NTPA 2019 Closing Remarks

The NTPA executive committee would like to thank everyone who made this conference such a success. We thank our keynote speakers, Dr. Iain Thomson (University of New Mexico) and Dr. Janae Sholtz (Alvernia University) for their excellent and thought-provoking presentations. We especially thank the University of Texas, Dallas for hosting 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 (financial support and hosting the conference). Special thanks to Andy Amato for coordinating the conference, Matthew J. Brown and the Center for Values in Science, Medicine, and Technology and Dean Kratz for financial support, the student volunteers of the UTD philosophy club for helping with registration and other duties, and Charles Bambach, NTPA president, for a wonderful presidential address.
  • University of Dallas, especially Provost J. J. Stanford and the Dean of the Braniff Graduate School, Dr. Josh Parens for their financial support.
  • Dale Wilkerson (NTPA co-secretary)
  • Mike Vendsel (NTPA treasurer)

NTPA 2019 Meeting Location, Parking, Etc.

This year the NTPA Conference will be held in the Eric Jonsson Academic Center, usually just referred to as “Jonsson.” On the campus map, it is listed as JO (https://utdallas.edu/maps/) and the room numbers follow the same format (e.g. JO 4.122, JO 4.614). With the exception of JO 5.602, all our sessions will be held on the 4th floor of Jonsson

“Ground level” for most of Jonsson is the 3rd floor, so conference participants will need to take the stairs or elevators up one level. 

The closest parking structure is Parking Structure 3 (PS3), where metered parking and visitor parking are available. Note: a visitor’s pass may be obtained from the parking office if participants want to avoid paying for parking: https://www.utdallas.edu/visitors/visitor-parking/

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.

If you have trouble with the link above, try copying and pasting the entire link (see below):

Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/dt/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=DALRHDT&spec_plan=CDTTPA&arrival=20190328&departure=20190331&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

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)

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS:  February 21, 2019

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: www.ntxpa.org

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.