SCPT Conference Registration and CFP

Not much time left to submit a paper. The deadline is January 15. Here’s a link to the CFP. Registration information is now available.


Registration Information for the 2012 meeting of the Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology (SCPT)

 Creation, Creatureliness, and Creativity: The Human Place in the Natural World

 April 20-22, 2012
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles

SCPT’s 2012 conference takes today’s ecological crises as its point of departure. We invite theological and philosophical contributions informed by continental traditions such as phenomenology, hermeneutics, eco-feminism, post-structuralism, post-colonial studies, deconstruction, and social and deep ecology that help us understand and implement a sustainable future together. Authors may submit papers that address ecological issues head on, as well as those that tackle philosophical and theological themes that underlie these issues.

Keynote Speakers:
Bruce Foltz (Eckerd College)
Janet Martin Soskice (Cambridge University)
Norman Wirzba (Duke Divinity School)

Conference Schedule: TBA, pending the review of submissions. However, you can expect that the conference will begin mid-day, or perhaps late morning, on Friday the 20th and run all day Saturday the 21st (ending with an evening banquet).

The Custom Hotel
8639 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles CA, 90045
310-645-0400 (or 877-287-8601 for registration)

A block of rooms has been reserved until March 26, 2012 for SCPT conference attendees. All rooms are non-smoking unless otherwise requested. When booking reservations, inform the booking agent that you are attending the SCPT Conference at Loyola Marymount University. The conference rate is $89 per night for single king bed. When you register tell the employee that you are with the SCPT conference at LMU.

Registration fees include conference materials and catered reception on Friday evening (nonrefundable).

  • Pre-Registration: $75 must be received by March 26, 2012
  • Registration: $95 after March 26, 2012
  • Banquet (optional): $60 must be received by March 26, 2012

The registration and banquet form is available for print-out below.

Conference Location, Directions, and Maps: Conference registration and all presentations will be held in the William H. Hannon Library, in the Von der Ahe Suite and in rooms 117 and 118.

For detailed directions and maps, visit

The walk from the Custom Hotel to the Hannon Library is pleasant, once you leave the major thoroughfares of Lincoln and/or Manchester, and will take about 20 minutes at a comfortable pace.

Flight Information: The Los Angeles area is served by a number of airports, but the best option, by far, is to fly into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). LAX is a short ride, perhaps 7-10 minutes, from both the conference hotel and from Loyola Marymount University. The Custom Hotel operates a free shuttle service to and from LAX between the hours of 5:00am and 2:00am. To use the shuttle service, call the hotel upon arriving(310-645-0400) to arrange for pick up. Returning to the airport, shuttles leave the Custom every 30 minutes. Taxi service from the airport to the hotel will cost approximately $20.

Car Rentals: Car rental services are available at Los Angeles International Airport for those who wish to secure an automobile. Los Angeles is, generally speaking, a car-oriented city and trips further afield would be facilitated by a rental car. However, a car is not necessary for conference activities. The Hannon Library is about one mile from the conference hotel and can be reached on foot in 20 minutes. Several restaurants are very near the hotel and taxis, as well as bus service, are available for those who wish to get to the restaurants in nearby Marina del Rey, Venice, and Santa Monica.

Contact InformationIf you encounter any problems with registration, accommodations, and so on, please contact us and we will work to help you.

Brian Treanor
Philosophy Department
Loyola Marymount University