North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference

Annual North Georgia
Student Philosophy Conference
March 22nd – March 23rd, 2019

Keynote Speaker: TBA

Call for Papers

Abstract Submissions
Abstract should include: Name, University, Email address, and Paper title. 150 words or less. 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced. Must be received via e-mail at by March 15, 2019. Only abstracts sent as attachments with a .pdf, or .doc file extension will be considered. Completed conference cover sheet (available at must accompany abstract via email. See below for review process.

Abstract Extension

Because of high demand for an extension and the added benefit of allowing more people an opportunity to present at the conference, abstracts will be due by 11:59 pm on March 20th. Please email them to

Selected presenters will be notified by March 15, 2019.

Paper Submissions
Submission is open to all students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate study at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2017-2018 academic year. Papers may deal with any philosophical issue, period, or field of inquiry. Papers should be 8-12 pages, 12 point font, double spaced, Times New Roman, cover sheet with name (for the purpose of blind review, do not put your name on the paper). All papers should be formatted Chicago style with footnotes and a reference page.

Review Process
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:
1) Content (philosophical insight, etc.)
2) Clarity of expression and exposition
3) Appeal to an undergraduate/graduate audience

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 $25.00 fee due by April 10, 2017; $35.00 if paid after April 18, up until registration. 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 breakfast and luncheon each day. Presenting attendees will also receive a copy of the conference proceedings. Fees must be paid by PayPal, check, or money order made payable to: Philosophy Student Association.

Pay with PayPal:

or mail to:
Philosophy Student Association
Room 274, MD 0501
395 Cobb Avenue, NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

All presenters must register on March 22 at 8am.. 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 and identification card.

All students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate study at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2016-2017 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 you when you have 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 should be communicated by April 14 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.

Each participant will have 20 minutes to present.

The panel chair will be seated next to the lectern. When there is five minutes remaining, s/he will notify the presenter.

Keeping track of time is the responsibility of the panel chair. Please keep in mind that if a session goes over in time, it affects the timing of the entire conference.

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.

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 of the campus, please go to the Kennesaw State University Website.

Parking is available in the visitor lot. For a map of campus parking, please go to the Kennesaw State University Website.

Please notify us of any transportation needs by April 14, 2016. We will be more than happy to help you get from the airport to your hotel.

Hotel Information
Best Western Inn
3375 George Busbee Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144,
$71.96 + tax

Fairfield Inn- Atlanta/ Kennesaw
3425 Busbee Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144,
$89.00 + tax

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
(located directly across the street from KSU)
3399 Town Point Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144,
$129.00 + tax

Holiday Inn Express
2485 George Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30144,
$107.00 + tax

March 14, 2018 – Abstracts must be received via email as an attachment along with typed cover sheet
April 4, 2018 – Selected presenters notified
April 10, 2018 – Audio/Visual Aid and Dietary/Transportation Needs via email
April 12, 2018 – Paper as it will be presented at the conference
Before April 10, 2018 – $25 Payment
On or After April 12, 2018 – $35 Payment
April 12-14, 2017 – Non-Presenter Attendee Payment ($20.00 fee for the entire conference or a $15.00 fee for one day)

Social Activities