2017 Meeting

The 2017 meeting will be hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington on February 24-25. The keynote speaker is Keya Maitra, Professor of Philosophy at UNC Asheville.


The final draft of the program is posted here (pdf; posted Feb 22).

Prize Winners

Congratulations to our prize winners!

Undergraduate Prize: Riley League (Davidson College), “Non-Interference, Independence, and Status”
Grad Student Prize: Jonathan Vajda (Western Michigan U.), “Berkeley’s Concrete General Ideas and the Problem of Universals”
Untenured Faculty Prize: Ryan Johnson (Elon University), “A Deleuzian Oddity of Stoic Ontology”

They are indicated on the program as well as on the Essay Prize page.


Wilmington is a port city in coastal southeastern North Carolina. The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) serves the area with commercial air service provided by American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.


The conference hotel for NCPS 2017 is the Holiday Inn Wilmington on Market Street (5032 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28405).  The conference room rate is $89+tax (=$100). To register directly, please use this link, which should give you the aforementioned special rate (keeping in mind that the exact dates need to be inserted). To reserve a room by phone, call (910) 392-1101 and mention the “North Carolina Philosophical Society conference” to receive the conference rate.

Campus Location of Conference Events

All sessions will be in Bear Hall on the campus of UNC Wilmington. Registration on Friday and Saturday is in Bear 102. The keynote will be held in CIS 1008 and the reception to follow is in the lobby. Further details are in the program.

Local Transportation

Public transportation is limited, especially on Saturday. On Friday, a shuttle runs from the hotel to campus (stop #7 on the blue shuttle on this map) but the last shuttle runs at 5:30. If you are flying in to ILM, consider renting a car. Parking is available on campus (see below) and at the conference hotel.


On Friday, conference attendees should park in H and I lots on this map. Parking passes will be available at the registration desk. On Saturday, lots D and G, next to Bear Hall, will be open.


A list of suggested eating places will be included with your conference materials.


The registration fee (cash or check only) will be $5 for undergraduates, $15 for graduate students, and $25 for faculty. Please note that there is no advance registration.

For questions and more information, write to the conference co-organizer, Dr. Matthew Brophy (High Point University), at mbrophy@highpoint.edu.