Northern Graduate Philosophy Conference

The 16th Annual Northern Graduate Philosophy Conference will be held October 27-28, 2023, on the campus of Northern Illinois University. Professor Russ Shafer-Landau (University of Wisconsin) will deliver a keynote address to open the conference on Friday, October 27, in the Holmes Student Center, University Suite.

The conference is generously supported by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School and the Department of Philosophy.

Please direct questions about the conference to the NIU Graduate Student Advisory Council in Philosophy at

Call for Papers

Submission deadline: July 31, 2023

We invite graduate students to submit papers of approximately 3,000 words in length on any topic in mainstream analytic philosophy. Submissions accessible to a general philosophical audience will be favored. Only one submission per person will be considered. Philosophers from underrepresented or historically disadvantaged groups are particularly invited to apply. Please note that we will require all papers to be delivered in person and that, unfortunately, we cannot offer funding for travel to accepted speakers.

Submission Guidelines

Please send the following as two separate attachments in PDF, DOC or DOCX format to

  • A cover page, containing the following information:
    • Author’s name
    • Institutional affiliation
    • Contact information (email, phone number)
    • Title of paper
    • Topic area of paper
    • Word count
  • The paper itself, free from all identifying information. Please include a title page with an abstract (no more than 150 words).

Decisions regarding submissions will be sent by September 15, 2023.