2022 Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association (ARPA) Meetings
The Dalhousie Philosophy Department welcomes you to this year’s conference of the Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association (October 14-15, 2022). Our conference theme this year is “Saying and Doing,” and our keynote speaker is Dr. Alice MacLachlan of York University. The program will also include a special session celebrating the work and interests of Dr. Steven Burns of Dalhousie, who has been a driving force behind ARPA for many years. This year’s conference also coincides with Nocturne, Halifax’s annual nighttime public art festival.
Call for Abstracts
Keynote Address: Alice MacLachlan, York University
“Difficult Conversations and Common Decency”
Conference Theme: Saying and Doing
Papers from all areas of philosophy are welcome. Sessions (presentation and discussion) are fifty minutes long. Presentations should take no longer than half an hour, to allow adequate time for questions and discussion. Submissions should take the form of an abstract and contain the author's name, academic affiliation, and complete contact information. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words (excluding name, title, affiliation, and contact information).
Abstracts should be sent as email messages to email@example.com, using the subject line “Submission”. More information (as available) will be posted to the Dalhousie Philosophy website.
Deadline for abstracts: Monday, 15 August, 2022
Presenters are encouraged to make their presentations fully accessible (e.g., use detailed handouts [in large font], plan to describe any images and avoid flashing images in their presentation). For more recommendations see: https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/philosphy/cswip19/accessibility.
ARPA is being held during the weekend of Nocturne in Halifax. Attendees are encouraged to book their travel early. There are a limited number of rooms blocked for ARPA at the Lord Nelson ($245 a night (single/double occupancy)) and Atlantica ($155 a night (single/double occupancy)) and they must be booked by September 1st to secure the group rate.
The conference will follow whatever public health regulations may be in place in Nova Scotia at the time, as well as any additional regulations that may be imposed by Dalhousie University. We also ask that conference participants wear masks out of respect for immune-compromised participants. (Speakers may remove their masks while presenting.) We also plan to make remote participation in at least some sessions possible for those who cannot attend in person. Options are limited, so we regret that we cannot offer this for all sessions.
Please click link below for the Conference Program.
The cost of registration is $60 for faculty and $15 for graduate students. Owing to some limitations of what is currently possible at Dalhousie University, the organizing committee is asking participants and attendees to pay their registration fees in cash or cheque upon arrival. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by these alternate ways of paying registration fees. We will have someone collecting registration fees in the Dalhousie Department of Philosophy lounge one hour prior to the Friday and Saturday sessions (1:30-5:00 pm on Friday, and 8:00-11:50 am on Saturday). The department is located in the Marion McCain building (room 1142).
As we are trying to make this conference as accessible and sustainable as possible, we ask that participants bring their own plastic name tag holders from past conferences to hold their name tags. If you do not hoard these name tags (unlike some of us), the name tags we will use will have adhesive backings to display on your clothing and we will have a few regular name tag holders to give out.