CfA: 60th WCPA, September 27–29, 2024, Saskatoon

Western Canadian Philosophical Association

60th Annual Meeting

27-29 September 2024 hosted by

University of Saskatchewan

First Call for Abstracts

This year the WCPA will be in conjunction with 9th annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy/ Société Canadienne de Philosophie Environnementale.

The University of Saskatchewan Philosophy Department’s Annual Murray Lecture, will also be delivered on Friday, 27 September.

Keynote Speakers: TBA

Submissions on any topic in academic philosophy are welcome. Submissions should be in the form of extended abstracts (500-750 words). They should give a clear idea of the central theses defended, and, more importantly of the arguments to defend them. Please include indicative bibliography (max. 3-6 items) and 3-5 keywords. Full papers can also be submitted but should include an abstract. Final papers should be a maximum of 3500 words (presentable in 25-30 minutes), and must be made available for commentators by 14 September.

Electronic submissions as attachments to your email, in .rtf, .doc, or .pdf, anonymised for refereeing. Include your name, email address, and academic affiliation (if applicable) in your email. To be eligible for the student prize, mention student status. If you are interested in commenting on a paper, please email wcpa.2024@pm.me

Email submissions to wcpa.usask.2024@pm.me by June 30, 2024, with file name <ABSTRACT – last name – title>, e.g., <ABSTRACT – Nietzsche – Why I am so great>.

Proposals for panels with 3-5 speakers, on any topic in philosophy. Papers do not need to be submitted. Panel proposals can be in any format, such as Author-meets-Critic or Symposia. Please ensure that proposed speakers are able to attend the conference prior to submitting. Panels will be allocated time slots of 2 hours 15 minutes or 3 hours 30 minutes, depending on number of participants.

Colloquium papers and panels/symposia on environmental topics may be submitted for presentation either on the WCPA main program or the program of the CSEP/SCPE, but will automatically be considered for presentation on both programs. Please indicate if you are submitting with the CSEP/SPCE in mind at the top of your abstract. The CSEP will be awarding a Student Essay Prize, so if you are a student, please indicate this.

CfP: WCPA-CSEP 2023 Joint Meeting, Vancouver, October 20–22

WCPA 2023: Western Canadian Philosophical Association, held jointly with
CSEP 2023: Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy

2023 Buchanan D Block, University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada, October 20-22, 2023

  • Abstract registration deadline July 15, 2023
  • Submission deadline July 15, 2023 Topics: philosophy environmental philosophy

Western Canadian Philosophical Association stands for a group of philosophy departments in Western Canada who have been passing the ‘baton’ for half a century to host an annual philosophy conference, usually in late October. UBC is pleased to host this year.

Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy meets with WCPA for several years now and invites submissions on topics in environmental philosophy.

Keynote speakers to be announced at a later date.

UBC is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Full papers are welcome on any topic in academic philosophy, approximately 3000 words, 30 minutes reading time. Please precede papers with an abstract of up to 100 words. Papers on environmental philosophy will be considered as submissions to Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy, which meets simultaneously. Papers should prepared for anonymous review and submitted electronically in electronic form, pdf, via easychair:

easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wcpa2023

Proposals for panels with 3-5 speakers, on any topic in philosophy. Papers do not need to be submitted. Panel proposals can be in any format, such as Author-meets-Critic or Symposia. Please ensure that proposed speakers are able to attend the conference prior to submitting. Panels will be allocated time slots of 2 hours 15 minutes or 3 hours 30 minutes, depending on number of participants.

Program Committee

  • Sylvia Berryman, UBC
  • Alex Bryant, UBC
  • Chris Stephens, UBC
  • Jenna Yuzwa, UBC

Questions about submissions can be emailed to sylvia.berryman@ubc.ca

58th Annual WCPA: Winnipeg, September 30-October 2, 2022

Updated: September 17, 2022

This year’s meeting of the WCPA includes keynote presentations by Alex King (Simon Fraser University) and Eileen S. Nutting (University of Kansas). Closing remarks on Sunday, October 2 will be delivered by Niigaan Sinclair, Associate Professor and Department Chair in Indigenous Studies at the University of Manitoba.

See below for a copy of the conference program:

This year’s WCPA will occur in tandem with the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy (http://csep-scpe.ca/). For CSEP-related information, please contact Prof. Jennifer Welchman at the University of Alberta: welchman@ualberta.ca

The conference will be held at Alt Hotel in downtown Winnipeg. (https://www.germainhotels.com/en/alt-hotel/winnipeg). For additional information, please contact the conference organizers at wcpa2022@gmail.com.

CfP: WCPA-CSEP 2019 Annual Meeting, October 25–27, 2019, Lethbridge

Call for Papers

The 56th annual meeting of the

Western Canadian Philosophical Association

in conjunction with the 4th annual meeting of the

Canadian Society for Environmental Philosophy/ Société Canadienne de Philosophie Environnementale

will be held October 25th-27th at the University of Lethbridge

in Lethbridge, Alberta

Keynote Speaker:

Andrew Light (George Mason University)

Paul Thompson (Michigan State University)

Submissions of papers from all areas of philosophy are welcome. Papers should be no more than 4,000 words (excluding notes), presentable in 25-30 minutes to allow for commentary and discussion, and prepared for anonymous review. The EXTENDED submission deadline is JULY 15st 2019.

Please submit papers in electronic form (PDF) and a brief abstract (no more than 150 words) via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wcpa2019conference

Proposals for panels or symposia are also welcome. Please submit the proposed title of the symposium as well as a collection of abstracts in electronic form (PDF), and a brief abstract (no more than 150 words) indicating that you are proposing a panel/symposium via EasyChair (in the same way as you would submit a paper). Symposia are allotted 2 hours.

Colloquium papers and panels/symposia on environmental topics may be submitted for presentation either on the WCPA main program or the program of the CSEP/SCPE, but will automatically be considered for presentation on both programs. Please indicate if you are submitting with the CSEP/SPCE in mind at the top of your abstract.

Both the WCPA and CSEP will be awarding a Student Essay Prize, so if you are a student, please indicate this.

For more information, and a link to the EasyChair submission page, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/artsci/philosophy/western-canadian-philosophical-association-wcpa-conference

Registration for WCPA & CSEP 2018 is now open!

You can now register for the 2018 WCPA/CSEP meeting at regonline.ca/WCPA-CSEP2018.

The registration fee includes a catered reception on Friday and boxed sandwich lunch on Saturday, so please indicate your dietary preferences even if you do not plan to attend the banquet.

Information on booking at the conference hotel are provided on the WCPA website. Note the group rate is only available until October 9.

While you’re at it, consider signing up as a reviewer for an account on the WCPA Open Conference system site. This way we’ll have your contact information when we send out announcements about, or assign reviewers for, submissions to future WCPAs.