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Upcoming 2014 Philosophy Conferences

2014 HECBC Conference for Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression on April 26th

This conference, held at Reading Area Community College, is for students wishing to present a paper regarding their personal research and creative ideas. Submission deadline is March 31st. http://www.racc.edu/URC/default.aspx

Individual paper presentations: Students in any discipline may participate in the conference by presenting a paper  -- a short lecture delivered in a classroom setting -- that conveys their critical, analytical, or technical work.

Guidelines for Paper Presentations

  • Prepare oral presentations (usualy enhanced with a visual component, such as slideware) that do not exceed 10 minutes.
  • Prepare to answer questions about your work.
  • Select appropriate box(es) under "Equipment Requirements" on the proposal form.

Panel of paper presentations: Students in any discipline may cooperatively present papers -- a group of short lectures in a classroom setting -- that convey their critical, analytical, or technical work as part of a thematically organized panel presentation. Groups of three to five students may present their work together. Students may organize panels of distinct lectures that address a related idea or theme (e.g., physical education or the concept of the hero), or students may organize panels that convey different parts of one large project.

Guidelines for Panel Presentations

  • Prepare individual presentations whose combined duration does not exceed 45 minutes.
  • Prepare to answer questions about your work.
  • Submit individual proposals (including titles and abstracts) for each panel participant.
  • Provide the same panel title (twenty-five or fewer words) for the entire panel under "Panel Presentation" on each participant's proposal form.
  • Identify all of the panel participants under "Panel Presentation" on each participant's proposal form.
  • Select appropriate box(es) under "Equipment Requirements" on the proposal form.

Performance presentations (Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Speech, Theater):  Students may perform either original or interpretive dance, music, oratory, poetry, or theater. Students may perform individually or cooperatively.

Pianos will be available on a limited basis for students needing a piano for musical performances. Other students who will perform music must provide their own instruments, including electronic equipment. All students who will perform music must provide their own accompanists.

Guidelines for Performances

  • Limit performance-including set-up/tear-down time-to 10 minutes.
  • Identify in the proposal's abstract the origin (e.g., the composer or author) of any work being performed/interpreted.
  • Identify all students of a group performance in the appropriate field on the proposal form.
  • Select the appropriate box(es) under "Equipment Requirements" on the proposal form.

Poster presentations students may design and exhibit posters that convey their critical, analytical, or technical work. Students may present work individually or cooperatively. RACC will provide each student (or group of students) with one of the following for presentation purposes: either (a) a poster board, an easel, and tacks or (b) a display table for trifold poster-boards that the student must supply.

Guidelines for Poster Presentations

  • Be present for the entire exhibition period of your work and be prepared to answer questions.
  • Specify the type of poster display that you plan to use (poster board or display table) by selecting the appropriate box under the "Equipment Requirements" section on the proposal form.
  • Identify all members of a group poster presentation in the appropriate field on the proposal form.
  • Design a print poster that does not exceed 36 inches in width and 48 inches in length if you are using a poster board and easel (which RACC will provide) to display your poster.
  • Design a poster display that does not exceed 48 inches in width and height if you are mounting your poster on trifold poster board that you will provide and erect on a table (which RACC will provide).

Visual presentations (Art, Design, Graphics, Technology, Video) students may exhibit their artistic, graphic, commercial, industrial, technical, or videographic work. Students may propose individual or cooperative exhibitions. Students must follow both the general guidelines for all visual presentations and the specific guidelines for the particular medium/format.

General Guidelines for Visual Presentations

  • Limit the submission to one (1) piece of visual expression, unless the format dictates otherwise (e.g. triptych or progression).
  • Make arrangements to move, install, and remove your work.
  • Select the appropriate box(es) under "Equipment Requirements" on the proposal form.

Specific Guidelines for Two-Dimensional Work

  • Prepare work for both easel presentation and hanging.
  • Limit the size of framed 2-dimensional work to 48 inches in width and 36 inches in height.
  • Email a digital image of the proposed 2-dimensional visual work as a .jpg, .gif, or .tif attachment to the Conference Committee at HECBC.Conference@racc.edu, and label the attachment with (a) your name (b) your school and (c) the medium (e.g., JSmith-AlvUniv-Paint)

Specific Guidelines for Large Three-Dimensional Work*

  • Limit any large 3-dimensional work to a size and weight that one average person can reasonably manipulate.
  • Email a digital image of the proposed 3-dimensional visual work as a .jpg, .gif, or .tif attachment to the conference committee at HECBC.Conference@racc.edu, and label the attachment with (a) your name (b) your school and (c) the medium. *Floor space for free-standing sculptures will be available on a limited basis.

Specific Guidelines for Video

  • Prepare cinematic work for presentation via DVD, AV electrical connector, or remote access (cloud storage).
  • Limit video presentations to 10 minutes.
  • Send either (i) a URL for remote access to the work or (ii) a DVD or flash drive holding the work to the conference committee HECBC.Conference@racc.edu / HECBC Conf. Committee - Academic Affairs - RACC - 10 S. 2nd St. - Box 1706 - Reading, PA 19603-1706

PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies on April 11th-12th

Heald at West Chester University. We invite submissions in all areas of philosophy and religious studies. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members (current and emeritus) are eligible to submit papers; the deadline is Monday, March 3, 2014.

Undergraduate and graduate student submissions: Papers should be 8-12 typed pages, double-spaced, numbered pages, 2000-3000 words (not counting notes) for a reading time of 15-20 minutes. Please include the following with your submission (for "blind review" as described below):
--Separate cover sheet with the author's name, paper title, status (undergraduate or graduate student), address, telephone number, e-mail address, and word count for the paper.
--Separate abstract of 150 to 250 words, without the author's name or university.
--Separate paper, without the author's name or university or any references to PASSHE faculty who have offered feedback.

Undergraduate submissions from students enrolled in PASSHE institutions are eligible for prizes of $175, $125, and $100.

Faculty Submissions: Abstract of 150-250 words, with the author's name, paper title, institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

To submit papers please upload using this link: http://j.mp/1lMWReU.