Marcus Aurelius Anniversary Event

Note: This event is FREE to attend. A donation in any amount will also give you access to the recording after the event.

Organized jointly by Modern Stoicism and the Aurelius Foundation.

Attendance at this event is open to everyone.

Date: Sun 25th April, 12pm EST

Tickets: Payment by donation, amount of your choosing

Format: Zoom (video recordings available later to donating attendees)

Duration: Approx. 3 hours of talks (plus breaks)

All profits (surplus) from this event will be donated to the Modern Stoicism nonprofit organization, which promotes discussion of Stoic philosophy and carries out research on its potential benefits, and to the Aurelius Foundation.


  • Introduction, Christopher Gill, emeritus professor of Ancient Thought, Exeter University, editor of Marcus Aurelius: Meditations, Books 1-6 (OUP)
  • Core Ideas of Marcus’ Stoicism, John Sellars, author of Marcus Aurelius (Routledge).
  • The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Robin Waterfield, editor of Meditations: The Annotated Edition (Basic Books)
  • Marcus Aurelius, the Man, Donald Robertson, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius (St Martins)
  • Perspective: The Modern Relevance of Marcus Aurelius and the Meditations for Professional Women, Sukhraj Gill and Lori Huica discussion with Justin Stead, founder of the Aurelius Foundation

Poster: Stoicon-x Military

The new poster is out for Stoicon-x Military, showing something you’ve never seen before: Socrates in armour. Read my Medium article about Socrates’ military service, and the process we went through with a team of illustrators designing the poster for this event.

Tickets are available now via EventBrite for Stoicon-x Military, starting from only $1 –payment by donation. Book now and you’ll get free access to recordings of all presentations after the event, which takes place 15th May 2021.

Check out the event listing for our full program, which is packed with speakers, including keynote Prof. Nancy Sherman, author of Stoic Warriors and the forthcoming Stoic Wisdom. Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way and The Daily Stoic, will be interviewing former US national security advisor, H.R. McMaster. Come along and join us – get your tickets now!

Free Event: What is a Stoic response to the pandemic?

How should a practicing Stoic be responding to the pandemic? Please join us for a conversation where scholars and therapists compare notes. This is a Modern Stoicism discussion. Tickets available on EventBrite.

‘What is a Stoic response to the pandemic? – a discussion between Chris Gill, Tim LeBon and Eve Riches. Chris will suggest some possible Stoic responses and Tim and Eve will debate how effective those responses are, drawing on their own experiences as therapist and mentor during the pandemic. There will be a chance for participants to put their own questions to the group.

Chris Gill is a scholar of Stoicism and active in the Modern Stoicism movement.

Tim LeBon is part of the Modern Stoicism team, focusing on research and assessment. He is also a senior CBT psychotherapist in the NHS and a CBT therapist and Stoic Life Coach in private practice.

Eve Riches is a mentor and teacher who runs a practical Stoicism online group and research project with Modern Stoicism.

This event will be delivered via Zoom.

Tickets for Stoicon-x Military Virtual Conference – 15th May

Tickets are now available for the Stoicon-x Military virtual conference on 15th May. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Live sessions will be recorded, so everyone who registers now will receive access later to videos. See the EventBrite listing for more info on the event. (NB: Some speakers and details are still being confirmed.)

You can reserve your ticket now using the checkout below. Payment is by donation online, an amount of your own choosing. Surplus revenue goes back to the Modern Stoicism nonprofit. Thanks for your support!

Announcing Stoicon-x Military

We’re delighted to announce that following the success of the recent Stoicism for the Military conference, hosted by the US Army National Guard, the organizers will be running a new Stoicon-x Military virtual conference with the theme Courage, Honor, and Stoicism.

Attendance at this event is open to everyone. This includes active and retired military, other uniformed services, their families, and those interested in military history and current practices within a framework of applied Stoicism. Speakers come from different branches of the armed forces, in different countries, particularly the US and UK. You will also hear from academics and best-selling authors who’ve written on Stoicism and military leadership.

Date: Sat 15th May (Armed Forces Day in the US)
Tickets: Payment by donation, amount of your choosing (tickets available via EventBrite)
Format: Zoom Webinar (video recordings available later to attendees)
Duration: Approx. 5 hours of talks (plus 30 min break)

All profits (surplus) from this event will be donated to the Modern Stoicism nonprofit organization, which promotes discussion of Stoic philosophy and carries out research on its potential benefits.

See our EventBrite listing for up-to-date event details.

Last Chance: Stoicon 2020 Virtual Conference

Tomorrow, Saturday 17th Oct, is Stoicon 2020, the 8th international Modern Stoicism conference. We originally had a limit of 1,000 attendees but have managed to extend our capacity by creating an overflow feature. So we’re now anticipating over 1,500 attendees, making this the largest Stoicism conference ever.

Ticket price is by donation – you choose the amount. We have 24 speakers in total, including some well-known authors and academics. See the event listing for full program details. Our keynote this year is from William B. Irvine, author of A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy.

Don’t worry if you’re in a different time zone or can’t make the whole event for some other reason. All presentations will be recorded and available afterwards to registered attendees to watch at your leisure.

Book now to avoid missing out. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Do you want to speak at Stoicon?

Stoicon, the international Modern Stoicism conference, is now in its eighth year. This time, due to the pandemic, Stoicon will be a completely virtual conference, taking place online. Full details are available on the EventBrite listing.

If you are interested in speaking at the event, you may want to try your hand at doing one of our five-minute lightning talks. Peter Limberg of Toronto Stoics is this year’s host for the Lightning Talk session, during which twelve speakers will have the opportunity to talk for five minutes each.


You can talk about any subject, as long as it’s clearly relevant to Stoicism. You must, though, adhere to a strict five-minute time limit. Because of the rapid nature of these mini-talks you will be stopped when it’s time for the next speaker to take their turn. You must also have a suitable Internet connection and be able to use Zoom. You must also have a suitable microphone. We recommend using a headset microphone. Please note that there a limited number of spaces for lightning talk speakers and speakers will be chosen based on their proposal and other qualities, and the discretion of the organizer.


Contact Modern Stoicism for more information or to volunteer to take part and we’ll forward your request to Peter Limberg, the host for this part of the event.