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Register now for the 2016 Central Division meeting!

Friday, December 4, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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The 2016 Central Division meeting will be held March 2–5 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.

Meeting Registration

Registration is now open! You will be able to register online up to and including the time of the meeting itself, but please note that advance registration rates end on February 15 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Advance registration rates are significantly less for all categories than rates for registration after February 15 (either online or at the registration desk). To register at the member rates, you must be signed in.

Meeting Program

The meeting program is available on the APA website. Meeting registrants will also have access to the full program, including room locations, in our meeting app, which will be released in advance of the meeting. Paper copies of the program are no longer mailed in advance but will be available at the meeting.

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations at the conference rates can be made through links on the APA website. The room rate for APA members and non-members is $199 per night (plus applicable taxes and fees). A discounted rate of $169 per night (plus applicable taxes and fees) is available for graduate student members of the APA. These room rates include complimentary in-room Internet access. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability. Reservations must be made by February 1 to be assured of the APA rate. Please note that student room reservations will be verified to confirm student status.

Reception Tables

Reservations and payments for reception tables may be made online. To reserve a table by mail or fax, please contact The charge for a reception table is $50; this includes a table at both evening receptions (March 3 and 4).

Travel Assistance

We’re pleased to offer two new sources of travel assistance this year. The Diversity Institute Alumni Fund subsidizes conference travel for those who have participated in undergraduate diversity institutes, and the Travel Assistance Fund for Philosophers of Color subsidizes conference travel for philosophers of color who are unable to obtain travel support from their home institutions. More information about eligibility and instructions on how to apply for funding is available on the APA website.

Child and Dependent Care Subsidies

This year, the Central Division will be offering subsidies to help cover child and dependent care expenses for meeting participants. Funding is limited. Please contact Central Division Secretary-Treasurer Robin Smith ( by January 15 with any requests for assistance.

All other meeting-related inquiries should be directed to

The program and executive committees extend a cordial invitation to all APA members to come and take part in the 2016 Central Division meeting.


Robin Smith
APA Central Division Secretary-Treasurer

The American Philosophical Association
University of Delaware
31 Amstel Avenue, Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302.831.1112 | Fax: 302.831.8690