2018 SAAP ANNUAL MEETING will be March 8-10 in Indianapolis, IN.
The full PDF of the CFP is here.

The 2018 SAAP Program is online here.


#1: Go Green Airport Shuttle: runs from the airport to downtown. Stop 4 is nearest to the Crowne Plaza Hotel; the stop is about half a block away at the Omni Severin Hotel.

The fare is $10 (no cash).

#2: IndyGo city bus, the number 8, that runs downtown from the airport. It is less expensive but takes about 45 minutes and requires about a half mile walk to the hotel from the stop at Illinois and Ohio.

Further details on the main page.


SAAP 2017 44th ANNUAL MEETING: Birmingham, AL; March 16-18, 2017
The program is here (PDF).

The 2016 SAAP Annual Meeting was in Portland, Oregon, at the Benson Hotel, March 3-5, 2016.

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Annual Meetings

SAAP 2018 45th ANNUAL MEETING: Indianapolis, IN; March 8-10, 2018 

Online registration is live! Click here for your one stop place for making reservations, registering, etc.

Online hotel information is here.

The full PDF of the CFP is here

The 2018 SAAP Program is online here.

March 8-10, 2018
Location: Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station (Indianapolis, Indiana) Sponsored by IUPUI

The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy cordially invites the submission of papers and proposals for its 45th annual meeting, to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The theme of the conference is Ethos and Creativity. Papers in all areas of American Philosophy are welcome.

Scholars who are not presently members of the Society, but whose work is in American thought are especially encouraged to submit. We also invite contributions that address the conference theme, which comes from the title of the most philosophically significant essay about the host city, Indianapolis. The essay, written by Indianapolis poet Mari Evans (1923–2017) about race and artistic practice, originally appeared as “Ethos and Creativity: The Impulse as Malleable” in Where We Live: Essays about Indiana (Indiana University Press, 1989).

Past Meetings

SAAP 2017 ANNUAL MEETING: Birmingham, AL; March 16-18, 2017. The program is here (PDF)

SAAP 2016 Annual Meeting March 3-5, 2016, Benson Hotel, Portland, Oregon, Sponsored by University of Oregon/Oregon State University. Call for Papers, SAAP 2016 is here (PDF).

SAAP 2015 Annual Meeting, March 5-7, 2015, Program, SAAP 2015 is here. Main conference website is here. Grand Valley State University

SAAP 2014 Annual Meeting, March 6-8, 2014,University of Colorado Denver.

SAAP 2013 Conference 40th ANNUAL MEETING, March 7-9, 2013. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.  SAAP 2013: Program is here.

SAAP 2012 Conference, March 15-17, Fordham University. The call for papers is here (.rtf file).

SAAP 2011, Spokane, Washington, March 10-12, 2011. The theme of the conference is: Narrative and Identity. Papers in all areas of American philosophy are welcome. The full Call for Papers is here. (.doc)

SAAP 2010 Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 11-13, 2010. The program is here.  The Call for Papers is HERE (webpage) or HERE (.doc file)

SAAP 2009 Annual Meeting was in College Station, TX at TAMU, March 12-14, 2009. The main conference website is here. The conference program is here. 2009 Call for Papers (.doc, here)

SAAP 2008. The main conference website is here.The conference program is here.2008 Call for Papers (.doc, here) (html click here)  SAAP 2007 Conference March 8th-10th, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. Program -- click here