The early registration deadline for OCON 2008 is fast approaching: it’s March 31st. So if you plan to attend or if you’re thinking of attending, you’ll wish to register sooner rather than later to receive the price discounts.
If you want recommendations on particular optional courses, I’d be happy to provide those. Just e-mail me. I’m taking fewer than usual this year, as I expect to be working on my dissertation during OCON. I’ve signed up for:
- a topic near and dear to my heart.
- Two, Three, Four and All That: The Sequel by Pat Corvini (Session 1). Pat’s course was my absolute favorite last year, so I’m looking forward to the sequel.
- Freedom of Speech in American History by Eric Daniels (Session 2). Eric is a phenomenal lecturer with a philosophically-rich, encyclopedic knowledge of history. He could give a course on the history of radish farming in the United States — and he’d make it worth hearing. So this course of the history of free speech is not-to-be-missed.
Depending on my work schedule, I’m also hoping to be able to attend John Lewis’ course Rome’s Punic Wars: Three Victories and Their Lessons in Session 2, but I won’t commit to that until OCON itself. (Paul is taking it.) John’s courses are always excellent, so I’ll definitely buy the course if I’m unable to attend.
As for the general courses, I’m especially looking forward to:
- Cultural Movements: Creating Change by Yaron Brook and Onkar Ghate
- Ancient Greece and the Birth of Philosophy by Robert Mayhew
- The Menace of Pragmatism by Tara Smith
As usual, Paul and I will be attending the opening banquet, but not the closing banquet or the Fourth of July picnic.