Second Plato Conference 2013 – Call for Papers

March 1, 2012


February 19-20, 2013 Loyola University



The second PLATO (Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization) Conference will take place in conjunction with the APA 2013 Central meeting and will be held February 19-20 at Loyola University in New Orleans. The conference theme is PLATO and Pedagogy: The Evolving Field of Pre-College Philosophy. Sessions will include invited speakers as well as submitted papers. Possible topics for submitted papers include, but are not limited to: How can philosophy reach a wider pre-college audience? How might pre-college philosophy contribute to improving K-12 education generally? Can philosophy fit into the framework of established K-12 educational institutions? How can we ensure that pre-college philosophy curricula have integrity? What do teachers need in order to teach philosophy well at the high school, middle school, and/or elementary school levels? What is needed to ensure that teachers have access to the training, resources and collaboration necessary for pre-college philosophy to grow and thrive?

Papers from professors, graduate students, teachers and others interested in the field are welcome. Papers will be blind-refereed and the authors will be informed whether their papers have been accepted in October 2012. Papers should be no longer than 3,000 words and must be submitted by email attachment no later than August 31, 2012, to . Other inquiries about the conference may also be sent to that address.


Steve Goldberg
Mitch Green
Roberta Israeloff
Jana Mohr Lone
Wendy Turgeon