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2019 PHILOSurfer Convergence

*Call for Papers*

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 philosophy 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. The event is limited to twenty-five participants. 


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 (


Host Institution: Department of Philosophy, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

 January 17, 2019