Active-Mind Scholarships

Students and young adults aged 18 to 29 are eligible to apply for an Active-Mind Scholarship to attend TOS-Con.

Scholarship applications may be submitted beginning Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Active-Mind Scholarships Cover:

  • Travel expenses (up to $600 within the US; up to $800 outside the US)
  • Hotel accommodations (4 nights)
  • Admission to the opening and closing banquets & dance

Applying Is Quick and Easy

The program for TOS-Con 2022 will be posted on Thursday, January 27. Scholarship applications may be submitted from that date forward. We offer a limited number of scholarships, so be sure to apply early!

Simply answer these questions—either in writing or in a short video:

  1. Why do you want to attend TOS-Con 2022?
  2. Which presentations are you most excited to attend, and why?
  3. Please tell us a bit about yourself. (For example, where will you be travelling from? Are you a student, working, or both? How did you hear about TOS-Con?)

Written submissions should be no longer than 500 words total. Video submissions should be no more than three minutes in length.

Email your submission to [email protected] with the subject line “Active-Mind Scholarship.”

What Past Scholarship Winners Have to Say

Every talk was intellectually exhilarating. I had a great time and made the most of it. I attended every talk (didn’t miss a single one), met amazing people, made great memories, and am leaving feeling very inspired and energized. —Julian

The integration of the presentations was fantastic! They all had a common thread. The very actionable lectures on taking ownership of your career and finances were extremely valuable to me. —Celeste

TOS-Con was phenomenal, and I am overjoyed that I got to experience it!

Ten minutes into Craig’s talk on Friday morning, I knew I was in for something amazing. All the speakers spoke at a level that was challenging yet very approachable and understandable for someone like me, someone pretty new to Objectivism. It was delightful!

I was also blown away by how kind and thoughtful the attendees were. I learned not just a ton about the application of Objectivism and human flourishing, but also picked up a bunch of soft skills and inspiration from interacting with the awesome people that came.

Thank you so much for all the work you put in to make that happen. I can’t wait for next year! —Leisa

This conference has changed the way I think about the world around me. This is my first conference and will go down as one of my life-changing experiences. —Lauren

I wasn’t a big believer in the power of poetry or movies, but after Lisa VanDamme’s talk, I was blown away. I could not believe such poetry could have as much power as a full novel in some cases…. I realized that consuming art wasn’t a waste of time, detracting away from productive work, but fuel to work more productively. —Chetan


Early-Bird Pricing Ends February 28, 2022









High school, college, or Praxis


Young Adult*

Age 29 and under



Age 30+



Sponsors low pricing for young people

*Student, Young Adult, and Adult registration include access to all lectures, workshops, and performances. (Children younger than 13 attend free with a parent.) Tickets to the opening and closing banquets are offered separately.

**Atlas registration includes access to all lectures, workshops, and performances—as well as the opening and closing banquets. Atlases are also invited to a special dinner with Craig Biddle and other TOS-Con speakers on Friday, June 24 to discuss ideas for advancing rational philosophy in the culture. If you are unable to attend the conference, you can register as a non-attending Atlas. To select this option, proceed through registration as an Atlas and enter the code JohnGalt in the “Non-Attending Atlas” field. The code will reduce the price from $2800 to $2000 and register you as a non-attending Atlas. (Please note: All Atlases, attending and non-attending, will be listed and thanked below unless anonymity is requested.)