Wednesday, August 3, 2011

50th anniversary SPEP conference

SPEP is the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, a professional organization devoted to supporting philosophy inspired by continental European traditions.

We are very happy to announce the details of the 50th Anniversary SPEP Conference to be held in Philadelphia, October 19-22, 2011.

The 2011 SPEP Program is now available here.

We invite you to visit the Philosophy Documentation Center’s SPEP Conference Registration webpage to register for the 2011 conference in Philadelphia, pay your Annual Dues for the 2011-2012 Membership Year, and register for the 50th Anniversary Banquet Dinner.

Please note: to attend the conference you must pay BOTH conference registration fees and annual dues. If you would like to renew your membership or join SPEP without registering for the conference, please visit the Philosophy Documentation Center’s SPEP Membership webpage.

The 2011 50th Anniversary Conference will take place at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel: 1 Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

This year the conference will start on Wednesday afternoon, October 19th.

We will have special anniversary sessions featured throughout the conference, culminating in a banquet dinner on Saturday evening, October 22nd followed by a reception featuring music and dancing.

All attendees are cordially invited to the banquet dinner on Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00 p.m. Please join us for a celebration of those who have participated and contributed to the success of SPEP in the last 50 years. Our banquet will include a brief program of acknowledgements, a piano concert by Michael Kim, a special menu created by Executive Chef Glen Matlack, and a complimentary selection of fine wines.

To register for the banquet dinner (cost is $60) and make your entrée selection, please visit the Philosophy Documentation Center’s SPEP registration page.

All attendees are invited to attend the après-dinner reception including dancing and cash bar at 10:00 p.m.

Room Reservations

Lodging for conference participants has been arranged at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, One Dock Street (Second & Walnut Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19106. Phone: (215) 238-6000.

Ask for the SPEP room block or book directly online at our group reservations website:

  • Conference rate: $175 (single & double); Additional Persons $20. Hotel includes fitness center, sauna, and indoor pool. Wi-Fi is complimentary in the lobby. The hotel is located adjacent to the waterfront and set within America’s most famous square mile, blocks from the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, world class restaurants, night clubs, theaters, and shopping.

Note: Room reservations must be made by 12:00 a.m. on September 26, 2011. Please mention the SPEP conference rate.

Graduate Student Accommodations

For information contact Laura McMahon at

Book Exhibit

All inquiries related to this year’s book exhibit should be directed to Rachel Aumiller, book exhibit coordinator (raumil01 (at)

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