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The 2020 National Annual Conferences and Meetings

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The 2020 national annual conference of the Evangelical Philosophical Society will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Omni Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, 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).
The 2020 Call for Papers is now closed. We expect a draft program to be available by July. 
According to the latest news from the ETS, our sister society, plans are being made to hold the conference, even if virtually:
ETS is moving forward with plans for the ETS Annual Meeting in November. Due to uncertainties regarding possible COVID-19 restrictions, we do not yet know whether or not we will be able to meet in person in Providence, R.I. While we are moving forward with our plans for an in-person meeting, we will also be ready to hold a complete virtual or hybrid meeting. We will keep you updated as plans develop over the summer. 
Prepare for November
  1. Book your hotel and flights early. See the ETS website for information on conference hotel discounts. 
  2. 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.
  3. Register for the conference via the ETS website.
  4. Plan for supplemental events:
    • EPS Reception at 8:30 pm, Tuesday, November 17th. Great time to network and meet EPS members.
    • EPS Business Meeting at 9:30 pm, Thursday, November 18th.
  5. Plan for other conferences the week of ETS-EPS. For example, we expect there to be EPS sessions at the 2020 AAR/SBL annual meetings in Boston, November 21-24. Call for Papers until May 15th.
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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