On April 14, 2012, George Mason University will host a conference entitled, "Philosophy and the Science of Happiness." Prof. Erik Angner is the main speaker and will be speaking on the conference theme.
College students may present on any topic relating to philosophy, including economics topics; students must submit essays for approval by March 1st, 2012 in order to present at the conference. Included as part of the conference is an essay contest for undergraduate students.
In addition to student presentations and the essay contest, there will be food, live music during breaks, a “chat-room" for people to lounge in and meet other advocates of philosophy, a room with posters (e.g. “Women in Philosophy”), workshops by professors and clubs (e.g. “How to do Ancient Philosophy”), and more. One does not need to present to attend this conference; this conference is structured to be fun for any advocate of philosophy.
The specifications for the essays along with other details of the conference may be found at: www.philosophy.gmu.edu/events/2169. One can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Students may also find the Facebook event page useful: http://www.facebook.com/events/329212190439166/.