CFP: The Vancouver Summer Philosophy Conference

Submission deadline: March 1, 2016

Conference date(s):
August 14, 2016 - August 18, 2016

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Conference Venue:

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

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Details

Please visit http://www.thevspc.com/callforpapers/ for full details.

Everyone in the world is invited to submit a paper and/or volunteer to be a commentator, session chair, or program referee (with the exception that those submitting a paper cannot also be accepted as referees due to the conflict of interest).

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.

TO SUBMIT 

Papers must be submitted in PDF format, and prepared for anonymous review. Please include an abstract and a word count (including all notes and bibliography) on the first page of the paper.

Papers on any topic are welcome, but the organizers will be looking for papers that are of interest to all VSPC participants. Papers of any length will be considered, but shorter papers (under 7500 words, including footnotes and bibliography) have a better chance of being accepted.

The VSPC is a workshop-style conference: papers on the program are read in advance by all conference participants. Please do not submit published work, or work for which you wouldn't have a chance to incorporate feedback from the VSPC in any subsequent published version.

All participants are expected to read all of the papers in advance, to attend all of the sessions, and to come prepared for discussion. You should only submit a paper if you also plan on reading all of the papers in advance and attending all of the sessions.

When you are ready to submit, there are two steps. Step 1: complete the form at http://www.thevspc.com/callforpapers/ Step 2: email your paper to thevspc@gmail.com.

The deadline for submissions is midnight (Pacific Time) on March 1st, 2016. Authors will be notified of the organizers' decisions by late May.

TO VOLUNTEER

We welcome volunteers who would like to referee, chair, and/or comment. Please use the form at http://www.thevspc.com/callforpapers/ You do not have to submit a paper to volunteer. If you submit a paper, you won't be able to be a referee due to the conflict of interest. Volunteer referees should be willing and able to read 5-6 papers in their areas of expertise between March 1st and April 1st, and send us brief reports on each.

The VSPC is a workshop-style conference and participants are expected to read all of the papers in advance, to attend all of the sessions, and to come prepared for discussion. Please only volunteer if you also plan on reading all of the papers in advance and attending all of the sessions.

All accepted volunteers will be invited to attend the VSPC. However, we anticipate receiving more volunteers than there are spaces at the conference, so please understand that we cannot accept all offers. The deadline to volunteer is midnight (Pacific Time) on March 1st, 2016. Volunteer referees will be notified of the organizers' decisions shortly thereafter. Volunteer chairs and commentators will be notified of the organizers' decisions by late May.

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