CFP: 12th Annual Northwest Student Philosophy Conference

Submission deadline: March 12, 2014

Conference date(s):
May 23, 2014 - May 25, 2014

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Western Washington University
Bellingham, Washington, United States, United States

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The Northwest Student Philosophy Conference (NWSPC) is organized by undergraduate students and aims to showcase the philosophical research of undergraduate, graduate and professional philosophers.  In the last several years, we have been privileged to host Meghan Sullivan (2013), Carrie Jenkins and Jonathan Ichikawa (2012) Kris McDaniel (2011), Ben Bradley (2010), Kit Fine (2009), Michael Rea (2009), Dean Zimmerman (2008) and Jonathan Schaffer (2007) as keynote and guest speakers. 

This year, our conference takes place Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25. We are pleased to announce that Alex Guerrero from the University of Pennsylvania will be delivering the keynote address. All students – undergraduate, masters, graduate – are invited to submit papers. Entrance is fairly competitive as we have only 6-8 open slots for student presentations, but this should not discourage interested applicants. Papers can be on any philosophical topic, preferably no longer than 6,000 words. Submission deadline is March 12.


1. Prepare the paper for blind review

2. Provide an abstract (up to 300 words) between the title and main text of the paper

3. Send an e-copy as an attachment (either as word doc or pdf) to

4. In the email to which the paper is attached, provide relevant contact information: Name / Institution / Email / Phone 

For additional information regarding the conference, as well as information on WWU, our philosophy club and our philosophy department, please visit:,, or email our conference organizer at

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