29th International Social Philosophy Conference
Sponsored by North American Society for Social Philosophy

Conference Theme:

Civic Virtues, Divided Societies, and Democratic Dilemmas
July 26 – July 28, 2012
Northeastern University
400 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

The program is now available here, and the abstracts are available here.

All payments (except NASSP membership) must be made at the ISP Conference Storefront. Please review this page completely before registering.


The registration fee is $65 for faculty, $45 for students and under-employed.

All presenters at the conference are expected to become members of the North American
Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP) in order to appear on the program.

All attenders are encouraged to join the NASSP and sign up for Social Philosophy Today, which will
include papers from this conference.

NASSP membership can be purchased or renewed on the NASSP website, here.

Friday Evening Banquet

There will be a banquet held in the evening Friday, July 27, 2012. Guests are welcome.
The cost is $30.00 per attendee.
Deadline for Banquet RSVP: Wednesday, July 11, 2012.


Lodging is available both on-campus at Northeastern University and at the Colonnade Hotel, a 10-15
minute walk from campus.

Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02116
You may book online at the Colonnade’s website, or by phone at 617-424-7000.
When phoning in reservations, please request the “Northeastern University Philosophy and Religion
room block” to receive the conference rate.
Deadline for Hotel Reservations at the conference rate: Sunday, June 10, 2012.

Northeastern University
International Village Dormitories
Single bedroom with shared bathroom: $69.00 per night.
Single bedroom with private bathroom: $108.00 per night
Double bedroom that shares bathroom with another double (i.e., 4 persons using one bathroom):
$54.00 per person per night.

First day of arrival: Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
Last day of departure: Sunday, July 29, 2012.

Please use the ISP Conference Storefront to reserve rooms on-campus.
Deadline for On-Campus Housing: Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

Parking, Directions, and Maps

For directions to Northeastern University by car and public transportation, please click here.

Parking is available in the Renaissance Parking Garage on Northeastern’s campus for $8.00 per day if you purchase a voucher in advance. Otherwise, rates are by the hour. Participants who order vouchers will receive them at registration. Please see the campus map for location.


Conference fees including registration, banquet, parking, and on-campus housing are non-refundable.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns when registering, please contact Ben Flickner at 617-373-3636 or