CFP: Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and Agency Conference

Submission deadline: July 21, 2017

Conference date(s):
October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Florida State University
Tallahassee, United States

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6th Annual Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and Agency Graduate Conference

Keynote speakers will be: 

David Shoemaker, Professor of Philosophy, Tulane University

Michael McKenna, Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona

The conference will take place at Florida State University on October 6-7, 2017.

Schedule: The conference will begin at 3:00pm on Friday, October 6 and end at 6:00pm on Saturday, October 7. We will have two keynote speakers, and five to six graduate student speakers. Each of the graduate student presentations will be followed by comments, and then by a Q&A period. After the keynote address on both Friday and Saturday, there will be a dinner for those participating in the conference.

Accessibility: We are committed to hosting a positive, inclusive event for all presenters and attendees. All conference talks will take place in Dodd Hall Auditorium at Florida State University. Conference participants can access the auditorium via either stairs or ramps from University Way. The ramps approach the building from University Way. Wheelchair accessible tables as well as theater-style seats are available in the auditorium. We will provide microphones for presenters, and will provide headphones for participants at their request. Additionally, there will be a quiet space available throughout the conference. Accepted speakers will be contacted regarding preferred names and pronouns, required equipment, transportation, materials in an alternate format, and other accommodations that will ensure full participation.

Applying: Those interested in submitting high quality papers related to free will, moral responsibility, or agency should email submissions to Papers should fulfill the following criteria:

  • Prepared for anonymous review
  • No more than 4,000 words
  • Suitable for 25-minute presentation
  • Preceded by an abstract of 150-250 words 

Along with the paper, please also submit a separate cover page with the following: 

  • Presenter’s name
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Contact information (email address and phone number)
  • Title of paper
  • Abstract of the paper
  • Word count

The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 21. We will notify those whose papers have been accepted by the beginning of September.

Please contact one of our conference organizers with any questions: Samantha Berthelette (, Marigny Nevitt (, or Spencer Smith (

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