This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the publication of Ayn Rand’s breakout classic The Fountainhead. Join some of the leading experts on Rand’s ideas for an afternoon of discussion of the novel, its philosophy, and its enduring appeal.
Talks and Panels (12:30pm to 5:30pm):
- “Howard Roark and the Ideal of the Builder” by Gena Gorlin
- “Three Big Ideas from Howard Roark” Greg Salmieri.
- “Dominique, Wynand, and Roark: Three Takes on Independence” by Ben Bayer
- “Ellsworth Toohey: His Motive and Methods” by Jason Rheins
- Panel: “Love and Friendship in The Fountainhead,” (Greg Salmieri, Gena Gorlin, and Tara Smith)
- Panel: “Independence and Egoism” (Ben Bayer, Tara Smith, and Gena Gorlin)
- Panel: “The Radicalism of the Fountainhead” (Greg Salmieri, Ben Bayer, and Jason Rheins)