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Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

Philosophy and Culture Area





Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel; Boston, MA

Wednesday, March 31, to Saturday, April 3, 2021

For information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/




We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per session. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. All philosophical approaches welcome. Non-philosophers must make clear the connection of their project to the philosophical tradition.


Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone number) to http://www.pcaaca.org. ONLY abstracts submitted through the PCA/ACA website may be considered for inclusion in the conference program.


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Travel grants are available. Information can be found on the PCA/ACA website. Applications are also due November 1, 2020.


All presenters must be members of the PCA in order to submit a proposal and must register for the conference by February 1, 2021 in order to present.


Please send all inquiries to the Philosophy and Culture Area Chair:


Jason T. Eberl, Ph.D., Saint Louis University; (314) 977-1032; jason.eberl@slu.edu



2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines


August 1, 2020————— Submission Page Goes Live

October 5, 2020————–Early Bird Registration Rate Begins

November 1, 2020———–Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications

December 6, 2020———–Early Bird Registration Ends

December 7, 2020 ———-Regular Registration Begins

January 1, 2021————–Regular Registration Ends

January 2, 2021————–Late Registration Begins

January 20, 2021———– Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2021————Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program

February 2, 2021———–Non-Presenters Registration Continues

March 31-April 3, 2021—-National Conference in Boston

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.

Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.