PSA 2022 Meeting Newsletter II
Table of Contents:
- Registration Reminder
- Chairs & Volunteers: PSA22 is All Set!
- Interest Group Lunch Signups
- Childcare Updates
- Event Sponsors to Date
- Program Finalized
- PSA Travel Fund Drive
- Roomshare Announcement
- COVID & Masking Policy
- Diversity Equity & Inclusion Caucus
Hard to believe that there are only 41 days remaining until PSA2022 in Pittsburgh! Registration numbers are looking good, and our hotel room block is just over 80% full. We can still accommodate more attendees and add additional hotel rooms at the conference rate, if necessary. If you have not done so yet, please register and book your hotel room today – prices for conference registration increase on October 10, 2022. Register at psa2022.dryfta.com.
Chairs & Volunteers: PSA22 is All Set!
The PSA thanks all of those who have signed up to chair or volunteer. We are happy to announce that all session moderators and volunteer shifts are accounted for. Confirmed chairs and volunteers, please stay tuned for updates and information as we approach the conference dates.
Interest Group Lunch Signups
There are currently three interest group lunches that have been planned:
Philosophy of Medicine – Nov 10
Host: Jonathan Fuller
Location: Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh
Come and talk philosophy of medicine and philosophy of psychiatry! Organized by the International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable and the new journal Philosophy of Medicine.
Open Access Publication in Philosophy of Science – Nov 11
Hosts: David Teira, Zvi Biener (Phil-Sci Archive), Jon Fuller (Phil of Medicine), Sabina Leonelli (Open Science studies), Bryan Roberts (BSPS Open)
Location: Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh
How to Change the World with “Engaged Philosophy of Science” – Nov 12
Host: Michiru Nagatsu
Location: Buon Giorno Café
Please sign up here if you would like to attend one of these lunches. We will be maintaining waiting lists for these events. If you sign up, please honor your commitment to attend or notify email@example.com if you cannot. The PSA is NOT subsidizing the meals, but simply helping to facilitate their organization. Each attendee at the meals will be responsible for paying for her or his own meal.
If you are interested in organizing an interest group lunch, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are happy to announce that thanks to a generous donation from the Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society, we are hiring Pittsburgh Event Childcare for the duration of the 2022 meeting. These fully licensed and insured childcare professionals will be converting our empty conference room into a day care center where you can safely leave your child(ren) while you attend events! You will be asked to fill out a short registration form when you drop off your child(ren) and you will be given a small pager so you can be reached in case of emergency. It would be very helpful if you could add some basic information to this google sheet so that we can tell them how many kids (roughly) to expect each day. After speaking with the center director, they can take care of infants, but we will need an exact number so that they can adequately staff and furnish the space. Day care will be available in Kings Plaza from 8:30am – 6pm (EST) Thursday – Saturday, and 8:30am – 12p (EST) on Sunday.
The PSA is thrilled to announce a new round of event sponsors. To date, the PSA gratefully acknowledges meeting event sponsorships from the following institutions:
- Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
- President’s Plenary Symposium
- Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine
- Poster Forum and Reception, Women's Caucus Lunch
- Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society, University of South Carolina
On-site Childcare Services, Public Forum
- Center for Biology & Society, Arizona State University
- Presidential Address and Award Ceremony
- Stanford Patrick Suppes Center for History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science (LMPS)
- Cambridge University Press
- Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
- University of Pittsburgh Department of Philosophy
- Graduate, Early Career, and New Attendee Welcome Reception
- Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- Jessica Pfeifer PSA Volunteer Breakfast
- Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
Graduate, Early Career, and New Attendee Welcome Reception
- Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
- University of Utah Philosophy Department
- Women’s Caucus Friday Panel Discussion: Departmental Climate & Community
The PSA is still looking for PSA22 sponsors. If you or your institution would like to sponsor an event at the PSA, please reach out to email@example.com for a list of available sponsorship opportunities.
The program has been finalized and can be seen on the event site – psa2022.dryfta.com. The deadline for all information going into the printed version of the program is October 10, 2022. If you see any problems with your name, paper title, or any other details, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org so that those corrections can be made before the program goes to print. Any changes made after October 10, 2022 will only be reflected in the online version of the program.
Thank you to all who have already donated to the PSA Travel Fund or made a comparable donation to the PSA General Fund! Your contribution helps us serve our members.
If you are thinking of donating to help early career scholars, please remember to add a donation to the PSA Travel Fund to your order when you register for PSA22.
(To register and/or donate visit: https://psa2022.dryfta.com/attendee-registration-tickets)
One final reminder to get your applications for both NSF travel grants and PSA travel grants. We are fortunate to have received a good amount of funding from the National Science Foundation to support travel and it would be great to use it all. We have extended the deadline for travel grant applications to October 5, 2022. Please apply today! Further information can be found on the event website at https://psa2022.dryfta.com/85-information-for-attendees/81-grants-for-psa2022-v-2
Hotel Room-Sharing & Networking
In an effort to facilitate cost-sharing measures for graduates and early career scholars planning to attend, the PSA has set up a google spreadsheet for those looking to share their hotel costs with other conference attendees. Simply to go to the sheet and enter your information. Check back and reach out to others as appropriate.
PSA22 Roomshare Link: Roomshare Signup Sheet - Pittsburgh - 9.22
We will be following CDC guidelines for all COVID and masking guidance. Currently, the community level of COVID in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania is low. Community levels can be checked at any time here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Attendees that are symptomatic or test positive for COVID should quarantine for five days. People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. We encourage all attendees to act responsibly regarding vaccines and masking. We are also currently in discussion with local health departments to make some free testing supplies available in the PSA office at the Wyndham Grand. Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions or concerns. We will update this information if the situation changes or if the community level increases.
Diversity Equity & Inclusion Caucus
After many successful years, the PSA Women's Caucus is transitioning to a new name and purview as the PSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Caucus. The PSA DEI Caucus welcomes all marginalized scholars to join our membership and attend our bi-annual business lunch at the PSA meeting. Many thanks to all who contributed to this transition including our transition committee and our membership.