The 9th Meeting on Environmental Philosophy


cordially invites you to the
9th Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy
Allenspark, Colorado, USA, June 12-15, 2012

Sponsored By:
International Society for Environmental Ethics
International Association for Environmental Philosophy
Center for Environmental Philosophy


The ninth annual meeting returns to the Highlands Center in Allenspark, on the border of the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, USA.  The Highlands Center is a retreat center that includes rooms, meeting space, and a cafeteria.  Longs Peak (elev. 14259 feet/4346 meters) hovers above the conference center and is within hiking distance. 

We have reserved 24 rooms, each of which comfortably houses one to three guests.  In addition, camping facilities are available nearby at Rocky Mountain National Park. Participants and attendees, including those not staying at the Highlands Center, need to pre-purchase meals and the conference dinner.  Room and meal reservations can be made by clicking the registration link below.

The deadline for registration is May 18th, 2012.


Lori Gruen

Lori Gruen, Professor of Philosophy, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University

Empathy for Trees? The Challenge of Non-Sentient Others for Environmental Ethics”

Phil Cafaro


Phil Cafaro, Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University

Three Ways to Think about the Sixth Mass Extinction”

All told, 18 papers, divided between themed sessions and general session papers, will be presented and commented on.

Afternoons will be free so that participants can relax or explore the area. Wednesday evening, June 13th, the film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time will be screened; Thursday, June 14th, we will have dinner at Dunraven Inn in Estes Park.

General questions about the conference should be directed to Emily Brady, ISEE’s president.  For questions or concerns about registration and accommodations, email the Center for Environmental Philosophy or call the center’s associate director Alexandria Poole at 940-565-2727.

Conference Program

Transportation & Carpools

Registration and Accommodations

Papers for Attendees and Commentators