GULCH MEMBERS ONLY: Save 20% on Atlas Summit Registration

Posted by awebb 6 years, 6 months ago to The Gulch: Promotions
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The Atlas Society “Atlas Summit” is a great way to broaden your understanding of Objectivism and socialize, face-to-face, with like-minded individuals from across the globe.

This multi-day event just wouldn’t be the same without a Galt’s Gulch presence so the Atlas Society is offering an exclusive 20% discount on registration to all Gulch members.

Come out and celebrate Objectivism, Ayn Rand, and the Atlas Society’s 25th anniversary!

Where: Nashua, New Hampshire
When: June 18 - 22

Already a Gulch member? Go here to get your discount code:

Not yet a Gulch member? Sign up now:


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The Atlas Society was founded in 1990 by Dr. David Kelley under the name “Institute for Objectivist Studies.” David Kelley is a professional philosopher, teacher, speaker, bestselling author, and long time proponent of Objectivism. He served as a consultant on all three parts of the Atlas Shrugged Trilogy.

A member of Ayn Rand's circle, Kelley read her favorite poem, "If—", by Rudyard Kipling, at her funeral in 1982.

Find David here in Galt’s Gulch under the username DavidKelley (

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The Atlas Society has been promoting Open Objectivism for the past 25 years. Their website ( describes the concept of Open Objectivism as:

“Objectivism is not a religion with teachings defined by a sacred text like the Bible or Qur’an. Our loyalty is not to Rand’s words but to the truth of her fundamental insights. A commitment to truth and respect for independent thought must lead onward to new questions, new answers. Our scholars have produced insights in Objectivist philosophy, from the virtue of benevolence to the nature of knowledge, and more needs to be done.”

The annual “Atlas Summit” is just one of the many ways the Atlas Society works to engage the public with the ideas of Ayn Rand.

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The “Atlas Summit” is a multi-day event that occurs each year. Your days at the “Atlas Summit” will be packed with lectures, courses, and workshops lead by Objectivist thought leaders including the following Galt’s Gulch Online “Fellows”:

Name: Dale Halling
Gulch Username: dbhalling
Courses: The Source of Economic Growth, Romanticist Writers Panel
Gulch Profile:

Name: Marsha Enright
Gulch Username: marshafamilaroenright
Courses: Great Connections Seminar: “Concept Formation”, Great Connections Seminar on “The Psycho-Epistemology of Art”, and Romanticist Writers Panel
Gulch Profile:

Name: Walter Donway
Gulch Username: WDonway
Courses: Romanticist Writers Panel, Ayn Rand Resuscitates Dying Romanticism
Gulch Profile:

Name: Vinay Kolhatkar
Gulch Username: Vinay
Courses: Are We in a Golden Age Television? Is it Romanticism?, Romanticist Writers Panel, Workshop in Story Plotting
Gulch Profile:

Your evenings will include VIP events like the Atlas Shrugged “Crony Awards” and get-together events providing the opportunity to socialize with Objectivists from all over the world and engage in thoughtful debates.

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If you have any questions, William Thomas, Director of Programs at The Atlas Society and a featured speaker at the upcoming “Atlas Summit”, will be monitoring this post.

Will's Galt’s Gulch username is: WilliamRThomas (

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  • Posted by WilliamRThomas 6 years, 6 months ago
    Please do consider the Atlas Summit.

    We run an open-mind conference where anyone interested in Ayn Rand's work and ideas is welcome. Our only rule is civility and our only basic standard is rationality.

    I'm happy to answer any question here in the Gulch.

    (I'm the conference director.)
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    • Posted by khalling 6 years, 6 months ago
      I had an idea about seeing if I could get Gulch support for a scholarship or two. What is the cost for bringing a student to the conference?
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      • Posted by WilliamRThomas 6 years, 6 months ago
        Student scholarship information is at

        Basically, students can register online for free but then they must:

        1) Download and complete an application form (see the link above).

        2) Score 19 or better on our Basic Understanding of Objectivism Quiz (see the link above again.)

        We promise an answer in a week once we get the applications. Applications before May 11 have the best chance of success.
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        • Posted by khalling 6 years, 6 months ago
          Thanks for the information. My question pertains to the actual costs. We have talked about this before and got an enthusiastic response for the Gulch supporting one or more scholarships.[edited for grammar]
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  • Posted by $ Technocracy 6 years, 6 months ago
    For those unfamiliar with New England here is what to expect for weather...

    Atlas Summit is late June.

    About the best time of year to do it.

    June is the month where New England puts on its happy face and tries to make you forget the winters past, and convince you that the upcoming ones will be mild.

    Trees will have leafed out, flowers in bloom. Temps in the mid 70s to low 80s normally, could go a little warmer depending on weather fronts. Sunny or partly cloudy most days. Cooling at night down to the 60s.

    In other words, one of the most physically comfortable times of the year to gather outdoors. At the Atlas Summit welcoming cookout for instance.
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  • Posted by $ Technocracy 6 years, 4 months ago
    Predicted weather as of now (I live a few miles away)

    Thur - Cloudy, high-77, low-61
    Fri - Partly sunny, high-82, low-54
    Sat - Partly sunny/T-showers, high-79, low-57
    Sun - Partly Sunny/T-showers, high-82, low 66

    Subject to change of course, it is New England after all.

    See you there.
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  • Posted by wdg3rd 6 years, 6 months ago
    Love to attend, but budgetary constraints. I'll have to just drive past on my way to the Porcupine Freedom Festival up in Lancaster.
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    • Posted by WilliamRThomas 6 years, 6 months ago
      @wdg3rd: You could catch at least part of the Atlas Summit if if you are just swinging by. We have daily rates to which the discount code applies.
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      • Posted by wdg3rd 6 years, 6 months ago
        My only stop in Nashua will probably be to stock up on supplies at Costco and Trader Joe's. After brief stops to visit family in Manchester and the Lakes Region, I'll be cooking and selling chili all week up at Rogers Campground. Again, budget constraints unless this house sells much sooner than I expect.
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