Updates About The Season of Stoicism

We’re about midway through what we can call the “Season of Stoicism”. Covid-19 has forced nearly all of us into the online space this year – a good opportunity to practice the Stoic virtues of prudence, justice, courage, and temperance in practical action and planning – so almost all of the events scheduled this Fall are virtual.

The main Stoicon took place last Saturday, with the largest turnout ever. Moving from holding Stoicon in a physical location, where we could perhaps pack in as many as 400 people, to holding it virtually instead, allowed us to include over 1500 participants! Videos from the main Stoicon will be made available over the coming weeks, and you’ll be able to find them here.

We’re also nearing the end of Stoic Week itself. Today is day 6, and the course will be ending tomorrow. It’s still possible to enroll in the course and access the resources. If you’d like to so, you can do so here.

Several local Stoicon-X events have taken place, including Stoicon-X Alberta and Stoicon-X New England. Stoicon-X Midwest is taking just a little bit later on today, and Stoicon-X Brazil occurs tomorrow. All told, there are still seven Stoicon-X events you can participate in. Here’s information for each of those

Stoicon-X Midwest

Saturday, October 24, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Central Time. Organizer: Greg Sadler. Virtual event.

Speakers include Kai Whiting, Meredith Kunz, StoicDan, Matt Van Natta, Andi Sciacca, Greg Lopez, Kevin Smith, Gabriel Blott, Fred Arzola, and Piotr Stankiewicz. Conference includes talks, panel discussions, and lighting-round talks. Event is free. More information available at the Eventbrite page.

Stoicon-X Brazil

Sunday, October 25, 9:00 AM -7:00 PM Brasilia Time. Organizer: Claudia Torres. Virtual Event.

Speakers include Kelvio Santos, Dan Hayes, Greg Sadler, Mateus Carvlho, Joao Leite Ribeiro, Donald Robertson, Greg Lopez, Breno de Malgalhaes Bastos, Danilo Costa Leite, Alexandre Pires, Donato Ferrara, Kai Whiting, Rafael Rodriges Peraira, Eduardo Boechat, Aldo Dinucci. Event is free. More information available at the Eventbrite page.

Stoicon-X Moscow

Saturday, October 31, 8:00 PM Moscow Time, held at the bookstore Falanster. Organizer:  Stanislav Naranovich. This is an in-person event.

Speakers include: Olga Alieva, Kirill Martynov, Viktor Zatsepin, and Stanislav Naranovich Conference includes talks and a presentation of the Russian translation of A Guide to the Good Life. More information available at the Facebook event page.

Stoicon-X Stoic Salon

Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 4:00 – 8:00 PM Glasgow/London Time. Organizer: Kathryn Koromilas. Virtual event.

Speakers include: Donald Robertson, John Sellars, Andi Sciacca, and David Fideler. The event includes talks, panel discussions journaling exercises, and an invitation to participate in a 28-day journaling/writing challenge. More information available at the Stoic Salon page.

Stoicon-X Australia

Friday, November 6, 6:00-8:00 PM – Saturday, November 7, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM – Sunday, November 8 10:00 AM-1:30 PM , Australian Time (precise details about time-zone coming soon). Organizer: Sharline Mohan. Virtual Event.

This event spans an entire weekend, and includes talks, panel discussions, breakout chats, and workshops. Speakers include Ashley McCole, Matteo Stettler, David Moss, Shannon Murray, Simon Drew, Sharline Mohan, Sarah Lawrence, and Judith Stove. More information available at the Brisbane Stoics Meetup event page.

Stoicon-X Los Angeles

Saturday, November 14, 10 AM – 2 PM. Organizer: Justin Kitchen. Virtual event.

Speakers include Greg Lopez, Matt Gomez, Kiko Suura, Juan Torres, Quinnie Lin, Lillian Doyle, Corey Moore, Justin Kitchen. More information available at the event page.

Stoicon-X Orlando

Saturday, November 21, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Time. Organized by StoicDan. Virtual event.

Speakers include Donald Robertson, Brittany Polat, Tim Iverson, and StoicDan (Florida). The conference includes talks, a walk-through of the Painted Porch, and a drawing for free Stoic books at the end of the event. More information available at the Meetup page for the event.

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