Stoicon 2017: Modern Stoicism Conference by Modern Stoicism in Toronto on October 14 is an event that may be of interest. The main conference is followed the next day by Stoicon-x “for local Stoic groups to put on their own mini-conferences in their own areas.”
Stoicon is an annual international conference on applying Stoic philosophy to modern life, organized by Modern Stoicism. It’s now in its fourth year and we anticipate having 350-400 attendees in Toronto. Stoicon 2017 is scheduled for Saturday 14th October, and will take place in Toronto, Canada. NB: Ticket prices are therefore listed in Canadian dollars. If you’re interested in Stoic philosophy, whatever your background or occupation, this conference is meant for you. Our aim is to make Stoic philosophy accessible to everyone by highlighting its practical relevance to the everyday challenges people face in different aspects of modern life. You may also be interested in attending our Stoicon-x Toronto 2017 event the following day, on Sunday 15th October.
We open this year with a brief introduction to Stoic philosophy followed by a series of talks by some of the leading authors in the field. In the afternoon, you will be able to choose between different parallel sessions, including an introductory workshop for newcomers to applied Stoicism. The day concludes with the keynote presentation on Stoicism and Emotion by one of the leading experts in this area, Margaret Graver, Professor of Classical Studies at Dartmouth College. This year’s theme is Stoicism at Work. Discounted tickets are available for students in full-time education and seniors.