Category Archives: SPEP Conference

Conference Lodging Update

Due to limited room availability at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans, arrangements have been made for a restricted number of rooms at the nearby Hampton Inn, Garden District, which is a short streetcar ride to the InterContinental.

If you need information on how to make reservations, please email:

We also encourage members to look on travel websites for nearby accommodations.

In the event that we fill our room block at the InterContinental Hotel and the Hampton Inn, arrangements have been made for a small block of rooms at the Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Ave., which is directly across the street from the InterContinental Hotel.

Please note that the weekend of our conference is a home game for the New Orleans Saints, as well as a popular time for many conferences to meet. These conditions affect general hotel room availability, as well as the cost of room rental. Please be assured that SPEP is working hard to bring our members additional lodging options.

EC Proposal for Expansion of Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (EC) is proposing to expand its size by one additional member-at-large. The reasons for this expansion are a continual increase in the number of submissions received each year, resulting in a heavy workload for EC members, and the ever-expanding diversity of philosophical perspectives embraced by the Society’s membership. The EC has considered the financial impact of adding an additional member and we believe that the Society’s finances are healthy enough to absorb the extra costs associated with this proposed expansion. In conformity with the process for voting on proposals approved by the membership at the 2012 meeting in Eugene, this proposal will be discussed and voted upon by the SPEP membership at the 2014 New Orleans business meeting. If this proposal is approved by the membership, an election would then be held the following year at the Atlanta 2015 business meeting according to the standa rd electoral procedure for member-at-large slots, with two candidates nominated. That meeting would also include elections for members of the EC whose term has expired.

2014 SPEP Conference Program

SPEP 2014 coverWe are very happy to announce the details of the 53nd Annual SPEP Conference to be held in New Orleans, LA, October 23-25, 2014.

The 2014 SPEP Program is now available.

We invite you to visit the Philosophy Documentation Center’s SPEP Conference Registration webpage to register for the 2014 conference in New Orleans and pay your annual dues for the 2014-2015 membership year.

Register online to avoid additional on-site charges.

For information on the hotel, please visit the SPEP registration page at the InterContinental Hotel, or call 1-800-496-7621.

Mention group code SPEP when you book your reservation for the conference price of $189 (single & double). $15 each additional guest per room, per night for triple and quad occupancy (up to 4 per room).

We look forward to our time together in October.

2014 SPEP Call For Papers

Oh, When Those Saints by Thomas Hawk via Flickr

The 2014 SPEP Call for Papers for the 53rd Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, is now available.

This year’s conference will be hosted by Loyola University New Orleans with Tulane University.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm EST, Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Please download the call for papers for detailed guidelines for submitting papers, panels, and books for Current Research Sessions.

All submissions are considered under an anonymous review process.

SPEP Meeting Agenda 2013


Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
52nd Annual SPEP Meeting: Eugene, OR
Business Meeting Agenda
Friday, October 25, 2013
5:45-7:15 p.m.

  1. Opening of Meeting and Introduction of the Members of the Executive Committee
  2. Submission of 2012 minutes for approval
  3. Appointment of Parliamentarian and Time Keeper
  4. Expression of Gratitude
  5. Statistical Information for the 2013 meeting
  6. Report on the Treasury and Budget
  7. In Memoriam
    1. Bruce Wilshire: Ed Casey
    2. Hugh Silverman: Len Lawlor
  8. Extension of Appreciation to Retiring Graduate Assistant, Christopher Paone
  9. Extension of Appreciation to Retiring Member-at-Large, Brian Schroeder
  10. Extension of Appreciation to Retiring Co-Director, Anthony Steinbock
  11. Elections to the Executive Committee
    1. Member-at-Large Nominations
    2. Co-Director Nomination
  12. Future Meetings:
    1. 2014 Meeting: October 23-25, 2014, Loyola University New Orleans with Tulane University
    2. 2015 Meeting: TBA
  13. Committee Reports
    1. Committee on the Status of Women
    2. LGBTQ Advocacy Committee
    3. Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee
    4. Advocacy Committee
  14. Prize Announcements: Graduate and Junior Scholar Prize Winners
  15. Announcements
    1. APA Lecture Announced
    2. Other
  16. New Business and Announcements from the Membership
    1. Open floor
  17. Adjournment