PSA Biennial Meeting

The PSA holds a major conference every two years (in even years), typically in November. The PSA Biennial Meeting is the largest meeting of philosophers of science in the world, with around 700 attendees from over 35 countries around the world. 

The meeting provides an opportunity for scholars from around the world to present and get feedback on their work and to learn about the latest research in the field. The main program for the meeting consists of symposia, individual papers, and posters, as well as sessions sponsored by cognate societies. The meeting also provides opportunities to mentor and support early-career scholars, to award distinguished scholarship in the field, to hold a Public Forum about issues of broad public interest in the city where we are meeting, to engage in dialogue with scientists about philosophical issues, and to provide training opportunities for all scholars, such as applying for grants, publishing, and social engagement. Central to the meeting is the Book Exhibit, which is held in a central location at the conference hotel, and provides attendees the opportunity to see the latest publications and meet with editors.

Calls for papers and symposium proposals typically go out in late summer or early fall a year before the conference; calls for posters are typically sent out in late fall a year before the conference. The proceedings are published in two volumes of Philosophy of Science. Contributed papers accepted for publication appear in the December issue of the journal one year after the conference; symposium papers accepted for publication appear in the December issue of the journal two years after the conference. Information about the upcoming meeting can be found here.