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University of Windsor-Oakland University

Teaching and Learning Conference 

Leading Change in Teaching and Learning: Vision, Influence, Action 
Pre-Conference Forum, May 12; Conference, May 13-14  |
University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Proposal Deadline: February 27, 2015
The ninth annual University of Windsor-Oakland University Teaching and Learning Conference will celebrate and recognize educational leadership on the ground: exploring the kinds of projects educators undertake every day, as they try to improve teaching and learning in their own contexts and communities. The Conference provides a forum for participants to network with emerging and established educational leaders, and to learn knowledge and skills that can help them carry out successful leadership projects. How can you be an educational leader through innovation and best practices in your own classroom and beyond, serve as a model for your colleagues, and bring about change?
This annual conference is an initiative of the University of Windsor and Oakland University.  We particularly encourage joint applications from individuals at different universities, and welcome participation from other post-secondary institutions.
Proposals are welcome from instructors, academic administrators, staff, and students from post-secondary institutions. Registration is free for Oakland University and University Windsor students, faculty and staff, as fees are supported by each University's provosts.
Proposal Submission Deadline: February 27, 2015
Notification of Proposal Acceptance:  March 20, 2015
Pre-Conference Forum: The Educational Leadership Forum
This year a new Pre-Conference Forum will be held on May 12, 2015.  The Forum will explore the development, roles, challenges, and insights of developing and experienced educational leaders, through facilitated, engaging, and interactive sessions. For more information on the Forum, visit
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The Fifth International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI-V)


Location: Taipei, Taiwan, on October 28-31, 2015.

Submission is cordially invited, and the

Deadline: May 18th, 2015.

The International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI) conference series aims at bringing together researchers working on a wide variety of logic-related fields that concern the understanding of rationality and interaction. The series aims at fostering a view of Logic as an interdisciplinary endeavor, and supports the creation of an East-Asian community of interdisciplinary researchers.

We invite submission of contributed papers on any of the broad themes of the LORI series; specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, formal approaches to

·        agency argumentation and agreement

·        belief representation  cooperation

·        belief revision and belief merging

·        strategic reasoning

·        games decision making and planning

·        knowledge and action  epistemology

·        dynamics of informational attitudes

·        knowledge representation

·        interaction norms and normative systems

·        natural language rationality

·        philosophy and philosophical logic

·        preference and utility

·        social choice probability and uncertainty

·        social interaction intentions, plans, and goals

Submitted papers should be at most 12 pages long, with one additional page for references, in PDF format following the Springer LNCS style. Please submit your paper by May 18, 2015 via EasyChair for LORI-V.

Accepted papers will be collected as a volume in the Folli series on Logic, Language and Information. Shortly after the conference, a selection of the accepted papers will be invited to submit a full version to a special issue of a prestigious journal.

For detailed conference information and registration, please visit the website of LORI-V at

Organizers: LORI, National Taiwan University (NTU) and National Yang Ming University (YMU), Taipei, Taiwan

All inquiries concerning the submission of papers should be addressed to Wiebe van der Hoek ( and Wesley Holliday ( For questions concerning conference details, please contact conferenceonlogic@gmail.



IV Conference on Argumentation, Psychology of Reasoning and Critical Thinking


Dear friends and colleagues,

The following link will direct you to the information about the Conference on Argumentation, Psychology of Reasoning and Critical Thinking IV to be held in Santiago, Chile, from September 23 to the 26th of 2015: 
We kindly ask you to help us in promoting this event by adding the link or the information to your personal or institutional web site.
Any doubts, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Cristián Santibáñez Yáñez

Cogency Director:
Centro de Estudios de la Argumentación y el Razonamiento
Facultad de Psicología
Universidad Diego Portales
Santiago, Chile


 The 2012 Distinguished Research Award of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) awarded to CRRAR Senior Research Fellow 

Prof. J. Anthony Blair. 


June 5, 2014

CRRAR is pleased to announce that a Senior Research Fellow of the Centre, Professor J. Anthony Blair, has been awarded the 2012 Distinguished Research Award of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA). The award will be made this July when Professor Blair will also be a keynote speaker at the upcoming ISSA conference in Amsterdam. In receiving this significant award that recognizes international stature in the field, Professor Blair joins two other CRRAR fellows: Doug Walton (1990) and Ralph Johnson (2000). 

Of the ISSA Distinguished Research Award, the Society states: “This prize is awarded to scholars who have made a substantial contribution to the study of argumentation. The winners of the annual ISSA award are invited to give a keynote address during the ISSA conference in which they are officially presented with the prize.” We congratulate Professor Blair for this achievement, which further cements CRRAR’s and the University Windsor’s international reputation in the field of Argumentation Studies.


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  •  Call for Papers: Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy -  Deadline for submission, September 1, 2014. 






  •  International Workshop: Conflict and Communication - Extended deadline - (Website | PDF)


Call for Papers



Given the opening of the Master’s Program on Argumentation, Rhetoric and Reasoning at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, the Colombian Society of Philosophy ( is hosting a symposium on Argumentation Theory in its 5th Meeting, in Medellín (Colombia), from July 28 to August 1, 2014. The keynote speaker for the symposium will be Prof Christopher Tindale, Director of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric at the University of Windsor (Canada).


Anyone interested in presenting a paper in this symposium, please send an abstract (max 250 words) to Prof Vaughan ( or Prof Marrero ( before 30 March.

Suggested topics include:

Argumentation and Reasoning

Argumentation and Reasoning

Argumentation in Specific Fields (e.g., Legal Argumentation, Scientific Argumentation, Argumentation and Education)

Argumentative Dialogues

Argumentative Schemes

Argumentative Structures


Inference and Normativity

Rhetoric and Persuasion

Theoretical Issues of Argumentation

The time for selected presentations is 40 minutes, including discussion. The languages of the symposium are English and Spanish.



CFP: Wake Forest University Argumentation Conference

April 11-13, 2014
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina


The 15th Biennial Wake Forest University Argumentation Conference will feature keynote addresses by Hans Hansen, Ekaterina Haskins, and Catherine Palczewski, as well as a special workshop with Frans van Eemeren and a workshop for undergraduate students with Gordon Mitchell.


Send/Email all submissions to:

Alessandra Von Burg 



OSSA 2013 -- Call for Proposals

4th Summer Institute info


Second Reasoning Club Conference

The Second Reasoning Club Conference, to be held at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, on June 17-19, 2013. Last year's conference ( was held in Brussels, and was a success – a selection of the papers presented is now being published in a special issue of Logique et Analyse
This year's conference will loosely follow this format: there will be a couple of keynote talks per day; the remaining talks will be given by PhD students or post-docs.



From July 1 to July  4, 2014, the 8th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) will be held at the University of Amsterdam. The aim of the conference is to draw together scholars from a variety of disciplines that are working in the field of argumentation theory.

The keynote speakers are:

Frans H. van Eemeren (University of Amsterdam & ILIAS)
J. Anthony Blair (University of Windsor)
Jeanne Fahnestock (University of Maryland)

The planning committee of the 8th ISSA Conference invites presentations of original, non-published work on argumentation. Argumentation theorists, (informal) logicians, discourse analysts, communication scholars, rhetoricians, legal scholars, AI scholars, and other scholars involved in the study of argumentation are all encouraged to take part.

Anyone who wishes to present a paper can submit an abstract in English to the planning committee via the following website: <>. Abstracts (max. 300 words), prepared for blind refereeing, must be submitted no later than October 1, 2013.

Among the conference themes are:

  • Argument schemes
  • Argumentation structures
  • Fallacies
  • Theoretical issues
  • Argumentative strategies
  • Argumentation and stylistics
  • Ethos and pathos in argumentation
  • Analysis of controversies
  • Argumentation in debate
  • Persuasion research
  • Interpersonal argumentation  
  • Visual argumentation
  • Religious argumentation
  • Argumentation and epistemology
  • Argumentation in the media
  • Argumentation in a medical context
  • Argumentation in a legal context
  • Argumentation in a political context


The planning committee consists of Francisca Snoeck Henkemans, Bart Garssen, Gordon Mitchell and David Godden. Further information on the 8th ISSA Conference will be available at: The address of the planning committee is: University of Amsterdam, Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric, Spuistraat 134, 1012 VB Amsterdam, email:



September 2-4 2013
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen (Netherlands)

Aristotle’s logic is often treated as though it falls into two quite distinct parts: the deductive syllogistic system, discussed in the Prior and Posterior Analytics and the dialectical system, discussed in the Topics and Sophistical Refutations. Each of these parts has received sustained, independent attention: logicians have done much to articulate the structure of Aristotle’s syllogistic, while commentators have seen Aristotle’s dialectic as key to his whole philosophical enterprise.

This conference aims to examine the (putative) dialectical grounding for Aristotle’s logical theories in general (in particular, but not exclusively, syllogistic), and thus to emphasize the coherence and continuity of his logical writings by taking multi-agent dialogical interactions such as dialectic as the founding concept.

Confirmed speakers

  • Luca Castagnoli (Durham)
  • Marko Malink (Chicago)
  • Mathieu Marion (UQAM, Montreal)
  • Ana Maria Mora (Copenhagen)
  • Carrie Swanson (Bloomington)
  • Paul Thom (Sydney)
  • Matthew Duncombe (Groningen)
  • Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Groningen)

Call for Papers

We will have a number of slots for contributed papers. Contributions may address the following themes, among others:

  •       The pragmatic context of Aristotle’s syllogistic  
  •       Game-theoretic construals of Aristotle’s logic
  •       Aristotle’s account of fallacies
  •       Dialectic in the Organon (including the Categories andOn Interpretation)
  •     Dialogical readings of Aristotle's logic by ancient and (Latin and Arabic) medieval commentators

We invite submissions from scholars at all levels (graduate students, junior and senior researchers). Please submit abstracts of up to 1000 words (in PDF format) by March 15th 2013 to rootsofdeduction 'at'

Abstracts should be prepared for blind review. Notification of acceptance will be sent by April 15th.



Call for Papers
International Conference 2013 – Rhetoric in Europe
9.-13.10.2013 / Universität des Saarlandes / Université du Luxemborug

In autumn 2013, a conference on rhetoric will take place at the University of Saarland and the University Luxemburg. This conference will be international and multidisciplinary. The central theme of the symposium is ‘Rhetoric in Europe’. At the same time, we examine what is European in rhetoric and what is rhetorical in Europe. Because 2013 is an anniversary year in the history of rhetoric, the conference will be held in 2013. Presumably, 387 AC, 2400 years ago, Isocrates founded his school of rhetoric and philosophy.

Speakers and participants will be scholars from all of Europe, the Arab world, Israel, and the Americas.

1. Speaking and Learning. Rhetoric of the classroom.
2. Rhetoric, translation, interculture communication.
3. The power of the image. Media-Rhetoric.
4. Rhetoric and Policy.
5. Forensic Rhetoric.
6. Homiletics: Rhetoric and Religion.
7. Rhetoric and Epistemology: Hermeneutics, Logic, Argumentation, Philosophy.

Send your abstract until 15. January 2013 to:

Europäisches Institut für Rhetorik EIR
Institut Européen de Rhétorique IER
Prof. Dr. Norbert Gutenberg

Full CFP