The American Philosophical Associate sponsors three meetings each year, one each for its Eastern, Central and Pacific Divisions.  The Eastern division meets in late December, Central division in February/March, and Pacific Division in March/April.

The Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy (CPIP) offers at least one program at each divisional meeting, and we invite you to attend!

2011-2012 Meetings

December 27-30, 2011

The 2011-12 Eastern Division meeting will be held in Washington DC, December 27-30, 2011, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Visit the APA website for more information.

CPIP Sessions:
Wednesday, December 28, Session II-H
9-11 am
Topic: Philosophy for Young People: Curriculum, Implementation, and Sustainability Challenges
Craig Merow (Michigan State University)
Kirsten Jacobson (University of Maine) ”Philosophy Across the Ages: My Experience with Philosophy Outreach in Maine”
Beth A. Dixon (State University of New York-Plattsburgh) “What Counts as Success?  Sustaining a P4C Program in the Local Community”
Stuart Gluck (Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth) “Johns Hopkins CTY Curriculum on Pre-college Philosophy”
Wendy C. Turgeon (St. Joseph’s College) ”Working with Teachers in a Graduate Course on Philosophy for Children”

Thursday, December 29, Session IV-K
9-11 am
Topic: International Philosophy Olympiad
Deborah Tollefsen (University of Memphis)
Joseph A. Murphy (Dwight-Englewood School-New Jersey), Kelly Greiss (Pitzer College) and Andrew Loeshelle (Bucknell University) ”Report from the First US Team Participating in the International Philosophy Olympiad”


February 15-18, 2012
The 2011-12 Central Division meeting will be held in Chicago, February 15-18, 2011, at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Visit the APA website for more information.

CPIP Session:
Friday, February 17
12:45-2:45 pm

Philosophy in Action: A Live Demonstration of Doing Philosophy with Elementary, Middle and High School Students
Alison Reiheld (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
Bart Shultz (University of Chicago) and Winning Words elementary and middle school students
Steven Goldberg (Oak Park River Forest High School) and OPRFHS philosophy elective students

April 4-7, 2012

The 2011-12 Pacific Division meeting will be held in Seattle, April 4-7, 2012, hotel TBA. Visit the APA website for more information.

CPIP Sessions:
Friday, April 6, Session 8N
1-4 pm
Topic: Starting a Philosophy High School?
David Shapiro (Cascadia Community College)
Jessica Davis (San Diego State University), “How Important and Feasible is it to Create Entirely New, Philosophically-Based High Schools?”
Jana Mohr Lone (University of Washington), “Thinking and Learning: Does the Concept of a Philosophy High School Entail Particular Principles of Education?”
Mitchell Green (University of Virginia), “What Roles Should Philosophers, Graduate Students and Pre-College Teachers Have in the Movement to Create Philosophy High Schools?”
Terrance McKittrick (Nova Alternative High School), “Consciousness and Community as Activism”

Friday, April 6, Session 9N
4-6 pm
Philosophy Beyond the Academy: Graduate Students and Teaching Pre-College Philosophy
Jana Mohr Lone (University of Washington)
Michael Burroughs (University of Memphis), “Creating Philosophical Horizons in Memphis”
Jasmin Weaver (City of Seattle Office of Intergovernmental Relations), “My College Experiences with Philosophy for Children”
David Shapiro (Cascadia Community College), “Philosophy for Children for Adults: How Doing P4C Helped Me Survive Grad School”
Amy Reed-Sandoval (University of Washington), ”Cross-Cultural Exploration: Pre-College Philosophy Classes with Triqui Children in Oaxaca”
Arik Ben-Avi (Yale University) “Why Philosophy?”