The CSUN Student Philosophy Conference is one of the most anticipated department events of the year. For a full day, students present their work in a professional setting, along with outside speakers, who share their own stories about the value philosophy has added to their lives. The conference ends with lots of food and celebration. Professor Abel Franco, who initiated the tradition, oversees the conference organization.
At the beginning of the Spring semester, students are invited to present an abstract of a talk they wish to present (link to abstract specifications) at the beginning of the Spring Semester. The faculty select among the applicants, and a program is devised around the selections. Here is the 2014 program: