2017-18 Undergraduate/Graduate/Otherwise-Potentially-Appropriate-for-Undergraduate Conferences and Journals

Organized by Russell Marcus, Hamilton College. Additions/corrections are welcome: Email me. Some notes. Past Years.

Conferences Journals (Note that some conferences have publications attached; I don't track that here, so read their submission pages closely.)

See also: Summer Programs in Philosophy for Undergraduates and Other resources for students.
Mike Ashfield at USC maintains this impressive list of events and such in Canada.

Conference Location/Organization Submission Date Conference Date Keynote Speaker(s)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville   October 20, 2017 Philip Kitcher

Illinios Philosophical Association (student essay contest)

September 1, 2017 October 21-22, 2017 Joe Campbell (Washington State)
Houston Community College Philosophy and Humanities Conference September 1, 2017 November 3, 2017  
Florida Philosophical Association September 9, 2017 November 3-4, 2017 Clevis Headley (FAU)
Mid-Hudson Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, Marist College (Poughkeepsie) September 11, 2017 October 27-28, 2017 Manuel Vargas (UCSD)
Minnesota Philosophical Society Undergraduate Conference (see also) September 22, 2017 November 4, 2017 Alicia Finch (Northern Illinois)
Western Michigan Graduate Philosophy Conference October 1, 2017 December 7-9, 2017 Charles Mills (CUNY), Derrick Darby (Michigan), and Talia Mae Bettcher (Cal State LA)
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at the Middle East Technical University (METU/ODTÜ), Ankara, Turkey November 1, 2017 December 9-10, 2017  
Twin Star Conference November 17, 2017 February 16-17, 2018  
Eastern Washington University: Wisdom and Medium: film’s role in transmitting philosophy through act. November 20, 2017 February 16-17, 2018 William A. Lindenmuth (Shoreline Community College)
19th Annual Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (UNC Asheville) cfp here December 1, 2017 February 9-10, 2018 Stewart Duncan (University of Florida)
Great Lakes Philosophy Conference: Value Theory December 5, 2017 April 6-8, 2018 Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (UNC)
Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (Center for Cognition and Neuroethics, University of Michigan-Flint) December 20, 2017 February 16, 2018  
Georgia State December 22, 2017 February 16, 2018 Bruce Huebner (Georgetown)
Undergraduate Conference of The Mudd Journal of Ethics (Washington and Lee) December 31, 2017 March 10-11, 2018  

Joint Meeting of South Carolina Society for Philosophy and North Carolina Philosophical Societyalso see here; cfp here

January 1, 2018

March 23-24, 2018 Robert Audi (Notre Dame)
Emmanuel College First Annual Boston Area Undergraduate Philosophy Conference January 1, 2018March 2, 2018 April 14, 2018  
University of Scranton Undergraduate Conference in Political and Ethical Philosophy January 3, 2018 March 2-3, 2018 Peter van Inwagen (Notre Dame)
Eastern Michigan (cfp) January 7, 2018 March 3-4, 2018 Shannon Hoff (Memorial University)
Special Undergraduate Sessions Sponsored by Sapere Aude: The Wooster Journal of Philosophical Inquiry, at the 2018 Meeting of the Ohio Philosophical Association January 9, 2017 April 7, 2018 Quayshawn Spencer (Penn)
Dominican University Student Conference in Philosophy and Theology January 12, 2018 February 23-24, 2018  
Ottawa Inter-University Philosophy Student Conference January 14, 2018 March 1-4, 2018  
Wilson College Humanities Conference: The Anxiety Order January 15, 2018 February 24, 2018  
Midsouth (Rhodes) January 15, 2018 March 23-24, 2018 Shaun Gallagher (Memphis)
SUNY Oneonta January 28, 2018 March 2, 2018 April 13-14, 2018 Raymond Belliotti (SUNY Fredonia)
Kentucky Philosophical Association January 31, 2018 April 14, 2018 Arnold Farr (Kentucky)
22nd Annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference; see also February 1, 2018 April 20-21, 2018 L.A. Paul (UNC)
Undergraduate Ethics Symposiumon Ethics and the Environment, The Prindle Institute, Depauw University February 9, 2018 April 19-21, 2018 Keah N. Brown (Cliché Magazine); James Emmett (James Emmett Corporation); Kevin Timpe (Calvin College)
University of Toronto Scarborough February 12, 2018 March 24, 2018 Rahul Kumar (Queen's)
4th Annual Calvin-GVSU Undergraduate Philosophy Conference February 18, 2018 April 20-21, 2018 Margaret Atherton (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Gonzaga Undergraduate Philosophy Conference: On Difference and Disagreement February 18, 2018 April 21-22, 2018  
Rochester Institute of Technology (cfp here)

February 21, 2018 March 8, 2018

April 13, 2018 Kate Manne (Cornell)

Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

March 20, 2018 April 7, 2018 Elizabeth Harman (Princeton)
Ida B. Wells Philosophical Conference (Memphis)      

Southeast Philosophy Congress (Clayton State, Georgia)

7th Annual CUNY Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (LaGuardia CC)      
Michigan State 7th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference      
Intermountain West (Utah)      
Goucher College      


Journals Submission Date
Meteorite (Michigan) October 10, 2017
Vassar College Journal of Philosophy October 10, 2017 November 3, 2017; The theme this year is 'borders'.
Stance (Ball State)

October 16, 2017 for reviewers
December 15, 2017 for papers

Arete (Rutgers) November 10, 2017
Aporia (St. Andrews) See also here December 15, 2017
The Mudd Journal of Ethics (Washington and Lee) December 31, 2017
A Priori (Brown) January 1, 2018
Acta Cogitata (Eastern Michigan) January 7, 2018
Logos (Cornell) January 31, 2018
Prometheus (Johns Hopkins)  
Anamnesis (Colorado College)  
Gadfly (LaGuardia)  
Apeiron (Portugal): "Philosophy, War and Democracy" with Noam Chomsky  
Yale Philosophy Review  
Anemoi (New College of Florida)  
Aporia (BYU)  
Ephemeris (Union) Now accepting Submissions
Episteme (Denison) Rolling deadline
Freshphilosophy (Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium) Rolling deadline
Gnosis (Concordia)  
Marist Undergraduate Philosophy Journal  


I'll keep these lists as current as I can, in order of submission deadlines.
Entries without submission dates are usually for organizations with past conferences or journals which reliably repeat; see below for other potentially-useful links.
I gather some of these from philevents.
Here is a good blog, with calls for papers for journals appropriate for undergrads.
Here is a similar OK blog
Some info has been posted here.

Past years: 2016-17; 2015-16; 2014-15; 2013-14; 2012-13; 2011-12


Back to top

Updated: 1-26-2018