is titled “Teamwork and Independent Thinking.” John David Lewis presents a special perspective on the thought and work of doctors based on his recent experiences as a patient in his new talk, “Individual Rights and Health Care Reform: A Patient’s Perspective.” This year also marks the 75th anniversary of Ayn Rand’s We the Living, which we will mark with a special panel discussion featuring Drs. Shoshana Milgram, Robert Mayhew, and Onkar Ghate who will discuss the new chapters they have written for the forthcoming expanded edition of Essays on Ayn Rand’s “We the Living,” edited by Robert Mayhew.

There will be a variety of events and social opportunities for conference attendees as well, including our traditional opening and closing receptions.

This year’s conference is set in the welcoming coastal environment of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In addition to the beauty of our beachfront setting, the Fort Lauderdale area offers a wide array of leisure and entertainment activities; see our Fort Lauderdale local area page for more information.

We are looking forward to an inspiring and memorable conferenceŚwe hope to see you there!

Dr. Yaron Brook

P.S. Enroll by March 31 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 2011, 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 Fort Lauderdale local area, including the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, our meeting facility. 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 2011, 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 my expectations."
  • "Each year that I attend I value even more my interactions with fellow Objectivists, both teachers and attendees."


Register now!