Call for proposals: Southeast Philosophy of Education Society, 2023

We are excited to invite you to participate in-person in the annual meeting of the Southeast Philosophy of Education Society (SEPES) in Chattanooga, TN February 2-4, 2023! SEPES has a long tradition of providing a friendly forum for dialogue and the exchange of philosophical ideas related to a broad variety of educational topics. We welcome presentations from graduate students, scholars, and practitioners from both within and beyond educational foundations.

While there is no particular theme to the conference, SEPES encourages participants to engage with philosophical ideas concerning education at various levels. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to, the following: the relationship of school to society; democracy and education; issues of diversity and commonality in education; issues surrounding technology in education; neoliberalism, neoconservatism, and conservative modernization in education; education in the Anthropocene; contemporary theory in education; methodological approaches in educational research. We invite proposals on these and other topics that meaningfully engage philosophy in the consideration of problems of educational relevance.   

Proposals should be no more than 500 words, excluding references, and should be submitted online through the following link:

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING PROPOSALS IS NOVEMBER 1, 2022. The presentation time for papers is approximately 15 to 20 minutes, and presenters are responsible for bringing all required technology. Please send all questions to

Conference Location & Accommodations:

The Read House

107 West MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402

The SEPES room rate is $139/night. To receive the group rate, please mention the SEPES block if making reservation by phone. Reservations by phone can be made by calling (423) 266-4121.

The room block cut-off date for this discounted rate is January 12, 2023. Please note that rooms are limited and will be available on a “first come, first served” basis.

Gabriel Keehn, Program Chair, SEPES 2023

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