A few of us at Sheffield have decided to put together a bid to host next year's British Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, which is the BPPA's annual conference. Despite being one of the largest philosophy departments in the UK, Sheffield doesn't seem to host that many conferences (in contrast with, say, Manchester). The BPPC was orginally established at Sheffield (it was known then as the National Postgraduate Analytic Philosophy Conference) in 1997, and it would be nice for it to come back to where it originally started!
The blurb from the BPPA:
"The BPPA Annual Conference (BPPC) is one of the longest running and most prestigious postgraduate philosophy conferences in the land, known to many as the Joint Session for Postgrads. The conference has a reputation for showcasing high quality postgrad philosophy, providing useful postgrad careers advice, and simultaneously enabling postgrad philosophers to socialise and have fun in a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere."
It's quite a lot of work, but hopefully should be fun, and is really good experience - it's also nice to have other projects on the go apart from thesis writing! The bid is due by 13th June, and if successful, we'd be putting the conference on over the weekend 17th-19th July 2009.