Society for Philosophy
The SPP sponsors an annual meeting, usually held in June. Meetings consist of invited lectures and symposia, contributed papers, and a Presidential address. Social events include a receptions and lunch meetings. SPP encourages suggestions for the invited portion of the program for upcoming meetings. These should be directed to this year's Program Co-Chairs. We also encourage members (especially non-philosophers) to submit contributed papers to the meeting.
The SPP Diversity Committee holds sessions at the annual meeting. In addition, in 2011 there was a meeting, chaired by Valerie Tiberius and Carrie Figdor, regarding the APA-funded project to use SPP expertise to begin experimentally Studying the Gender Gap in Philosophy. The resulting report is was published in Hypatia in 2012, Volume 27 (4):949-957.
* As a result of moving meeting time from fall to spring, no meeting was held between fall 1974 and spring 1976.
39th Annual Meeting, June 2013
The next meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology will be held 13-15 June 2013, at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
Schedule and Program
The SPP Program Committee Chairs for 2013 are Carrie Figdor (Iowa, Philosophy) and Eranda Jayawickreme (Wake Forest, Psychology).
In addition, a general Conference Guide to Brown and Providence has been prepared for your convenience.
Registration and Dues Payment
Online registration payments can be made by credit card or PayPal. For on-site registration we will accept credit cards, cash ($US), and checks drawn on US banks. You can join the SPP or pay your annual dues along with your registration. Early registration has been extended through June 2.
2013 Early Registration fees are:
Conference Location and Local Transportation
The conference will be held on campus in MacMillan Hall at Brown University.
The conference site is about a 15 minute walk from the Hampton Inn, 18 minutes from the Biltmore, and 23 minutes from the Wyndham.
Please note that Brown University is located on a hill that may be a little bit challenging (or at least irritating) to some people. There will be shuttle busses circulating around hotels and the conference site; a schedule will be provided in the conference program.
Poster Instructions and Poster Madness
The usable space on the poster boards is 4' tall and 8' wide. One poster will be assigned to each side of the board. Some useful tips on preparing a poster have been assembled in the SPP Poster How-To guide.
The presenting author (or other designated presenter) should be at the poster during the times specified on the program.
We are also planning for Poster Madness. During Poster Madness, each poster presenter will have the opportunity to give a brief 45-60 second presentation on their poster. The idea is that poster presenters can use the Poster Madness presentation session to give a quick advertisement to the topic of their poster. All poster presenters are encouraged (but not required) to give one of these short advertisements. We will have a computer available for projections. Because presentation time for each quick Poster Madness talk is limited, all speakers using a single slide for their poster advertisement are required to submit their slide before the meeting, so that they may be loaded onto the laptop before the session begins. In addition, please title the slide with the presenter’s name, affiliation, and the title of the poster. Because of time constraints, we are asking each presenter to limit their talks to one slide per person.
Travel to Providence
Accommodation in Providence
Campus Residence Halls: Brown Event and Conference Services
Wyndham Garden: Wyndham Garden Providence
Maps, Sites, and Tourism
The local hosts have kindly produced a Conference Guide.
A map of SPP conference venues and dining options is online.
Local arrangements: Bertram Malle
SPP Secretary/Treasurer: Tom Polger