Australasian Society for Philosophy and Psychology
2018 meeting

5-7 December 2018
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia


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The Conference

The inaugural ASPP conference was  held at Macquarie University, 5-7 December 2018.

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together philosophers,  psychologists, neuroscientists, and cognitive scientists to engage on topics of common interest. With six keynotes, forty papers, and ten symposia, there will be a wide range of exciting talks available that span the whole scientific study of the mind.

The Schedule

The schedule is available online, or if you prefer there is a downloadable short version of the program. A draft booklet with full schedule and abstracts is also available for download.

Our keynote speakers will be Donna Addis (University of Toronto), Andy Clark (University of Edinburgh), Peter Godfrey-Smith (University of Sydney), Michael Richardson (Macquarie University), Kate Stevens (Western Sydney University), and John Sutton (Macquarie University)


Registration rates:

EARLY: Non-student $250
EARLY: Student $180
FULL: Non-student $320
FULL: Student $250    

The registration will include lunch and tea for the three days of the conference. We will accept early bird registrations until 31st October, and full registration will apply after that.

All conference registration includes membership of the ASPP for 2019 and 2020. For further information or queries, contact Celia Harris (

Refund Policy

Registration costs can be refunded only with approval from the Organising Committee. If you wish to get a refund please contact us via the email

Venue and Transit

The ASPP Conference will be held on the Macquarie University Campus in the central MUSE building, located at entrance 18 on Wally’s Walk Road. This is Grid reference N16 on the Campus Map.

There are many regular bus routes that go via Macquarie University from a range of locations. In order to check what bus number is best for you, trips can be planned via the use of the NSW transport website.

Please note that the Macquarie University train station will be unavailable during the ASPP conference as it is being renovated from September 2018 onwards. Additional high-speed bus services from multiple train stations have been planned.

If you plan to use public transport during your stay in Sydney, an Opal card is the most convenient way to pay for your trips.

Taxis and Uber will take you to Macquarie, though be advised that it is quite far by road from the central business district.  Macquarie Park and surrounds are also served by the new Keoride shuttle system. Parking Permits will be available for on-campus parking during the conference as well.

For Presenters

For speakers, rooms will have A/V equipment available, including a computer. Presenters can bring their own laptops if they must but it will all flow better if they load them on the one computer in the room.

We will provide poster boards for the poster session. Posters should be A0 size. The American Psychological Association provides useful information about poster formatting. For philosophers unaccustomed to presenting posters, this discussion at Daily Nous has some useful tips.

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