Tuesday, March 29, 2011

8th North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference

Crossing Borders - Border Crossings
8th North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference
Kennesaw State University
April 8th-9th, 2011

Keynote Speaker
Bret W. Davis (Loyola University of Maryland)
"Approaching Dialogue with the Kyoto School"

Deadline for abstract submissions:
March 31st, 2011

This conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Abstract Submissions
Submission is open to all students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate study at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2010-2011 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 ngspconference@gmail.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

Paper Submissions
Submission is open to all students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate study at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2010-2011 academic year. Our conference theme is Comparative Philosophy and the Kyoto School, but 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 31, 2011 in the final form that will be presented at the conference.

Review Process
Abstract Review
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.

Awards Review
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, 2011 (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.

Mail to:

Philosophy Student Association Kennesaw State University Student Life
Chastain Road Kennesaw, GA 30144

All presenters must register on April 8 at 8 am outside SO 1019 (Atrium) in Social Science building. 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, 2011 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.

In order to be eligible for an award, your paper must be received by March 31, 2011. Awarded papers are published in the Selected Proceedings.

Dietary Needs
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 Hotels
Atlanta Superior Shuttle
Greater Atlanta Shuttle

Hotel Information
Each of these Hotels is very near the Kennesaw State University
- Best Western Inn 3375 George Busbee Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144,
- 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
For additional hotels

March 31, 2011 – Abstracts must be received via email as an attachment
along with typed cover sheet.
March 31, 2011 - Paper as it will be presented at the conference
March 31, 2011 - Selected presenters notified
March 31, 2011 - $35 Registration Payment is due.
April 1, 2011 - Audio/Visual Aid and Dietary/Transportation Needs via
April 8, 2011 - Non-Presenter Attendee Payment ($20.00 fee for the
entire conference or a $15.00 fee for one day)

Social Activities
Thursday, April 7 – Meet & Greet (all participants will receive
information/directions via e-mail)
Friday, April 8 – Informal dinner (location and time TBA)
Saturday, April 9 – Reception (following the close of all other
Conference activities)

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