The Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Conference in Philosophy is now accepting papers for its conference to be held Friday through Sunday, April 5–7.

Papers selected for presentation will be allotted 20 minute presentation times, followed by “formal” comments and a question and answer session. All papers in philosophy, broadly construed, will be considered for the conference; because this is an undergraduate conference, no papers by professionals, graduate students, or others holding an advanced degree in philosophy will be considered.

Papers submitted for the conference should be eight to 12 pages in length and include an abstract approximately 250 words in length. Papers submitted or presented at other conferences will be given equal consideration in our review process.

The deadline for submission is February 25 and only completed papers accompanied by an abstract will be reviewed. An announcement about which papers have been selected for presentation is expected to be made by March 2.

The conference will also be using a “formal” commentator system; so, even if your paper is not selected for presentation, you may be considered for such a role. Indicate when you submit your paper whether you are willing to fill such a role. This also means that all selected papers will receive formal feedback at the conference.

Faculty mentors

Last year we enjoyed having faculty attend in a purely support role. We strongly encourage students to bring faculty mentors to the conference. The dialog among professors, discussion of pedagogy, and expansion of mentoring opportunities for students are among the desirable benefits of this conference. Papers, abstracts, and questions should be submitted electronically to

Faculty supervisor

The faculty supervisor for the conference is East Michigan University Associate Professor W. John Koolage, who can be reached at

Publication opportunity

The top (three to five) papers submitted will be published in the inaugural run of our new undergraduate philosophy journal! Details are forthcoming on the journal’s website.