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2018 PHILOsurfer Convergence

*Call for Papers*



2018 PHILOsurfer Convergence

Hotel Indigo, Del Mar, California

April 19 - 21, 2018



Keynote Speakers:

William Finnegan (The New Yorker Staff Writer and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Barbarian  Days: A Surfing Life)

Dr. Casey O'Callaghan (Washington 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 philosophy professors and graduate students whose passion for philosophy is matched by a passion for 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.  The event is limited to twenty-five participants. 


If you would like to attend and/or present a paper at the 2018 Convergence, please send an email to the conference organizers, Dr. Patrick Findler ( or Dr. Colin Ruloff (


Host Institution: Department of Philosophy, Kwantlen Polytechnic University