Call for talks for Atlanta Objectivist Society conference (ATLOSCon 2011)

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Submitted by Aaron on Mon, 2011-01-17 12:44

ATLOSCon 2011 planning has begun! This year, our Atlanta Objectivist Society’s summer conference will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-30, 2011, and we are currently accepting proposals for talks. The talks should be an hour in length (we might make a few exceptions, if you can prove that you are super fascinating for longer than that), and they should be of general interest to an Objectivist audience, though they need not be about Objectivism itself. In order to give a talk, please send a paragraph describing your talk to kellyelmore79@gmail.com by Feb 1. Our committee will choose the talks, and only if your talk is chosen will you need to send in more detailed info about your talk.

Please know that you need not be an expert on your topic. Many of our speakers last year were laymen with a strong passion for their subject, and they were fabulous talks. Here is a list of topics to give you an idea of the kinds of things that we are looking for, but please don’t limit yourselves to these. Talk about anything you are passionate about!

Any topic for beginner Oists from any branch of philosophy or any application
More advanced philosophical talks from metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politics, or art
Science talks
Art or Literature talks
Atheism
Benevolent Universe Premise
A Talk about an Ayn Rand essay
Lead a Discussion about: Politics, Personal Experiences in Oism, activism, economics, etc.
Dealing with Family Rationally
Cooking or Nutrition
Exercise/Crossfit
Free Market Alternatives to Government Services
Lead a Discussion of an article
Goal Setting/GTD/Productivity
Parenting/Education
Atlas Shrugged presentation or discussion
Talk about your Career
Psychology
Financial Planning

You get the idea; go wild with creativity! Our speakers will not be paid, but they may be able to attend the conference for free, if ATLOSCon generates enough income. Mostly you will be paid in fun and fame!