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The Oslo Objectivist Conference 2018 will take place the weekend of April 7 and 8.

Our excellent speakers will give lectures on a wide range of topics, from problems in economics, via great literature and the arbitrary to the welfare state.

The conference requires registration, and one can sign up either for one of the days or for both.

For those of age 27 or younger, we provide a substantial discount on the registration fee, or a scholarship of NOK 2000 with free admission. Those interested in applying for a scholarship should send a brief CV and a statement of why you deserve to be given the scholarship (in English or Norwegian). Recipients may be asked to fulfill a few tasks during the conference.

There will be a dinner for the participants on Saturday evening. See below for more information.

The conference is organized by Foreningen for Studium av Objektivismen (The Association for the Study of Objectivism).

Register here!


Saturday April 7
1000–1015 Coffee
1015–1145 “Atlas Shrugged as the Culmination of the Romantic Novel” Andrew Bernstein
1145–1300 Lunch on your own
1300–1445 “Free Banking and the Gold Standard versus Central Banking, Fiat Money & Bitcoin” Richard M. Salsman
1500–1600 “What about Sweden?” p. 1 Carl Svanberg
1615–1745 “The Arbitrary” Petter Sandstad
1830 Dinner
Sunday April 8
1000–1030 Coffee
1030–1200 “Timeless Themes in great Literature” Andrew Bernstein
1200–1330 Lunch on your own
1330–1515 “The Superiority of Saysian Economics” Richard M. Salsman
1530–1730 “What about Sweden?” p. 2 Carl Svanberg

Venue and travel information

The conference venue is Håndverkeren Kurs- og Konferansesenter, located in the center of Oslo in Rosenkrantz-gate 7. The entrance is in Kristian IV gate on the directly opposite side of the street from Hotel Bristol.

Oslo is easily reached by airplane to Oslo Airport Gardermoen. From Oslo Airport, take the Airport Express train (Flytoget) to Nationaltheatret, about 20 minutes of travel.

Registration fee

The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures, and coffee and snacks throughout the day. The registration fee does not include the conference dinner or any lunches. To register please complete our registration form. The registration fee is payable to our bank account (preferred) or our PayPal account as shown on the registration page. Upon receipt of payment your registration will be confirmed. Please note that we are not able to refund any registration fee.

Conference Sessions Members of FSO (NOK) Young, age 27 or younger (NOK) General public (NOK)
Both days kr 750 kr 200 kr 800
One day kr 400 kr 100 kr 450

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will take place at Theatercaféen on Saturday at 1830. The dinner is paid by each attendee directly to the restaurant at the end of the dinner. If you would like to attend the dinner, please let us know when registering for the conference, or per email. We need to get your menu-selection in advance. The menu is available here. Please select menu A or B and let us know by April 3.