The Atlantic Region Philosophers Association


The Atlantic Region Philosophers Association was formed in 1970 to foster research and scholarship within the philosophical community in Atlantic Canada. Its main function is to hold an annual conference where Atlantic Canadian philosophers (and visitors) can discuss their work.

2018 Annual Meeting

October 19-20, 2018

St Francis Xavier University
Antigonish, NS

The theme of this year’s meeting is The Future of Tradition

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Eleonore Stump of St Louis University

The call for papers and up-to-date related information, will be available soon, or contact or



2017: St Mary's University

2016: Acadia University

2015: University of New Brunswick & St Thomas University

2014: Memorial University

2013: Dalhousie University

2012: University of Prince Edward Island

2011: Mount Allison University
Constitutional notes (from Regent Steven Burns)

2010: University of King’s College

2009: Cape Breton University

ARPA and its Finances

2008: St. Francis Xavier University

List of Past Conferences and Keynote Speakers

2007: Saint Mary's University

A Short History of ARPA

2006: University of New Brunswick & St. Thomas University

 Future Venues (tentative)

2005: Memorial University of Newfoundland


2004: Dalhousie University


2003: Université de Moncton




This page is currently maintained at St. Francis Xavier University by Will Sweet.  Much of the material in it was taken from earlier versions of the ARPA homepage which were put together by Andrew Latus, Bob Martin, John Cook, and Jennifer McRobert.  Comments should be sent to