Craig Biddle and team are putting together what I think might be the most interesting event ever in the liberty space. From their description of the conference:
Freedom and flourishing are not givens. They are consequences of certain ideas that were developed over thousands of years and are still being refined today.
TOS-Con is for people who want to understand and act on these ideas, to thrive in their ventures and relationships, and to support liberty on solid ground. If these are your goals, this conference is for you.
At events I’ve attended around the world recently, it seems the choice is always between more fluffy “entrepreneurship changes the world” stuff and dry academic material, with little that bridges the gap between individual flourishing AND the supreme importance of particular ideas as the foundation for that endeavor. TOS-Con is attempting to do that and I’m thrilled to participate.
I’ll be speaking on Building a Career Around Things You Love and will share how myself and others have been able to take out-of-the-box interests and create a life that is both fulfilling and financially lucrative at a much earlier age than we’re traditionally told is possible, as well as the philosophical foundations you need to get started.
It will be a brand new talk that I’ll be writing over the course of the next few months as time allows.
If you’re new to The Objective Standard, here’s a selection of articles that I recommend reading. I started reading TOS in high school and found them one of the few sources I could regularly go to for well-thought material written from the perspective of people who deeply love life and understand what makes it possible.
- Libertarianism vs Radical Capitalism by Craig Biddle
- Enslaved by Altruism by Henry Binswanger
- How to Raise a Life-Loving Child by Craig Biddle
- Aristotle vs Religion by Andrew Bernstein
- Enlightenment Science and Its Fall by David Harriman
- No Substitute for Victory: The Defeat of Islamic Totalitarianism by John David Lewis
- The False Promise of Classical Education by Lisa VanDamme
- Captain Cook: Explorer of the Enlightenment by Timothy Sandefur
- Ayn Rand Contra Nietzsche by John Ridpath
The conference takes place August 16-19 2018 in Richmond. Early bird tickets are live now as of this writing until March 4th, and you can purchase them on the conference website.
I hope to see you there.