International Stoic Week – Call For Events!
International Stoic Week is an annual week-long set of events – coordinated by the Stoicism Today team, but involving many other people and organizations – aimed at encouraging public engagement with classical Stoic philosophy, by applying Stoic ideas and practices to the challenges of modern living.
This year – number five in its history – International Stoic Week is scheduled to run from Monday, October 17th to Sunday, October 23rd. Just before it begins, of course, the one-day intensive conference, STOICON – with a whole host of speakers, talks, and workshops – will occur on Saturday, October 15th. So, October is indeed a month for all things Stoicism-related!
This year, the team (and in particular Daniel Robertson) has created a beautiful new website specifically devoted to Stoic Week, but we’ll also be publicizing activities, events, and resources here in Stoicism Today.
As the many past participants (more and more every successive year) well know, one of the main activities centering Stoic Week each year is the online course. During Stoic Week, participants have the opportunity to live like a Stoic by following the seven-day Stoic Week Handbook. This resource contains reading, audio, video, and group discussions. It includes daily practical exercises, which combine elements of ancient Stoicism and modern cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
But International Stoic Week also involves on-the-ground face-to-face events. Last year, they occurred all over the world. Just to name a few major gatherings – several occured last year in New York and in London. It wasn’t just in major metropoles, though – Stoic week events, organized by those interested in discussing this classic philosophical approach, took place all over the place, from Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania to Milwaukee, Wisconsin – and many, many other locations worldwide.
This year, we’re asking those either interested in scheduling – or already planning – Stoic Week events to send listings of their coming events to us in advance so that we can publicize them here in Stoicism Today. We’ll do that both ahead of time and during Stoic Week itself. You can provide us with all the relevant information here, in this Typeform – and we’ll make sure that your event gets into our listings!
Members of the Stoicism Today project are also making themselves available to discuss Stoic philosophy, its modern applications, Stoic week itself, and other related topics of interest in interviews, podcasts, and other appearances. So, if you’re looking for one of the project members to come speak at your event, reach out to them sooner than later!
Lastly, you can follow both Stoic Week and Stoicism Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. You can donate an amount of your own choosing to help support Stoic Week, via our PayPal form.