16th Annual ISNS Conference, Los Angeles, CA, June-13-16, 2018

The next ISNS conference will be held in Los Angeles on June 13-16, 2018, in conjunction with Loyola Marymount University. Panel proposals are due January 22, 2018, and abstracts for presentations (for the panels and for individual sessions) are due February 26. We'll provide a link to the conference website when it is available.


Anyone interested in organizing a panel at the conference should send a brief description of the panel along with its title and the name(s) and email address(es) of the contact person(s) to the conference organizers:

Eric Perl: Eric.Perl@lmu.edu
David Albertson: dalberts@usc.edu
Marilynn Lawrence: pronoia12@gmail.com
John Finamore: john-finamore@uiowa.edu

Panels proposed to date
The list of proposed panels will be emailed to the ISNS membership before February 5. Panel organizers are responsible for choosing and collecting abstracts for their panels. They should notify the organizers of their decisions by February 26. Abstracts should be no more than one page, single spaced.

We also welcome individual abstracts for papers that do not fall under any of the announced panels. Please send those abstracts (again, one-page maximum) to the four conference organizers above.

All abstracts, whether individual or for inclusion in panels, are due by February 26, 2018. Papers may be presented in English, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, or Italian. It is recommended that those delivering papers in languages other than English provide printed copies to their audience at the conference.

Participants may give only one paper at the conference and therefore should submit only one abstract.

2018 Conference Website

Membership required to present

Please note that anyone giving a paper at the conference must be a member of the ISNS. You may sign up and renew dues on the website of the Philosophy Documentation Center

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Dues are $60.00 per year ($20.00 for students and retirees).