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2018 Pacific Division meeting highlights

Tuesday, February 27, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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Have you registered for the 2018 Pacific Division meeting, March 28–31 in San Diego? If not, take a moment to register online now!

In addition to colloquium and symposium sessions, this year’s meeting features a robust program complete with sessions sponsored by APA committees and affiliated groups. Highlights include the following sessions:

  • Romanell Lecture: Peter Carruthers (University of Maryland), “Animal Consciousness,” Thursday, March 29, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Public Comment Session: The APA’s Good Practices Guide: Amy Ferrer, APA Executive Director, will lead a listening session to help facilitate broader discussion about the Good Practices Guide, Friday, March 30, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
  • John Dewey Lecture: Gary Watson (University of Southern California), “On Reflection,” Friday, March 30, 4:00–6:00 p.m. (a reception will follow)
  • Presidential Address: Kwong-loi Shun (University of California, Berkeley), “On the Idea of ‘No Self,’” Friday, March 30, 6:00–7:00 p.m. (a reception will follow)
  • Philosophy Beyond Academia: A Conversation with’s Patrick Byrne: Patrick Byrne (, Saturday, March 31, 1:00–4:00 p.m. (a reception will follow)
  • Berggruen Prize Lecture: Onora O’Neill (University of Cambridge), “Ethical Justification in the Twentieth Century,” Saturday, March 31, 4:00–6:00 p.m. (a reception will follow)

Early bird registration rates ($125 for APA members, $240 for non-members, and $40 for student members) are available until online registration closes on March 14. Pacific meeting registration will not be available March 15 through March 27. If you don’t register online by March 14, you can still register on-site at the meeting—but note that on-site registration rates are $50 higher than early bird registration for all categories.

Please note: You’ll save an additional $5 on meeting registration if you opt not to receive a paper copy of the program. The meeting program is available online, and our free meeting app for smartphones and tablets also contains the full program. Session locations will be added to the app on the first day of the meeting.

Haven’t yet renewed your membership? Renew now! In order to receive the discounted meeting rate available to APA members, your membership must be current. (Lapsed members who have not renewed their memberships for the 2017–2018 year pay the non-member rate of $240 in advance or $290 at the meeting.)

Hotel Reservations Update

The deadline for hotel reservations at the APA group rate has been extended to March 5, subject to availability. If you haven’t yet booked your room at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp or US Grant, we urge you to do so now.

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