IAPDD will be holding its fifth biennial conference July 6-8, 2022 at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.
In addition to a keynote address by David Benatar, we look forward to the following presented papers (full conference abstracts):
- Kiki Berk, “Beauvoir on Death and Finitude”
- Samantha Brennan, “Gender Inequality and the Badness of Death”
- Mattia Cecchinato, “How to Quasi-Survive through Future Generations”
- Tom Cochrane, “The Will to Live and the Fear of Death”
- Courtney Hempton, “Cause of Death: The Obfuscation of ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying’
- Noam Hillel and Guy Keidar, “Suicide and Empathy”
- Heine Alexander Holmen, “Death and the Consolation of Philosophy”
- Rik Kaufman, “Death, Deprivation, and a Sartrean Account of Horror”
- William Kilborn, “Counterpart Survival”
- Yael Lavi, “Anti-Sispyphus: On Camus’ Philosophical Suicide”
- Jelena Markovic, “Loving, Recovering”
- Alberto Molina Perez, “Conceptual Inconsistency in the Criteria for Death Determination”
- Piotr Nowak, “Death as a Cessation of an Organism and the Most Favorable Alternative”
- Adam Patterson, “Getting All Emotional About Being Dead”
- Wataru Sasaki, “Death, Consolation, and Time”
- Rhys Southan, “The Harm of Annihilation, and Benatar’s Pessimistic Predicament”
- Andrea Asker Svedberg, “Posthumous Harm and Unconditional Desires – A Challenge for Desire Satisfactionist Accounts”
- Joshua Tepley, “Philosophy of Death in Classic Science Fiction”
- Travis Timmerman, “Annihilation Isn’t Bad For You”
- Joe Ulatowski and David Beisecker, “The Exhaustion of Science and the Pointlessness of Immortality”
- Tomasz Zuradzki, “Deep Uncertainties in the Criteria for Physician Aid in Dying for Psychiatric Patients”
Registration fees can be paid here. (You will note that there are two fee levels, the ‘full’ fee for those with permanent/waged positions and a ‘concession’ fee for those with temporary/unwaged position. Please register in accordance with your own professional situation.)
The Deakin University-hosted conference events will be held in Deakin Downtown, a facility located in the Docklands precinct on the edge of the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD). Deakin Downtown is on Level 12 of Tower 2, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne. This venue is a three minute walk from Southern Cross train station and is serviced by tram routes 11 and 48 (alight at Stop 15).
On entering the foyer of 727 Collins St, turn right and head up the escalators and turn left. Select ‘Deakin’ from the touchscreen on the wall on your left and it will tell you which elevator to take to level 12.
The most economical way to transfer to the CBD from the airport is by Skybus (www.skybus.com.au). A one-way ticket is $19.75; round-trip is $36.50. The bus departs very frequently 7 days a week, 24 hours a day with destinations in the cental city, Docklands, and St Kilda.
If you are staying in the Melbourne CBD, travel on the city’s tram networks is free. If you wish to travel outside the free tram zone or travel by train or bus, you will need to purchase a Myki card (www.myki.com.au); Myki is the only accepted pass on trams, trains, and buses. A Myki starter pack can be purchased from the Melbourne Visitors Centre at Federation Square (opposite Flinders Street railway station), Southern Cross rail station and other train stations, some tram stations, 7-11 stores, and many other retailers.
Public Transport Victoria (www.ptv.vic.gov.au) offers an online journey planner to help navigate from departure to arrival points throughout the city and the immediate region. Trains, trams, and busses depart from the city to suburban Melbourne. Trains and busses to destinations outside Greater Melbourne leave from Southern Cross rail station.
Melbourne offers a range of accommodation options to suit different budgets and requirements. All the following are reasonably close to the Deakin venue, but the list is not exhaustive. AirBnB can also be a good option in the Docklands precinct.
Punthill Flinders Lane
The Great Southern Hotel
IF Suites Upper West Side
Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands
Quality Hotel Batman’s Hill on Collins
Waterfront Melbourne Apartments
Grand Hotel Melbourne
Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel
Best Western Melbourne City Hotel