Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference

Photograph: Ten-Herng Lai

This annual conference - run in conjunction with the Australasian Association of Philosophy - provides an opportunity for graduate students to present work to their peers and gain valuable conference experience. This year the conference is being organised by the ANU School of Philosophy.

Venue: Hedley Bull Building, Australian National University, Canberra

Date and time: Sat, 24/09/2016 (All day) - Mon, 26/09/2016 (All day) (Plenary address and welcoming drinks on Fri, 23rd Sept)

Details: Submissions for talks, workshops and poster presentations are now open. Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words. Travel Funding requests are available during submission.

Enquiries: Email: or visit our PhilEvents and Facebook pages.

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  • Click here for information about available Canberra Facilities

Call For Papers

Deadline for Abstracts and Travel Funding: 31st July

Basics: The Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference 2016 will be held at the Australian National University in Canberra from Saturday 24th to Monday 26th September 2016 (with an opening plenary address on Friday 23rd of September).

Talks: We invite abstract submissions on any philosophical topic (200 words maximum) from all postgraduate students currently enrolled at an Australasian university. Sessions will generally be 1 hour in length (30 mins speaking, 30 mins question and answer). There may be opportunities for shorter and longer session depending on demand, your preference can be indicated when submitting an abstract.

Diversity: The conference organisers are committed to supporting diversity in philosophy and particularly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups in philosophy.

Poster Presentations: The conference will involve a time slot dedicated to the presentation of posters in an informal circulate and talk format. Any attendee is welcome to present a poster (printing will be available at the conference for A3 size posters) as long as it is not on the same topic as a talk they are giving. We believe this will provide an excellent opportunity for those presenting less standard work or wishing to develop ideas not yet ready for full paper or talk presentations.

Travel Funding: There will be a limited amount of travel funding available to cover travel costs for postgraduate speakers with preference given based on total travel distance. Speakers from within NSW will only be eligible for funding in extenuating circumstances (ACT residents are not eligible). Allocation of funds will take into account other funding sources available to attendees. Applications for travel funding can be submitted with registration at the link below.

Registration: Registration is free and open to all graduate students and upper level undergraduate students (3rd year and honours) who wish to attend.

Workshops: The conference will include several workshops on philosophical craft and professional development for graduate students. If you would be interested in running a workshop and have relevant expertise please contact us at for more information (faculty most welcome).

Websites: Please visit our Facebook and PhilEvents pages. Or register and submit an abstract.

Contacts: For workshop suggestions, comments and general enquiries please email:


Date & time

Sat 24 Sep 2016, 9:00am to Mon 26 Sep 2016, 5:00pm


Australian National University, Canberra


Toby Solomon, Organising Committee Chair


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