2020-21 Undergraduate/Graduate/Otherwise-Potentially-Appropriate-for-Undergraduate Conferences and Journals

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

Note: The pandemic forced the cancellation of many conferences last spring, and likely moved folks to focus on producing undergraduate journals instead. Who knows what this year will bring? But do continue to the journals section below, and please email me with updates!

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) Virtual or F2F Last Conference
Lighthearted Philosophers' Society Annual Conference August 15, 2020 April 9-10, 2021   Virtual  
APA/AAPT Teaching Hubs at Eastern, Central and Pacific APAs November 15, 2020 Eastern: January 6, 2021. Central: February 26, 2021. Pacific (Portland): April 3, 2021.   Virtual  
Ethical Engineering for Sustainability, Wicked Problems, and Beyond (Missouri University of Science and Technology) November 30, 2020 December 11—12, 2020      
Undergraduate Conference of The Mudd Journal of Ethics (Washington and Lee) January 15, 2021 March 6-7, 2021   Virtual 2020
Eastern Michigan January 15, 2021 March 13-14, 2021 Carol Hay (Massachusetts, Lowell) Virtual 2020
Prometheus Undergrad Philosophy Conference (Hopkins) January 29, 2021 April 10, 2021   Virtual 2020
Great Lakes Philosophy Conference: Ethics in Action February 1, 2021 April 9-11, 2021 Derrick Darby (Rutgers) Virtual 2020
Houston Community College Philosophy and Humanities Conference February 1, 2021 April 3, 2021   Virtual 2019
Epistemai (Minnesota) February 26, 2021 March 19, 2021      
Ohio Philosophical Association   April 17, 2021     2020
Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference   April 2021     2020
Midsouth (Rhodes)   Spring 2022     2019
25th Annual SUNY Oneonta National Undergraduate Philosophy Conference         2020
Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference         2020
North Carolina Philosophical Society         2020

South Carolina Society for Philosophy

Mid-Hudson Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (Marist)         2020
Wilson College Humanities Conference: Bold Women         2020
Rutgers-Columbia         2020
National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium (Hopkins)         2020
Loyola & Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago         2020
Kentucky Philosophical Association         2020
University of Toronto Scarborough         2020
Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (UNC Asheville)         2020
Calvin-GVSU Undergraduate Philosophy Conference         2020
Puget Sound Undergraduate Philosophy Conference         2019

Illinios Philosophical Association

Ida B. Wells Philosophical Conference (Memphis)         2019
Minnesota Philosophical Society Undergraduate Conference         2019
Humphrey Colloquium (Louisville)         2019
University of Kansas Undergraduate Philosophy Conference         2019

Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Georgia State         2019
Humanities and Technology Association 40th Annual Conference         2019
Emmanuel College First Annual Boston Area Undergraduate Philosophy Conference         2019
Rochester Institute of Technology         2019
Gonzaga Undergraduate Philosophy Conference         2018
Intermountain West (Utah)         2018
7th Annual CUNY Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (LaGuardia CC)         2017


Journals Deadline (if applicable) and Other Info
A Priori (Brown) (cfp here) January 5, 2021
Acta Cogitata (Eastern Michigan)  
Amherst College Law Review Guidelines here. Submission form here.
Anamnesis (Colorado College) (cfp here) The submission deadline for the 2021 issue will be announced in the fall of 2020
Anemoi (New College of Florida)  
Aperto Animo (UNC) (cfp here)  
Aporia (BYU)  
Aporia (St. Andrews) See also here  
Arete (Rutgers) October 16, 2020. November 20, 2020. cfp here
Compos Mentis (Michigan-Flint) April 30, 2021
Epistemai (Minnesota) Submit here by February 1, 2021
Episteme (Denison)  
Ephemeris (Union)  
Gnosis (Concordia)  
Logos (Cornell) January 1, 2021. Cash prizes.
Meteorite (Michigan) January 1, 2021. cfp here
Prometheus (Hopkins)  
The Reed (St. Olaf)  
Stance (Ball State)
Ordinarily, mid-December
Troy Moore Undergraduate Ethics Essay Contest (Georgia State) February 5, 2021
Undergraduate Journal of Humanistic Studies (Carleton) December 7th, 2020 for Winter 2021; after that for Spring 2021.
Vassar College Journal of Philosophy  


I'll keep these lists as current as I can, in order of submission deadlines.
For conferences, entries without submission dates are usually for organizations with past conferences or journals which reliably repeat.
For journals, entries without submission dates often have rolling deadlines
I gather some of these from philevents.

Past years: 2019-20; 2018-19; 2017-18; 2016-17; 2015-16; 2014-15; 2013-14; 2012-13; 2011-12


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