Call for Proposals

PSA 2024 - New Orleans

November 14, 2024 - November 17, 2024

New Orleans, Louisiana

Submission opens on October 20, 2023 for proposals for symposia to be presented at the PSA2024 meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 14-17, 2024. The deadline for submitting symposium proposals is 11:59 pm Anywhere on Earth (UTC -12) on January 15, 2024. If you need to share the submission link or save it for the future, please do -

A call for contributed papers and a call for posters for the poster forum will be issued separately. Decisions will be returned on symposia submissions prior to the deadline for contributed papers. The call for session chairs will be sent out in late summer 2024. The conference will begin at 8:30 am on November 14 and last through 3:00 pm on November 17.

A symposium should involve several presenters, typically 4-5, organized around a topic of interest in the philosophy of science (broadly construed). The PSA2024 program committee is committed to assembling a program with high-quality symposia on a variety of topics and diverse presenters that reflect the full range of current work in the philosophy of science. Symposia that make connections with current science, such as by including working scientists, or that make other connections outside philosophy, such as with history, sociology, or public policy, are warmly invited. We will not be considering “Author Meets Critics” sessions, but topical sessions that build upon recently published books are welcome.

At the time of submission, proposers may choose to have their proposals considered for the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Caucus Prize Symposium; for more information please see

Members of the PSA2024 Program Committee

Proposals must include sufficient supporting material to enable the program committee to evaluate the quality and interest of the symposium. Proposals for symposia should include:

  1. The title of the proposed symposium
  2. A short descriptive summary of the proposal (100-200 words)
  3. A description of the topic and a justification of its current importance to the discipline (up to 1000 words)
  4. A list of participants with institutional affiliations and e-mail addresses, including any non-presenting co-authors
  5. Titles and abstracts of all papers (up to 500 words for each title and abstract)
  6. Either an abbreviated curriculum vita or short biographical description (up to 1 page) for each participant, including any non-presenting co-authors

The deadline for submitting symposium proposals is 11:59 pm Anywhere on Earth (UTC -12) on January 15, 2024. No extensions will be provided; please ensure that you begin the submission process sufficiently early to do all steps (including account creation, even if you have previously created an account). Symposium organizers will be informed of the program committee’s decision prior to the deadline for submitting contributed papers. 

Please note that in accordance with current PSA policy regarding multiple presentations:

  1. No previously published paper may be submitted for presentation at the PSA meeting.
  2. Any individual can be a presenting author in only one symposium proposal. Commentators are considered to be presenting authors. If the same person is a presenting author on multiple symposium proposals, then none of them will be reviewed.
  3. No one is permitted to present more than once at each PSA meeting. Thus, if a symposium proposal in which you are a presenting author is accepted, then you cannot also be the presenting author for a contributed paper. (Note that a scholar may appear as co-author on more than one paper or symposium talk but may present at PSA2024 only once.) A poster in the poster forum does not count as being a presenting author.
  4. If one more participants subsequently withdraws from an accepted symposium, then continued acceptance of the symposium will be contingent on the symposium organizer developing satisfactory alternatives that maintain both quality and coherence of the session.

After the conference, symposium presenters may submit their papers for review for publication in a supplementary issue of Philosophy of Science. The submission deadline for symposium papers will be announced at a later date. Papers will be evaluated for publication individually, and so there is no requirement that all symposium participants later submit their paper. Authors are welcome to post their symposium papers as PSA2024 Conference Papers at (a publicly accessible digital archive that does not constitute publication for submission purposes).

All questions about submissions should be directed to the Chair of the PSA2024 Program Committee, David Danks, at All general inquiries about PSA2024 should be directed to