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Foundations Study Guides

These guides provide grounding in the essential literature for an Objectivist looking into an academic field. Topics range from epistemology to Montessori education.

Interactive Webinars

The Atlas Society conducts live interactive webinars on Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. All courses are free of charge and include an opporunity for participants to interact with the presenter and the content.

Tyoes of interaction include live Q&A, opinion polling, and virtual breakout rooms. Where applicable, downloads will be provided to participants near the conclusion of  the webinar.  Click here for a schedule of upcoming webinars.

Interactive Study: Introduction to Ayn Rand's Ideas

Learn at your own pace. This is an introductory study guide to Ayn Rand's most essential essays. Reading them will give you a clear idea of what Objectivism is and what it stands for, in the inimitable words of its founder.

We have provided interactive study questions as well. Just click on the study questions icons to dive in. When you complete a set of questions, click on the "submit" button, and your answers and comments will be sent to our director of programs, William R Thomas, who will respond to you individually. 


The Atlas Summit

The Atlas Summit is an annual event that brings together the best minds of the open Objectivist movement for lectures, workshops, and shared inspiration. It is a week-long cultural feast, a marketplace of ideas, and a week of friendship and fellowship. It features courses, workshops, and performances that center of the Objectivist view of life. There are beginning and advanced courses on the philosophy founded by Ayn Rand. There are lectures on Rand's aesthetics and on Ayn Rand as an artist. There are explorations of the political, cultural, historical, and social implications of Objectivist ideas. And there are sessions on applying the insights of Objectivism as part of a happy, flourishing life.

The Atlas Society will hold the next Atlas Summit at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford, NH, and the prefered hotel for the conference is the Holiday Inn Express, Manchester, NH. 

 Plan to participate next year in this free flow of ideas and shared information among the most intelligent, productive, and congenial people you’ll meet anywhere. Learn what’s being done, what can be done, and what will be done to increase the powers of the human mind, expand human liberty, and enhance human well-being and wealth around the world. Email program director WIll Thomas for more information, at wthomas@atlassociety.org.


Seminar Scholarships

We offer special student rates to our conferences and workshops. In addition, scholarships are available to help promising full-time students who could not otherwise attend. Scholarships are be awarded on the basis of merit and need. Scholarship awards vary from partial scholarships to those covering all costs of the event. Students interested attending Center events for reduced or waived fees can also apply to work as conference assistants.Contact program director Will Thomas for more information : wthomas@atlassociety.org

Scholarships for Graduate Students 

The Atlas Society offers up to a maximum of $11,000 annually in living expenses and tuition and fees to support qualified graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in philosophy and closely related fields such as history, literature, political science, psychology and cognitive science.Funding for 2015-2016 is not guaranteed to be available, however. For highly qualified applicants, The Atlas Society will attempt to raise the funds necessary to support scholarships. Note that this process may take several months and is uncertain at best. For more information, please contact wthomas at AtlasSociety dot org, or call us at 202-296-7263 x 8. Click here to learn about past year's award procedure.