The Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA) is undergoing some changes, according to outgoing Secretary-Treasurer Andrew Cullison and incoming Secretary-Treasurer Jeffrey Dunn (both at DePauw University).
First off, as we already know, the meeting will from now on be taking place in early January, rather than between Christmas and New Year’s.
Second, since, owing to the increased prevalence of video-conferencing, the Eastern is no longer functioning primarily as a “job fair,” the academic program is larger. Cullison and Dunn write, “This year’s conference program has 50% more sessions than last year’s conference and it will be almost double the size of any conference that was held in December.”
Third, there will be better beer! Seriously. And more generally some improvements to the conference receptions.
Fourth, the meeting location rotation will include some warmer locations. For example, the January 2018 meeting is scheduled for Savannah, Georgia.
More details at the Blog of the APA.