American Philosophical Association Pacific Division 2013 Meeting
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All are most warmly invited to attend the 2013 annual meeting of the APA Pacific Division, to be held in San Francisco from Wednesday, March 27 to Saturday, March 30. This year's program covers all areas of philosophy through 70 invited sessions, 190 refereed papers, and 65 group sessions. Highlights include John M. Fischer's presidential address on "The Path of Life” and a Dewey Lecture by Bert Dreyfus on “Standing up to Analytic Philosophy and AI at MIT in the Sixties.” The full program, with abstracts and preprints of many papers, is available on the Pacific Division website, http://apa-pacific.org.
Many auxiliary events supplement the formal program. This year's annual reception will be held in two adjoining rooms, with a live blues performance to be held in one. Additional receptions are planned to honour President Fischer and the Dewey Lecture, and to welcome Amy Ferrer as the APA's new executive director. The APA's newly formed strategic planning task force will hold an open forum, with lunch provided by the Pacific Division.
We realize you have a choice of hotels, but we ask that you book with the conference hotel at the APA rate. Here are four reasons to do so.
- The Pacific Division obtains free meeting space in exchange for guaranteeing a block of room sales. The savings are passed on to participants through lower registration fees.
- Six percent of your room charge will be rebated to the Pacific Division to support graduate student stipends. We are now awarding twice as many stipends to students as five years ago, and we are considering increasing the stipend amount.
- Free in-room Internet access has been negotiated for those booked at the APA rate.
- Unite Here, Local 2, the hotel workers’ union, asks us to patronize the hotel. The union has a collective agreement in place with the hotel during our meeting.
The convention rate is $179. The deadline for reservations is February 23, and members are strongly advised to book early. To book, call +1 (415) 397-7000 and give the name and dates of meeting or visit the reservations web site via http://apa-pacific.org/current.
On-line registration is now available at the APA website. All participants, including speakers, commentators, and chairs, are required to register.
Advance registration is $80 for APA members and $25 for APA student members. The deadline for advance registration is March 26 at 12 noon Pacific time. There will be a $40 surcharge for on-site registration. Visit http://apa-pacific.org/current to register.
Overlooking Union Square, the Westin St. Francis is a classic and historic deluxe hotel within walking distance of Chinatown, the theater district, Yerba Buena Center, the Museum of Modern Art, and several smaller museums, as well as dozens of San Francisco’s finest restaurants. More attractions, including North Beach and the Civic Center, home of the Symphony, the Ballet, and the Asian Art Museum, are just a few minutes by public transport. Those traveling with children should note the new Disney Family Museum in the Presidio, near the Golden Gate Bridge.
UC Davis Extravaganza
The UC Davis Philosophy Department invites Pacific Division participants to attend the inaugural Davis Extravaganza on March 25-26, 2013. In addition to talks from seven distinguished scholars, the Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine Science will be sponsoring a wine tastings for participants both on campus and in Napa. For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/231340466991394, or contact Sarah Roe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Adam Sennet (email@example.com).
Tuesday, March 26 2013, 9:00am
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