Call for Papers

The Seventeenth Annual Meeting of


Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

 June 4-7, 2024

How To Submit:

Please send electronic abstracts, papers, or inquiries by December 15, 2023 to: [email protected]


Eruption of Kīlauea, home of Pele, on June 7, 2023 (Photo by Janice Wei)

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i Hilo Philosophy Department and Humanities Division

Travel and Accommodations


Hawaii Island, or “The Big Island,” has two airports in Kona (KOA) and Hilo (ITO). Hilo is the closer airport and is about 45 minutes away. Travel time from Kona to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is approximately 2 1/2 hours. It is recommended to rent a car, but there is public bus service from Hilo Airport to the Park. 


Accommodations in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park are limited to the more expensive Volcano House and the more affordable and convenient Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) where we will be holding our meeting. KMC is a five-minute walk to the Crater. The Volcano House sits on the Crater’s rim and is about 1.2 miles from where we will be holding our meeting. The walk is relatively flat, but open to the elements and moves through sulfur vents. Information on The Volcano House can be found at:

We will be meeting on the grounds of Kilauea Military Camp (KMC), which is a recreational facility for active and non-active military personnel. KMC is within Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. We have reserved cabins/cottages for the group, but there are other options as you can find on the link below. Typically, these cabins have fireplaces, kitchens, small living rooms, and dining spaces. On the grounds is a restaurant, bar, general store, bowling alley, tennis courts, basketball courts, and so on. All non-military guests must be sponsored at check-in. We will have someone present to sponsor you.

There are also additional places to stay within driving distance to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. For information for out of Park accommodations, this link may be helpful.

For more luxurious cottage accommodations Kīlauea Lodge may suit your taste:

Please note that Park entrance fees apply daily but multi-day passes are available if you do not already possess a yearly or lifetime National Park Pass.

For more information on Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park:


The Weather is usually pleasant in early June. The average temperature in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in June for a typical day ranges from a high of 76°F (24°C) to a low of 66°F (19°C). Some would describe it as pleasantly warm with a gentle breeze.

Please note, however, that there is always a chance of rain and colder weather. Conditions can change abruptly. The elevation is about 4,000 feet. Sunscreen and proper clothing are strongly advised.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is situated on sacred lands and beyond its beauty is a living religious and cultural tradition for the native peoples of Hawaii.

Additional Information

We are an open, congenial, and discussion-driven philosophy circle that meets internationally every spring or summer. We invite papers on any aspect of comparative philosophy, continental philosophy, and/or bridges between them. 

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Conference Fees

All fees go toward conference expenses and CPPC operating costs and we thank you in advance for your understanding.

The fee is $175 for fully employed faculty members.


It is $50 for graduate students, underemployed faculty, faculty from countries where $175 is quite onerous, and retired faculty.

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