UCLA/USC Graduate Student Conference

The annual USC/UCLA Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy was started in 2006. Its purpose is to bring in graduate students in philosophy from other departments, who' have authored papers of surpassing quality, in all areas of contemporary philosophy. The conference was conceived to run over the course of a weekend in the late winter or early spring. It is funded by USC and UCLA, and is run by graduate students from both departments.

Conference Website: sites.google.com/site/uscuclaconference.

Past Conferences

More complete past conference information is available on the Conference Website.


  • Keynote Speaker: L.A. Paul (UNC Chapel Hill)
  • Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at USC


  • Keynote Speaker: Barbara Partee (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
  • Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at UCLA


  • Keynote Speaker: Kieran Setiya (MIT)
  • Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at USC
  • Organizers: Renee Bolinger (USC), Ryan Walsh (USC), Jordan Wolf (UCLA), Jonathan Gingerich (UCLA).


  • Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Dancy (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013 at UCLA
  • Organizers: Matthew Babb (USC), Nicholas Laskowski (USC), William Reckner (UCLA), Eric Tracy (UCLA).


  • Keynote Speaker: John MacFarlane (UC Berkeley)
  • Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012 at USC
  • Organizers: Cecilia Stepp (USC), David Bordeaux (UCLA), Lauren Schaeffer (UCLA), and Matthew Babb (USC)


  • Keynote Speaker: Mark Schroeder (University of Southern California)
  • Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011, UCLA
  • Other Speakers: Matt Parrott (UC Berkeley), Daniel Harris (CUNY), Yael Loewenstein (Virginia Polytech), Sean Aas (Brown University).


  • Key Note Speaker: Pamela Hieronymi (UCLA)
  • Date: Saturday, February 27, 2010, USC
  • Organizers: Alida Liberman (USC), Jesse Summers (UCLA)
  • Student Presenters: Andreas Stokke (University of St. Andrews), Federico Luzzi (University of Aberdeen), Nora Berenstain (University of Texas, Austin), Ginger Clausen (University of Arizona), Ryan Millsap (University of Maryland)


  • Keynote Speaker: Stephen Yablo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2009, UCLA
  • Student Presenters: Tim Button (Cambridge and Harvard University), Joe Hedger (Arizona State University), Bradley Rettler (University of Notre Dame), Brandon Warmke (Florida State University), Briggs Wright (University of Texas at Austin)


  • Keynote Speaker: Judith Jarvis Thomson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Date: Saturday, February 9th, 2008, USC
  • Student Presenters: Peter Yong (California State University, Los Angeles), Malte Willer (University of Texas at Austin), Errol Lord (University of Nebraska, Lincoln), Tomas Bogardus (University of Texas at Austin), Sara Bernstein (University of Arizona)
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