NGSPC

The 10th ANNUAL

NORTH GEORGIA

STUDENT PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE


KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
March 28th – March 29th, 2014

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Jason Wirth

Seattle University


DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS:

March 3rd 2014

Abstract Submissions
Submission is open to all students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate study at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2013-2014 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. Notifications will be made via e-mail no later than March 7, 2014. Earlier notifications will be made for papers submitted before the deadline. In addition to your abstract, we must have a completed conference cover sheet. If you have any questions, please email us at admin@philosophystudentassociation.com.

Paper Submissions
Submission is open to all students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate study at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2013-2014 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.

Review Process
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.

Payment of Fees
Presenting attendees pay a $35.00 fee due by March 16, 2014 (Payment is $40 following March 16). 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. Fees must be paid by check or money order made payable to: KSU Philosophy Student Association.

Mail to:

Philosophy Student Association
1000 Chastain Road
MD 0501 ST Bldg. 5 Rm. 274
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

Registration
All presenters must register on March 28 at 10:30am – 11:30am outside University Room A in the 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.

Presenters
All students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate study at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2013-14 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 there are 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 16, 2014 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.

Panel Chairs
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.

Dietary Needs
Please notify us of any specific dietary needs (i.e. vegetarian, diabetic, allergies, etc.) on your cover sheet.

Directions
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 in University Rooms A and B. For directions, please check with Map Quest or Google Maps. For a map of the campus, please go to the Kennesaw State University Website.

Parking
Parking is available in the visitor lot. (Maps are available on the KSU website)

Transportation
Please notify us of any transportation needs by March 16, 2014.
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 Hotels
Atlanta Superior Shuttle
Greater Atlanta Shuttle

Hotel Information
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

Deadlines
March 3, 2014 – Abstracts must be received via email as an attachment along with typed cover sheet.
March 7, 2014 – Selected presenters notified.
March 16, 2014 – $35 Registration Payment is due. $40 Registration fee after March 16.
March 16, 2014 – Any Audio/Visual Aid and Dietary/Transportation Needs requested via email
March 28, 2014 – Non-Presenter Attendee Payment ($20.00 fee for the entire conference or a $15.00 fee for one day)

Social Activities
Thursday, March 27 – Meet & Greet (all participants will receive information/directions via e-mail)
Friday, March 28 – Informal dinner (location and time TBA)
Saturday, March 29 – Reception (following the close of all other Conference activities)