Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy


Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Announcing Loyola’s first annual undergraduate philosophy conference! This public conference, sponsored by the Loyola philosophy department, will feature the work of 31 of our standout Chicago-area undergraduate students, who are all currently hard at work (with the help of their grad student mentors) fine-tuning their presentations on various topics from Aquinas to Zygote modification--and everything in between!

The conference is free and open to the public , thanks to our department’s generosity, and Campus Catering will keep us well-fed to ensure that our brains keep working throughout the day! The different panel sessions will be located in classrooms in Mundelein (507, 519, 608); more information can be found on the department webpage and on our Facebook event page.

Additionally, our keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Maria del Rosario Acosta Lopez, Associate Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, whose research focuses primarily on German idealism, aesthetics, and political philosophy. Dr. Acosta has published a wide range of books and articles on these and other topics, and also works in coordination with the Chicago Torture Justice Center and the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials.

Any questions can be sent to the conference organizers, Yiran Zhang and Joe Vukov.

Hope to see you there!