SnowCon — Front Range Objectivism’s mini-conference — is approaching fast! It begins in Breckenridge on Wednesday, March 9th, shifts to Denver on Friday, March 11th, and concludes on Sunday, March 13th. (The days in Breckenridge are very relaxed and totally optional.)

The deadline for registration is in two days — Thursday, March 3rd at noon. Don’t let this fantastic opportunity pass you by… register now!

Join us for engaging lectures on immigration, moral character, history, and firearms — for workshops on writing letters to the editor and running an Atlas Shrugged Reading Group — and for events such as a piano recital on Beethoven and a self-guided tour of the Denver Art Museum. Chat with old and new friends from Front Range Objectivism and across the country! And if you can, join us for three fantastic days of skiing, snowboarding, or showshoeing up in Breckenridge!

(Note to students: Thanks to contributions from generous FRO supporters, I can offer deeper student discounts than just the student rate. Please e-mail me — as soon as possible — if you’d like to attend but you can’t afford the regular student rate.)

If you’re not able to attend the whole of SnowCon, you are more than welcome to just attend Saturday night’s keynote FROST Supper Talk with Jenn Casey and Kelly Elmore on “Effective Communication: How Objectivists Can Use Positive Discipline Tools In Their Adult Relationships.”

In our talk, we will present a set of parenting principles called “Positive Discipline” that is compatible with teaching our children to use the Objectivist virtues while behaving virtuously ourselves. Positive Discipline techniques include respectful communication, problem-solving skills, and limit-setting that is both kind and firm. Positive Discipline techniques do not include reward systems, praise, punishments, behavior modification techniques, emotional manipulation, shaming, or logical consequences.

The focus of the talk will be on the communication and problem-solving tools used in Positive Discipline, tools that are essential not only to parenting but to all healthy relationships, at work, at home, with friends, with romantic partners, and on the phone with the customer service representative at your credit card company. The talk will be dynamic and interactive, and you will walk out with at least one new skill to try the next time you are in a difficult situation with your spouse, your coworker, or your child.

To just attend the FROST lecture, you must register for that by Thursday at noon also. If you attend the FROST lecture, and you’d like to attend another SnowCon event or two à la carte, just send me an e-mail.

Also, everyone is welcome to join us for Friday night’s Happy Hour at Landry’s in Denver. It’s free, but you’ll be responsible for your own food and drinks. Please RSVP via e-mail to me if you plan to attend.

SnowCon and FROST welcome all friendly people with a serious interest in or honest curiosity about Ayn Rand’s philosophy, regardless of their level of knowledge.

Questions? E-mail me!

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