We are now just one week away from this year’s international Stoicon conference, held online on Saturday, October 9! Tickets for the event are still available and can be purchased for the price of making a donation – and here’s the Eventbrite page where you can do so.
We are proud to present a great line-up of speakers which will cover a broad spectrum of topics of, and approaches to, modern Stoicism.
Two Stoicon 2021 Videos For You!
One of the co-organizers of the event, Andi Sciacca, carried out hours of interviews with Stoicon 2021 speakers, panelists, and organizers. We’re in the process of editing that footage into videos. We’ve already released a few of them, and you’ll see more of them coming out over the next week as we lead up to the main event.
Here is the first of these videos, a short introduction to most of the speakers, organizers, and panelists of this year’s conference.
Here is the second video, a good bit longer, since it asks all of these respondants a question that prompts a good bit more reflection and discussion on their parts. Some of the stories will likely surprise you!
STOICON 2021 Event Schedule
Here is the schedule for the event. All times are listed in Eastern Time (ET). We hope you can join us!
10am – Introduction: Welcome + Opening Remarks – Greg Sadler, Andi Sciacca, and Chris Gill
10.15am – The Equality of Moral Errors – Kai Whiting + Leonidas Konstantakos
10.45am – Panel A: Ask the Experts – Donald Robertson, Piotr Stankiewicz , Chris Gill , John Sellars, Sharon Lebell, Gabriele Galluzzo, and Greg Sadler (Moderator)
11.30 – The Joyful Practice of Stoic Death Contemplation – Kathryn Koromilas
12pm – Practical Applications of Stoicism Workshop – Tim LeBon
1pm – Stoics vs Skeptics: Is Knowledge Even Possible? – Massimo Pigliucci
1.30pm – Pre-Recorded Lightning Round Talks – Harald Kavli (Moderator)
2.30pm – How Do Stoics Care? – Brittany Polat
3pm – James Bond Stockdale and Epictetian Communitarian Action – Aldo Dinucci
3.30pm – Panel B: Practical Applications of Stoicism – Eve Riches, Greg Lopez, Walter Matweychuk, Kevin Vost, Karen “Duff” Lambros, Meredith Kunz, and Travis Hume (Moderator)
4.15pm – Keynote Address – Nancy Sherman
5pm – After-Party + Casual Conversation – TBD
STOIC WEEK and STOIC WEEK FOR STUDENTS
We are also getting close to Stoic Week, which runs from Monday, October 18th to Sunday, October 24th this year. You can still register and get more information by following this link. This year we will also organize a Stoic Week for Students which is a version of Stoic Week made especially for teens.
Thousands of people participate every year in Stoic Week, which involves living like a Stoic for a week and seeing what difference this makes in one’s life, moods, relationships, and attitudes. While this is something you do on your own each day of Stoic Week, you’re not really “on your own”. There are readings, guided meditations, practices, a handbook, and an online course. So stay tuned here in Stoicism Today for more updates about Stoic Week
Upcoming STOICON-X Events
There are also a number of Stoicon-Xs planned for October and November, so there are ample opportunities for engaging in a great season of Stoicism.
Stoicon-X Norway and Stoicon-X London are already past. A video of one presentation made at Stoicon-X Norway, “Stoic Stumbling Blocks”, can be watched here.
Stoicon-X in Paris, France – Saturday, October 16, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Stoa Gallica and Opium Philosophie will be hosting an in-person event. Full-day event with a number of talks, workshops, and panels. Venue is ESSEC Business School, 3 Av. Bernard Hirsch, 95000 Cergy, France. Ticket price 15€ Full / 10€ Students. Information and ticketing are available here.
Stoicon-X Saint Petersburg, Russia – Saturday, October 16, 8.00 PM – 10.00 PM – Event organized by Timofey Anufriev, consists of talks. Venue is Fahrenheit 451 bookstore, St. Petersburg, st. Mayakovskaya, 25. Admission is free. More information available here.
Stoicon-X New England, USA – Sunday, 17 October, times 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM – the New England Stoics are hosting an online/in-person hybrid event. In person tickets $15 before October 6th 20 after, online $10 before October 6th $15 after. Information and tickets available here.
Stoicon-X Moscow, Russia – Sunday, 22 October, 8 PM – 10 PM. Free in-person event. Venue is Bookstore ‘Falanster’, Tverskaya St, 17, Moscow. Information available here.
Stoicon-X Melbourne, Australia – Saturday, 30 October, 9.45 AM – 5 PM – The Melbourne Stoics and Deakin University will be holding an in-person event at the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture. Full day of talks and activities. Ticket prices range from $40-$80. Information and ticketing available here.
Stoicon-X Alberta, Canada – Saturday, 6 November, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Mountain Time) – The Alberta Stoics are hosting an online/in-person hybrid event. Ticket price is what you want to pay. Venue and specifics, as well as event page/site are still TBD at this point
Stoicon-X Hannover, Germany – Saturday, 6 November, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM (Central European Time) Hannover Stoics and the Humanist Association of Germany/Lower Saxony are hosting an online event with a talk and discussion led by Nicolas Dierks – Information and tickets available here.
Stoicon-X Los Angeles, USA – Saturday, 13 November 13, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Pacific Time) – The Los Angeles Stoics are hosting a free online/in-person hybrid event, consisting of talks. Venue is TBD at this time. Information is available here.
Stoicon-X Orlando, USA – Saturday, 13 November 13, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time) – Orlando Stoics are hosting a free online event with a set of talks and discussions about how “Stoicism teaches moderation in all aspects of life”. More information here.
Stoicon-X Aracaju, Brazil – Saturday, 20 November, 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Aldo Dinuci is organizing a free online event with a number of speakers addressing the question “How can Stoicism address realities in Brazil?” More information here and ticketing here.