In 2005, approximately 50 people submitted presentations for the inaugural GSCOPE held at Teachers College, Columbia University, 32 of which were selected for the final program. Approximately 50 people attended the conference. Attendees and Presenters came from Canada as well as the United States. Rob Reich (Stanford University) delivered the keynote address. The papers ranged from historical works on Plato, Montaigne, Descartes, Hegel, Nietzsche and Dewey to contemporary issues such as environmental injustice, school choice, authority and educational rights.

GSCOPE 2006, held at the University of Toronto, had 33 presenters from 15 universities from Canada and the United States. There were 8 non-presenting chairs. 52 persons registered for the conference. Professor Lorraine Code from York University gave the keynote address. The Dean of OISE/UT and the Chair of the Department of Theory and Policy Studies gave opening lectures for sessions. Pictures.

GSCOPE 2007 was held at Simon Frasier University in Vancouver, Canada. Professor Heesoon Bai as faculty advisor, Awneed Sibia, Robert Manery, Bhvinder Vaid, and Don Nelson ran the conference from two campus locations; the Surrey Campus and the Burnaby Mountain Campus. The keynote speaker was Dr. Ann Chinnery who spoke on “In praise of incompetence: Literature and the proximate stranger in moral education.” Over the course of the three days 22 presenters from both Canadian and United States universities spoke to a body of around 30 attendees a variety of topics including mindfulness, School Architecture, Dialogue, Character, Literature, and the History of Philosophy of Education. An evening dinner and lecture on the conference theme, Philosophy of Place, was held on Saturday, October 13, 2007. Dr. Claudia Ruitenberg spoke on “Absence and the Architecture of Learning”.

GSCOPE 2008 was held at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. The conference began with a Keynote Panel "Education Responds to Globalization" made up of David Hansen (Teachers College), Jan Masschelein (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), and Judith Green (Fordham University). Over the course of the weekend attendees delivered papers on topics ranging from meditations on school architecture and the role of pride in learning to engagments with the thought of Heidegger, Laclau, Levinas, and Dewey. Jeff Frank (Teachers College) closed the conference with a student address entitled "The Pursuit of Value: Towards an Alternative Picture of Teaching and Learning."

GSCOPE 2009 was held at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Pictures.

GSCOPE 2010 was held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Pictures.

GSCOPE 2011 was held at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

GSCOPE 2012 was held at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City.