International Society for Environmental Ethics 20th Annual Summer Meeting
Highlands Retreat Center, Allenspark, Colorado, USA
June 27-30, 2023
Deadline: January 15, 2023
The 20th annual summer meeting of the International Society for Environmental Ethics will
convene from Tuesday, June 27 – Friday, June 30, 2023 at the Highlands Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colorado. The meeting will begin in the late afternoon/early evening on Tuesday and end in the early afternoon on Friday.
This call for papers invites 500-word (maximum) proposals for presentations of papers on any topic in environmental philosophy. Proposals may include references, which are not included in the word count. ISEE encourages proposals from scholars at all stages of their careers and seeks to broaden the field of environmental philosophy to encompass perspectives traditionally underrepresented in or marginalized in the field.
We are also happy to accept proposals for special sessions (book symposia, themed sessions or panels on a specific topic, etc.). For themed sessions, please submit the proposed session title, a brief description of the session, names of all those participating, and titles and abstracts for each paper. (For book symposia, abstracts of the commentaries are encouraged, but not required.) Participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward.
The meeting venue is outside of Allenspark, Colorado, close to Rocky Mountain National Park. For those arriving by air, the Highlands Center is a 1.5-2 hour drive from Denver International Airport. There are frequent public buses from the Denver airport to Boulder, Colorado, and a van from Boulder to Allenspark (roundtrip) may be available to reduce the number of cars traveling to the retreat center. Additional details will follow for those attending the conference.
Proposals should be submitted via email to Marion Hourdequin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 15, 2023 with the subject line ISEE 2023 Annual Meeting. Individual abstracts should be prepared for anonymous review. We anticipate announcing decisions by the end of February or in early March. Draft papers for pre-read by conference participants will be due May 31, 2023.
If you wish to attend the meeting and serve as a commentator or session chair, but do not plan to submit a paper, please send a brief email to Marion Hourdequin at the above address by January 15 so that we can plan accommodations accordingly. We encourage all meeting attendees to participate by presenting, commenting on a paper, or chairing a session, though we may be able to accommodate a modest number of general attendees, within limits determined by the size of the venue.
Please indicate in your email whether you would be willing to share a room with one or two others (this is revisable, but helps us plan). Sharing rooms enables a greater number of attendees, and most double rooms have sleeping areas that are somewhat separated from one another. We aim to keep overall costs of meeting attendance low, and shared rooms will be less expensive than singles. (Typically, we will assign roommates who share the same gender identity; a housing survey for meeting attendees – following abstract review – will provide participants an opportunity to express their roommate preferences and describe any accommodations needed). Please note that although the retreat center is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, the meeting is nonsectarian.
The annual meeting is an excellent opportunity for scholars in environmental philosophy to receive feedback and constructive comments on their work. Papers will be circulated in advance so that they are accessible for pre-reading by all participants. The meeting format will provide substantial time for discussion, and the meeting itself will include opportunities for informal conversation and time outdoors. Lastly, we anticipate a limited number of graduate student scholarships available for those presenting work at the meeting. These scholarships provide a waiver of food, lodging, and registration fees (participants cover their own travel); application information will be shared with those whose abstracts are accepted.