While cleaning up my old home at Lake Tahoe, I came across two photographs and a certificate from September 1, 1985. I believe that this was the first OCON, at that time named The Jefferson School. (Correction: A friend emailed to let me know that the first TJS conference was in 1983.)
This “OCON” was held at the campus of the University of California San Diego from June 28 to August 11, 1985; it included 24 hours of instruction in philosophy, 18 hours in economics, and 12 hours of psychology, history, education, and journalism.
This was a full, two-week intellectual feast containing long courses.
I’m pleased to see that there were 200 or more people attending for a whole two weeks. (Not everybody was available for the photo, so it could have been as many as 250 or 300 people.)
I thought some of you may be interested, amused, and surprised by these pictures from 36 years ago. (Oh my, how young some of us looked.)
Please feel free to share with others.