CFP: HEY! A Graduate Conference on Attention and Salience

Submission deadline: April 15, 2023

Conference date(s):
July 6, 2023 - July 8, 2023

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This event is available both online and in-person

Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

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A Graduate Conference on Attention and Salience

The Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy (WFAP) welcomes submissions of abstracts for its 12th annual graduate conference: HEY! A Graduate Conference on Attention and Salience. The conference will take place in hybrid format from the 6th to the 8th of July 2023.

Dates: July 6-8, 2023
Conference Venue: Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria (hybrid)
Abstract Deadline: April 15, 2023
Notification of Success: May 31, 2023

Keynote Speakers:
Susanna Siegel (Harvard University)
Ella Whiteley (London School of Economics)
Cathy Mason (Central European University

Attention and salience help to guide us through an otherwise cluttered world. Attention directs us either consciously or unconsciously to certain agents, objects, features and events while salience determines what appears to us as striking. This year’s conference aims to tackle questions such as: What constitutes different forms of attention and salience? What is the role of attention and salience in guiding our actions and communication? What are the epistemic, social and ethical underpinnings of attention and salience?

We welcome submissions on any topic related to our theme including but not limited to:
• Agency and Attention in Action
• Cognitive and Perceptual Theories of Attention
• The Epistemic Role of Attention and Salience
• Social and Political Factors of Attention and Salience

Submission information:
Length: Maximum of 500 words, suitable for a 25-30min presentation (45min including Q&A)
Language: English
Deadline: April 15, 2023
Submission:  Please submit a PDF of your anonymized abstract to [email protected] with the subject line “WFAP 2023 Abstract Submission”, along with a cover sheet containing your name, email-address and institutional affiliation.

All abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy. Accepted papers should be suitable for a 25-30min. presentation. It should be clear from your abstract which authors and debates your paper will address. Contributions relating to the work of the keynote speakers are particularly welcome.

If you have any questions regarding our conference, please don’t hesitate to write to [email protected].

We especially welcome and encourage submissions from members of under-represented groups in philosophy!

Covid statement: We are planning the conference as a hybrid event, though physical presence is preferred. The conference will conform to the COVID-19 safety measures for public events according to recent standards at that time. The organising committee reserves the right to hold the conference as an online event if need be. Authors of accepted contributions will be updated and informed in time about the status of the conference. We may be able to provide financial assistance with respect to travel and accommodation, in case needed.


We look forward to your submissions!

The Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy

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