From time to time the Department hosts speakers who deliver a paper on a philosophical topic to the members of the department, students, and guests. When such events are scheduled, they will be posted here. We will also list upcoming events occurring locally or regionally that might be of interest to philosophers.



Kansas Philosophical Society Meeting

  • Conference Date: Saturday February 9, 2019 (roughly 10:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Conference Location: Wichita State University RSC
  • No fees are associated with this conference and it is open to the public. 


Shocker Philosophy Conference

  • Submission Deadline: January 28, 2019
  • Conference Date: March 22,  2019
  • Conference will be held in Rhatigan Student Center Room 258
  • A reception with hot hors d'oeuvres will follow the event.

Submit your best philosophy paper to our local student philosophy conference! It’s an excellent opportunity to practice your public speaking (or reading) skills in a friendly environment and get graduation credit for an applied learning experience.

Abstracts of accepted papers may be used to promote the conference, e.g. on the WSU Philosophy Department website.


Any undergraduate or graduate student may submit a paper on any philosophical topic to susan.castro@wichita.eduPapers should be approximately 3,000 words or 20 minutes reading time. Please include an abstract (150-200 words). Papers should be prepared for anonymous review (your name and contact info should be in your email but not in the attached paper or abstract).

Format: .doc or .docx le with standard 1,” margins and standard font (e.g. Times 12 or Calibri 11), double-spaced, page numbers at the bottom.

For further information, please contact Susan.Castro@wichita.edu

Call for Papers

The 21st Annual Midwest Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Creighton University

April 26-27, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Valerie Hardcastle

Submission Guidelines: Submissions from all interested undergraduates on any

philosophical topic are welcome. Please limit submissions to one paper per student.

Papers should be a maximum of 30 minutes reading time (approximately 10-12

pages double-spaced). Authors should include their name, school, email address,

telephone number, paper title, and an abstract of no more than 250 words

separately in the body of the email. All submissions should be suitable for blind

review, with no identifying marks appearing anywhere in the body of the paper.

Papers will be blind reviewed by the officers of the Creighton University chapter of

Phi Sigma Tau. Selected speakers will be notified on a rolling basis but no later than

March 1st.

Deadline for receipt of papers: February 1st, 2019.

Submissions: Papers should be submitted via email (with paper attached in an

anonymized file) to MUPCOmaha@gmail.com

Location: The conference will be held on the campus of Creighton University in

Omaha, Nebraska.

Accommodations and Travel: While we cannot provide reimbursement for travel

or accommodations, students with accepted papers are encouraged to seek funding

from their home institutions. We will be happy to provide documentation

concerning their participation.

For further information (including help with accommodations): Please contact

Phi Sigma Tau President Alyssa Ellerbusch at alyssaellerbusch@creighton.edu