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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2013 AAP New Zealand Conference, 8-12 Dec 2013, The University of Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

The Conference is designed to give academics and postgraduate students in
 Philosophy and related subjects the opportunity to present and discuss
 their papers. All areas of philosophy are welcome. Choose between 60-minute
 and 90-minute long sessions.

 The opening address will be given by Prof Stephen Davies (Auckland) on the
 evening of  Sunday, 8 December. On the evening of Tuesday, 10 December, Dr
 Karen Jones (Melbourne) will give this year's Robert C. Solomon Lecture, to
 which Conference guests are warmly invited.

 Registration for the 2013 AAP New Zealand Conference is now open. You may
 attend as a presenter or without presenting a paper.

 The first deadline for submitting abstracts (with titles) is 08 November
 2013. Please note that you may only submit one paper. If we still have open
 presentation slots after the specified deadline, we will be happy to accept
 further submissions. Priority at that point will be given to first papers;
 after that, we will be open to accepting second papers from authors at our

 We have a limited amount of funding with which to assist postgraduate
 students from New Zealand who present at the Conference. Please visit our
 website for more details (select 'Student Travel Support' in the menu).

 Please also note that on the Friday immediately after the Conference (13
 December) we are hosting a workshop on The Philosophy of Cyber Security:
 Confronting Practice with Reflection. (Details can be found online.)

 Please visit our Conference website for all your information needs first:

 For further questions, feel free to contact the organisers at the following

 Denis Robinson:
 Marco Grix:

 Department of Philosophy
 University of Auckland
 Private Bag 92019
 Auckland 1142
 New Zealand