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Every other year PLATO hosts a conference for all those interested or involved in pre-college philosophy. The next conference will be held at the University of Chicago June 23-24, 2017 (details below). To receive information about future conferences please sign up for the listserv at the bottom of the page under “Get in Touch”.
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Fourth Biennial PLATO conference
Dates: June 23-24, 2017
Location: University of Chicago
Theme: Social justice and pre-college philosophy: where do we go from here? Including racial and other social inequalities in education, as it applies to:
- pre-college philosophy in classroom instruction
- philosophy of education
- programs in public education
Featured Speaker: Dave Stovall on “Resisting the Racial Contract in ‘School’: Critical Race Theory, Community Resistance, and the Future of Education”
Conference sessions will take the form of hands-on workshops, papers, presentations and poster sessions. The conference is funded in part by the Squire Family Foundation and the University of Chicago – specifically the Civic Knowledge Project/Winning Words Program, which is hosting the event.