Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

Policy on Affiliate Groups

SPEP Affiliated Society Application 2016

Due to the high demand from other philosophical organizations to participate in SPEP, we require that each organization wishing to participate in SPEP’s annual meeting apply for inclusion for that year.

The deadline for the submission of applications for the 2016 meeting is: February 15, 2016. Please note that the application must be submitted to the SPEP Executive Committee (via email attachment to the SPEP Secretary-Treasurer) each year. The email address is:

We will contact you by March 1, 2016 to inform you whether your philosophical society will be able to meet at SPEP. If given a time slot, you will be expected to send your full program (titles, names, and affiliations of panelists) by May 15, 2016 at the latest to the graduate assistant at

Please note: All affiliated societies with the exception of IAEP and SPHS will be given a complimentary meeting room for approximately three hours on Thursday morning.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate the application to be a SPEP satellite group. The criteria are not ranked in importance.

  • The length of the group’s association with SPEP. The SPEP Executive Committee will consider the number of years the group has had a satellite session at the SPEP annual meeting.
  • The group’s meeting schedule. The SPEP Executive Committee will consider the opportunities the group has to meet at other times during the year, aside from the satellite session at the SPEP annual meeting.
  • The group’s primary area of investigation augmenting or enriching the SPEP annual meeting program. The SPEP Executive Committee will evaluate how the group’s area of investigation complements the areas covered by the SPEP annual meeting program or, on the contrary, duplicates aspects of the SPEP program.
  • The group’s attendance at the satellite session at the SPEP annual meeting. The SPEP Executive Committee will evaluate, on the basis of past attendance at the satellite group’s session, the level of interest in this group’s philosophical area to SPEP members. The attendance records for the satellite groups will be reviewed by the SPEP Executive Committee each year.