Interested in having an expert from the Ayn Rand Institute visit your class or school for a virtual talk and Q&A on Ayn Rand’s novels?
Hosting an ARI speaker is an engaging way for you and your students to:
See for yourself as Aaron Smith, an Instructor and Fellow at ARI, responds to a student’s question about Anthem:
Scheduling a speaker is FREE and simple—fill out our short request form with the date, time, and format (brief talk with Q&A, or Q&A only) of your choosing—and we’ll match you with one of our qualified speakers.
But hurry! Spots are quickly filling up through the end of the school year.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected].
It was beyond wonderful, and the students felt so enthused by the discussion. I even received some emails post-class saying thank you for the awesome guest speakers (the students were still thinking about what came out of the conversation days later!) . . . This experience was extraordinarily valuable for the students — it forced them to think deeply, communicate about complex ideas, and challenge their assumptions. I would love to book this again for my students in the future.
— Founder & Director, After-School Enrichment Program (Toronto, ON)
It was such a pleasure having Dr. Smith speak with my students! The event was extremely valuable, my colleagues quickly and easily allowed their students to miss their class to attend, and my students responded with gratitude. If I could do this every year I wouldn’t hesitate! There were aspects taught by Dr. Smith that I had no way of knowing and the students consumed it all. Thank you again for reaching out and allowing this opportunity. 🙂
— English Teacher, Lincoln Charter School (Lincolnton, NC)
I just wanted to extend a thank you and let you know that our students absolutely enjoyed their call with Dr. Smith today. They were engaged and they asked some really good questions. Some of our students are even signing up to get free books and others are seriously considering entering the essay contest! Would be able to share the recording of the session . . . I’d love to show our Principal and she’d like to feature it in our school newsletter next month. Thank you again for organizing it!
— Teacher, Maryland International School (Elkridge, MD)
Please pass on my class’s and my own sincere gratitude to Dr. Bayer. It was an amazing experience for my students. I actually had one student in my room during the event and he left commenting that it was an awesome class period and he felt as though he had learned a lot in thirty minutes. As I continue to teach Anthem in years to come, I will definitely access this resource. Thank you again!
— AP Lit. Teacher, JP Keefe Technical High School (Framingham, MA)
I was extremely pleased with Dr. Smith’s presentation. I particularly liked that he did not “talk down” to the students, but used academic vocabulary and language to address their questions . . . My principal was also extremely pleased with the event and made a special point of letting me know how much she appreciated the opportunity to bring this experience to our students. I teach Anthem to introduce the idea of philosophy and to see how a particular philosophy can be lived. Thank you for the materials and resources I use to support this vital life lesson.
— Honors ELA Teacher, Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School (Punta Gorda, FL)