The twelfth annual Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference will be held July 31st-August 4th, 2011 in Bellingham, Washington.
Everyone in the world is invited to submit a paper, or to volunteer to be a commentator or session chair, but conference attendance is by invitation only, and will be primarily limited to those whose papers are accepted for presentation, and those volunteers who are asked to commentate/chair.
To submit a paper: Papers submitted to the 2011 BSPC are simultaneously submitted to the BSPC 2011 special issue of Philosophical Studies; so they must be papers that are not submitted (or scheduled) for publication elsewhere. (Authors whose papers are chosen for the Philosophical Studies issue will have a chance to revise their papers after getting feedback during the conference.) Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review and emailed to the 2011 BSPC Program Committee at bspc2011 AT gmail.com. Papers on any topic are welcome, but the conference program committee will be looking for papers that are of interest to all BSPC participants, regardless of AOS. Papers of any length will be considered, but shorter papers (under 25 pages) will have a better chance of being accepted than longer papers. The deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2011. Prospective authors will be notified of the Program Committee’s decisions by early May.
To volunteer to be a commentator or chair: All volunteers should e-mail the 2011 BSPC Program Committee at bspc2011 AT gmail.com. Prospective commentators should indicate their areas of specialization. The deadline for volunteering is March 1st, 2011. Volunteers will be notified of the Program Committee’s decisions by early May.
Please note: The BSPC is a workshop-style conference whose participants are expected to read all of the papers in advance and to come prepared for discussion. You should not submit a paper or volunteer to comment or chair unless you plan on being a responsible conference participant.
For more information about the conference, go here.