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2024 Mountain-Pacific SCP Conference

Joshua Thurow | Published on 11/29/2023
2024 Mountain-Pacific Meeting of the SCP
May 9–11, 2024
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Keynote speakers Hud Hudson (Western Washington University) 
Rebekah Rice (Seattle Pacific University)  Daniel Speak (Loyola Marymount University)  Paper submissions
We invite paper or abstract submissions on any topic in philosophy, with priority given to submissions that engage with Christian philosophy, broadly construed. Please note the following submission guidelines:
  • Abstract submissions should be a minimum of 500 words. Full paper submissions should be no longer than 3,000 words.
  • All are welcome to submit papers and attend, regardless of religious perspective. (Individuals need not be members of the SCP to submit or to be on the program.)
  • Please prepare your submission for anonymous review, as a Word or PDF file, and send it to
  • The extended deadline for submissions is February 1, 2024; acceptance decisions will be sent out in February.
  • In your submission email, please indicate whether you would be willing to serve as a session chair should your paper not be accepted for presentation.
  • Note that there is a $500 prize for the best graduate student paper. Students wishing to have their submission considered for this prize should indicate as such in their submission email, including their degree program and institution of study.
Submissions for plenary panels We also invite abstract submissions for participation in two potential plenary panels:
  • Faith-Informed Teaching of Philosophy. We are looking for panel participants to share wisdom and insight concerning teaching philosophy as a Christian (or in other faith-informed ways) at various types of institutions.
  • Christian Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality. We are looking for panel participants to offer thoughtful, charitable, and theologically- and philosophically-informed perspectives on how Christians should or might approach questions about gender and sexuality.
If you wish to participate in either of the two panel discussions, please send an abstract (150–300 words) to by February 1, 2024. Your panel submission should include your name, institution, role, and a brief account of what you would like to contribute. You are welcome to submit both a paper and a panel abstract if desired. Please send submissions, requests to participate, and any other conference-related inquiries to the conference planning committee at