Calvin College & Grand Valley State University

Annual Joint


Philosophy Conference

This Year’s Conference

Friday April 8 and Saturday April 9, 2016

Call for Papers / Conference Poster
/ Conference Program /  

Submission Deadline: February 14, 2016

Key Note Speaker: 
Katherine Brading
(Notre Dame) 

This year we are very pleased to have Professor Katherine Brading of Notre Dame, an expert in philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, and history and philosophy of science, as our keynote speaker. Her keynote will be delivered the evening of April 8:

Keynote Title: 

of Theories 
and what to Do about it

Undergraduates working in all areas of philosophy are encouraged to submit. Full paper requirements and submission details are in the conference 
Call For Papers.
Conference Poster / Conference Poster 
Conference Program 

Conference Location and Parking

The Keynote on Friday April 8 will be at 7:30pm in DeVos 138E on GVSU’s Downtown Campus. Attendees can park in the DeVos Lot (Number 11 on the Campus Map) and DeVos is building Number 4 on the map. There will be signs directing to the keynote.

The Student Conference on Saturday April 9 will go from 9:00am-4:30pm in Eberhard Center (EC) 201 03 on GVSU’s Downtown Campus. Attendees can Park in the DeVos Lot (Number 11 on the campus map) or the Eberhard Lot (Number 12 on the he Campus Map). The Eberhard Center is building Number 5 on the campus map (it is the tall one right up against the river). 


Past Conferences

2015: March 27-28,

Third Annual Calvin-GVSU Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Keynote: David Manley (University of Michigan), “Fine Tuning and Confirmation Theory”.

CFP  Poster  Conference Schedule

2014: March 21-22,
Second Annual Calvin-GVSU Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Keynote: Tim O’Connor (Indiana University), “Two Concepts of Emergence”.
CFP Poster Program

2013: April 12-13,

First Annual Calvin-GVSU Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Keynote: Gary Gutting (Notre Dame), “Religion, Atheism, and Agnosticism”.

CFP Poster  Program