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Philosophy and Religious Studies

Northwest Philosophy Conference (NWPC) 2014

66th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference
November 7-8, 2014
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Washington

Keynote speaker: Linda Martín Alcoff (Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center)

The 66th annual Northwest Philosophy Conference will be held November 7-8, 2014 on the campus of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome. Papers should be suitable for a 20-minute presentation (about 3000 words, not including material that will not be presented, such as abstract, bibliography, and any footnotes or endnotes).

Submissions should be formatted for blind review and sent as Word or PDF documents to Matthew Altman at: In the body of the email, please include paper title, 150-word abstract, and author name, affiliation, status (graduate student or faculty), and contact information. You will receive a confirmation that your paper has been submitted successfully within two business days.

Submission deadline is August 15, 2014. Final decisions will be made by September 15, 2014.

To facilitate and encourage discussion, paper sessions will have session chairs rather than commentators for individual papers.

Conference Schedule
Friday, November 7
     Conference social 5:00-6:00 PM
     Conference banquet and keynote address: 6:00-8:30 PM
Saturday, November 8
     Continental breakfast 7:30-9:00 AM
     Paper sessions 8:00 AM-11:00 AM
     Conference luncheon 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
     Paper sessions 12:30-5:00 PM

The Friday social, banquet, and keynote address, as well as the Saturday lunch will take place in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) ballroom. Regular paper sessions will take place in the SURC or Black Hall. A continental breakfast on Saturday will be provided in the SURC.

The conference registration table will be in the SURC on Friday, November 7 beginning at 4:30 PM, and on Saturday, November 8 beginning at 7:30 AM.

Further information regarding the conference, including registration, lodging, directions to campus, and a schedule will be posted to the following website as the information becomes available:

If you have questions, please contact one of the two lead conference organizers:

Matthew Altman ( or Gary Bartlett (
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7555
Phone: 509-963-1818
Fax: 509-963-1822

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