GSCOPE and OVPES are partnering to offer a joint conference in 2017!
The submission deadline has now passed. Decisions will be sent out in mid-July.
The conference will take place on October 13-15th at the Mundelein Conference Center.
Check back here for more details.

The Graduate Student Conference on Philosophy and Education (GSCOPE) is an annual conference organized by graduate students in philosophy of education and related fields. The organizers and location of the conference change each year, enabling students to become acquainted with colleges of education and their faculty all across the US and Canada. GSCOPE aims to provide an interactive forum where emerging scholars can experiment with new methods and ideas, hone their professional and dialectical abilities, learn about new avenues of inquiry, and further develop their scholarly work. GSCOPE is always held in the Fall in order to provide attendees with an opportunity to test out their ideas before submitting to major Philosophy of Education conferences in the Spring. 

GSCOPE is always looking for volunteers to help organize the annual conference. If you are interested in joining the effort, GSCOPE can be reached at More information about the upcoming conference, past conferences and our history can be found in the menu above.

GSCOPE Mission Statement

The mission of GSCOPE is multi-faceted. Each year, the GSCOPE conference seeks to create a vibrant educational space, where graduate students in philosophy of education and related fields can:
  1. Present, revise, critique, and collaborate on academic work at the graduate level,
  2. Forge cooperative relationships with peers,
  3. Interact with faculty in the field of philosophy, education, and other disciplines,
  4. Cultivate professional and presentation skills, and 
  5. Establish relationships with programs of education across the nation. 

Partner Organizations 
The Forum for Educational Philosophy is an annual conference for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers in educational theory and philosophy. The conference takes place each year in Germany and offers a space for participants to share their dissertation proposal and other projects.

The Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society puts on an annual conference in the Midwest region of the United States. Because many of the major doctoral programs in philosophy of education are located in the Midwest, the conference is attended by some of the top scholars in the field. The OVPES community welcomes graduate student work and offers a scholarship to one graduate student presenter each year. OVPES is a great place for graduate students to submit their work.

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