Applying and Attending

Kinds of participation
If you want to participate at NordPhil 2016 there are two ways of doing so:

Active participation

Active participants will hold a thirty-five-minute talk about a philosophical topic of their own choosing, and then answer questions about that talk for about fifteen minutes.

You can apply for active participation by submitting an abstract or short summary (300-1500 words) of the topic you want to give a talk about to before March 31st. The preferred language is English, but giving talks and sending applications in Swedish, Norwegian or Danish is also allowed. See more details about our language policy here.

In the application, you need to fill in the following information and have it as the first page of the document you send:

• Name:
• Name of your university:
• Degree you currently study for (Bachelor or Master):
• Email:

Accepted formats include: .pdf, .doc and .docx.
Deadline: March 31st

Passive participation

As a passive participant you are at the conference to listen to the talks given by the active participants. You can engage with them by asking questions and discussing the topics being presented. You are also welcome to join the social events surrounding the conference (more details on this will be added later on).

If you want to be a passive participant at NordPhil, please send us an email at and include your name and what (if any) affiliation you have. You may attend the conference without contacting us beforehand, but we will be unable to keep you updated, send you abstracts or guarantee free lunch unless we hear from you. There will also be a dinner on May 7th that is only free for the active participants, but if you want to join anyway you are more than welcome to do so if you give us notice about it when you write to us. Otherwise there could be problems with seating.