[SydPhil] Call for Tenders to Host the 2020 Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference

Danny George Wardle danny.wardle at adelaide.edu.au
Wed Feb 5 16:38:41 AEDT 2020


The Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) Postgraduate Committee is welcoming proposals from postgraduates from any institution in Australia, New Zealand, or Singapore with a postgraduate philosophy programme to organise and host the 2020 Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference (APPC).


The APPC is an annual conference that provides an opportunity for postgraduate students from Australasia to present their work, debate their ideas, receive feedback from peers and form collaborations across institutions. The conference is usually three days and includes a variety of sessions including standard talks, pre-read paper discussions, career and publishing workshops, and more. The conference environment is laid back and can be a great introduction to conferences for new graduate students. Recent conferences have been held in Wellington, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Canberra.


Hosting the conference provides the opportunity to gain valuable experience in conference organisation and committee management, both of which are important skills for successful academic philosophers. Hosting the APPC is also a great way of promoting your university's philosophy program (including to prospective graduate students). Last, but not least, organising a conference can be a lot of fun and is a great way to give service back to the profession while making contacts and friends, both within your institution and within the broader Australasian philosophy community.


A successful bid will justify a selection for the conference dates and contain a budget with an indication of expected funding sources, a conference planning timeline, and brief details of why your university would make a good site for the conference. Bidders are encouraged to be both realistic and creative with their bids. We are happy to assist organisers with any questions that they might have. Bids for the 2020 APPC close April 20th 2020. Bidders are not restricted to groups from a single university and may be interdisciplinary. It may be helpful in terms of funding and organising resources to join forces with another institution in your local area or discipline/department at your university. Our APPC hosting guide can also be sent on request.


If you are interested in hosting the 2020 APPC, or would like any further information about hosting an APPC, please contact the committee convenor at danny.wardle at adelaide.edu.au<mailto:danny.wardle at adelaide.edu.au>. Also feel free to contact last year's APPC organiser (and current committee member) Bessie Olsen with any questions at elizabeth.olsen at vuw.ac.nz<mailto:elizabeth.olsen at vuw.ac.nz>.


Danny Wardle

Convenor, Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) Postgraduate Committee
MPhil Student, University of Adelaide

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