The call for papers for EPII closed midnight Thursday 31 March, and this has been our best year so far!
Abstract submission is now closed for consideration to present at the British Society for Phenomenology Annual Conference 2022.
The response has been phenomenal with 142 different abstracts received – be that for the main conference or via one of the special panels for the Shame and Medicine research project or the Imagining Technologies for Disability Futures (itDf) research project.
The BSP aims to be transparent in how we organise, promote, and host all our events including our annual conference. This includes sharing information about everything from the call for papers and speaker selection process.
The BSP2022AC call for papers was released early January 2022, with the submission system opening early February and closing on 31 March. It was promoted on our website, on academic lists (Philos-L and PhilEvents), and over our social channels (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn). Here are some key demographics:
> Anonymised abstracts will be peer reviewed by the directors and members of the conference committee from the BSP and University of Exeter.
> Each year, we receive more abstracts of quality than for which we are able to provide space. From the shortlist, the review team selects what they believe to be the best of these for presentation during the event with an eye to the aims and objectives of the conference, the society and its co-organisers.
> We intend to inform participants if they have been successful on or around Saturday 30 April 2022. Due to the quantity of abstract submissions, while we notify everyone on the outcome of their submission, we do not supply individual feedback on those which are unsuccessful.
General registration information – dates, costs, what’s included, financial assistance:
> The conference registration system will open after we inform participants of the outcome of their submissions, during May 2022.
> The conference fee this year will remain the same as for previous years’ face-to-face events at £100 for early bird registration; remote presenters will pay a much reduced fee.
> To attend BSP events, speakers and delegates need to be members of the British Society for Phenomenology. If you are not already a member, membership (full and discounted, £40 and £20 respectively) will be added to the conference fee. When you become a member, you receive access to the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology online for one year. JBSP Online publishes around 25 new research articles a year, and membership includes access to 50+ years of the JBSP. You can become a member at any time, for more information please visit our membership page.
> The face-to-face registration fee includes morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch (vegetarian and vegan options), as well as WiFi access. The registration does not include the (optional) conference meal or accommodation and travel.
> Presenter registration is required during the early bird period in order to facilitate organising, timetabling, and promoting the event.
> Financial assistance will be on offer during early bird registration: attendance assistance is open to student, early career researchers (ECRs), unwaged, low relative income speakers; there is also assistance for speakers with child care needs. Attendance and child care assistance are not mutually exclusive; both are however limited, and if there are more eligible applicants than we can fund, the decision will be made by the conference committee on the strength of the application.