Time: April 14, 2012 from 10am to 8pm
Location: George Mason University
Street: 4400 University Drive
Website or Map: http://philosophy.gmu.edu/con…
Event Type: student, philosophy, conference
Organized By: Dena Marie Monticone
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2012
I'd like to invite everyone to attend a conference entitled, “Philosophy and the Science of Happiness.” It will be held Saturday, April 14th, 2012, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Erik Angner is the main speaker and will be speaking on the conference theme. The conference is open to everyone!
College students may present on any topic relating to philosophy, including economics topics; students must submit essays for approval by March 1st, 2012 in order to present at the conference. Included as part of the conference is an essay *contest* for undergraduate students.
This conference provides a great opportunity for undergraduate students to practice presenting, network with other undergraduate students interested in similar topics, and network with graduate students and professors to learn about graduate school and different fields of study. In addition to the conference being useful for undergraduate students, it is also a great way for *anyone* interested in philosophy to spend a Saturday.
This conference should be both intellectually stimulating and jovial. In addition to student presentations and the essay contest, there will be *food*, live *music* during breaks, a “chat-room" for people to lounge in and meet other advocates of philosophy, a room with posters (e.g. “Women in Philosophy”), workshops by professors and clubs (e.g. “How to do Ancient Philosophy”), and a free *raffle* for four $50 gift certificates.
The specifications for the essays along with other details of the conference may be found at:
http://philosophy.gmu.edu/events/2169 . The main conference page is philosophy.gmu.edu/conference . One can e-mail email@example.com for more information, as well. Students may use papers that they have already written for class.
Registration is open. Register now for discounted prices!
Registration fees will be $5 for student presenters, $10 for students not presenting, and $15 for everyone else (except Dr. Angner, who gets in free). Register early to get these cheap prices! If you don't like the prices, you can try haggling with me. Most important is that you are able to come to the event.