Great Lakes Objectivists

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

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.




Please join us for GLOCon 2014

Friday–Monday, September 19–22


Reserve your tickets for the conference below. We have two full days of fun and informative presentations, a tour and a cruise, and social gatherings in between. GLO is as friendly as it sounds! If you're interested in reason, individual rights and capitalism, please drop us a line.


The agenda for GLOCon 2014 is finalized!


For those coming in from out of town, if you like, our GLO Peeps have nice, comfortable rooms at their homes.
Don't be shy - we're not! Please contact us if you are interested in going on the cheap!


Otherwise, here are a few hotel options:

• 2.6 Miles — Comfort Inn Plymouth

• 4.6 Miles — Courtyard Livonia

• 4.6 Miles — Detroit Marriott Livonia


We can easily coordinate rides for those flying in as well! We've mapped an overview of locations in Plymouth.





Friday, September 19

• 6:30pm-11pm — Detroit Bus Company Tour, Scofflaws and Speakeasies: Detroit Prohibition Tour.
  A few tickets are left — hurry, they go fast. UPDATE: Sorry, but these are now SOLD OUT.


Saturday, September 20

GLOCon at Plymouth Library

Walldorf/Dunning rooms (divider will be down).

10am  The Great Airship Race of 1925: Capitalism vs State Enterprise — Karen Minto

11am  Man the Hero: In New York History — Robert Begley

12-12:30pm  Lunch

12:30-1:30pm  What is the Point of Arguing? — Rick Minto

1:30-2:30pm  Practical Self-Defense for Everyone — Karen Minto

2:30-4:30pm  The Characters of The Fountainhead and Q&A — Dr. Andrew Bernstein

5pm  Travel to Detroit!

6:30-9:30pm  Boarding for the Detroit Princess Cruise & Dinner — Tickets and Directions.

  IMPORTANT: Be sure to specify that you are with the "GLO" party when you purchase your ticket online.
  They will seat us together. Also, be sure to bring cash if you'd like drinks — they don't accept plastic.

10pm-???  Hangout at Robert & Amy's in Redford


Sunday, September 21

GLOCon-tinued at John's in Plymouth

11am  Marriage: What, Why, How — Robert Nasir

12pm  The Kindly Brontosaurus, and other benevolent ways to get what you want — Amy Nasir

1pm  Lunch

2pm  Nutritional and Lifestyle Approaches for Optimizing Thyroid Function — Carrie Burdzinski

3pm  The British Political System — Alexander Vande Berg

4pm  Lessons from the Front: How to Kick Ass in Politics — Alex Witoslawski

5pm-???  Party at John's — Bring your swimsuit for the hot tub! Music, philosophy, dinner, karaoke, lampshades.


Monday, September 22

11am — Greenfield Village

  We can get some attendees in for FREE — or $12, half off the price! Tour presented by Amy Nasir,
  former Historical Presenter. (FYI, Andy and Robert Begley won't be able to make this, but Andy will be
  available for dinner.)


Hope to see you there!



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