The Ayn Rand Society, founded in 1987, is an affiliated group with the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division. Its aim is to foster the scholarly study by philosophers of the philosophical thought and writings of Ayn Rand.
The Society typically meets twice a year - at the annual meeting of the APA Eastern Division and (since 2008) at the annual meeting of the APA Pacific Division. It may on occasion also meet with the APA Central Division. Membership in the Society is open to all members of the APA (regardless of division): regular membership to regular members of the APA, student membership to student associate members.