The idea behind Stoicon-x is that, for people who can’t make it to the main Stoicon conference, 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. It is important to stress that these are independently-organized events. Sometimes, members of the Modern Stoicism team may be involved in putting on such events, but they do so independently.
For those who might be interested in planning and hosting a Stoicon-x event, we have developed a set of 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 activities.
We ask organizers of Stoicon-x events to sign a licence agreement before using the ‘Stoicon-x’ name.
Further information about organizing a Stoicon-x event in 2020, including reports from organizers on their experiences.
Stoicon-x events from 2019 are listed here.
The list below records Stoicon-x events held in 2017:
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 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.
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 are available here.
Stoicon-X London, Great Britain- October 21st, 10:00 AM -4:00 PM – 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.