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The 2020 National Annual Conferences and Meetings

Support the EPS to expand its reach, support its members, and be a credible presence of Christ-shaped philosophical interests in the academy and into the wider culture! 
 
The 2020 national annual conference of the Evangelical Philosophical Society will be held November 17-19 (Tuesday-Thursday). The annual EPS conference is held in conjunction with the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS). 
  
The EPS is pleased to welcome Calvin University's Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung as the EPS plenary speaker. She will address the topic, "What are you Guarding? Anger and its Antidotes from the Christian Tradition (2:00-2:50 pm, November 18th).
  
We expect a draft program to be available in August. 
 
According to the latest news from the ETS, our sister society, plans are being made to hold the conference virtually:
Due to COVID–19 restrictions concerning large public gatherings, the ETS Annual Meeting scheduled for November 17-19 in Providence, R.I., will not be held in person. We regret that we will not be able to meet in person but are pleased that we will be able to hold the full 2020 Annual Meeting in a virtual platform. This will include presentations, discussions, and a virtual exhibit hall allowing attendees to examine publications and meet with publishers. 
 
In addition, we are hopeful that the virtual meeting will benefit those who would not otherwise be able to participate in person. Although there is a challenge with time zones to consider, we look forward to the opportunity to bring the ETS Annual Meeting to scholars around the world.
 
Over the next few weeks we will be in touch with each of the session chairs and presenters to work through the details regarding the schedule and the format for each session. We look forward to working with each of you to create a virtual environment that fosters the level of scholarly exchange the Annual Meeting is known for.
 
We will provide you with updates over the coming weeks as our plans progress. In the meantime, we encourage you to register with Advance Registration prices, available through August 15. Link to registration page here.
Prepare for November
  1. Please sign-up/renew for EPS or ETS annual membership. EPS membership includes a print subscription to Philosophia Christi. You must be a current member to register for the EPS conference.
  2. Register for the conference via the ETS website.
  3. Plan for other associated, EPS sessions (e.g., with AAR/SBL). Details forthcoming.
Guidelines for Presentations
  • Paper should take no more than 25 minutes to read, leaving 10-15 minutes for discussion. The moderator will ask you to conclude if you are overtime.
  • Cancellation: Please communicate all cancellations to the moderator of your session. If you need to cancel your presentation and it has already been announced via the conference program, please plan to have a friend or colleague read your paper on your behalf.
Guidelines for Moderators
  • Introduce the presenter and make any relevant EPS announcements [information forthcoming].
  • Ensure that a session starts and stops on time, and that there is at least 10 minutes available for Q&A. Please ask a presenter to conclude if they are over their time.
  • If a presenter has to cancel their presentation after it has been announced, please work with the presenter to secure a copy of the paper so it is read on his/her behalf.

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