The 40th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference

The graduate students in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are pleased to invite submissions of quality work by current graduate students in any area of philosophy. Papers focusing on the work of Harry Brighouse and work on education rooted in applied ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, or social and political philosophy are especially welcome. A $100 prize will be awarded to the author of the best paper on philosophy of education.

Papers should be approximately 3000 words in length and preceded by a 250-word abstract. All submissions should be prepared for blind review. Presentations will be 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute commentary. Responses will be 5 minutes followed by 20 minutes of discussion.

  • Deadline: March 1, 2018
  • Acceptances Announced: March 30, 2018

Please send all submissions to in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format. 

The 2018 call for papers is available here.

The conference schedule is available here