Events

The Liberal Institute looks forward to your participation at our events. Our calendar occasionally includes events of partner organisations of interest to an international audience. Please consult our French, German, and Italian pages for regular events in the Lake Geneva region, Zurich, and Lugano.

  • 15.-17. Februar 2019

    Ayn Rand Student Conference Europe 2019

    Prag

    Increasingly, our culture pushes us to view ourselves as passive members of one group or another. What matter, we're told, are not the choices we make or the actions we take as individuals, but our ethnicity, our gender, our inherited privilege or lack thereof.

    In politics, people care less and less about ideas and principles, and more and more about exhibiting uncritical loyalty to the party and defending our side while attacking the other.

    Philosophers and psychologists tell us that free will is a myth and that we should look to biology, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology for the deterministic causes of our behavior.

    In her novel The Fountainhead (and in her other writings), Ayn Rand challenges the doctrines of collectivism and introduces a radically new conception of individualism. She rejects the tribal mindset at its deepest roots and offers a vision of human existence in which we are not interchangeable members of some collective, but sovereign, independent individuals, whose true interests align.

    Join the Ayn Rand Institute at our first ever European conference AynRandCon Europe, February 15 to 17 in Prague, the Czech Republic. At AynRandCon Europe, we will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead and its timeless, crucial theme of individualism versus collectivism, not in politics, but in man's soul.

    At AynRandCon Europe, you'll hear leading experts on Rand's philosophy of Objectivism present an in-depth exploration of her philosophy of individualism as the antidote to our era's increasing tribalism. You'll also meet other students who love Rand's novels and are eager to explore her ideas. In addition, you'll have the chance to network with speakers, students, and professionals from various fields.

    Everyone is welcome, students and non-students alike!

    Students are eligible to apply for a scholarship to support travel costs.

    Scholarship applications will be accepted until January 18, 2019.

    More information and application:
    Ayn Rand Student Conference Europe 2019

  • 19-22 mai 2019

    Réunion régionale de la Société du Mont-Pèlerin

    Texas

    Cette réunion régionale de la Société du Mont-Pèlerin, qui se tient à Fort Worth, au Texas, sur les questions disputées du libéralisme, entend repousser les limites des façons d'appréhender la science de la liberté. Le but est de générer un dialogue sur les innovations intellectuelles du libéralisme pour sortir des zones de confort et évaluer les positions alternatives sur les manières de mieux promouvoir et préserver les valeurs libérales. Ceci en consonance avec l'objectif de contribuer à l'amélioration continue de la société libre.

    Informations:
    Réunion régionale du Texas 2019