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The 83rd Meeting of the Virginia Philosophical Association will be a hybrid online/ in-person event.

The conference will run from 1 pm Friday, October 28th until 1 pm Saturday, October 29th, 2022

The conference will run remotely through Google Meet. The link for the conference is: meet.google.com/oxm-hqch-jos


There are two ways to join remotely through Google Meet: (1) Use your Gmail account, or (2) join as a guest. (If you join as a guest and leave the link, you will need to make another request to join.)


If you run into any difficulties getting connected virtually, please contact either of the following: taprovenzola@ws.edu (VPA President); coutlaw@nvcc.edu (VPA Vice President); hersch@vt.edu (VPA Secretary), or dawson.s@lynchburg.edu (Department Chair).

The in-person component will be held at University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Virginia. The University address is 1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24501 and the campus phone number is 434.544.8100

In-Person Conference Information

The in-person component of the conference will be held in the Hall Campus Center Ballroom, and the banquet will take place in the East Room in the Drysdale Student Center.

Both buildings are the left side of Hopwood Drive as you enter the main campus directly off Lakeside Drive (Rt 221). The buildings are across from Shellenberger Field, which is on the right side of Hopwood Drive.

(Signs will direct participants to the Ballroom and to the East Room.)

Parking on the map is indicated in grey (cf. Campus Map). Parking passes for visitors is required for conference attendees. They will be made available at registration.

Virtual Conference Link:

For those unable to attend in person, virtual conference links will be shared with VPA members one week prior to the conference. If you would like to attend the 83rd VPA Meeting virtually and do not yet have a link (or would like another sent to you), please email the VPA secretary, Gil Hersch at hersch@vt.edu with the subject line "VPA Zoom Request." You do not have to be a current member of the VPA to attend virtually.

The conference will include submitted presentations (with commentators) from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. The conference also includes two invited talks, one of which takes place at the end of the Friday night meal. The meeting concludes with a brief meeting to handle VPA business, followed by the humorously wrought but seriously intended "Resolution of Thanks" to the host institution.

· The VPA charges no dues or registration fees for the meeting and University of Lynchburg will provide an evening meal on Friday.


· All faculty or graduate students in philosophy at a Virginia college or university are invited to submit papers to the conference, participate in the

conference, and vote on officers. Those with equivalent competence and interest in philosophy are also invited to submit papers.


· Philosophers from other states are also invited to submit papers to future conferences.

· All philosophy undergrads, other undergrads, and community members are welcome to participate