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Inaugural Stoicon-x Melbourne

Where: Greek Centre, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • General admission: $80.00 ea
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The inaugural Stoicon-x Melbourne is part of events around the globe celebrating International Stoic Week 2021 and will take place on Saturday 30 October from 9.45am to 5pm at the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture in Melbourne’s CBD.

Stoicon-x is designed for people interested in taking their first steps on a journey to a Stoic life or for those who are already living a Stoic life and want to delve deeper into how and why it’s a valid philosophy for life in the unfolding world of covid.

Stoicon-x keynote speakers, Stoic practitioners and academics include:

The Hon Bob Carr, former NSW Premier and Diplomat Mr Carr is the keynote speaker and his favourite book is by Marcus Aurelius. Mr Carr will share how Aurelius’ thoughts influenced, affected and helped him in his political career and today.

Pat Cash made a total of five grand slam finals in his career and amassed a total of 18 singles and doubles titles. Pat will share via a pre-recorded interview how Stoic principles helped him succeed on the world tennis stage.

Matthew Sharpe is the organiser of Stoicon-x Melbourne and Assoc. Prof at Deakin University where he teaches and writes on philosophy, Stoicism, and critical theory. Matt will share his wealth of experience as a teacher and Stoic practitioner across the event.

Judith Stove is a writer and researcher based in Sydney, Australia her current research interests include classical virtue ethics and their later receptions, and Judith will share with us one the meaning of one of Stoicism’s key tenants - "If Stoics want to live according to nature, what does that mean?"

Rob Colter is the Co-Director of Wyoming Pathways from Prison, a program bringing university-level educational experiences to incarcerated people in the Wyoming prison system and Rob will share his experiences in teaching Stoicism in the penal system with us.

Will Johncock is a Sydney academic who studies the social and structural conditions of our existence. He works within the fields of continental philosophy, ancient and modern Stoic philosophy, and social theory. He will discuss what society looks like with Stocism in it and why society should welcome Stoicism.

Roger Perry is the CEO of the Bevington Group and one of the region’s foremost productivity improvement and organisational design experts. Roger speaks on resilience for leaders and organisations and his perspectives are deeply informed by Stoic thought.

Melbourne’s event will introduce interested Victorians to Stoicism and help them understand how to live like a Stoic, why it is becoming increasingly popular as a way to live and how to apply Stoic principles to the world today for an authentic life.

More information and the full program can be found on the Stoicon-x Melbourne website.