Conferences in Australasia

This page maintains a list of events in philosophy in Australasia of interest to the academic and professional community, including conferences and workshops. 
If you would like to add an event please email:

Information about philosophy events worldwide can be found at philevents.

Upcoming events

    • 05 Jun 2023
    • 06 Jun 2023
    • ACU and Deakin

    Registration is now open for a two-day dual-hosted hybrid conference on *Perception* on 5-6 June, to be held at:

    * Deakin University (Day 1): Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2 Building, 727 Collins St, Collins Square;


    * Australian Catholic University (Day 2): Greg Craven Conference Centre, Teresa of Kolkata Building

    As a hybrid event, talks will be delivered in a combination of in person and livestream via Zoom (with some speakers delivering from overseas).

    Registration is free. Please register your interest via email to Jack Reynolds by 3 June (email:

    When registering, please indicate whether you plan on attending:

    * On Day 1, or Day 2, or both;

    * In person or online;

    Those registering for online attendance will be sent a link in the days leading up to the conference.

    Space is limited, so please register at earliest convenience.


    Day One: Phenomenological and Analytical Approaches (5 June) Deakin

    9:30 Richard Colledge (ACU): "Knowledge as Lived Perception: From Plato to Gadamer via Merleau-Ponty"

    10:30 Claude Romano (ACU): "Realism about Colours"

    Coffee break

    11:45 Vania Alarcón Castillo (ACU): "Perception as a Normative Experience. Remarks on the Husserlian approach to Normativity in Perception"


    2:00 Jakob Hohwy (Monash): "Consciousness, active inference and self-evidencing"


    3:15 Samuel Baron (Dianoia, ACU) (online): "Perception and time"

    4:15 Marilyn Stendera (Wollongong) online: "Phenomenology and Synaesthesia"

    Day Two: Perception and Culture (6 June) ACU

    9:30 Jack Reynolds (Deakin): "Perception and phenomenal experience in Merleau-Ponty and beyond: An alternative to contemporary 'illusionism'"

    10:30 Justin Clemens (University of Melbourne): "To unsee the nothing that is not there and the nothing that is: Heidegger in the settler-colony"

    Coffee break

    11:45 Christina Dietz (Dianoia, ACU) and John Hawthorne (Dianoia, ACU) (online USA), "Hearing Things"


    2:00 Riccardo McMillan (Deakin): "Perceiving beyond perception: navigating the psychedelic turn in phenomenology" (online)


    3:30 Peter Howard (ACU) "Constructing and perceiving images theologically: the Visual Art of Preaching in Renaissance Italy" (online).

    Afternoon Tea

    4:30 Richard Kearney (Boston College) "Touching Perception" (online)

    • 21 Jun 2023
    • (AEST)
    • 23 Jun 2023
    • (AEST)
    • Australian National University

    Philosophy of Biology workshop

    Centre for Philosophy of the Sciences, Australian National University

    The aim of the meeting is to provide a regular mid-year workshop for the philosophy of biology community across Australia and New Zealand, with a focus on highlighting work by graduate students, early career researchers and visiting scholars. We welcome submissions from anyone based in, or visiting, Australia and New Zealand. Priority for speaking slots will be given to graduate student and early career submissions. 


    Dr. Rachael Brown, ANU
    Dr. Kate Lynch, Uni of Melbourne
    Dr. John Matthewson, Massey University
    Dr. Emily Parke, University of Auckland

    For further information about the meeting, see here:  and a form for abstract submission is available here:

    • 02 Jul 2023
    • 9:00 AM (AEST)
    • 06 Jul 2023
    • 5:00 PM (AEST)
    • Australian Catholic University


    AAP  Conference   July 2023

    Registrations are available at AAP member, and Non Member rates, for weekly, daily or two day registration. 

    Discount available for postgraduates, retirees and those earning under $35,000 p.a. 

    Discount rate available for Undergraduate students. 

    Already an AAP Member?  Log in to access AAP member rates!

    Online payment and invoicing options available.

    • 10 Jul 2023
    • (ACST)
    • 14 Jul 2023
    • (ACST)
    • Tarndanya/Adelaide

    Space, Time, and Location Workshop

    The metaphysics of persistence has obvious connections with the physics of matter. This workshop aims to bring together metaphysicians and philosophers of physics to explore foundational questions about spacetime, material objects, and the nature of locative relations between them. Speakers will explore the historical and conceptual dimensions of debates over topics including:

    • The prospects of supersubstantivalism, and the role of objects/particles in physical theory;
    • The nature of location in quantum mechanics;
    • The fundamentality of spacetime, and the metaphysics of space and time;
    • The locative turn in the metaphysics of persistence;
    • The ontology of field theories;
    • The role of spacetime in formulations of quantum mechanics.

    The workshop is part of the Australian Research Council funded project, Everything in its Place.

    Registration deadline: June 9, 2023, 9:00am +09:30

    For further information, see:

    • 27 Jul 2023
    • (AEST)
    • 30 Jul 2023
    • (AEST)
    • University of Sydney

    The International Association for the Philosophy of Time (IAPT) Conference.

    The conference will be held at the University of Sydney, Australia from July 27 to July 30, 2023.

    • 06 Sep 2023
    • (AEST)
    • 07 Sep 2023
    • (AEST)
    • University of Queensland & by zoom

    Australasian Logic Colloquium

    A two-day hybrid conference bringing together logicians working in mathematical, computational or philosophical logic.


    The Australasian Logic Colloquium (ALC) 2023 aims to bring together logicians, either based in Australasia or with the desire to connect with logicians based in Australasia, working in mathematical, computational, or philosophical logic. The Colloquium is intended to provide a platform for presentation and exchange of ideas. Thus, we invite contributions in all areas of logic, especially if you would like to advertise your best results to logicians outside your own subfield. We welcome published or unpublished work.

    If you would like to present a paper at this conference, either online or in person please submit a 1-2 page abstract that explains what the talk is about to the organizers: Guillermo Badia ( and Sasha Rubin (

    The soft deadline for submission is 1 August 2023.

    After the ALC, there will be an open call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Logic and Computation. Submission of papers is encouraged but not a necessary condition for presenting at the conference.

    For more information, see:

    • 28 Oct 2023
    • (AEDT)
    • Gabriel Marcel Institute of Philosophy, Sydney

    Philosophy and Literature: T. S. Eliot and Religion conference

    The Gabriel Marcel Institute of Philosophy, Sydney is hosting its inaugural conference this October on the subject of T. S. Eliot and Religion. The conference is catered and is mixed mode (both face-to-face and Zoom). Papers from the Conference and other submissions will be selected for the Institute’s new journal, The Marcellian, which will go out to subscribers annually after the Conference.

    For further information, see:

    • 28 Nov 2023
    • (NZDT)
    • 30 Nov 2023
    • (NZDT)
    • University of Otago, New Zealand
    Australasian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy 2023

    The University of Otago will host the third ASEMP in Dunedin, New Zealand, from November 28-30, 2023. We hope to include both individual presentations and panels of 2-4 speakers on figures and themes in seventeenth and eighteenth century philosophy.

    Plenary Speakers:

    Karolina Hübner (Cornell)

    Peter Thielke (Pomona)

    For more information, see:

    • 03 Dec 2023
    • (NZDT)
    • 07 Dec 2023
    • (NZDT)
    • University of Waikato’s Tauranga Campus

    The 2023 meeting of the New Zealand Association of Philosophers will take place at the University of Waikato’s Tauranga Campus from 3-7 December. Around the middle of the year, we will issue a call for abstracts and open registration via the conference website.

    • 04 Dec 2023
    • (AEDT)
    • 06 Dec 2023
    • (AEDT)
    • Deakin University

    Merleau-Ponty and Embodiment: Between the Cognitive, Aesthetic, and Socio-Political

    Merleau-Ponty’s seminal work on embodiment has been of enduring interest and influence in a wide range of fields. It has, for example, played a significant role in research on embodied cognition and enactivism, subjectivity and intersubjectivity, affectivity, movement, art, place, and more. Although sometimes criticized for providing an account of embodiment that is too general, Merleau-Ponty’s philosophical foregrounding of embodiment has also facilitated critical phenomenological studies attending to the specificities of how particular bodies inhabit social and political environments, through considerations of race, gender, disability, aging, and illness. This year’s meeting of the IMPC seeks to bring together these rich and varied strands of enquiry, in order to think with, against, and beyond Merleau-Ponty’s own contributions on the lived body.

    Only its third time outside North America, this year’s meeting of IMPC will take place in Melbourne (Narrm), Australia, on the traditional and unceded lands of the Kulin Nation. The conference is being directed by Helen Ngo and Jack Reynolds, with support from Andrew Inkpin and others. Keynote and plenary speakers will be announced shortly. The conference will be held at the centrally located and accessible Deakin Downtown campus, and recommended accommodation options will be provided nearer the date.

    Full paper submissions of no more than 3,500 words are due by May 15, 2023. As is custom, submissions on any aspect of Merleau-Ponty’s work, in addition to the conference theme, are also welcome.

    This year’s conference will include a thematic stream on Race, place, and bodies curated by Helen Ngo for a research project funded by the Australian Research Council (DE220100329). A small number of bursaries will be available for students and unwaged early career researchers presenting in-person in this stream. Participants wishing to be considered for this are asked to indicate so on the cover letter of your submission.

    For more information, see:

    • 06 Dec 2023
    • (AEDT)
    • 08 Dec 2023
    • (AEDT)
    • Australian National University

    The Australasian Society for Philosophy and Psychology 2023 Conference will be held at The Australian National University, Canberra from 6-8 December 2023. This three-day conference will bring together scholars and students at the intersection of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science. Keynote speakers will include Tim Bayne (Monash), Julie Henry (UQ), Jeanette Kennett (Macquarie), Mark Nolan (Centre for Law and Justice, Charles Sturt), and Jess Taubert (UQ)

    We invite submission of abstracts for individual papers and symposia on any topic in philosophy and psychology, broadly construed. You may submit an abstract via our online form: For more information about the conference itself, including a poster version of the call for abstracts: visit the ASPP 2023 Website:

    Abstract submission closes August 15th.

Past events

01 Jun 2023 Critical Antiquities Workshop - Untangling Blackness in Greek Antiquity
25 May 2023 Formal Epistemology Conference
23 May 2023 Kant and Stoic Ethics: a workshop
22 May 2023 Philosophy of Journalism Workshop
20 May 2023 Singapore Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (SUPC) 2023
17 May 2023 Knowledge and Virtue in Ancient Philosophy
08 May 2023 Masterclass in Aristotelian Logic
01 May 2023 Philosophy in Southeast Asia Conference
28 Apr 2023 Scaffolding Agency and Attention Conference
17 Mar 2023 What Good Is Philosophy? – A Benefit Conference for Ukraine
13 Jan 2023 Southern Summer Logic Day 2023
04 Dec 2022 New Zealand Association of Philosophers conference
01 Dec 2022 Australasian Philosophy: Reflecting on the Past 100 years
06 Sep 2022 29th Annual AAPAE Conference
11 Jul 2022 Workshop on Constructing Social Hierarchy
28 Jun 2022 2022 AAP Conference
22 Jun 2022 Australasian Association for Logic 2022 conference
28 May 2022 UPJA conference
13 Jan 2022 UNESCO World Logic Day - Southern Summer Logic Day
20 Nov 2021 UPJA Virtual Conference
30 Oct 2021 2021 Asia Pacific Conference On Philosophy for Children
14 Jul 2021 Michelle Kosch - Recognition after Fichte
06 Jul 2021 2021 AAP Conference
03 Dec 2020 Australasian Society for Philosophy and Psychology Conference
02 Dec 2020 Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE) Conference
29 Sep 2020 AAP Philosothon
18 Jul 2020 UPJA's Virtual Conference for Undergraduate Philosophy
08 Dec 2019 New Zealand Association of Philosophers (NZAP) Conference
04 Dec 2019 Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy (ASCP) Conference
12 Jul 2019 Australasian Association of Logic (AAL) Conference
07 Jul 2019 2019 AAP Conference
05 Dec 2018 Australasian Society for Philosophy and Psychology
20 Nov 2018 ASCP 2018 conference
13 Oct 2018 AXΦIII: 3rd Annual Australasian Experimental Philosophy Conference
14 Sep 2018 VAPS Conference 2018
05 Sep 2018 25th Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE) Annual Conference
01 Mar 2018 2018 AAP NZAP Conference Registration
07 Dec 2017 Cognition on the Coast
28 Nov 2017 Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference
24 Nov 2017 Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference 2017
14 Jul 2017 Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference
10 Jul 2017 Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (ASACP) Conference
06 Jul 2017 2017 Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Logic
05 Jul 2017 Undergraduate Afternoon
02 Jul 2017 AAP 2017 Conference
24 Feb 2017 Postgraduate Subsidy
23 Feb 2017 AAP 2017 Conference Abstracts
08 Dec 2016 PESA Conference 2016: Knowledge Ecologies
07 Dec 2016 Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference
29 Nov 2016 2016 NZAP Annual Meeting
07 Nov 2016 Gendered Innovations in the Social Sciences
23 Sep 2016 Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference 2016
22 Jul 2016 Australian Society of Legal Philosophy conference
13 Jul 2016 Violence in the Name of Religion…
07 Jul 2016 The 16th Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh)
03 Jul 2016 AAP 2016 Conference
03 Jul 2016 AAP 2016 Conference Abstracts
30 Jun 2016 Australasian Association for Logic Conference
15 Jun 2016 Australian Association of Professional and Applied Ethics Conference
18 Apr 2016 2016 FAPSA (*Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations)
29 Feb 2016 Postgraduate Subsidy
06 Dec 2015 2015 New Zealand Association of Philosophers Conference
02 Dec 2015 Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference
04 Nov 2015 Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science Conference
29 Sep 2015 2015 Australasian Philosophy Postgraduate Conference
10 Jul 2015 Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy Conference
09 Jul 2015 2015 Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics (AAPAE) Annual Conference
05 Jul 2015 AAP Conference 2015
08 Dec 2014 Australasian Society for Cognitive Science 2014 Conference
08 Dec 2014 5th world congress for the Organization of Phenomenological Organizations (OPO)
04 Dec 2014 2014 ASCP Annual Conference
01 Dec 2014 2014 NZAP Conference
29 Nov 2014 Australasian Association for Logic (AAL) conference
16 Jul 2014 2014 AAHPSSS Conference
22 Jun 2014 Australian Association of Profession and Applied Ethics Conference 2014
22 Apr 2014 2014 Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference
11 Dec 2013 AAP NZ Heads of Philosophy Programme's Meeting
08 Dec 2013 2013 AAP New Zealand Philosophy Conference
06 Dec 2013 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Conference 2013
03 Dec 2013 ASCP Annual Conference 2013
06 Sep 2013 Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools conference
16 Aug 2013 Australian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference 2013
04 Aug 2013 World Congress of Philosophy
08 Jul 2013 Alan Saunders Memorial Lecture
08 Jul 2013 2013 Joint Meeting of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (SACP) and the Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (ASACP)
07 Jul 2013 AAP Conference 2013
21 Jun 2013 Australasian Philosophy of Religion Association - Religion and Science, Theism and Atheism
15 Jun 2013 Australasian Association for Logic Annual Meeting
07 Jun 2013 Melbourne Ancient Philosophy Colloquium
07 Jun 2013 Melbourne Ancient Philosophy Colloquium
04 May 2013 JSI Conference - Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will: Legal and Philosophical Reflections
21 Feb 2013 Morality and Climate Change
10 Dec 2012 ASCP 2012 Conference
06 Dec 2012 “Neo-Pragmatism: Truth and Justification”
02 Dec 2012 2012 New Zealand AAP Conference
18 Oct 2012 Affecting Deleuze: A Conference on the Ethics of Gilles Deleuze
05 Oct 2012 Biennial Conference in Philosophy, Religion and Culture
28 Sep 2012 2012 Australasian Philosophy Postgraduate Conference
21 Sep 2012 International Virtue Ethics Workshop
27 Aug 2012 Interdisciplinary Early Modern Thought Colloquium and Postgraduate Workshop
20 Jul 2012 Australian Society of Legal Philosophy conference
09 Jul 2012 Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (ASACP) Conference 2012
01 Jul 2012 2012 AAP Conference
29 Jun 2012 2012 Australasian Association of Logic Conference
28 Jun 2012 AAPAE Annual Conference 2012
22 Jun 2012 Australasian Philosophy of Religion Association (APRA) 2012 Conference
13 Jun 2012 Wellbeing and Public Policy
02 Jun 2012 The Thoughtful Classroom: Teaching to Overcome Educational Disadvantage
03 May 2012 Social Ontology and Collective Intentionality – An Interdisciplinary Workshop
14 Mar 2012 Distributed Cognition and Distributed Agency
09 Mar 2012 Recent Currents in Continental Philosophy of Religion
15 Feb 2012 Mind & Consciousness Conference
14 Dec 2011 Australasian Association of Logic Conference 2011
12 Dec 2011 Australasian Society of Continental Philosophy Annual Conference
29 Nov 2011 Responsibility, Formal Knowledge and the Life-world
28 Nov 2011 A Day of Φιλο-ΣοΦια (Philo-Sophia): Friendship and Philosophical Discussion
10 Nov 2011 Work and Self-Development: an Interdisciplinary Conference
19 Sep 2011 Workshop on Representation and Sensibility
08 Sep 2011 Driving the Future of History and Philosophy
22 Aug 2011 Harvard-Australia Workshop on Language, Learning and Logic
17 Aug 2011 A Sense for Humanity: The Ethical Thought of Raimond Gaita
16 Aug 2011 Temporal Asymmetry & Chance & the Principal Principle
16 Jul 2011 Australasian Philosophy of Religion Conference
14 Jul 2011 Perceptual Capacities
03 Jul 2011 2011 AAP Conference
29 Jun 2011 EPR3: Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism
23 Jun 2011 Conditionals Workshop
17 Jun 2011 Agent Tracking 2011
07 Jun 2011 Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics Conference
03 Jun 2011 2011 VAPS conference: “Dare to Think: Philosophy in Schools”
29 Apr 2011 2011 Australasian Philosophy Postgraduate Conference
18 Apr 2011 Experimental Philosophy and the Origins of Empiricism
08 Apr 2011 Authority of Science
25 Feb 2011 Mini-Conference on Logical Pragmatism
02 Feb 2011 ANZAMEMS 2011 Conference
13 Jan 2011 Summer Causation Workshop
16 Dec 2010 Mechanisms and Levels of Explanation in Cognitive Science
09 Dec 2010 Probability in the Everett (many-worlds) interpretation of quantum mechanics
09 Dec 2010 Fifth Annual New Horizons in Political Philosophy Conference
06 Dec 2010 Expertise, Pedagogy and Practice
05 Dec 2010 2010 AAP NZ Conference
03 Dec 2010 ASCP 2010 Conference
01 Dec 2010 The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand 2010 Conference
30 Nov 2010 Colloquium 2010 - A Day of Φιλο-ΣοΦια (Philo-Sophia): Friendship and Philosophical Discussion
18 Nov 2010 World Philosophy Day
12 Nov 2010 Secularisation and its Discontents
01 Oct 2010 Biennial Conference in Philosophy, Religion and Culture
28 Sep 2010 Evolving the Future: An exploration of how evolutionary thinking can inform public policy
14 Sep 2010 Hegel and Religion
04 Jul 2010 2010 AAP Annual Conference
07 Dec 2009 2009 AAP NZ Conference
©Australasian Association of Philosophy
ACN 152 892 272 ABN 29 152 892 272
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software