November 3-5, 2017 • Waco, TX
Host Institution:
Baylor University


Overview: Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome. All presented papers will be published in the Society’s journal, Southwest Philosophy Review.

Submissions: Electronic submissions are required and should be sent to swpssubmissions@gmail.com. Papers must be in MS Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Papers submitted in any other format cannot be processed. Papers may not exceed 3000 words in length (not including notes and references). Submissions should include a word count and 150 word abstract (not counted in total word count) on the title page. Papers exceeding this length will not be considered. Papers should not contain any information identifying the author of the submission. In a separate title page document, please submit the following: title of the paper, abstract of the paper, author’s name, institutional affiliation, email address and phone number. The Society gives an annual award of $150 to the best paper written by a graduate student or recent Ph.D. (degree must have been granted within three years of the meeting). Additionally, a graduate student or recent Ph.D. who is from an underrepresented group may be eligible for a $150 travel grant. Authors who are eligible for either the prize or the travel grant should indicate this on the cover page of their submission.

Submission deadline: Papers must be received by Friday, July 14th 2017.

Membership: You must be a member of the society to present. Dues may be paid when registering for the conference.
To join, send inquiries to Deb Heikes, University of Alabama – Huntsville, heikesd@uah.edu. Questions? Contact Sarah Woolwine, University of Central Oklahoma, swoolwine@uco.edu. 2017 Conference Hotel: Hilton Waco 113 South University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76701-2241. Conference rate for rooms is $129 plus taxes. Reservations can be made at http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hilton-waco-ACTWHHF/index.html or by calling (254)-754-8484. The hotel is within walking distance of Baylor University and ten minutes from Waco Regional Airport. A complimentary shuttle that runs between the airport and hotel are included in the hotel fee. To receive the conference rate, rooms must be booked no later than October 11, 2017.