Conference: 2019 PHILOsurfer Convergence

2019 PHILOsurfer Convergence

What: 2019 PHILOsurfer Convergence

Where: Hotel Indigo, Del Mar, California

When: June 26 – 28, 2019

Keynote Speakers:

Jamie Brisick (Former professional surfer, Fulbright Scholar, author of Have Board, Will Travel: The Definitive History of Surf, Skate, and Snow, and Becoming Westerly)

Dr. Matthew Talbert (Senior Researcher with the Lund-Gothenburg Responsibility Project; Assoc. Professor of Philosophy, West Virginia University)

Topic Areas: Open, but papers addressing philosophical issues in surfing are encouraged.


The PHILOsurfer Convergence is an annual conference that aims to bring together professors and graduate students who share a passion for philosophy and surfing. This year’s Convergence will provide opportunities for the philosopher/surfer to present a paper, socialize, and surf with like-minded individuals at the many breaks in and around the Orange County/San Diego area. 

If you would like to attend and/or present a paper at the 2019 Convergence, please email the conference organizers, Dr. Patrick Findler ( and Dr. Colin Ruloff (