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Eugene Hotel Update – Reserve Now

Eugene Oregon Ducks by Don Hankins via Flickr

Please be aware that there are still rooms available at the Hilton Eugene on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday nights of the annual SPEP conferenceWe recommend that you call and reserve your rooms for those nights as soon as possiblePlease ask for DOUBLE QUEEN rooms, as there are no longer any King rooms available.  

Saturday night has now sold out.

There is a home football game the same weekend as the SPEP conference and most hotels in the area are sold out for Saturday night.  The football schedule had not been announced at the time that the contract was signed.

If you need lodging for Saturday night, please try the following options in nearby Springfield:

  • The Holiday Inn has limited rooms available on Saturday, October 26th at the rate of $209. You may visit their website at: http://www.hieugenehotel.com/ They have a complimentary shuttle that can take you to the Hilton Eugene as well as to the airport.  Please note: the group rate is only available until October 1st. Please call 541-284-0707 and mention the SPEP block to receive the above rate.
  • The Comfort Suites has limited rooms available on Saturday, October 26th at the rate of $209.  You may visit their website at: http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-springfield-oregon-OR095. They also have availability for Thursday through Saturday at $189 if you book all three nights.  They do not have a complimentary shuttle but do offer a full breakfast buffet. Please note: the group rate is only available until October 1st. Please call 541-746-5359 and mention the SPEP block to receive the above rate.
  • The Village Inn, Springfield has rooms available on Saturday, October 26th at the rate of $119.  You may visit their website at: http://www.springfieldvillageinn.com/. Please note: the group rate is only available until October 14th. Please call 541-747-4546 and mention the SPEP block to receive the above rate.
  • If you are traveling in and out of Portland, you may want to consider staying Saturday night in Portland and flying out Sunday morning.

On a related note, please be aware that the football game will lead to an increase in traffic, so you should budget in extra time for your travel to and from the hotel on Saturday.

In other news:

  • An updated PDF of the conference program will be available at the beginning of September on the website at: www.spep.org.  All other changes to the program can be found in the errata sheet at the registration table in Oregon.
  • Please register for the Oregon wine tours in advance of the conference. To sign up, visit Oregon Winery & Coast Tours: http://www.eugenecascadescoast.org/spep/

2013 SPEP Conference Program

We are very happy to announce the details of the 52nd Annual SPEP Conference to be held in Eugene, OR, October 24-26, 2013.

The 2013 SPEP Program is now available.

We invite you to visit the Philosophy Documentation Center’s SPEP Conference Registration webpage to register for the 2013 conference in Eugene and pay your annual dues for the 2013-2014 membership year.

Register online to avoid additional on-site charges.

For information on the hotel, please visit the SPEP registration page at the Hilton Eugene, or call 1-800-937-6660.

Mention group code SPEP when you book your reservation for the conference price of $139.00/night for up to quadruple occupancy.

You may also sign up for winery and cost tours while visiting Eugene. To sign up, visit Oregon Winery & Coast Tours:

http://www.eugenecascadescoast.org/spep/

We look forward to our time together in October.

Registration for the 52nd Annual Meeting of SPEP Now Open

University of Oregon Campus by Erik R. Bishoff via Flickr

This year’s conference will be held at the Hilton Eugene & Conference Center in Eugene, OR from October 24-26, 2013.

Registration and annual dues may be paid online through The Philosophy Documentation Center at the 2013 SPEP Registration Page.

Register online to avoid additional on-site charges.

For information on the hotel, please visit the SPEP registration page at the Hilton Eugene, or call 1-800-937-6660.

Mention group code SPEP when you book your reservation for the conference price of $139.00/night for up to quadruple occupancy.

The final program will be mailed in August. An online version of the program will be available by the end of the summer.

2013 SPEP Call for Papers

EWEB Fountain via Flickr by ZachAncell

The 2013 SPEP Call for Papers for the 52nd Annual Conference in Eugene Oregon, hosted by the University of Oregon, is now available.

The Deadline is 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time, Friday, February 1, 2013.

Please make sure you download and read the details of the call for papers and panel proposals.

All submissions are considered under an anonymous review process.

The deadline for nominating books for Current Research Sessions is also Friday, February 1, 2013.

Iris Marion Young Prize for the Best Paper in Feminist Philosophy

November 2, 2012

The justification for the “Iris Marion Young Prize for the Best Paper in Feminist Philosophy” is that Feminist Philosophy is still unevenly recognized by the profession of academic philosophy. Junior scholars in particular may need to provide hiring, review and promotion committees with evidence of the esteem in which this sort of work is taken by their peers, especially in departments in which continental philosophy or philosophical pluralism are not well established. The creation of such a prize would enhance the professional opportunities available to feminist scholars by providing a “measurable” identifier of quality. We believe this kind of gesture is a fitting way to recognize the legacy of Iris Marion Young and her contribution to continental philosophy and to the larger body of American political thought.

The mechanism for such an award would be as follows. Colleagues submitting a paper to SPEP would self-designate as wishing their paper to be considered for the Iris Marion Young Prize. Such papers would be eligible for the regular SPEP prizes (accompanied by a cash award). Once the Executive Committee has completed review of the submissions, those papers that have been accepted onto the program and that self-designate as wishing to be considered for the Iris Marion Young Prize would be forwarded in blinded form to the CSW for review. This review would involve 3-4 days. The Executive Committee will notify the winner of the prize.

Even without a cash award, this prize would be an important mark of professional recognition. As advised by the Executive Committee, the CSW consulted with members of the other committees in developing this proposal and the response was favorable. Future iterations of CSW may seek funding from private donors.

Resolution

The Membership of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy supports the creation of an Iris Marion Young Prize for the Best Paper in Feminist Philosophy, to be administered by the SPEP Committee on the Status of Women.

Quorum

November 2, 2012

The quorum necessary for voting on proposals, resolutions, and motions shall be equivalent to 10% of dues paying members at the time that the agenda is published. (For example, this past year that would have set the quorum at 71 people.) Information about the number necessary to constitute a quorum for the upcoming business meeting would be provided to the membership by the Secretary-Treasurer at the time that the agenda is circulated via email and posted to the website.

We make this proposal because currently, what constitutes a quorum at the business meeting is too vague (namely, all those who are present).

Updates on SPEP and Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy via NASA

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

We are excited to proceed with the annual SPEP conference. Travel in to Rochester has been fine from all airports not affected directly by the storm. Additionally, some buses and trains are running even in those cities hit the hardest.

For those of you looking for alternate forms of transportation to Rochester, please see the following link: http://goo.gl/H4K71

We have also provided links to show any changes to the main program and the satellite sessions as these come in. Please refer to the following for details:

http://spep2012.blogspot.com/p/program-updates.html (main program)
http://spep2012.blogspot.com/p/satellite-program-updates.html (satellite programs)

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Shannon Mussett at mussettspep@gmail.com.

Travel safely!

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

At this point in time, the annual conference is scheduled to proceed as planned.

We believe it will take more than a hurricane to interfere with philosophical inquiry.

However, we urge those attending the conference to look in to their travel plans and, where appropriate, make alternate arrangements to Rochester to avoid delays and cancellations where possible.

We have gathered some resources that may assist as you coordinate your travel plans on our Hurricane Sandy at SPEP Resource page.

We will use the main page here for updates on any change of plans for the conference, so please monitor this site for the most up to date information.