Workshops

2020 Workshop: June 28-July 3 (University of Notre Dame)

UPDATE: After consultation with our university and the advisory board for the grant, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this summer's conference.  But we are already hard at work on the program for our finale conference in 2021 (June 27-July 1, held at Notre Dame). No need to make any decisions about that now -- we will touch base later in the year as plans coalesce for that.  While we are disappointed to cancel this summer's conference, we are putting our energy now into making the finale conference spectacular. We hope you will ink it on your calendar.

This is a tremendously difficult time, for the world at large and for so many of our students and colleagues.  Our crew here is working hard to find activities that support philosophy teachers in coming months, without asking anyone to endanger their health (or others) with travel.  To that end, we've set up a Facebook group for the PWOL instructional community, where we're currently running a poll to gauge interest in potential livestream events on PWOL and online teaching.

We're open to other suggestions on this front as well. Now more than ever our students -- and our communities-- need support in thinking through how to make meaning out of this tragic crisis. We're thinking of you, your family, your community and your university during all of this.  Please keep us posted.

Meghan (and the whole PWOL team)

Schedule: 

The workshop schedule and session information for 2021 will be made available later this year.

ND Campus (Credit: Matt Cashore)ND Campus (Credit: Matt Cashore)

Venue:

Our 2019 workshop was hosted at the University of Notre Dame. (Follow the link for a map of campus.) Full-group sessions will be held in the Downes Club in Corbett Family Hall, with breakout sessions in DeBartolo Hall​.

Lodging:

We have secured a block of rooms for conference participants at the Morris Inn at a discount rate of $139/night. To secure this rate, book your room here by May 28, 2020.

Other lodging options are summarized in the following table. Note that all rates are approximate.

Hotel Location Distance from Conference Site Nightly Rate (approx.)
Morris Inn (Recommended) Notre Dame campus 0.5 mi $139 (before May 28)/
$299 (after May 28)
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Eddy Street Commons (just south of campus) 0.8 mi $198
Embassy Suites by Hilton Eddy Street Commons (just south of campus) 0.8 mi $189
The Inn at Saint Mary's Saint Mary's College (just northwest of campus) 1.2 mi $139
Hilton Garden Inn  Saint Mary's College (just northwest of campus) 1.2 mi $188 
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Short drive north of campus (IN-933) 1.3 mi $93
Quality Inn Short drive north of campus (IN-933) 1.3 mi $89
Doubletree Hotel Downtown South Bend (short drive south of campus) 2.1 mi $197
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown South Bend (short drive south of campus) 2.2 mi $162
Aloft South Bend Downtown South Bend (short drive south of campus) 2.3 mi $199
Hampton Inn & Suites Short drive north of campus (IN-933) 2.3 mi $106