The 9th ANNUAL
STUDENT PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE
KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
APRIL 6th – APRIL 7th, 2012
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS:
MARCH 23rd 2012
Submission is open to all students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate study at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2011-2012 academic year. Abstracts of 150 words or less will be accepted in lieu of complete papers and must be received via email as an attachment no later than the above date. All submissions must have a .doc or .rtf file extension in order to be accepted. All papers are to comply with Chicago Manual of Style formatting. No papers will be accepted without proper formatting. Notifications will be made via e-mail no later than March 31, 2011. Earlier notifications will be made for papers submitted before the deadline. In addition to your abstract, we must have a completed conference cover sheet, which is available on our website. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com. A Selected Proceedings of the Conference’s best papers will published by the North Georgia Philosophy Studies, a division of the Georgia Philosophy Series, in association with the Philosophy Student Association at Kennesaw State University.
Submission is open to all students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate study at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2011-2012 academic year. Papers of any philosophical issue are welcome. Papers should be 10-12 pages, 12 point font, double spaced, Times New Roman, a cover sheet with name (for the purpose of blind review, do not put your name on paper). All papers should be formatted according to Chicago Style with footnotes and a reference page. In order to be eligible for awards, papers must be received by March 23, 2012 in the final form that will be presented at the conference.
Once we have identified the abstracts to be accepted for the conference, we begin creating the program. This involves grouping presenters into sessions based on common themes, selecting students to serve as discussants, etc.
All papers are subject to blind review by a minimum of three students and one professor. Your identity (name, gender, institution, field of study, etc.) will not be revealed. Each reviewer will independently rate your paper. Criteria include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:
Content (philosophical insight, etc.); Clarity of expression and exposition; and Appeal to an undergraduate/graduate audience.
Payment of Fees
Presenting attendees pay a $35.00 fee due by March 31, 2012 (Payment is $40 following March 31). Non-presenting attendees pay a $20.00 fee for the entire conference or a $15.00 fee for one day. Both presenting and non-presenting fees provide snacks and refreshments on Friday, snacks and refreshments and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Presenting attendees will also receive a copy of the conference selected proceedings. Fees must be paid by check or money order made payable to: KSU Philosophy Student Association.
Philosophy Student Association Kennesaw State University Student Life Mailbox 05011000 Chastain Road Kennesaw, GA 30144
All presenters must register on April 6 at 10:30am – 11:30am outside University Room C in Student Center. Payment must be received no later than registration or you will not be able to present. Upon registration you will sign your cover sheet and receive the finalized program.
All students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate study at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2010-11 academic year are eligible to present.
Each panel session will last 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Participants are allotted 20 minutes to present. The panel chair will notify presenters when you there is 5 minutes remaining. Please be courteous and wrap up your presentation. In order for everyone to have the same amount of time and for discussion to follow YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO OVER THE 20-MINUTE TIME LIMIT.
After the last presenter, there will be 15 minutes open for questions.
As a courtesy to the other presenters, you must be present for the entire session.
Any audio/visual needs can be met and should be communicated by March 31, 2012 via e-mail.
Handouts are welcomed, but will be supplied by the presenter. In order to save time, please notify us at or before registration if you will be using handouts.
Introduce yourself and the title of your session. If there is a concurrent session in an adjacent room, indicate both the title and place of that session in case some students are in the “wrong” room.
The panel chair will present last and open the floor for questions at the conclusion of his/her presentation.
In order to be eligible for an award, your paper must be received by March 23, 2012. Awarded papers are published in the Selected Proceedings.
Please notify us of any specific dietary needs (i.e. vegetarian, diabetic, allergies, etc.) on your cover sheet.
Kennesaw State University is located at 1000 Chastain Rd., Kennesaw, GA 30144. The conference will be held in the Student Center on the main floor. For directions, please check with Map Quest or Google Maps. For a map ofthe campus, please go to the Kennesaw State University Website.
Parking is available in the visitor lot. (Maps are available on the KSU website)
Please notify us of any transportation needs by April 1, 2011.
We will do our best to help with your transportation needs while you are with us. Please let us know in advance (the earlier the better) if you will require help with transportation during your stay.
If you do require transportation to and from the airport please let us know as soon as possible as we are limited in our ability to help in this capacity. Below are several links to shuttle services.
Atlanta Airport Shuttle
Atlanta Superior Shuttle
Greater Atlanta Shuttle
Each of these Hotels is very near the Kennesaw State University Campus.
- Best Western Inn 3375 George Busbee Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144, 770-424-7666
- Fairfield Inn- Atlanta/ Kennesaw 3425 Busbee Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144, 770-427-9700
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott (located directly across the street from KSU) 3399 Town Point Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144, 770-218-5550
- Holiday Inn Express 2485 George Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30144,770-427-5210
For additional hotels
March 23, 2012 – Abstracts must be received via email as an attachment along with typed cover sheet.
March 27, 2011 - Selected presenters notified.
March 31, 2011 - Paper as it will be presented.
March 31, 2011 - $35 Registration Payment is due. $40 Registration fee after March 31.
April 1, 2011 - Any Audio/Visual Aid and Dietary/Transportation Needs requested via email
April 6, 2011 - Non-Presenter Attendee Payment ($20.00 fee for the entire conference or a $15.00 fee for one day)
Thursday, April 5 – Meet & Greet (all participants will receive information/directions via e-mail)
Friday, April 6 – Informal dinner (location and time TBA)
Saturday, April 7 – Reception (following the close of all other Conference activities)