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77th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, October 9-12, 2019

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When: 10/9/2019-10/12/2019
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Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 N 3rd Street
Phoenix, Arizona  85004
United States
Contact: John Kulvicki


Online registration is available until: 10/12/2019
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The 77th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. John Kulvicki, Dartmouth College, is the Program Chair for this meeting. 

 Click here: Program (September 19, 2019)

  • Arthur Danto Memorial Lecture: 2018 MacArthur Fellow Natalie Diaz will be the Danto speaker at this meeting.
    • The Danto Lecture will be held on Friday, October 11 at the Heard Museum of American Indian Art, followed by a reception and tours of the Museum. The lecture commences at 6:00 pm. (Directions to the Museum below)

  • Richard Wollheim Lecture: Eileen John will be the Richard Wollheim Lecturer.
    • The Wollheim lecture will be held on Thursday, October 10, commencing at 6:00 pm at the conference hotel in the Paradise Valley room (2nd level). The reception will be in the Breeze Bar (4th level)

The deadline for submissions passed on January 15, 2019. If you are interested in serving as a chair or commentator, please contact John Kulvicki, the program chair, at ASA2019Phoenix@gmail.com.

Registration

    • On-line registration (credit cards only): click red REGISTER button in upper-right of this page
    • Click here: Mail-in Registration form (checks only) 
    • ASA member discount: log into this web site FIRST before you register so you are shown the ASA member discounts
    • Early-bird discounts are no longer available: the deadline was September 9
    • Early-bird discounts: for mail-in registration, must be postmarked by September 3

    Recommended Ground Travel in Phoenix, AZ: Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to Sheraton Grand Hotel

    Valley Metro Rail:

    • Take free SkyTram at Terminal 3 or 4 in the airport to light rail stop at 44th and Washington.
    • Take westbound train to 3rd St and Washington.
    • Walk three blocks north on 3rd St. Hotel is on the left.
    • Fare: $2.00 ($1.00 for seniors over 65).
    Shared van/SuperShuttle: $14 each way: 602-244-0000 www.supershuttle.com
    Taxi:  6.2   miles – 10 minutes – approx. $27 including fees and tips
    Car service (up to 3 people): $35 each way www.supershuttle.com

    The hotel does not provide an airport shuttle.

    Directions from Sheraton Phoenix Hotel to the Heard Museum of Native American Art (site of the Danto Lecture):

    • The hotel is at 340 N. 3rd Street (the NW corner of 3rd Street and East Van Buren Street).
    • Walk west on Van Buren for three blocks to Central Avenue.
    • Cross Central Avenue to get the MetroRail northbound (fare: $2.00 adult; $1.00 senior)
    • Ride MetroRail north for three stops to the Encanto/Central stop.
    • The Museum is across the street on the east side (2301 N. Central Avenue)

    Taxi from Hotel to Museum: approx. $11.35 including tip

    AV at the paper sessions

    • Each of our session rooms will be equipped with projector, cables, and screen.
    • Please bring your own laptop or work with your session chair to have one for your session and bring your presentation on a thumbdrive
    • Presenters requesting speakers for sound have been assigned to Paradise Valley Thursday and Friday and Ahwatukee on Saturday
    • If you are a Mac user, please bring your own connector cables for the projector
    • The hotel has a business center if you need to xerox hand-outs, but it is not cheap; we suggest you bring them from home
    • We can upload your hand-out (in Word or PDF) onto the Grupio app for your session. Send to secretary-treasurer@aesthetics-online.org at least a week before the meetings.
    • If you are staying at the hotel, you will have free wifi in your room, but it will not be reliable in the meeting rooms. Please bring anything you need from on-line loaded onto a thumbdrive.

    Helpful Information

    Meeting app: Grupio for your Apple or Android Smartphone or tablet:

    • download the free app from the Apple Store or Google Playstore
    • If you already have the app, please uninstall and reinstall so you can access all the new features in 2019
    • search for "aesthetics" and you will find the 2019 meeting
    • We have added several features, including "maps"
    • We now have the ability to include handouts for each session which people can open on the app. Send yours to secretary-treasurer@aesthetics-online.org
    • On your laptop: http://www.grupio.com/asa2019 has the identical content

    Luncheon Meetings: We have reached capacity on both luncheons. Registration is no longer available.

    • Feminist Caucus Luncheon: Thursday, October 10
    • Diversity Committee Luncheon: Friday, October 11
    • If you have additional dietary restrictions, please register for a vegetarian meal and send an e-mail ASAP to secretary-treasurer@aesthetics-online.org
    • Please register and pay for your luncheon selection when you register for the meeting.
    • Registration is limited to 40 persons for each luncheon, at the request of the committee chairs to facilitate discussion.
    • Cost: $15 regular ($10 students) with the balance subsidized by the ASA.
    Mentoring Breakfast: Friday, October 11
    • The organizers have limited this to 40 people. Please sign up when you register for the meeting.
    • ASA is subsidizing the entire cost for this breakfast, which is a joint project of the FCC and the Diversity Committee.
    • All persons interested in being a mentor or mentee are welcome.

    Lodging

    Unfortunately, the deadline for our conference rate at the conference hotel, the Sheraton Grand, has now passed. If you book through their public site, we suggest you look at their special rates for AAA/CAA and Seniors.

    https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phxgp-sheraton-phoenix-downtown/

    John Fisher Memorial Prize: The winner of the prize for 2019 is Dr. Nemesio García-Carril Puy, Department of Philosophy, Granada University, Spain, for his paper entitled “The Ontology of Musical Versions: Introducing the Hypothesis of Nested Types." He will be presenting the paper at the meeting on Thursday, October 10 in the Paradise Valley Room, 2:45-5:00, with commentary by David Davies, McGill University. 

    Travel support

    IRENE H. CHAYES TRAVEL FUND: We are very pleased to announce the winners of the Irene H. Chayes Travel Grants for the 2019 meeting: Adriana Clavel-Vasquez, Lisa Giombini, Panos Paris, Matteo Ravasio, and Nils-Hennes Stear.

    Commencing in 2018, the Annual Meeting will award up to six travel grants of $1,250 each to support travel to the annual meeting for persons with papers accepted for the program who have no other access to travel funds at their institution(s) during the academic year.

    To be eligible for a travel grant for the 2020 meetings from these funds:

    *You must be a member of ASA in good standing in the calendar year of the paper presentation and you must register for the meeting.
    *Eligible persons include faculty members (including lecturers, adjuncts, and part-timers) and independent scholars.
    *If you have some access to travel funds from your institution, but prefer to use it for a different meeting, you are not eligible for a Chayes Travel Grant this year.

    To apply for a travel grant this year:

    *Submit your paper as you normally would by the announced deadline of January 15, 2019
    *Do not include any mention of the Chayes fund in your paper or abstract.
    *In the new paper submission system, indicate separately that you wish to be considered for a Chayes travel grant, if your paper is accepted, and explain briefly why you are eligible.
    *The program committee will make the final decisions on which persons receive a Chayes travel grant. If more than six persons with accepted papers are eligible, the committee will decide which, based on merit, programmatic, and diversity priorities, should get the award.

    For the Irene H. Chayes Travel Grants, "paper" includes both individually submitted papers and panel presentations. 

    IRENE H. CHAYES NEW VOICES AWARDS: Two awards of $1000 each plus travel of $1250 each to the annual meeting will be made. Complete application information: https://aesthetics-online.site-ym.com/page/chayesprize

    The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Irene H. Chayes New Voices Awards: Shannon Brick and Zoe Cunliffe, both of the CUNY Graduate Program in Philosophy.

    Shannon Brick's paper on "Aesthetic Testimony, Authenticity and Emotion" will be presented at the ASA Annual meeting in Phoenix, on Saturday, October 12 at 9-11 in the Camelback B room. She describes herself as growing up in "rural and remote working-class Australia." As a Master's student, she was a founding member of Women in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. She is active in the MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) chapter at CUNY.

    Zoe Cunliff's paper on "Empathetic Listening and Imaginative Resistance in Trauma Narratives" will be presented on Friday, October 11 at 11:15-1:15 in the Alhambra room. She describes herself as "a queer, biracial woman." She completed her undergraduate degree in the United Kingdom, where her work was informed by feminist philosophy. She is active in the MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) chapter at CUNY.

    For the Irene H. Chayes New Voices Awards, only individually submitted papers are eligible; panel presentations are not. 

    STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS: We are pleased to announce that sixteen (16) full-time students are receiving travel grants of $1250 each to present their work at the 2019 annual meeting: Phillip Barron, Aaron Franklin, Jeremy Fried, Mark Gatten, Che Gossett, Steven Haug, Steve Humbert-Droz, Tim Juvshik, Jordan Kokot, Hoyeon Lim, Irene Martinez Marin, Darla Migan, Julie Minarik, Sai Ying Ng, Jeremy Page, Nathan Smith 

    All full-time students with papers accepted for the program receive a travel grant of $1,250 each to support travel to the annual meeting. To be eligible for a student travel grant from these funds for the 2020 meeting:

    *You must be a member of ASA in good standing in the calendar year of the paper presentation and you must register for the meeting.
    *You must be a full-time student when you submit the paper and when you present it.
    *If you are a full-time student when you submit the paper, complete your degree, and are unemployed in the fall, you will retain the student travel grant for that meeting.

    To apply for a student travel grant next year:

    *Submit your paper as you normally would by the announced deadline of January 15, 2020
    *Do not include any mention of your student status in your paper or abstract.
    *In the new paper submission system, indicate separately that you wish to be awarded a student travel grant, if your paper is accepted, and state clearly why you are eligible; documentation may be required by ASA from your department.

    For the Student Travel Grants, "paper" includes both individually submitted papers and panel presentations. 

    ADDITIONAL TRAVEL SUPPORT: Travel support is provided by ASA for ASA Editors, Program Committee members, and prize winners. If you are eligible, you will be contacted by ASA with reimbursement claim forms. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact secretary-treasurer@aesthetics-online.org

    Outstanding Student Paper: From the papers by full-time students accepted for the meeting, the Program Committee will select one as the outstanding student paper. That student will receive a prize of $250, in addition to travel support. This year, we have a tie! Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Outstanding Student Papers:

    • Steven Humbert-Droz, University of Fribourg: His paper "Aesthetic properties without perception" will be presented Friday, October 11 in Camelback A at 11:15.
    • Phillip Barron, University of Connecticut: His paper "The role of poetry in Daoist texts" will be presented Friday, October 11 in the Alhambra Room at 10 am.

    Policies on Discrimination, Harassment, and Respectful Behavior

    The revised ASA Policies (effective July 12, 2019) will be in effect for this meeting. The ASA Ombudsperson, Jeanette Bicknell, will be present throughout the meeting.

    Policies on Meeting Cancellations and Registration Refunds

    The ASA Board of Trustees has adopted new policies on meeting cancellations and registration refunds which went into effect in 2018. The policies can be found here.

    Please direct any questions to the Secretary-Treasurer at secretary-treasurer@aesthetics-online.org

    The Wollheim Lecture: For more information about Professor John, click here. For more information about Richard Wollheim (1923-2003), click here. The Richard Wollheim Lecture is jointly sponsored with the British Society of Aesthetics. The ASA nominates a lecturer to speak at the BSA annual meeting in even years and the BSA nominates a lecturer to speak at the ASA annual meeting in odd years.

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