Great Lakes Objectivists

Welcome to GLO


Our purpose is to extend a beacon of reason to those in southeast Michigan who are enthusiastically interested in studying Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism and applying it to the success of their lives.


We hold monthly dinner meetings at our house in Redford (just west of Detroit), every 2nd Saturday.


Ayn Rand fans with a life-affirming perspective  |  Established 2008

Great Lakes Objectivists



Please join us for GLO-Con 2013 on October 11, 12, and 13!


You can find our event flyer here and full event schedule here - please use these to spread the word!

We are very excited to host Dr. Andrew Bernstein for GLO's first mini-conference. This will be a weekend you won't want to miss - filled with adventure, learning and fun with like-minded Ayn Rand fans.

Dr. Bernstein is the author of The Capitalist Manifesto (2005), Objectivism in One Lesson (2008), Capitalism Unbound (2010), Capitalist Solutions (2011) and of numerous essays. Dr. Bernstein lectures widely on Ayn Rand’s novels and Objectivism. He will have copies of his books on hand at his lectures for sale and to sign.


GLO-Con admission is donation-based, with a suggested amount of $40 per person. As hostess of GLO-Con, I thank you kindly for your interest and any amount you wish to contribute. We really appreciate your support!


Registration is open until the event date, and please contact me if you have any questions.


For general questions, please email


Good premises,

Amy Nasir


Dr. Andrew Bernstein



Schedule of Events


Friday, October 11


Dr. Bernstein will be speaking at Wayne State University, DeRoy Auditorium, on "The Morality of Capitalism," at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. This is free and open to the public - donations always welcome, of course. Special thanks to Alex Witoslawski at Students for Capitalism for helping arrange this!


Saturday, October 12


Dr. Bernstein will be giving a second lecture on "Heroes and Hero Worship," which was a main leccture event at the 2013 Ayn Rand Institute OCON. This will be part of a full-day series at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Room MC200.


Here is our full line-up of speakers, giving friendly and interactive talks. Event will last from 8am-6pm, with a break for lunch. You are welcome to attend all or part of this event!


• "Rational Responses to Making Mistakes" — Amy Nasir

• "Weekends & Holidays Part Two: The Contextual Nature of Values” — Robert Nasir

• “Perspectives on Gay Marriage” — Alexander Vande Berg

• “The Internal Combustion Engine” — Jeff Sczepanski

• “Ayn Rand in our High Schools: The Impact of Essay Contests” — John E. Hett

• “The Art of Dance” — Sarah Raven

• “The Art of Being Present” — Karen Minto

• “Michigan Politics” — Alex Witoslawski

• “The Aristotelian Foundations of Critical Thinking” — Dr. William Minto

• “Heroes and Hero Worship” — Dr. Andrew Bernstein


We will have dinner at a local restaurant after the conference. Please contact me ASAP to reserve your spot!


Sunday, October 13


Wrap up with an inspiring personal tour of Henry Ford's Greenfield Village outdoor museum in Dearborn. Take a ride in a Model-T, visit Thomas Edison's Menlo Park, have lunch at an 1850s stage coach tavern, and experience the everyday life of great industrialists and thinkers. Tickets are $24.

Hotel Info


Hyatt Place Detroit/Livonia

19300 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI ‎

(734) 953-9224


Current cost is $98 for a standard room. The Hyatt is within walking distance of Schoolcraft College, restaurants, department stores, and a movie theatre.


Please contact us if you are in need of transportation to Wayne State University or Greenfield Village. We will be happy to help!


Please donate today!

Suggested donation of $40 will help cover costs.

Thanks so much from all of us at GLO!

Register Here!

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