Issue #23 – Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
NASHUA – Last summer, the Atlas Society relocated its annual convention, the Atlas Summit, from Washington D.C. to Bedford, NH. The event was so successful that not only will it remain in New Hampshire next year, it’s moving to one of the largest hotels in the state.
The 2015 Atlas Summit will take place June 18-21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua. The Atlas Society has put out a call for proposals; they are soliciting lectures, courses, workshops, artistic performances, exhibits and other program elements.
According to William Thomas, Director of Programs and Atlas Summit Conference Director, “Atlas Summit proposals will be selected on the basis of their intellectual merit, appeal to the expected audience, and fit with the overall program. We are particularly interested in speakers who can offer two or more talks or offer a mini-course covering two or more sessions.
You can view videos of past Atlas Summit presentations online. These showcase the variety and richness of the typical Atlas Summit program. The best Atlas Summit presentations end up reaching an audience of thousands or tens of thousands over the internet, and we are looking for proposals that will excite a broad audience about Objectivist ideas.”
Those interested should read the full call for proposals (Word format), which contains general information about the conference, descriptions of the categories of material to be presented, and guidelines for proposals. The deadline for submission is Dec. 15, 2014.
When asked why the Atlas Society moved its annual summer convention from the nation’s capital to New Hampshire, AS CEO Aaron Day replied
“New Hampshire is Galt’s Gulch, of course! Actually, The Atlas Society now has more employees in New Hampshire than Washington DC. We moved the event here in 2014 because the theme was “I am John Galt.” Certainly, New Hampshire is as close to Galt’s Gulch as I’ve been able to find. We are staying here next year because our attendees actually liked visiting New Hampshire during June and found that the cost of the event/hotel/etc. was significantly more attractive here than in other places like DC.