Hotel Information for NTPA 2019 Annual Conference

A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree Hilton (corner of 75 & Campbell) at the rate of $99 per night. Click here to book your room.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas – Richardson

Group Name: UTD School of Arts & Humanities

Arrival Date: 28-Mar-2019

Departure Date: 31-Mar-2019

The hotel will hold the rooms for reservations at the $99 rate until March 15.

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NTPA 2019 Call For Papers

We are now accepting abstracts for our 51st meeting, March 29-30 2019, on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas.

Please submit a brief (150-200 word) abstract for your 3000-3500 word paper (20 min presentation).

This year’s meeting will feature:

Saturday’s Keynote Address: Iain Thomson (University of New Mexico)

Friday’s Keynote Address: Janae Sholtz (Alvernia University)

NTPA Presidential Address: Charles Bambach (University of Texas at Dallas)


The NTPA invites papers and abstracts from all philosophical perspectives.  Individual participants should submit a completed paper of 3000-3500 words or an abstract of 150 – 200 words. Panel participants should submit a title and a proposal for the panel (approximately 500 words), together with the abstracts. 

Email papers and program questions to NTPA Secretary: Dale Wilkerson

[email protected]

2018 NTPA Closing Remarks

The NTPA executive committee would like to thank everyone who made this conference such a success. Our keynote speakers, Dr. Babette Babich (Fordham) and Dr. Walter Brogan (Villanova) were outstanding, and we hope that they will join us again in the future. We especially thank our generous host, the University of Texas, Dallas, for providing such a beautiful venue for the conference. Below are those to whom we owe special thanks for their hard work and financial support, without which such an outstanding conference would not have occurred.

  • University of Texas, Dallas (partner sponsor), with special thanks to Andy Amato for coordinating the conference, Matt Brown and the Center for Values in Science, Medicine, and Technology and Dean Kratz (for financial support), and Charles Bambach (NTPA president).
  • Dale Wilkerson (NTPA co-secretary); Cynthia Nielsen (NTPA co-secretary); Mike Vendsel (NTPA treasurer)

Parking at UTD for 2018 NTPA Conference

As to parking, NTPA participants have two options:

  1. Visitor parking and metered parking. Information regarding visitor parking may be accessed here. If participants opt for free visitor parking, they must use Green spaces only (and they should be prepared to walk to get to the DGA building). Metered parking (especially in Parking Structure 1, or PS 1) is conveniently located next to the Alumni Center and around the campus, but it could cost $10-12+ dollars for the day.
  2. Bus or Shuttle options. Participants may also explore catching a bus or shuttle; however, this option is more complicated. (For those interested in this option, here’s a link to the parking and transportation office.) Participants may access the campus map here. All sessions will be held in the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center, designated DGA on the map.


Hotel Information for the 2018 NTPA Conference at UT-Dallas

Below is the conference hotel information for those who will be traveling to attend our upcoming NTPA conference at UT-Dallas, March 30-31.

1. The Double Tree  (location on Google Maps; hotel website).

2. You can find out more information about the hotel here.

3. You can access the link to the NTPA registration page (and our special rate of $99)  here. The rate covers Thursday-Saturday.

4. The cutoff has been extended to March 23to reserve rooms at the reduced rate.

For additional questions regarding hotels and the UT-Dallas campus,
please contact Dr. Andy Amato: [email protected]

2018 NTPA Call For Papers–Deadline Feb. 2, 2018

This year’s North Texas Philosophical Association will take place on March 30-31 at the University of Texas at Dallas. As is our custom, the call for papers is an “open” call and the deadline for submissions is February 2, 2018.  Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes in order to allow for a brief question and answer period following the presentation.

Email papers, abstracts, and program questions to NTPA Co-Secretaries:

Dale Wilkerson: [email protected]  or
Cynthia Nielsen: [email protected]

For logistical support at the University of Texas-Dallas contact NTPA Conference Coordinator: Andy Amato: [email protected]

This year’s keynote and invited  speakers include:

Keynote Friday: Babette Babich, Fordham University
Keynote Saturday: Walter Brogan, Villanova University
Presidential Address: Charles R. Bambach, University of Texas at Dallas

Invited Speakers:

Christian Emden, Rice University
Theodore George, Texas A&M University
Cynthia Nielsen, University of Dallas
Lawrence Schmidt, Hendrix College
Richard Velkley, Tulane University
Cory Wimberley, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Robert Wood, University of Dallas

For updates, membership applications, and to support the NTPA visit our webpage:

The NTPA thanks its Institutional Affiliates: The Department of Arts & Humanities University of Texas at Dallas.  Department of Philosophy, University of Dallas; Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University; El Centro College; McMurray University; The University of Texas-Arlington; Center for Environmental Philosophy at the University of North Texas.

2017 NTPA Conference Closing Remarks and Thanks

Now that the 2017 NTPA conference has been completed, the executive committee would like to thank everyone who made this conference such a success. From our stellar keynote and invited speakers, to our conference presenters, to our generous host, the University of Dallas, every aspect of this year’s conference was excellent. Below are those to whom we owe special thanks for their hard work and financial support, without which such an outstanding conference would not have happened.

  • University of Dallas (gold sponsor), with special thanks to Dr. Josh Parens, Dean Sanford (for financial support), Matt Walz, Cynthia Nielsen (NTPA co-secretary), Mike Vendsel (NTPA treasurer), Bob Wood, Mary Emily Chernoff
  • University of Dallas graduate student volunteers and undergraduate philosophy majors who served at the registration table
  • Dale Wilkerson (NTPA co-secretary)
  • University of North Texas, Center for Environmental Philosophy
  • University of Texas at Dallas (gold sponsor), with special thanks to Matt Brown and Charles Bambach (NTPA president)
  • University of Texas at Arlington, with special thanks to Bruce Krajewski
  • McMurry University (silver sponsor), with special thanks to Jeff Kinlaw
  • Texas State Employee’s Union

2017 NTPA Conference Program

The 49th meeting of the North Texas Philosophical Association will take place March 31-April 1, 2017, at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. (To view the final program, click here.) As always, for issues related to the program, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Dale Wilkerson at [email protected]

For logistical support and questions related to the conference site, contact Dr. Cynthia Nielsen, at the University of Dallas: [email protected]

Registration begins Friday at 8:30 am in SB Hall at the University of Dallas. For directions to the campus and a campus map, click here. As to parking, our campus security will not ticket for parking during the conference. However, especially on Friday, given that classes will be held, we recommend that you park in the lots south of Carpenter Hall or the lot south of Catherine Hall, both of which are only a 3 to 4 minute walk to SB Hall. Please consult the campus map for details.

We strongly encourage you to pay your registration fees via our website. If you choose to pay on site, you will need to pay in cash. There is an ATM on campus if needed; however, it does inflict a $3.00 fee. Many thanks to those who have already paid their conference fees online!

As you will discover from the conference program, this year’s meeting is packed with a diverse listing of excellent papers! We hope that you will join us.