North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference

Abstract Submissions

Abstract must include: Name, University, Email address, Evening phone number and Paper title. 150 words or less. 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced. Must be received via e-mail at by Tuesday, February 28, 2006. Only abstracts sent as attachments with a .doc or .rtf file extension will be considered. Completed conference cover sheet must accompany abstract via email. See below for review process.

Selected presenters will be notified by March 10, 2006 and all papers, in complete form, are due via e-mail no later than March 15, 2006.
Paper Submissions

Submission is open to all students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate study at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2005-2006 academic year. Papers may deal with any philosophical issue, period, or field of inquiry. Papers should be 10-12 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 paper). All papers should be formatted Chicago style with footnotes and a reference page. In order to be eligible for awards, papers must be received by March 15, 2006 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 $25.00 fee due by March 24, 2006; $35.00 if paid after March 24, 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 check or money order made payable to: KSU Philosophy Student Association.
Mail to:

Philosophy Student Association
Kennesaw State University
Student Life Mailbox 0501
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144


All presenters must register on March 31 at 8 am outside University Room B. 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 2005-2006 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 by passing you a red note card 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 March 15 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 place the red card on the lectern to 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.

In order to be eligible for an award, your paper must be received by March 15, 2006. If you receive an award, you may be asked to present and/ or discuss your paper in an additional panel on the afternoon of April 1st. See above for review process.
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.

Please notify us of any transportation needs by March 15, 2005. 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,
$66.95 + tax

Fairfield Inn- Atlanta/ Kennesaw
3425 Busbee Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144,
$76.00 + tax

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
(located directly across the street from KSU)
3399 Town Point Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144,
$86.00 + tax

Holiday Inn Express
2485 George Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30144,
$75.00 + tax

For additional hotels
February 28, 2006 – Abstracts must be received via email as an attachment along with typed cover sheet
March 10, 2006 – Selected presenters notified
March 15, 2006 – Audio/Visual Aid and Dietary/Transportation Needs via email
March 15, 2006 – Paper as it will be presented at the conference
March 24, 2006 – $25 Payment
March 25, 2006 – $35 Payment
March 31, 2006 – Non-Presenter Attendee Payment ($20.00 fee for the entire conference or a $15.00 fee for one day)
Social Activities
Thursday evening, March 30 – Welcoming reception (casual; location and time TBA)
Friday, March 31 – Informal dinner (location and time TBA)
Saturday, April 1 – After- conference party