43rd Annual Meeting

International Merleau-Ponty Circle 

The Normal and Abnormal

November 8-10, 2018 | University of Tennessee Chattanooga | Chattanooga, TN

Keynote Speakers:

Jenny Slatman, Tillburg University

Magic Show and Lecture by Lawrence Hass

Musical Performance by Rachel McCann and Carnal Echo

Conference Program  

To see a full outline of the Conference, please see our Conference Program.

Conference Program

Conference Registration

Please read carefully before clicking on a link. The International Merleau-Ponty Circle does not have any fees. The fees are for the conference, the business lunch, and the banquet. The fees are packaged since each transaction costs $15; it is less expensive to buy them together than separately. Only registration is required, but we heartily encourage you to come to the banquet and business lunch.

 Registration Cost  
Faculty Reg., Business Lunch, and Banquet $185 ($85 registration, $35 business lunch, $50 banquet, $15 service fee) Register Now
Faculty Reg. and Business Lunch Only $135 ($85 registration, $35 business lunch, $15 service fee) Register Now
Faculty Reg. and Business Banquet Only $150 ($85 registration, $50 banquet, $15 service fee)  Register Now
Faculty Reg. Only $100 ($85 registration, $15 service fee) Register Now
Grad Student Reg. $60 ($45 registration, $15 service fee) Register Now

Graduate students who are presenting or moderating will have the business lunch and banquet covered.

Receipts detailing your purchase for reimbursement will be sent by email within 24-hours if the automated receipt is insufficient.



A block of rooms has been reserved at the Read House, November 7-11th, 2018. The Read House is a historic inn located in the center of Chattanooga with many coffee shops, restaurants, and sights to see. The University is less than a mile away.

The rates are $129 per night for either One King or Two Queen Beds. Please call the Hotel to make your reservation under “The International Merleau-Ponty Circle.” 423-266-4121 http://www.thereadhousehotel.com .

Online Registration: http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=2049086&hotelID=97530 

Accessibility requests, concerns, or suggestions are welcome. Please directly contact the conference mpc2018chattanooga@gmail.com .


Contact Information

All correspondence will be kept in confidence.

Conference Director:   Talia Welsh, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

All inquiries: mpc2018chattanooga@gmail.com .

Funding for the conference from the Department of Philosophy & Religion, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College, and the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research is gratefully acknowledged.