Stoic Week 2017 Events

During and around Stoic Week, there are a number of events worldwide affording opportunities for interested participants to learn more about Stoicism and its applications.  Check the listing below to see if there are any events near you – they are taking place this year on 4 continents!

This is a list that is still in process of being fully built out, as more announcements come in about local events.  If you are hosting an event, and you do not see yourself on the list, please contact Greg Sadler to get your event included in the listing.

Saturday, October 7, 10:30 AM- Brisbane, Australia –  This Stoicon-X event will take place at the Mitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Parade, Mitchelton QLD 4053, Australia.  Featuring Donald Robertson and Michael Connell.  Organized by Alex Magee.  Admission is free for this event. Tickets and full information available here.

Monday October 9, 6:30 PM – Guatemala City, Guatemala – The Stoa Quauhtlemallan will be holding its inaugural meeting at Sophos Fontabella bookstore, providing a general introduction to Stoicism for beginners.  Details available on their Facebook page.

Monday – Friday October 9, 11, and 13, 7 AM (each day) – Bogotá, Colombia – There will be three talks in the Trabajando estoicismo/Estoicismo trabajando series at the Universidad de los Andes, room 205, the first providing an Introduction to Stoicism, the second discussing Other People, and the third focused on Self-Knowledge.  Organized by Dr. Andrea Lozano Vasquez. Admission is free for this event.

Thursday October 12, 5:00 PM – Portland, USA – The Socratic Society of Portland State University will have a panel, “A Stoic Guide to Modern Life” featuring Brad Berman and Tim Nidever.  Details available here.

Sunday October 15, 9:30 AM – Toronto, Canada –   This Stoicon-X event will take place at Room # TRS1-109 (7th floor), Ted Rogers School of Management, 55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario. Organized by Donald Robertson. Features a number of speakers, many of whom will be giving “lightning talks” about Stoicism.  Tickets and full information available here.

Monday-Friday October 16-20 (four days), 5:00 PM – Poughkeepsie, USA – Marist College will kick off Stoic Week with a talk by Brendon Boldt, followed on subsequent days by a Stoic Walk with Mr. Boldt and Prof. James Snyder, a Stoic Meditation session, and a Wrap-Up session with Mr. Boldt and Prof. Snyder,   Contact Brendon Boldt for more information.

Monday October 16, 6:00 PM – New York City, USA – The Stoic School of Life will be hosting a discussion at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, “On Moral Luck”. Full details available here.

Monday-Friday October 16-20 (each day), 6:00 AM – Slippery Rock, USA – Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania will be hosting its third annual “Live Like a Stoic for a Week” morning activities  This event is open to the public. Contact Dr. Andrew M. Winters for more information.

Monday October 16, 7:00 PM – Toronto, Canada – The Stoic Circle will be meeting for their inaugural session as a guild of Stoic practitioners.  They will also be kicking off Stoic Week together.  Full details available here.

Tuesday October 17, 7:30 PM – Chicago, USA – The New Acropolis will be hosting a talk by Greg Sadler, “Applying Stoic Philosophy In Your Workplace: 5 Useful Practices.” Full details available here.

Tuesday October 17, 5:00 and 7:00 PM- Differdange, Luxembourg – Miami University Dolibois European Center is hosting two events on the same evening. Brian Domino will lead a discussion about Stoicism and school work, and Stoicism and Work in general. Full details available here.

Wednesday October 18, Time TBD – Edinburg, Scotland – The Scotland Stoics will be hosting a meeting, precise details TBD at this time

Wednesday October 18, 7:30 PM – Chicago, USA – New Acropolis Chicago will be hosting a second talk, by Gil Sommer, “Can We Trust Our Feelings?”  Full details available here.

Thursday October 19, 6:00 PM – Milwaukee, USA – The MKE Stoic Fellowship will be hosting a Stoic Week event.  It will be a facilitated discussion, led by Greg Sadler, Andi Sciacca, and Shaun Miller.  Full details available here.

Friday October 20, 6:30 PM -Altamonte Springs, USA – The Orlando Stoics will be hosting a special meeting to celebrate Stoic Week, meeting at the Altamonte Drive Panera Bread.  They will be discussing excerpts from contemporary Stoic literature.  Full details available here.

Saturday October 21st, 2:00- San Leandro, USA –  The Redwood Stoa will be hosting a Stoicon-X event at the Hayward Weekes Branch Library, Hayward, California in the John and Alice Pappas Room.  Organized by James Kostecka. Admission is free for this event, and details are available here.

Saturday October 21st, 10:00 AM – London, Great Britain –  This Stoicon-X event will take place at the Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London.  Features talks by a number of speakers, including founding members of Modern Stoicism. Organized by Dr. John Sellars  Tickets and full information available here.

Sunday October 22, 5:00 PM – New York, USA – The New York City Stoics will be hosting a Stoic Week Wrapup at the Onassis Cultural Center.  Full details available here.

Sunday October 22, 3 PM – London, Great Britain – The London Stoics will be meeting at Royal Festival Hall to discuss Book 2 of Epictetus’ Discourses and to follow up about the London Stoicon-X.  Full details available here.

A number of organizations, groups or meetups, and academic institutions also observe Stoic Week by affording their members a chance to work through the course together, compare insights and experiences, and support each other through the week.

At present, the following have confirmed that they will be hosting local sessions or meetings during Stoic Week.  If your institution, organization, or group would like to be added to the list, please contact us.

  • Slippery Rock University
  • Portland State University
  • Marist College
  • Miami University
  • New York City Stoics
  • Minnesota Stoics
  • MKE Stoic Fellowship
  • Orlando Stoics
  • Scotland Stoics
  • London Stoics
  • Brisbane Stoics
  • Redwood Stoa
  • The Stoic Circle
  • The Startup Stoa
  • The Brain and Spinal Injury Centre
  • New Acropolis Chicago