Inspired by the Atlanta Objectivist Society’s July MiniCon, Colorado’s Front Range Objectivism will be hosting its own MiniCon — aptly named “SnowCon” — from Wednesday, March 9th to Sunday, March 13th, 2010. Come join us for some winter play in the mountains, then a weekend of stimulating lectures and other events in Denver!

The Tentative Schedule

The following SnowCon schedule is currently very tentative. If you fill out the interest form below, you will be alerted as plans are made firm. Also, the weekdays in the mountains are completely optional, meaning that you can choose to attend only the weekend events in Denver, if that suits your schedule and interests better.

Wednesday, March 9th to Friday, March 11th: Fun in the Mountains

We will be snowshoeing and skiing in the Colorado Rockies, from Breckenridge, on these weekdays. Join Paul and me — on your own schedule, at your own pace — for any or all of these three days. We’ll meet for dinner and discussion every evening. These days in the mountains will likely be less structured than the weekend days. (See the bottom of this post for a few pictures from our most recent trip to Breckenridge.)

Saturday, March 12th and Sunday, March 13th: Fun in the City

On Saturday, we’ll have a full day of informal lectures, presentations, and other delights. We’ll cap off the day with our keynote event — a FROST Supper Talk with Jenn Casey and Kelly Elmore of Cultivating the Virtues.

On Sunday, we’ll enjoy a delicious brunch and other events in the morning and early afternoon before people head to the airport.

Costs and Other Details

FRO will keep the costs for the SnowCon itself as low as possible. Given the cost of the FROST Supper Talk ($60) and other fees, SnowCon will likely cost around $150. We will offer some à la carte pricing options too.

SnowCon attendees will be responsible for their own lodging, transportation, meals, and other expenses during SnowCon, unless otherwise indicated. FRO will help attendees find accommodations within their budget, including sharing rides and rooms.

SnowCon welcomes all friendly people with a serious interest in or honest curiosity about Ayn Rand’s philosophy, regardless of their level of knowledge. We recommend people read Atlas Shrugged at least once before attending, however. Also, supervised children and teenagers will be welcome at most SnowCon events. Every person at SnowCon is expected to be respectful and considerate of others.

If you have questions or requests, please contact me at diana@dianahsieh.com.

FRO SnowCon Interest Form

Please help us gauge interest in Front Range Objectivism’s March 2010 SnowCon by filling out this form if you think you might attend. You are not obliged to attend by doing so, but you will be subscribed to FRO’s “SnowCon” e-mail list to be kept informed about SnowCon plans. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)

Pictures from Breckenridge

Here are a few pictures from our recent skiing and snowshoeing trip to Breckenridge.


A wonderfully peaceful section of the Sawmill trail in Breckenridge.


The view while snowshoeing outside of Frisco.


Paul Hsieh taking a break from snowshoeing.

   
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