Workshops

2019 Workshop: June 17-21 (University of Notre Dame)

This June, the Philosophy as a Way of Life Project will host its first annual summer workshop at the University of Notre Dame. Over a span of four days, representatives of more than 80 partner institutions will take part in masterclasses, training sessions, discussions of best practices and ethical issues in teaching.  Our plenary lectures will focus on a variety of topics including:

  • Interdisciplinary perspectives on the good life: philosophy, psychology, biology;
  • Building student-driven curricula;
  • Expanding philosophy to marginalized groups;
  • Teaching philosophy through film and media;
  • Integrating practices and experiential learning into PWOL curricula.

This summer’s workshop will take place from June 17 - June 20. Subsequent workshops will take place from June 28 - July 3, 2020 and from June 27 - July 1, 2021.

Schedule: 

A provisional version of the 2019 workshop agenda can be found here. More information on each session will be made available soon.

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

Venue:

Our 2019 workshop will be hosted in DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame. Follow the link for a map of Notre Dame’s campus.

Lodging:

We have secured a block of rooms for conference participants at the Hilton Garden Inn at a discount rate of $129/night. To secure this rate, book your room here by May 17.

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

Hotel Location Distance from Conference Site Nightly Rate (approx.)
Hilton Garden Inn (recommended) Saint Mary's College (just northwest of campus) 1.2 mi $129 (until May 17) /
$188 (after May 17)
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
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