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2017 IASPES Fourth Bi-Annual Conference

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University of Portland

5000 North Willamette Boulevard

Portland, OR 97203

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Applications & Implications:

Ethics and Metaphysics in Edith Stein’s Philosophy

June 8, 9, 10, 2017, University of Portland, USA

Conference Theme:

Edith Stein (1891–1942) never wrote a formal work of ethics, yet her philosophical corpus, especially her metaphysics, contains a plethora of ethical resources and ideas that can be mined to address various questions, themes, and issues in contemporary ethics and metaphysics, including the relationship between the good and being, evil, freedom, judgement, responsibility, personal identity, collective versus individual action and responsibility, moral guilt, and intention. Given the richness of Stein’s ideas, how can her ethical insights be brought to bear on contemporary issues and ethical dilemmas? How might Stein respond to various ethical problems raised by dominant ethical schools, including utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics, pragmatism, and existentialism? What are some of the practical applications of Stein’s metaphysics and ethics to contemporary society, including issues related to education, women, community, psychology, and the Other?

Guest Speakers:

Sarah Borden Sharkey (Wheaton College),

Michael F. Andrews (University of Portland),

Christof Betschart (University of Fribourg, Switzerland),

Susanne M. Batzdorff (author, Aunt Edith: The Jewish Hertiage of a Catholic Saint)




Please read the following ticket descriptions before purchasing.

Conference Registration

$150.00 per ticket

This ticket includes attendance to all of the conference sessions and keynote addresses as well as the following meals and social events:

Thursday: Welcome Dinner, Prosecco & Dessert Social
Friday: Breakfast, Lunch, Formal IASPES Banquet / Dinner
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine & Cheese Social (optional, courtesy of the McNerney-Hanson Endowded Chair in Ethics). For dinner, we invite you to explore Portland on your own or in small groups.

Please note: refreshments including water, tea, coffee, lemonade, and various snacks will be available during session breaks.

A more detailed agenda will be shared closer to the conference - Stay tuned for details.

**** Conference Registration Closes on May 24, 2017. All registrations need to be completed by this time or we will not be able to accommodate your requests. *****

Conference Lodging

$45.00 per person per night. Private rooms and shared rooms avaible as requested (please see below).

Conference check-in will be on Thursday, June 8th. In order to accommodate international travel, guests can start arriving on Wednesday, June 7th. Please contact Drew Smith-Sahnow with questions on early check-in. Please purchase one ticket for each night you wish to stay on campus, per person. For example, if you want to arrive on Wednesday, June 7th and check-out on Sunday, June 11th, you will need to purchase four tickets for each person needing lodging.

Please note that dorm rooms have either single or double occupancy, up to a maximum of two persons per room.

Conference attendees and guests are required to check out by Sunday, June 11th by 11:00 am PST.

Non-Conference Attendee - Thursday (Welcome Dinner)

$25.00 per person

This ticket is for guests who are travelling with an IASPES Conference attendee and would like to attend the dinner on Thursday night. If you are a conference attendee, you should not purchase this ticket as it is included in the Conference Registration.

Please note: the dinner includes hors d'oeuvres, local and international wines and beers, specialities from the Pacific Northwest, and locally made desserts.

Non-Conference Attendee - Friday (IASPES Banquet / Dinner)

$25.00 per person

This ticket is for guests who are travelling with an IASPES Conference attendee and would like to attend the dinner on Friday night. If you are a conference attendee, you should not purchase this ticket as it is included in the Conference Registration.

Please note: the dinner includes hors d'oeuvres, local and international wines and beers, specialities from the Pacific Northwest, and locally made desserts.




Here are some frequently asked questions that may help you plan for this event. If you have an additional questions, please contact Drew Smith-Sahnow at edithsteinconf@up.edu.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide transportation to and from the University of Portland. There are several taxi services that provide transportation from the Portland International Airport (PDX) to the University at approximately $40 for the 20-minute ride. You can also catch an Amtrak train into downtown Portland with a taxi ride to campus of similar cost and distance. If you wish to take public transportation from PDX or the Amtrak station to the University of Portland, please note that there is no direct bus or tram line. You are most welcome to explore Portland’s public transportation options at www.portland.transit-info.com

Where should I arrive / be dropped off on campus?

Conference attendees will be staying in Fields Residential Hall on the east side of campus. There is parking and drop-off available near Fields Hall. Here is a link to the campus map: http://campusmap.up.edu/

Additional information will be provided closer to the event.

How do I check-in to my room?

On-campus guests can check-in in the lobby of Field Hall on either Wednesday, June 7th from 9am to 5pm or Thursday, June 8th from 9am to 5pm. When you check-in, you will receive a room key, swipe card to enter Field Hall, and a packet of both conference and campus information.

How do I check-in to the conference?

On-campus guests can check-in to the conference the same time they check-in to Fields hall. Guests staying off campus will able to check in to the conference during the Welcome Social event on Thursday, June 8th starting at 5:30 pm PST.

What should I bring into the event?

Conference attendees will be staying in Fields Residential Hall on the east side of campus. Opened just a few years ago, all rooms are air conditioned and fully furnished with a bed, linens and towels, a writing desk, closet, and shared bath. We recommend bringing any personal items you may need, for example, a hair dryer, shampoo, etc.

What if I want to stay off campus?

If you want to rent a hotel room in downtown Portland during, before, or after the Conference, please note that you will need to make your own accommodations and transportation arrangements directly online. If choosing a hotel, we recommend checking online as there are many choices, depending on needs and cost factors. If you choose to stay off campus, you will also need to make travel arrangements to and from the University of Portland.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please remember to bring a copy of your printed Registration to the conference for reference. For those staying on campus, registration packets will be available during check-in in the lobby of Fields Hall. For those not staying on campus, a registration table will be set-up at the Welcome and Social for you to pick up your packet.

A campus map and preliminary agenda will be emailed a few weeks before the conference.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, registration informationis available to be updated online.

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