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Philosophy and the Science of Happiness Conference

Saturday, April 14 11am—8pm
George Mason University Johnson Center
Fairfax, VA 22033

This conference provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to practice presenting and network with other undergraduate students and professors.

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Network with undergraduate students interested in philosophy, economics, and happiness, and network with graduate students and professors to learn about graduate school and different fields of study. This conference should be both intellectually stimulating and jovial. In addition to student presentations and the essay contest, there will be food, live music during breaks, a “chat-room” for people to lounge in and meet other advocates of philosophy, a room with posters (e.g. “Women in Philosophy”), workshops by professors and clubs (e.g. “How to do Ancient Philosophy”), and a free raffle for four $50 gift certificates.

Registration is free. RSVP via Facebook, or send an e-mail to

The specifications for the essays along with other details of the conference may be found at: The main conference page is . One can either e-mail or leave a comment on this event page for more information, as well. Students may use papers that they have already written for class.

Register now!

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