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vspc


vspc 2019

the vancouver summer philosophy conference

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vspc


vspc 2019

the vancouver summer philosophy conference

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August 18–22, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

VANCOUVER, BC

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August 18–22, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

VANCOUVER, BC

THE VSPC is back for 2019

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 organizers are Jonathan Ichikawa and Carrie Jenkins.

The VSPC 2019 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. 

The VSPC is a descendant of the Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference, which ran for many years under Ned Markosian's leadership prior to 2016. In addition to the philosophical content, VSPCs feature enjoyable meals and late-night revelry, and athletic, cultural, and other recreational activities. 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.

For information on how to submit a paper or volunteer, please see the CFP.

For more information, contact the organizers.

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call for participants

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call for participants

submission Deadline has passed

The submission and volunteering deadline has now passed. Thank you to all those who applied.

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.

Volunteer referees will be assigned soon. You will be asked to read 5–6 papers and send us a brief report on each.

Selected authors and volunteer chairs and commentators will be assigned before June 1.

Bursaries

In general, VSPC participation is self-funded. However, we have a limited budget to assist with VSPC costs for would-be participants who lack access to research funding. The deadline for bursary applications have passed. Bursary decisions will be complete by June 1.