The Season of Stoicism – Upcoming STOICON-X Events

This year’s STOICON conference – the world’s largest gathering of people interested in Stoic philosophy and practice – will be held online, Saturday October 9. You can see the lineup of talks, panels, and workshops, and get your ticket, right here.  The ticket price is a donation of your choice, and all of those donations go straight to to supporting the work of the Modern Stoicism organization.

STOIC WEEK is also coming up later on in October, running from Monday, October 18 to Sunday, October 24You can find out more about it, and register for the free online one-week course, right here. But that’s not all to the upcoming “Season of Stoicism”.

As many of you know from previous years, there’s also a host of STOICON-X events before and after the main STOICON.  We picked that name “Stoicon-X”, by analogy to the larger TED and smaller, local TED-X conferences. Stoicon-X offers local Stoic communities a chance to put together and put on their own events, whether in-person or online, throughout the “season of Stoicism” before and after Stoicon and Stoic Week.

In previous years Stoicon-X events have been planned and held all over the world. They have included events in Alberta, Bogota, Brazil, Brisbane, Ghent, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milwaukee, Moscow, New England, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, San Leandro, and Toronto. There have also been topically focused Stoicon-X events as well, such as the Stoicon-X Military and Stoicon-X Women: Paths To Flourishing events held earlier this year.

Just to be clear, Stoicon-X events are not run by us at Modern Stoicism; they are run by you, the Stoic community. We don’t control them and so cannot take any liability for them, although we are happy to publicize events here on our website and via our social media channels. There are a number of Stoicon-X events planned, some of which are online and some of which are in-person.  This year, these events will be taking place on four continents!  You will, of course, want to make sure to check your time-zone differences for the online Stoicon-Xs.

The Stoicon-X Events Coming Up

Stoicon-X Norway – Thursday, 16 September, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Central European Time) – Stavanger Stoics are hosting a free online event featuring talks and discussions by Kai Whiting and Greg Sadler.  Information available here.

Stoicon-X in London, UK – Saturday, 25 September, 9.30 AM – 5.30 PM  – The Aurelius Foundation and Modern Stoicism will be hosting an in-person event, “The Stoic Journey”. Venue is 105 Piccadilly, London. Includes a full day of talks, panels, and lunch. Ticket price: £25.  Information and ticketing are available here.

Stoicon-X Moscow, Russia – Sunday, 10 October, 8 PM – 10 PM.  Free in-person event. Venue is Bookstore ‘Falanster’, Tverskaya St, 17, Moscow.  Event details, including speakers are TBD at this time.

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 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.  

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