November 9-10, 2013
Arizona State University
Keynote speaker: Margaret Walker (Marquette)
This year's conference is being hosted by Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona on November 9 and 10. Generous support is being provided the ASU School of Historical, Philosophical, & Religious Studies.
We are delighted to have Margaret Walker from Marquette University present our keynote address.
The theme of the 2013 PSWIP meeting is:
Sustaining and What Sustains
When we think of what needs to be sustained, we might
think of the environment, communities, cultures, friendships, family,
self-esteem, trust, the humanities, human and animal
welfare, and ourselves as knowers and cultural producers. In light of
what humanly created or natural threats does the need to be sustained
arise? In sustaining what matters, what ways of relating, activities,
attitudes, and socio-political principles and
structures are important? What is it that sustains us as individuals
and collectively, bodily, epistemically, culturally, aesthetically, and
Please register here if you plan on attending. There are no registration fees but helps us plan. Thank you!
Location: West Hall, Room 135 on ASU Tempe campus
Getting To the Conference Room From University Drive, turn south onto Myrtle Street; go less than a block and see on your left a parking garage (10th St. Parking Structure) and on your right pay parking (Lot #20). Exit the east side of the parking garage and proceed to the first major walkway through campus (Forest Mall.) Turn right, you will see almost immediately on the east side of Forest Mall McClintock Hall. Next to it is Dixie Gamage Hall. We are in West Hall which is connected to Dixie Gamage. You can enter through either Dixie Gamage or proceed one building farther and enter through West Hall.
Parking. Parking in the 10th Street Parking Structure (which is actually on Myrtle St.) is free on the weekends. There are also two pay parking lots on Myrtle St. that are relatively convenient to the West Hall: Lots #18 and #20. They charge $2.00 per hour. See the following link for further information about parking: http://www.asu.edu/map/interactive/?campus=tempe&visitorparking=Lot%2020
Marriott Courtyard Tempe 601 South Ash Ave Tempe
Az, 85281 Reservation Number: 480-966-2800
We have arranged conference rates of $119 a night for either one king or two queens, available Nov. 7-11. Please make reservations by Thursday, October 17th for this rate. Please use the link above or call 1-800-321-2211. Ask for "P-SWIP" rate.
The hotel does not provide shuttle service. You can take the PHX Sky Train from terminal 4 at Sky Harbor airport to the METRO light rail. Get off at the 3rd St. and Mill Ave. light rail stop. The hotel is .5 miles from the light rail stop. This hotel is within walking distance of ASU (though it’s not a short walk).
Quality Inn & Suites at ASU. 1375 E. University Dr. Tempe Az, 85281 Reservation Number: 480-774-2500 Provides shuttle Services http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-tempe-arizona-AZ213
This hotel provides airport shuttle service. Call the hotel for pick up from the airport when you have your bags. You can also take the METRO light rail (see “Getting from Sky Harbor” below). Get off at Dorsey and Apache. The hotel is .5 miles from this light rail stop. This hotel is not really within walking distance of the conference venue. Their shuttle can drop you off at ASU in the morning. We will then need to arrange rides back to the hotel.
Getting from Sky Harbor Airport. You can take the PHX Sky Train from terminal 4 at Sky Harbor airport to the METRO light rail. More detailed information about how to access the Sky Train and Light Rail may be found here: http://skyharbor.com/transportationparking/LightRailConnection.html