Date and Location
NAAPE 2019 will be held from Friday, October 25th to Sunday, October 27th, 2019.
Each year, the NAAPE annual conference takes place at University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL. Mundelein is an easily accessible suburb of Chicago and St. Mary's is a very large, beautiful wooded campus with excellent amenities. For detailed directions to the conference site, click here.
Both single and double rooms (two single beds) are available, although there are a limited number of single rooms, so please register soon to secure them. All rooms have a private bathroom and shower. Linens and towels are provided. Accommodations for the Thursday night before the conference or the Sunday night after the conference are available for those who need them at an additional cost. If you would like to benefit from the double room rate but do not have a roommate, you can request for NAAPE to pair you with a roommate on our registration form.
Pre-Conference Workshop for Graduate & Early Career Scholars
NAAPE 2019 will be hosting a pre-conference workshop for graduate students and early career scholars. The pre-conference workshop features two panels — one on Publishing in Philosophy, Education and Beyond and another on Navigating the Academic and Non-Academic Job Markets. All participants receive a free box-lunch. The following journals will be represented on the publishing panel, and there are more to come!
Full Conference, single room - $495
Includes a single room with a twin-sized bed, ensuite bathroom and shower for Friday and Saturday night. All meals beginning with dinner on Friday night through lunch on Sunday afternoon, as well as beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea during evening social events and dinners are provided.
Full Conference, double room - $450 (Graduate Students: $350)
Includes a double room (two twin-sized beds) with ensuite bathroom and shower for Friday and Saturday night. All meals beginning with dinner on Friday night through lunch on Sunday afternoon, as well as beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea during evening social events and dinners are provided.
Partial Conference, single room - $395
Includes a single room with a twin-sized bed, ensuite bathroom and shower for Friday or Saturday night. All meals on the days of arrival and departure, as well as beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea during evening social events and dinners are provided.
Partial Conference, double room - $365 (Graduate Students: $275)
Includes a double room (two twin-sized beds) with ensuite bathroom and shower for Friday or Saturday night. All meals on the days of arrival and departure, as well as beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea during evening social events and dinners are provided.
Saturday Day Rate (non-residential) - $250
Friday/Sunday Day Rate (non-residential) - $175
Includes all meals on the day selected, as well as beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea during evening social events and dinners.
Finding Your Way There
Call for Papers
NAAPE welcomes submissions in any area related to philosophy and education and encourages submissions from all traditions of philosophy including work that is historical, contemporary, analytic, continental, theoretical and applied. Furthermore, we encourage authors working within the interdisciplinary fields of educational ethics, moral and civic education, and ethics of educational policy to submit to the conference. However, we only accept papers that are written in clear, straightforward prose that is accessible to a wide range of philosophers and educators. We therefore discourage the use of technical language that is not otherwise clearly explained in the paper. Finally, the paper must have some bearing on education. If that bearing is largely implicit throughout the paper, the author must, at the very least, gesture towards its bearing in the introduction or conclusion of the paper. The submission due date for NAAPE 2019 has now passed. Submissions for NAAPE 2020 are due July 1st, 2020 by 11:59 PM CDT (UTC -5, Chicago time).
NAAPE accepts any length of paper, but we prefer papers that are less than 14,000 words. The papers may employ any well-established style guideline so long as it is used consistently throughout the paper. We are happy to accept APA, Chicago Style, Harvard Style, MLA or any variants on these. Additionally, papers may be formatted in a standard article manner or as a book chapter. NAAPE accepts submissions in the English, Spanish and French language, but presentations are expected to be given in English. Please make sure your file is fully anonymized before submission.
NAAPE is pleased to accept papers that are simultaneously under review or in press at academic journals, but we cannot accept papers that have been published prior to submission. In addition to full papers, NAAPE also accepts panel sessions and author-meets-critics sessions. For panel submissions, each panelist must provide approximately 1000 words outlining the central argument of the contribution. Moreover, the panel submission must provide a clear explanation of the way the various panel presentations contribute to the panel theme at the beginning of the submission document (approx. 250 words). For author-meets-critic submissions, the author of the submission must provide approximately 500 words outlining how the book is relevant to both philosophy and education, why the book merits consideration at this conference, and (briefly) why various critics were selected. The same person may submit multiple types of submissions but may not submit more than one of the same kind.
NAAPE highly encourages graduate students to submit papers to the 2019 conference. While we hope that many graduate students will, through the blind peer-review process, be offered spots on the regular program, papers which do not make the program will often be eligible for roundtable (works-in-progress) sessions. In these sessions, students will be paired with established scholars in the field who will read and respond to their paper in hopes of improving it for future conferences or journal submission.
The submission site for NAAPE 2020 is now open. All papers are double-blind reviewed. Because NAAPE accepts longer papers, authors will receive only brief comments from each of their referees. Notification of decisions will be sent via email by early August, 2020. If you have any questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details for Conference Presenters
NAAPE requires that papers not be read aloud in conference sessions. Presenters will be provided fifteen to twenty minutes to explain their central argument and the evidence supporting that argument. The goal of the presentations is to generate interest in, and discussions about, the ideas outlined by the presenters. Interested audience members are encouraged to read the full papers before, during, or after the conference, which will be made available on our website several weeks before the conference. To get an idea of the kinds of papers, panels and symposia featured at NAAPE, see our 2018 program below.
NAAPE conference papers will not be published outside of the conference itself. Conference participants will be given exclusive digital access to the papers once the conference program is completed in early October 2019. As a part of our partnership with the journal on_education, authors may be invited to contribute their paper to one of their upcoming issues. In addition, articles that have an especially broad appeal may be invited for publication at The Point Magazine, with whom we are also in partnership. For more information on these outlets and our other partners, click the button below..
This year NAAPE is offering three fellowships for current graduate students and K-12 educators. Successful fellowship applicants receive the George Kabango Memorial Fellowship, which provides full financial support for conference attendance (not including travel costs). The link to the application can be found below. While it is not a requirement for applicants to have submitted to the conference, those who have submitted will have a slight advantage in the selection decision. Read about our 2018 fellowship winners by clicking the pictures below.
Requirements for the application are as follows:
You are a current graduate student, i.e. you are working on your masters or doctorate, or you are a practicing K-12 educator
A 350-word essay outlining how you think attendance at the conference will contribute to your pursuit of philosophy and education in your scholarship and/or your teaching practice
A CV or resume
Fellowship applications are due August 1st, 2019 by 11:59 PM CDT. Decisions will be sent out in early September.