Conference Announcements


Twenty-Second AAPT Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 – Sun, 29 Jul 2018

The International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy (IWCTP) is a family-friendly conference for philosophy teachers at every educational level. We emphasize workshops that are practical and interactive, and that cover a wide range of subjects related to teaching. Concurrent with the IWCTP is a selective and highly popular teaching and learning seminar for graduate students, co-sponsored with the American Philosophical Association. Special events during the conference include our famous wine and cheese reception, film series, conference banquet, and many other informal activities. Typically, we “take over” a local pub in the evenings so we can continue conversations and friendship-building. If you choose to join us at the upcoming conference, you’ll discover why the American Association of Philosophy Teachers is known as one of the most friendly and inclusive professional organizations in philosophy!

The AAPT is a collegial community of engaged teacher-scholars, dedicated to sharing ideas, experiences, and advice about teaching philosophy, and to the support and encouragement of both new and experienced philosophy teachers. We are inviting proposals for sessions at the 2018 International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy.


Interactive workshops related to teaching and learning philosophy at any educational level are welcome. We encourage creative approaches to individual or panel workshops on:

Innovative and successful teaching strategies

How work in other disciplines can improve the teaching of philosophy

Engaging students in philosophy outside the classroom

Innovative uses of instructional technologies

The challenge of teaching in non-traditional settings

Methods to improve student learning

Professional issues connected to teaching

This year’s highlighted topic is: Public Philosophy including:


Teaching towards a vibrant civic community

Bringing traditional philosophies to non-traditional settings, and vice versa

Bridging philosophy and other academic disciplines

Using non-traditional media and broad outreach to forge our connections


Proposals should include:

·         Session title

·         Length of session (60 or 90 minutes)

·         100-200 word abstract suitable for the conference program

·         1-3 page description of session goals and interactive design, planned handouts, etc.

·         A list of relevant sources

·         Contact information for each presenter, including institutional affiliations (included in the email or on a separate cover sheet)

Send submissions, via email, to Jane Drexler,, by Monday, February 19, 2018.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Williams Dining Hall, 1601 E Market St, Greensboro, NC 27411,
Greensboro, Greensboro
United States