2018 GLOCON Retreat

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Port Sanilac

Port Sanilac, MI 48469

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UPDATE! Here is our schedule with speakers, activities, included meals, etc. This is going to be a fantastic blend of inspiring presentations, outdoor activities, and touring. We still have room at the GLOCON Hotel, so feel free to invite friends. Can't wait! :-)

2-11 p.m.

2 - Arrive at the GLOCON Resort

3 - Explore the resort

4:30 - Official house tour
Decide on sleeping rooms

5:30 - Dinner at Uri’s Landing in Port Sanilac (open until 8pm)

7 - Free time: Bonfire, hot tub, movie, karaoke, arts & crafts, concurring activities


8 - Breakfast (included)

9 - Mark Coldren: Ayn Rand and the New Optimists

10 - Andrew Dalton: An Introduction to Practical Rationality

11 - Free time: Arts and crafts, yoga, exercise, etc.

12 - Lunch (included)

1 - Travel to Port Sanilac
Kayaks, etc.
Farmer's Market
Live Music

4 - Travel back

4:30 - Andrew Bernstein: How to Be an Impassioned Valuer Part 1
Ayn Rand has shown us that personally-cherished values—whether involving education, career, romantic love, family, friendship, and/or others—values are the meaning of life. Are there techniques to enhance one’s capacity to value, and consequently bring into one’s life increased passion, meaning, purpose? How does one go about forming values? What is a method for prioritizing them? Are there tips that might improve one’s ability to pursue values? Taking an integrated approach that examines valuing at all levels of human life—observation, thought, appraisal, emotion, and action—this talk answers these questions.

6 - Dinner (included)

7 - Andrew Bernstein: How to Be an Impassioned Valuer Part 2

9 - Free time: Bonfire, hot tub, movie, karaoke, arts & crafts, concurring activities


8 - Breakfast (included)

8:30 - Travel to Port Huron

9:30 - Thomas Edison Depot ($7 cash)

10:30 - Fort Gratiot Lighthouse ($7 cash)

11:30 - Lunch (included)

12:45 - Huron Lady Cruise and views of Blue Water Bridge, 1-2:30 ($23 admission online)
Purchase tickets soon:

3 - Travel back to GLOCON Resort

4:30 - Lauren Meyer: Time Management - Fighting the 'I'm soooooo busy' Phenomenon

5:30 - Dinner (included)

6:30 - Luc Travers: The Power of Personally Connecting to Art

7:30 - Ayn Rand-Inspired Cocktails and Free Time

Su. SEPTEMBER 2 - Happy Atlas Shrugged Day!

9 - Breakfast (included)

10 - Sean Albert: The Not-So-Gilded Age

11 - Jason Stotts: Sexual Attraction as a Moral Phenomenon

12 - Lunch (included)

1 - Peter Gadzinski: Objectivism and Entrepreneurship - My Journey and Lessons Learned

2 - Free Time

5:30 - Dinner (included)

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

8 - Breakfast (included)

9 - Free time

12 - Lunch (included)

1 - Wrap up and leave by 2

Join us for a relaxing getaway over Labor Day weekend in peaceful Port Sanilac, two hours north of Detroit. Spend four days of rational, benevolent merry-making, philosophical comradery and enlightening presentations — all under one roof at a large and comfortable vacation house.

Check in no earlier than 2 p.m., August 30, and check out by 2 p.m., September 3. Vacation house location info will be sent to you after Eventbrite confirmation.

The fee for attending GLOCON is $275, which includes 4 days and nights at the vacation house, or 50% cost at $138 if you are staying offsite at a hotel or camp.

Most activities are in one place, so there’s time to relax in the hot tub, go for a swim or kayak in the large and clean private lake, bike ride, hike, sit near the bonfire drinking an Ayn Rand-themed cocktail, and more — all on the property.

We plan to prepare/provide most meals and snacks, cost of which is already included in the admission. Let us know in advance of any special dietary needs or allergies, and we’ll work to accommodate as many as possible.

Admission also covers expenses for our featured speakers, Dr. Andrew Bernstein and Luc Travers.

Note to general speakers: due to the need to cover house rental and food, etc., we are unable to provide discounts for general speakers (as we have in the past).

Please let us know if finances are a concern. As always, we can work with anyone who might need assistance.

We'll have a day trip to Port Huron to tour the Thomas Edison Depot, Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, and boat cruise under the Blue Water Bridge. Plus, beach, marina and restaurants are an easy five-minute drive to Port Sanilac and Lake Huron. Total cost for outings not included in admission will be approximately $50.

Transportation can be provided by local GLO members. Space is limited, and events are subject to change.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Looking forward to seeing you!

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