S.E.P. 2004 at Maryland

32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy

We had a terrific meeting, thanks to our special guests, Kit fine, Timothy Maudlin, and Scott Soames, and a great line-up of interesting talks. A special thanks to all those members not on the schedule who came to the meeting and raised the level of our discussions by their involvement.

Planning Your Stay:

Thursday, May 13th is primarily an arrival day. A welcoming reception will be scheduled for that evening. Scheduled talks will begin Friday morning, the 14th. The last scheduled talks will end in the early afternoon (1pm) on Sunday, the 16th.

Talks will be held in the Stamp Student Union on the campus of the University of Maryland. Maps, parking information, and so on can be found on the UM visitor information pages.

How to Get There:

The College Park Campus of the University of Maryland is located inside the Capital Beltway, just to the north of Washington DC. The area is served by three main airports: BWI, DCA and IAD. For further information see the visitor's page.

Where to Stay:

The Best Western and Holiday Inn hotels of College Park are offering SEP delegates rooms at a reduced rate. Both hotels are about a mile north of the UMCP campus, where the meetings will take place. From there you can easily walk to the campus or take a bus. The Best Western advertises a free shuttle to UMCP and the Metro System.
The rooms will be held at the reduced rate until April 20. After that, rooms can be reserved on a space available basis.
To make a reservation, call the hotel directly and give them our group code.

Best Western: 800-442-1644, Group Rate $75 per night. (Group code: 1101)
Quality Inn: 301-276-1000, Group Rate $75 per night. (Group code: 2018)

For details on these and other local hotels, go to the local hotels page.

Annual Banquet Registration

Pre-registration is needed for the banquet. If you have not pre-registered, you should email the Secretary right away. Instructions on how to pre-register are below.

Location-- The annual banquet is scheduled for the evening of Saturday, May 15th at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant which is located on the grounds of the historic College Park Airport--built for the Wright Brothers for flight training (1909), and the birth place of Air Mail postal delivery (1918). Banquet menu choices will be: 1) beef1 - New York Strip Steak with Scampi, 2) beef2 - Prime Rib, 3) fish - Flounder Stuffed with Crab, 4) vegetarian - Stuffed Portabello Mushroom

To register for the banquet, send an email to the Secretary <sep> indicating your intent to attend the banquet, how many will be in your party, and what (among the four choices given above) are the menu choices of each.

We aim to have compiled this information by Friday (April 30th), but even if this date is now past, send to the Secretary your pre-registration info and we will do what we can.

Conference & Banquet Fees

The schedule of fees for the conference and banquet will be as follows:

Payment of fees will be taken on the first day of the meeting. Dues payments ($5) will also be graciously accepted at that time.

Conference Schedule (Updated 5/6)

All meetings will take place in the Stamp Student Union, on the campus of the University of Maryland at College Park.

Thursday, May 13

Prince Georges’ Room

Friday, May 14

Plenary Sessions

Prince Georges’ Room

Saturday May 15

Plenary Sessions

Prince Georges’ Room

Parallel Track I: Physics

Pyon Su Room

Parallel Track II: Games and Decisions

Prince Georges' Room

Parallel Track III: Language

Margaret Brent Room

Parallel Track IV. Metaphysics

Thurgood Marshall Room

Sunday May 16

Parallel Track I: Obligation

Prince Georges’ Room

Parallel Track II: Physics

Pyon Su Room

Parallel Track III: Language

Margaret Brent Room

Plenary Sessions

Prince George's Room

Program ends at 1:30 pm.