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  1. Everyone submitting an individual paper or a proposal for a symposium must be a current CPA member.  Online payment is available through the CPA website
  2. All texts must be submitted in English or in French in PDF format through EasyChair



  1. Proposals for symposia are due by October 16, 2023 at 11:59pm ET.
  2. Submissions must be 500-750 words, and must include (i) a description of the topic of the symposium and its importance (recommended: a brief 100-200 word description for each presentation); and (ii) a list of participants who have confirmed attendance.
  3. All participating Canadian philosophers must be current CPA members.
  4. Symposia run for three hours and include at least three speakers. 
  5. Limit of one symposium proposal per organizer.
  6. We strongly encourage submissions that include presentations in French or that bring together presenters from more than one region of Canada.



  1. The deadline for abstract and paper submissions is November 1, 2023 at 11:59pm ET.
  2. Submissions must be prepared for anonymous refereeing: all identifying information must be removed.
  3. Limit of one submission per author, except that two different submissions may come from one author provided that one is written and presented in English and one is written and presented in French. A co-author of a submission is not entitled to additional submissions.

There are two formats for individual paper submissions:

 a)  Submit a completed paper of no more than 3000 words. Papers exceeding this word count will not be considered.  Word count does not include the bibliography, notes or abstract. Submitted papers must include an abstract of no more than 50 words. Accepted papers will be scheduled for hour-long sessions (30-35 minutes for presentation followed by a discussion period). 

 b)  Submit an abstract of between 500-750 words (excluding bibliography). They should give a clear idea of the central theses defended, and, more importantly of the arguments to defend them. Accepted abstracts will be scheduled for half-hour sessions (20 minutes for presentation followed by a discussion period). Abstracts are not eligible for essay prizes.



A number of prizes are awarded by the Association for essays submitted for the Annual Meeting of the CPA: two faculty essay prizes (one tenured, one non-tenured) and up to three student essay prizes. One student prize is reserved for each official language. Only current members of the CPA may submit papers to the annual conference. Members of the Executive, the Board of Directors, the Administrative Committee and the Program Committee (including the Program Chair) are not eligible for these awards. Prize-winning papers may be eligible for publication in Dialogue, pending successful review.