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76th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, Toronto, October 10-13, 2018

10/10/2018 to 10/13/2018
When: 10/10/2018-10/13/2018
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street W
Toronto, Ontario  M5J 1E3
Canada
Contact: American Society for Aesthetics
secretary-treasurer@aesthetics-online.org


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Presidential Address: Kathleen M. Higgins: Thursday, October 11: Hart House, University of Toronto

ASA is grateful for support of the Thursday evening lecture and reception by The Canada Research Chairs Program and The Network for Sensory Research at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and the Departments of Philosophy at UTSC, UTM, and STG.

HOW TO GET FROM THE FAIRMONT HOTEL TO HART HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

TORONTO SUBWAY:

  • Purchase ticket at the Collector Booth at any station: $3.25 adult and $2.10 senior (65+)
  • Cash, credit, or debit card. Drivers’ license ID required for senior rate
  • Take University line subway from the Union station stop across from the hotel north to Museum stop
    • o Alternatively, to avoid crowds, walk two blocks north to St Andrews Station at King Street
    • Exit on the West side and walk south until just past Hoskin Avenue

TAXI:

  • Cab stand at main entrance of hotel:  About $10 CDN each way
  • To share a cab with other ASA members: meet at the Cab stand

WALKING:

  • Walk north on University Avenue.
  • Veer left onto Queen’s Park Crescent West.
  • Hart House is on the left at 7 Hart House Circle

Policies on Discrimination, Harassment, and Respectful Behavior

The ASA Policies (effective July 23, 2018) will be in effect for this meeting.

Registration

    • Mail-in Registration form (checks only) The postmark deadline of September 4 has passed. To register with a check, please register on-site at the meeting.
    • On-line registration (credit cards only): click Red Register button in upper-right of this page
    • ASA member discount: log into this web site FIRST before you register so you are shown the ASA member discounts
    • Early-bird discounts: available on-line until September 10
    • Early-bird discounts: for mail-in registration, must be postmarked by September 4

    The Arthur Danto Memorial Speaker for 2018: Ilene Sova

    Friday, October 12: 5:30-6:45 pm: Imperial Room (Lobby Level) followed immediately by a reception  [note room change from earlier announcements]

    Luncheon Meetings

    • Feminist Caucus Luncheon: Thursday, October 11: This luncheon has reached its registration limit of 40 and is no longer available.
    • Diversity Committee Luncheon: Friday, October 12: This luncheon has reached its registration limit of 40 and is no longer available
    • Box lunches with salad, rolls, whole fresh fruit, almond squares, crackers & cheese, soft drink and a choice of Honey Ginger Glazed Chicken, Teriyako Glazed Salmon Fillet, vegetarian, or vegan (select your choice when you register)
    • If you have additional dietary restrictions, please register for a vegetarian meal and send an e-mail ASAP to secretary-treasurer@aesthetics-online.org
    • Please register and pay for your luncheon selection when you register for the meeting.
    • Registration is limited to 40 persons for each luncheon, at the request of the committee chairs to facilitate discussion.
    • Cost: $15 regular ($10 students) with the balance subsidized by the ASA.

    Travel Documents:   If you are entering Canada from another country, you will need certain travel documents

    • Information from the Canadian government: https://travel.gc.ca/returning/travelling-to-canada
    • Information from the US Government State Department: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/canada.html
    Looking for Economical Travel to Toronto?
    • Porter Airlines: a regional airline that uses Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
    • http://www.portstoronto.com/airport/passenger-information/to-from.asp
    • Amtrak: Union Station is directly across the street from the conference hotel
    • Empire Service:
    • https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/projects/dotcom/english/public/documents/timetables/Empire-Service-W08-052618.pdf
    • Mapleleaf Service:
    • https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/projects/dotcom/english/public/documents/timetables/Maple-Leaf-Schedule-052618.pdf

    Recommended Ground Travel from Toronto Pearson Airport:

    • Union Pearson Express Trains: $12.35 CDN each way (seniors: $6.20 CDN): https://www.upexpress.com/
      • The Toronto Tourism Bureau has provided us with a promo code that will give you an additional 25% off a round-trip ticket if you buy it on-line no later than October 10. As soon as you register for the meeting, we will provide this.
    • Taxis: $50-71 USD each way

    Policies on Meeting Cancellations and Registration Refunds

    The ASA Board of Trustees has adopted new policies on meeting cancellations and registration refunds which go into effect in 2018. The policies can be found here.

    Please direct any questions to the Secretary-Treasurer at secretary-treasurer@aesthetics-online.org

    Helpful Information

    Meeting app: Grupio for your Apple or Android Smartphone or tablet:

    • download the free app from the Apple Store or Google Playstore
    • search for "aesthetics" and you will find the 2018 meeting
    • On your laptop: http://www.grupio.com/asa2018 has the identical content

    Highlights of Toronto

    Submissions have now closed for the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics in Toronto, October 10-13, 2018. The submission deadline was January 15, 2018. If you would like to volunteer to serve as a chair of a session at the meeting, please notify the program chair, Deborah Knight at Deborah.Knight@queensu.ca with a brief statement of your specialty and interests in commenting.

    Travel support

    IRENE H. CHAYES TRAVEL FUNDThe winners of the Irene H. Chayes Travel Grants to present their work at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Toronto are Elisa Caldarola, Panos Paris, Nina Penner, Summer Renault-Steele, Sue Spaid, Emine Hande Tuna

    Future ASA Annual Meeting will award six travel grants of $1,250 each to support travel to the annual meeting for persons with papers accepted for the program who have no other access to travel funds at their institution(s) during the academic year.

    To be eligible for a travel grant from these funds:

    *You must be a member of ASA in good standing in the calendar year of the paper presentation and you must register for the meeting.
    *Eligible persons include faculty members (including lecturers, adjuncts, and part-timers) and independent scholars.
    *If you have some access to travel funds from your institution, but prefer to use it for a different meeting, you are not eligible for a Chayes Travel Grant this year.

    To apply for a travel grant next year for the 2019 meeting in Phoenix:

    *Submit your paper as you normally would by the announced deadline of January 15, 2019
    *Do not include any mention of the Chayes fund in your paper or abstract.
    *In the new paper submission system, indicate separately that you wish to be considered for a Chayes travel grant, if your paper is accepted, and explain briefly why you are eligible.
    *The program committee will make the final decisions on which persons receive a Chayes travel grant. If more than six persons with accepted papers are eligible, the committee will decide which, based on merit, programmatic, and diversity priorities, should get the award.

    For the Irene H. Chayes Travel Grants, "paper" includes both individually submitted papers and panel presentations. 

    IRENE H. CHAYES NEW VOICES AWARDS: Commencing in 2018, two awards of $1000 each plus travel of $1250 each to the annual meeting were made. The two winners for 2018 are Emmanuel Ordóñez Angulo, University College, London, and Daniel Wilson, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

    For more information: http://aesthetics-online.org/news/388905/ASA-Announces-Irene-H.-Chayes-New-Voices-Awards.htm

    For the Irene H. Chayes New Voices Awards, only individually submitted papers are eligible; panel presentations are not. 

    STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS: All full-time students with papers accepted for the program receive a travel grant of $1,250 each to support travel to the annual meeting.

    We are pleased to announce that 19 students will receive Student Travel Grants for the 2018 meeting: Daniel Abrahams, Aleksey Balotskiy, Elizabeth Cantalamessa, Kevin Cedeño Pacheco, John Dyck, Jonathan Fine, Patrick Grafton-Cardwell, Ian Heckman, Robbie Kubala, Kathryn Lawson, Irene Martinez Marin, Darla Migan, Tyler Olsson, Jeremy Page, Madeleine Ransom, Matteo Ravasio, Rebecca Wallbank, Weija Wang, Zachary Weinstein

    To be eligible for a student travel grant for the 2019 meeting:

    *You must be a member of ASA in good standing in the calendar year of the paper presentation and you must register for the meeting.
    *You must be a full-time student when you submit the paper and when you present it.
    *If you are a full-time student when you submit the paper, complete your degree, and are unemployed in the fall, you will retain the student travel grant for that meeting.

    To apply for a student travel grant next year:

    *Submit your paper as you normally would by the announced deadline of January 15, 2019
    *Do not include any mention of your student status in your paper or abstract.
    *In the new paper submission system, indicate separately that you wish to be awarded a student travel grant, if your paper is accepted, and state clearly why you are eligible; documentation may be required by ASA from your department.

    For the Student Travel Grants, "paper" includes both individually submitted papers and panel presentations. 

    ADDITIONAL TRAVEL SUPPORT: Travel support is provided by ASA for ASA Editors, Program Committee members, and prize winners. If you are eligible, you will be contacted by ASA with reimbursement claim forms. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact secretary-treasurer@aesthetics-online.org

    Outstanding Student Paper: From the papers by full-time students accepted for the meeting, the Program Committee selected one as the outstanding student paper: Elizabeth Cantalamessa (University of Miami), for her paper, “Art By Fiat? Copyright, Ontology, and Metalinguistic Negotiation.” She will receive a prize of $250, in addition to travel support.

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