|2012 ASA Pacific Division Meeting|
The ASA (Pacific) meeting took place in the glorious grounds of Asilomar from 11-13 April. The forecast rain occurred mainly during sleeping (or – for Keren Gorodeisky – early morning exercising) hours. Delegates were treated to two panels and thirteen papers. The panels were entitled The Aesthetic Properties of Persons (Carol Gould, Eva Dadlez, and David Goldblatt) and Art and Science (Renee Conroy, Stephen Davies, David Davies, and Amy Coplan). Papers were by Robert Stecker, Jason Boaz Simus, Edward Winters, Anna Pakes, Michelle Saint, Mary Beth Willard, Stephanie Partridge and Andrew Jordan, Scott Clifton, James Harold, Chris Williams, Susan Songsuk Hahn, Josh Johnston and Oisin Deery, and Emma Esmaili. The comments were of a uniformly excellent standard. There were 48 participants: eight and a half Brits; five UBC graduate students; two Edinburgh graduate students. Despite the traditional night in Cabone’s and the absence of Danish Pastries (for which apologies to Professor Kivy), sessions were well attended and the discussion was everything one would expect. The conference organizers were Eva Dadlez and Derek Matravers. Thanks, as usual, to Russell Quacchia and the genius loci, Amy Coplan. It happens again next year; book early.