NTPA 2017 Conference Hotel Information

We will be notifying participants soon regarding paper acceptances. Once you have been notified that your paper has been accepted, please confirm via email that you will be able to attend. Then we ask that you take one or both actions listed below.

  1. Please pay your conference fees online via our PayPal link. This helps us to cover immediate conference preparation costs (catering, supplies, etc.). Also, we will not be accepting checks this year. Thus, we encourage you to pay online prior to the conference. We will accept cash at the conference, and the University of Dallas has an ATM in the Haggar Student Center; however, you will be charged a $3.00 processing fee.
  2. Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible so that you can take advantage of the discounted rates. Be sure to mention the “UD/NTPA rate” when you book your rooms. Click this link to download a document listing the hotels with which we are partnering. *Please note, not all of the hotel options offer shuttle service on Saturday; thus, you may need to arrange for a driver for Saturday, depending on the hotel you choose.

Thank you for your participation and contributions to this year’s NTPA annual conference!


2017 North Texas Philosophical Association Call for Papers–Extended Deadline, Jan. 30

March 31-April 1 at the University of Dallas, SB Hall (#19 on campus map)


***We kindly ask that you pay your conference fees in advance via the NTPA PayPal portal, as this enables us to provide you with the best conference experience possible.

Gabriel Rockhill, Villanova University


Christian Emden, Rice University



Charles R. Bambach, University of Texas at Dallas



  • David Kaplan, University of North Texas
  • Shellie Gordon-McCullough, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Cynthia Nielsen, University of Dallas
  • Kristi Sweet, Texas A&M University
  • Dale Wilkerson, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Robert Wood, University of Dallas

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

The NTPA employs a blind review process for non-invited papers. Names of authors and organizations should appear only on a separate cover sheet and be omitted from proposals, papers and footnotes. The NTPA will award a $100 Prize to the Most Outstanding Graduate Student Essay. To apply for the Graduate Student Award, indicate intent on the cover page. 


Email papers and program questions to NTPA Co-Secretary:

Dale Wilkerson: [email protected] 

For logistical support at the University of Dallas contact NTPA Co-Secretary:

Cynthia Nielsen: [email protected] 

***We kindly ask that you pay your conference fees in advance via the NTPA PayPal portal, as this enables us to provide you with the best conference experience possible.

The NTPA thanks its Institutional Affiliates and Sponsors: Department of Philosophy, University of Dallas; Josh Parens, Dean of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, University of Dallas; Jonathan Sanford, Dean of Constantin, University of Dallas; Jeffrey Kinlaw, McMurry University; Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University; Dr. Mark Thames, El Centro College; Center for Environmental Philosophy at the University of North Texas; the Department of Arts & Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas.

2016 NTPA Conference Program

The 48th meeting of the North Texas Philosophical Association will be held next weekend, April 1-2, 2016, at El Centro College in Dallas, Texas. (To view the final program, click here.) As always, for issues related to the program, please don’t hesitate to contact Dale Wilkerson at [email protected].

For logistical support and questions related to the conference site, contact Mark Thames, at El Centro in Dallas: [email protected]

Registration begins Friday at 8:30 am in Building C at El Centro College, 801 Main Street, 75202.

Registration fees for this year’s conference are $50 for faculty and $25 for students and the under-waged.

As you will discover from the conference program, this year’s meeting promises to be one of the NTPA’s best meetings ever!

2016 NTPA Call for Papers

I am pleased to announce this Call for Papers for the 48th Meeting of the NTPA (click  here to view the document). After last year’s hiatus, the upcoming conference promises to be one of our best gatherings ever.

Our 2016 meeting will take place April 1-2 on the campus of El Centro College in Dallas, TX. This location, in the heart of Dallas’ vibrant cultural and entertainment areas, will provide a unique setting for our conference, an easy walk or short train ride to Dallas’ great museums, music halls, restaurants, shops and city parks and on the metro train line connected to D/FW International Airport.

The NTPA welcomes papers from all philosophical perspectives. Submissions should be prepared for blind review and limited to 3000-3500 words. Because of limited space, we anticipate the opportunities for presenting papers to be very competitive. The deadline for submissions is January 22, 2016.

The 2016 meeting will feature:

  • Keynote addresses: Babette Babich, Fordham University (Friday) John Sallis, Boston College (Saturday)
  • Presidential address: Charles R. Bambach, University of Texas at Dallas (Friday)
  • Invited Speakers: Theodore George, Texas A&M University, Irene Klaver, University of North Texas, Kas Saghafi, University of Memphis, Lawrence Schmidt, Hendrix College, Janae Sholtz, Alvernia University, Robert R. Wood, University of Dallas

Submissions and program inquiries should be sent to Dr. Dale Wilkerson: [email protected]

For questions concerning El Centro College and accommodations, contact Dr. Mark Thames: [email protected]