Stoicon

Stoicion is an annual public event that happens each year in conjunction with Stoic Week. Our first public events took place in London in 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2016 Stoicon moved to New York, 2017 was held in Toronto, and in 2018 Stoicon returned to London. In 2019 Stoicon was held in Athens (and was featured in The Times). You can find videos of many of these events on our YouTube channel

Stoicon 2020 took place online and was recorded. You can watch the Stoicon 2020 talks on our YouTube channel.  

Stoicon 2021 will also take place online. It is scheduled for Saturday 9 October 2021.

You can see highlights from some of our previous events here:

Previous Stoicon speakers have included:

  • Prof. Christopher Gill, author of The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman Thought, The Discourses of Epictetus, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius with Selected Correspondence
  • Dr. John Sellars, author of Stoicism, The Art of Living, and Lessons in Stoicism (US: The Pocket Stoic)
  • Emily Wilson, author of Seneca: A Life
  • Jules Evans, author of Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations
  • Tim LeBon, author of Wise Therapy
  • Prof. Massimo Pigliucci, author of How to be a Stoic
  • Donald Robertson, author of Stoicism and the Art of Happiness, and How to Think Like a Roman Emperor
  • Prof. Angie Hobbs, author of Plato and the Hero
  • Prof. William Irvine, author of The Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
  • Bettany Hughes, author of The Hemlock Cup
  • Vincent Deary, author of How We Are
  • Prof. Sherman Clark
  • Elen Buzare, author of Stoic Spiritual Exercises
  • Prof. Gabriele Galluzo, author of Aristotle’s Metaphysics Book Zeta: The Contemporary Debate
  • Prof. Julia Annas, author of Intelligent Virtue and The Morality of Happiness
  • Debbie Joffe Ellis, author (with Albert Ellis) of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
  • Prof Cinzia Arruzza, editor of Philosophy and Political Power in Antiquity
  • Greg Sadler, author of Reason Fulfilled by Revelation
  • Greg Lopez
  • Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way and (with Stephen Hanselman) The Daily Stoic