The Open Sessions take place during the Saturday and Sunday afternoons of the conference. There are a large number of places available, allowing room for an extensive and diverse programme of talks. There are no restrictions on the areas of philosophy which papers may address. The intention is to accommodate all philosophical material (so far as time and space in the programme allow) that is suitable for presentation. Each Open Session talk lasts up to 20 minutes and is followed by an additional 10 minutes for discussion.
Submissions should be no more than 2000 words, including footnotes and bibliography, and should begin with an abstract of no more than 100 words.
Submissions should be typewritten in a standard 12 pt font and single-spaced throughout (including references and quotations). All pages should be numbered and have margins of one inch or more.
Submissions should be formatted in PDF. Submissions should be submitted online at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 February 2018.
Authors whose papers have been accepted for the Open Session will be informed by the end of March 2018.
Only one paper per individual may be submitted.
Submissions must be for either the Open or the Postgraduate Sessions - not both. Rejected submissions for the Postgraduate Session could be recommended for the Open Session.
All conference delegates must be members of either the Aristotelian Society or the Mind Association.