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Call for Papers | Society for the Study of Process Philosophy at the APA Pacific Division, March 20-23, 2024

The American Philosophical Association Pacific Executive Committee has invited the SSPP to participate, as an affiliated group, in the program of its next annual meeting, March 20-23, 2024 in Portland, OR at the Hilton Portland.

This call is for papers addressing any topic in process thought. No more than 8 presenters will be accepted for these two, two-hour sessions.

Everyone on the program must register for the conference. No projectors will be available for presentations. Handouts may be useful. Please plan on a presentation of approximately 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion.  For submission of a 250-word abstract and a minimum 1000-word draft of your 2000-word paper, the deadline is October 1, 2023. If accepted for this conference, please plan on sending the completed 2000-word paper to me by January 1, 2024. Submissions will be sent to referees, so please eliminate self-identifying references.  Please accompany your paper with a separate page containing author’s name(s), paper title (where appropriate) in Title Case, affiliation (and state/province or country of affiliation), email, and postal address.  Accepted submissions will be announced by October 14, 2023. Please send submissions to Olav Bryant Smith (

Olav Bryant Smith

Dr. Olav Bryant Smith was born in Washington, DC, and earned his PhD at Claremont. Currently, he teaches at California State University, Chico and Butte College in Northern California. Dr. Smith’s first book, Myths of the Self: Narrative Identity and Postmodern Metaphysics, examined a trajectory from Kant through Heidegger and Whitehead, to Ricoeur. He has taught a wide variety of courses, including a historical Intro to Philosophy that he designed at Butte College. His interest in recent years has turned to ethics.