The Vancouver Summer Philosophy Conference

August 14, 2016 - August 18, 2016
University of British Columbia

1866 Main Mall

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Jonathan Ichikawa
University of British Columbia
Carrie Jenkins
University of British Columbia

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The VSPC is the descendant of the BSPC (Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference)

The VSPC is an annual, workshop-style conference with several days of formal philosophy sessions, informal discussions, and recreation in and around beautiful Vancouver, BC. It is a general philosophy conference with no particular topic or theme.

The VSPC 2016 will feature nine papers, all "pre-read"s. (Papers will not be presented at the conference; participants are expected to read them in advance.) Each session will consist of short presentations by two commentators, a brief response by the author(s), then extended discussion with top-quality chairing. 

Previous BSPCs have also featured enjoyable meals and late-night revelry, and activities such as soccer, basketball, hiking, kayaking, and scenic fun runs. The VPSC will continue these great traditions. Vancouver is an amazing city. Participants are encouraged to bring families and friends, to arrive early and stay late, and to take advantage of everything Vancouver has to offer, including breathtaking scenery, world-class restaurants, nightlife, culture, and great coffee shops.

Conference attendance is limited to those on the program, the organizers and referees, and members of the UBC philosophy department. This is due to funding and logistical constraints together with the fact that the VSPC is a workshop-style conference that involves in-depth discussions of works-in-progress.

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March 1, 2016, 6:45pm PST

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