At present, there are five confirmed Stoicon-X events coming up worldwide during or around Stoic Week (mid-October). Not only are they in different countries, but they are on different continents as well.
The idea behind Stoicon-X is that, for those people who can’t make it to the main Stoicon conference (this year, in Toronto – tickets are still available), there could be smaller regional conferences or events, featuring speakers and workshops for those who want to learn more about Stoicism and its contemporary applications. Like the main conference, these are a great place to meet and have conversations with fellow modern Stoics.
For those who might be interested in planning and hosting a Stoicon-X, we have developed a set of very useful and thorough guidelines – you can download them here. Stoicon-X events don’t have to be all that large – they can feature just a few talks, workshops, or other activites – the key is that they are well-organized for their participants.
Right now, there are three main upcoming Stoicon-X conferences that have been brought to our attention. If you are planning or hosting one, and don’t see it here, please contact Greg Sadler, and he will make sure that your Stoicon-X gets into our comprehensive listings of events for this year.
Stoicon-X Brisbane, Australia – October 7, 10:30 AM- 3:15 PM – This 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.
Stoicon-X-Bogotá, Colombia – October 9, 11, and 13, 7 AM (each day) – 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. More details will be forthcoming in the next post
Stoicon-X Toronto, Canada- October 15, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM – This will take place at Ryerson University, in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, which is located at 245 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario. Organized by Donald Robertson. Features a number of speakers, many of whom will be giving “lightening talks” about Stoicism. Tickets and full information available here.
Stoicon-X San Leandro, USA – October 21st, 2:00 – 4:30 PM – The Redwood Stoa will be hosting this 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 about tickets will be forthcoming
October 21st, 10:00 AM -4:00 PM – Stoicon-X London, Great Britain – This 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.