Ayn Rand Center Ukraine

Intellectual Bootcamp 2022

The first in Ukraine international conference
on Ayn Rand's philosophy


February 2-6
Kyiv, Ukraine

Intellectual Bootcamp 2022 — is a five-day conference from the Ayn Rand Center Ukraine on the philosophy of Objectivism. This will be the first event in 30 years of Ukraine's independence to bring together Ukrainian and foreign objectivists.

The Conference's purpose is to promote creating an objectivist community in Ukraine and the world through learning and exchange of experience. It also aims to celebrate the achievements of Ukrainian objectivists in promoting Ayn Rand's ideas.


The Intellectual Bootcamp will be filled with lectures, discussions, and other activities covering various aspects of Ayn Rand's philosophy. In particular, we will talk about:

Excursion to Chernobyl

One of the Conference days will be dedicated to the devastating consequences of collectivism. Participants will visit Chernobyl — a city that has become a wasteland due to an accident at a nuclear power plant. During the tour, we will discuss why the Soviet system is to blame for the Chernobyl disaster and how this tragedy affected the future history of the USSR.


Isidora Kolar

CEO at Ayn Rand Center Europe. She holds an LLB degree in Law and an MA degree in Terrorism, Organized Crime, and Security. Isidora is a lecturer on ARCE’s programs, specializing in Objectivist Ethics.

Djordje Mancev

project manager at Ayn Rand Center Europe, co-founder of Berlin Center for Individualist Thought. He has a BA in Political Science. Djordje is a lecturer on ARCE’s programs and is particularly interested in political theory.

Jaroslav Romanchuk

a Belarusian libertarian economist and politician, President of the Scientific Research Mises Center.

Angelica Walker-Werth

an author, an assistant editor of The Objective Standard, and a fellow and research associate at Objective Standard Institute.

Daniil Lubkin

Regional Development Officer at Ayn Rand Center Ukraine, co-founder of Ukrainian Students for Freedom NGO. Daniel has BA in Philosophy and MA in Economics. Daniel is a lecturer on ARCU’s programs and specializes in Objectivist Ethics.

Andrii Illarionov

is a Russian economist and analyst with, Ph.D. in Economics. Author and promoter of radical market reforms and deregulations. From 2006 to 2021, he worked as a senior fellow at the Cato Institute for Global Freedom and Prosperity in Washington.

Volodymyr Popereshniuk

Ukrainian entrepreneur, co-founder of Nova Poshta postal company, libertarian. Until 2014 Volodymyr was a Director of Operations at Nova Poshta, and since 2017 he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the company.

Thomas Walker-Werth

a fellow and editor at Objective Standard Institute and an assistant editor at The Objective Standard.


Alumni of ARCU’s programs

300 ₴

Ukrainian students

500 ₴


1000 ₴


9000 ₴​


20000 ₴


The number of participants at the conference is limited. You will be able to pay for the conference after registering and receiving a letter from the organizers confirming your participation.