CFP: Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Consciousness at Boston University

University is hosting its fourth annual Interdisciplinary Graduate
Conference on Consciousness
(IGCC) on April 13th and 14th 2012. This year’s theme is Consciousness at the Margins. We are particularly interested in papers on issues in implicit bias and subconscious emotions. Psychologist Mahzarin R. Banaji and philosopher Owen Flanagan will be this year’s keynote speakers. The purpose of IGCC is to
promote interdisciplinary dialogue in the academic study of
consciousness among interested graduate students working in philosophy,
psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and
other related disciplines. We invite papers between 2000 and 3000 words
(suitable for a 30-minute talk).

submissions spanning two or more fields are particularly welcome.
Recent graduates and junior-level researchers are encouraged to submit.
Submit anonymized papers to by February 15th, 2012. Please see for details.”


  1. This conference looks like a lot of fun! I enjoyed watching the videos from the previous conferences.

    It was started in 2009, a year after I defended, so I haven’t submitted anything, but now it looks like you accept submissions from non-graduate students?

  2. Carolyn Dicey Jennings

    I think it has always been open to “junior-level researchers”…the organizing principle for the conference was to echo the ASSC at the graduate/junior level. I am not sure how Colin Cmiel will interpret that this year (he controls the “executive branch”)–it may mean only postdocs and/or people 3 years out–but I think you should just apply and see what happens! The process is anonymized so the question would only come up if the paper was accepted… Good luck!

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