Monday, March 7, 2011

Tuesday Night OList Happy Hour: SnowCon, ATLOSCON, and OCON

2011 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Objectivist conferences.

- This week is SnowCon, the much-anticipated Objectivist mini-conference hosted by Front Range Objectivism in Denver.  I will be there for the weekend, but will miss the skiing/snowshoeing/other outdoor activities during the week.  I'm very excited to see my FRO friends, as well as other friends who are flying in.  Plus, I will get to meet some internet friends for the first time in real life, which I'm quite looking forward to, as well.

- Coming up over Memorial Day weekend, will be ATLOSCON, the second mini-conference to be put on by the Atlanta Objectivist Society.  I'm scheduled to speak at that one, so naturally I'm quite excited about it!  Their 2010 MiniCon was a great success, by all accounts.

- ARI has just posted the info and registration page for OCON 2011, which will be held in Ft. Lauderdale next summer, around July 4th.  Last summer, I attended my first OCON, and it was an amazing experience.

- I thought I had seen information on at least one other regional conference later in the year, but can't seem to find any official information to which to link.  If anyone knows about something I don't, please contact me and I'll be happy to add it.
UPDATE 3/8:  I received the following email from David Maltby over at Chicago Objectivists:
Indeed, there is a Chicago MiniCon in the works for Labor Day weekend (September 4 & 5) 2011, and we are currently gathering proposals for presentations. I've added a link from our home page to the proposal submission form, which was previously circulated to our members via email: Please feel free to direct others to that page. The deadline for submissions is April 1st, and those selected will be notified by the end of April.

I'm excited about all of these, although it's still uncertain whether or not I'll be able to attend OCON.  I probably won't know until around mid or late May.

This week's happy hour will be all about the conferences.

Tonight's Menu:
Appetizer:  Are you attending or considering any of the conferences being offered this year?  If so, what are you most looking forward to?
Drink Special:  What Objectivist conferences have you attended in the past?  What were your favorite things, either specifically or generally, about it/them?

Happy Hour takes place in the OList Chatroom, every Tuesday night, from 9-10 p.m. Eastern and 6-7 p.m. Pacific.

Point your browser to  You will be asked for a login and password - check your OList email for these.

You will see the chat window that looks like this:

On the right is the list of users participating; on the left is the chat itself.  At the bottom, you have the option of logging in through your facebook account, or as a guest.  If you log in through facebook, it will pull your profile picture into the list next to your name, which is a nice feature.

For general information on the OLists Socials, check out the OList Events page here.

Your hosts for the OList Socials are @DianaHsieh@laforgetm (aka William Green) and myself, @Earl3d

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