46th Annual IAPS Conference

The 46th Annual IAPS Conference will be held September 5-8, 2018 at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo, Norway. More information can be found at the conference website.

Keynote Speakers

Carwyn Jones: Warren Fraleigh Distinguished Scholar Address
Gunnar Breivik

Young Scholar Workshop

The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences will also host a Young Scholar Workshop on September 4 to build a community of young sport philosophy scholars and provide advice on projects.

Call for Papers

The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 46th annual IAPS meeting.

Abstracts are welcome on any area of philosophy of sport (broadly construed), including metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, and ethics, and from any theoretical approach, including analytic philosophy and critical theory. While IAPS recognizes, values, and encourages interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies, acceptance is contingent on the philosophical content of the project. Emerging scholars are encouraged to submit works in progress.

Deadline for abstract submission is April 16, 2018. Contributors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by May 14, 2018.

Proposals for round table and panel discussions, including a tentative list of participants, are also welcome and should be directed towards the IAPS Conference Chair, Pam Sailors at pamelasailors@missouristate.edu.

Abstract Guidelines

IAPS will be using the “Easy Chair” conference management system. Submitted abstracts should be 300-500 words long, in English, and must be received by April 1, 2018. Abstracts MUST follow the template and include:

  • A brief summary of a philosophical research topic
  • Keywords (three to five)
  • At least three references to relevant scholarly publications that contextualize the topic.

Submission Instructions

To submit an abstract, go to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iaps2018. New users for Easy Chair must create an individual account login. Please complete the submission information and upload your abstract.

All conference presenters shall register for and attend the conference to have their paper included on the conference program. Presenters must also be members of IAPS (either student or full). New members may register for IAPS membership at the following www.iaps.net/join-iaps/

An extended CfP can be found here (opens PDF) or in the news and updates of this website.

R. Scott Kretchmar Graduate Essay Contest

IAPS is proud to announce the sixth edition of the “R. Scott Kretchmar Student Essay Award.” Interested undergraduate and graduate students who will be presenting their paper at the conference should submit a full paper by April 15, 2018 (in addition to an abstract, both through Easy Chair, see below).  A separate announcement is posted at the IAPS website. The selected winner shall present their paper and receive the award at the annual IAPS conference. Previous winners are not eligible to receive this award. Please indicate on your abstract submission if you plan to apply for the essay award and/or student travel grant.


updated January 22, 2018