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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.

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.

2012 SPEP Conference Program

SPEP 2012 Program Cover

We are very happy to announce the details of the 51st Annual SPEP Conference to be held in Rochester, NY, November 1-3, 2012.

The 2012 SPEP Program is now available.

We invite you to visit the Philosophy Documentation Center’s SPEP Conference Registration webpage to register for the 2012 conference in Rochester and pay your annual dues for the 2012-2013 membership year.

Register online to avoid additional on-site charges.

For information on the hotel, please visit the SPEP registration page at the Hyatt Regency Rochester or call: 888-421-1442.

Mention SPEP when you book your reservation for the conference price of $130.00/night for up to quadruple occupancy.

We look forward to our time together in November.

2012 SPEP Registration is Open

Freddy_SueRegistration for the 51st annual meeting of SPEP is now open.

This year’s conference will be held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency in Rochester, NY from November 1-3, 2012.

Registration and annual dues may be paid online through The Philosophy Documentation Center at the 2012 SPEP Registration Page.

Register online to avoid additional on-site charges.

For information on the hotel, please visit the SPEP registration page of the Hyatt Regency Rochester or call: 888-421-1442.

Mention SPEP when you book your reservation for the conference price of $130.00/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.

2012 SPEP Call for Papers

Rochester, NY Skyline via _Yoshi_ on Flickr

The 2012 SPEP Call for Papers for the 51st Annual Conference in Rochester, NY hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology and Nazareth College is now available.

The Deadline is 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
Please make sure you download and read the details of the call for papers and panel proposals.  All submissions are considered under a blind review process.
The deadline for nominating books for Current Research Sessions is also Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

2011 SPEP Conference Final Preparations

Philly! by Jakob Montrasio via Flickr

We look forward to seeing everyone in Philadelphia later this week!

In preparation for the business meeting on Friday, October 21st at 5:30 in the ballroom at the Sheraton Society Hill, we are posting two items for your review.

  1. The 2011 Advocacy Committee Resolution: the resolution concerns SPEP’s support for pluralistic approaches to philosophy, including the independent efforts of the new Pluralist’s Guide to Philosophy.
  2. SPEP Ad Hoc Governance Committee Memo: the memo articulates a motion to be brought to the floor in which the creation of an Ad Hoc Committee on SPEP Governance is proposed.
We also invite you to participate online via various social media sites. The hashtag we will use for the conference is: #SPEP11. If you take pictures and post them on Flickr or elsewhere, if you blog or tweet about the conference, please do use the hashtag so they can be easily located and followed.