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ASA Eastern Meeting April 5-6, 2019

4/5/2019 to 4/6/2019
When: April 5-6, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Courtyard Marriott
21 North Juniper Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19107
United States
Contact: Laura Di Summa-Knoop, Michel-Antoine Xhignesse, and John Dyck

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We are very pleased to announce that Laura Di Summa-Knoop (William Patterson University), Michel-Antoine Xhignesse (University of British Columbia), and John Dyck (CUNY-Graduate Center) will be the co-organizers of this meeting, with assistance from David Clowney (Rowan University). 

Program (4/3/2019)

Plenary LectureAmie Thomasson, Daniel P. Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy at Dartmouth College.

Temple University’s Beardsley LectureFred Rush, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

A special thank you to the Barnes Foundation for hosting the Beardsley Lecture.

The deadline for submitting papers passed on January 15, 2019. If you are interested in serving as a chair or commentator, please contact the meeting organizers at


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LODGING AT THE CONFERENCE HOTEL: The deadline for booking at the conference hotel to get our rate: March 14, 2019

  • ALTERNATIVES: We suggest you look at options on and The Residence Inn/Marriott is immediately adjacent to the conference hotel.


  • From the Philadelphia Airport: take the Regional Rail service to Jefferson Station/10-11th Street. ($6.75 each way; credit cards at fare machines at station). Walk west on Filbert two blocks to the hotel.
  • From the Philadelphia Arport via taxi: estimated $30-$50, depending on traffic
  • From 30th Street Train Station via subway: take the Market-Frankford subway line east to 13th St. Fare: $2.50 (cash only-exact fare)
  • From 30th Street Train Station via taxi: Estimated $11, although wide variance depending on traffic

IRENE H. CHAYES TRAVEL FUNDS: The Division has $1000 in Irene H. Chayes Travel Funds for persons on the program (paper or panel presentations) without institutional travel funding. Congratulations to the 2019 winners: Kimberly Alvarado, Natallia S. Schabner, Elias Solis, Lewis Wang, and Kathryn Wojtkiewicz.

If you're wondering about other meetings in spring 2019, you can attend all of them!

Policies on Discrimination, Harassment, and Respectful Behavior

The ASA Policies (effective July 23, 2018) will be in effect for this meeting. Jeanette Bicknell, the ASA Ombudsperson, will be present throughout the meeting for informal conversations about the ASA's Policies on Harassment, Discrimination, and Respectful Behavior.

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