Fifth Annual North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference

Essential Information

Abstract Submissions

Paper Submissions

Conference Cover Sheet

Review Process

Payment of Fees

Registration

Presenters

Panel Chairs

Awards

Dietary Needs

Directions

Parking

Transportation

Hotel Information

Deadlines

Social Activities

A Call for Papers

Conference Call Flyer

Official Conference Call

Abstract Submissions

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Abstract must include: Name, University, Email address, Evening phone number and Paper title. 150 words or less. 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced. Must be received via e-mail at ngspc.psa@gmail.com by Monday, March 5, 2007. Only abstracts sent as attachments with a .doc or .rtf file extension will be considered. Completed conference cover sheet must accompany abstract via email. See below for review process.

Selected presenters will be notified by March 15, 2007 and all papers, in complete form, are due via e-mail no later than March 20, 2007.

Paper Submissions

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Submission is open to all students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate study at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2006-2007 academic year. Papers may deal with any philosophical issue, period, or field of inquiry. Papers should be 10-12 pages, 12 point font, double spaced, Times New Roman, cover sheet with name (for the purpose of blind review, do not put your name on paper). All papers should be formatted Chicago style with footnotes and a reference page. In order to be eligible for awards, papers must be received by March 20, 2007 in the final form that will be presented at the conference.

Review Process

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Abstract Review

Once we have identified the abstracts to be accepted for the conference, we begin creating the program. This involves grouping presenters into sessions based on common themes, selecting students to serve as discussants, etc.

Awards Review

All papers are subject to blind review by a minimum of three students and one professor. Your identity (name, gender, institution, field of study, etc.) will not be revealed. Each reviewer will independently rate your paper. Criteria include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:

Content (philosophical insight, etc.),
Clarity of expression and exposition, and
Appeal to an undergraduate/graduate audience.

Payment of Fees

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Presenting attendees pay a $30.00 fee due by March 29, 2007; $40.00 if paid after March 29, up until registration. Non-presenting attendees pay a $20.00 fee for the entire conference or a $15.00 fee for one day. Both presenting and non-presenting fees provide breakfast and luncheon each day. Presenting attendees will also receive a copy of the conference selected proceedings. Fees must be paid by check or money order made payable to: KSU Philosophy Student Association.

Mail to:
    Philosophy Student Association
    Kennesaw State University
    Student Life Mailbox 0501
    1000 Chastain Road
    Kennesaw, GA 30144

Registration

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All presenters must register on April 6 at 8 am outside University Room B in the Student Center. Payment must be received no later than registration or you will not be able to present. Upon registration you will sign your cover sheet and receive the finalized program and identification card.

Presenters

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All students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate study at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2006-2007 academic year are eligible to present.

Each panel session will last 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Participants are allotted 20 minutes to present.

The panel chair will notify you by passing you a red note card when you have 5 minutes remaining. Please be courteous and wrap up your presentation. In order for everyone to have the same amount of time and for discussion to follow YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO OVER THE 20-MINUTE TIME LIMIT.

After the last presenter, there will be 15 minutes open for questions.

As a courtesy to the other presenters, you must be present for the entire session.

Any audio/visual needs can be met and should be communicated by March 20 via e-mail.

Handouts are welcomed, but will be supplied by the presenter. In order to save time, please notify us at or before registration if you will be using handouts.

Panel Chairs

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Introduce yourself and the title of your session. If there is a concurrent session in an adjacent room, indicate both the title and place of that session in case some students are in the "wrong" room.

Each participant will have 20 minutes to present.

The panel chair will be seated next to the lectern. When there is five minutes remaining, s/he will place the red card on the lectern to notify the presenter.

Keeping track of time is the responsibility of the panel chair. Please keep in mind that if a session goes over in time, it affects the timing of the entire conference.

The panel chair will present last and open the floor for questions at the conclusion of his/her presentation.

Awards

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In order to be eligible for an award, your paper must be received by March 20, 2007. If you receive an award, you may be asked to present and/ or discuss your paper in an additional panel on the afternoon of April 1st. See above for review process.

Dietary Needs

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Please notify us of any specific dietary needs (i.e. vegetarian, diabetic, allergies, etc.) on your cover sheet.

Directions

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Kennesaw State University is located at 1000 Chastain Rd., Kennesaw, GA 30144. The conference will be held in the Student Center on the main floor. For directions, please check with Map Quest or Google Maps. For a map of the campus, please go to the Kennesaw State University Website.

Parking

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Parking is available in the visitor lot.

Transportation

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Please notify us of any transportation needs by March 20, 2007. We will be more than happy to help you get from the airport to your hotel.

We will do our best to help with your transportation needs while you are with us. We guarentee to help with transportation IF you stay at the Best Western Inn. If you choose to stay at one of the other hotels please make your own transportation arrangements as we cannot guarentee help with your transportation.

Please let us know in advance (the earlier the better) if you will be needing help with transportation during your stay.

If  you will be needing transportation too and from the airport please let us know as soon as possible as we are limited in our ability to help in this capacity. Below are several links to shuttle services.

Airport Perimeter Connection

Airport Metro Shuttle

Atlanta Hotel Connections

Atlanta Superior Shuttle

Greater Atlanta Shuttle

Hotel Information

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Each of these Hotels is very near the Kennesaw State University Campus.  The listed prices are at a special discounted rate for KSU. To get these prices you must tell the hotels that you are with Kennesaw State University.

    Best Western Inn
    3375 George Busbee Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144,
    770-424-7666
    $69.95 + tax

    Fairfield Inn- Atlanta/ Kennesaw
    3425 Busbee Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144,
    770-427-9700
    $76.00 + tax

    SpringHill Suites by Marriott
    (located directly across the street from KSU)
    3399 Town Point Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144,
    770-218-5550
    $89.00 + tax

    Holiday Inn Express
    2485 George Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30144,
    770-427-5210
    $98.10 + tax

For additional hotels

 

Deadlines

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March 5, 2007 - Abstracts must be received via email as an attachment along with typed cover sheet
March 15, 2007 - Selected presenters notified
March 20, 2007 - Audio/Visual Aid and Dietary/Transportation Needs via email
March 20, 2007 - Paper as it will be presented at the conference
March 29, 2007 - $30 Registration Payment is due.
After March 29, 2007 - $40 Registration Payment is due.
April 6, 2007 - Non-Presenter Attendee Payment ($20.00 fee for the entire conference or a $15.00 fee for one day)

Social Activities

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Thursday evening, April 5 - Welcoming reception (casual; location and time TBA)
Friday, April 6 - Informal dinner (location and time TBA)
Saturday, April 7 - After- conference party