Announcing Stoic Week 2016

Announcing International Stoic Week 2016, which takes place from Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd October. The theme for this year will be: Stoicism and Love.

Zeno of Citium, copyright the Trustees of the British Museum.  Reproduced with permission.
Zeno of Citium, copyright the Trustees of the British Museum. Reproduced with permission.

Stoic Week is an annual event aimed at encouraging public engagement with classical Stoic philosophy, by applying Stoic ideas and practices to the challenges of modern living.  Stoic Week is an international and online event: anyone can take part.  It is now in its fifth consecutive year and has grown steadily in popularity year on year.  Stoic Week is organized by a multi-disciplinary team we call Stoicism Today.

Stoic Week 2016 will take place from Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd October.  The theme for this year will be: Stoicism and Love.  It follows the Stoicon conference, which will take place in New York on Saturday 15th October.  During Stoic Week, participants will have the opportunity to live like a Stoic by following our seven-day Stoic Week Handbook, which contains reading, audio, video, and group discussions.  It includes daily practical exercises, which combine elements of ancient Stoicism and modern cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).  The main version of Stoic Week is an online course.  However, offline versions are also made available, which can be used on mobile devices, using the PDF, EPUB, and MBI (Kindle) e-book formats.

Last year, over 3,200 people from around the world took part in Stoic Week.  We collected data from over 2,500 participants, which was published by Tim LeBon in the Stoic Week 2015 Report available online.  Since it began, Stoic Week has been covered extensively by the media around the world and features heavily in social media discussions and blog posts.  You can follow Stoic Week and Stoicism Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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  1. I am currently taking part in your Stoic Month 2016 course, and have had the Stoic Conference on the back of my mind for a week now. I hope to plan to attend during October, and now I’m excited to be able to take part in Stoic Week 2016 as well!

    Thank you for developing this experiment and allowing for potentially thousands to practice and develop their own Stoic philosophy.

    -Richard