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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.

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

(If you are interested in attending on Saturday, November 8, contact the department at (509) 963-1818 or

If you have already registered for the conference and need to make a payment, click here.

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 7:30-8:40 AM
     Paper sessions 8:40 AM-12:15 PM
     Conference luncheon 12:15 PM-1:45 PM
     Paper sessions 1:45-6:00 PM

The Friday social, banquet, and keynote address, as well as the Saturday continental breakfast and lunch will take place in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) ballroom. Regular paper sessions will take place in the SURC meeting rooms.

The conference registration table will be outside the SURC ballroom on Friday, November 7 beginning at 4:00 PM, and on Saturday, November 8 beginning at 7:30 AM.

A block of rooms has been held at the Quality Inn and Conference Center, 1700 Canyon Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926; phone: 509-925-9800. The room rate for our group is $75/night plus tax for a double room or $70/night plus tax for a single room. When reserving a room at the hotel, please say that you are part of the "Northwest Philosophy" group to get the reduced rate.

Parking at Central Washington University is free Monday-Friday, after 4:30 PM. If you plan to come early, please use the parking kiosk in each lot. Weekend parking is free.

Further information regarding the conference will be posted to the following website as the information becomes available:

Schedule is coming soon.

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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