Membership in HOPOS

All congress participants (speakers and attendees) are required to be a member of HOPOS. In order to become a member of HOPOS or to renew your membership, please follow the instructions here. (Membership dues are paid directly to HOPOS and allow the Society to offer travel grants for our congresses, cover the society’s conference expenses, and provide subscriptions to our journal).
Registration fees are paid directly to the Local Organizers of our congresses and are used to cover the rental of conference rooms and AV equipment, refreshments, and other expenses related to hosting the congress.)

HOPOS offers two-year memberships, which include a subscription to the HOPOS Journal during the period of membership.  The Society's current membership rates will stay in effect through 31 August 2024, and are as follows:

  • Two-Year Membership with Electronic-Only Subscription to the HOPOS Journal:

- Non-Student: $160 USD
- Student: $75 USD

  • Two-Year Membership with Print & Electronic Subscription to the HOPOS Journal:

- Non-Student: $195 USD
- Student: $110 USD

To renew or create your membership, or to check whether you are already a member, please visit:

Registration for HOPOS 2024

This is an in-person meeting.

  • A confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. This may take a few minutes.
  • Please check your spam folder if you do not receive a confirmation.
  • If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact

Online registration opens: March 5, 2024
Online registration closes: June 21, 2024
Onsite-registration: July 8-12, 2024

Please note that invitation letters can only be issued to particpants who have registered for the conference and paid the conference fee.

Conference Registration Fee

Early bird fees until April 30, 2024
Student and Global South € 80,00
Non-student € 130,00

Regular fees from May 1, 2024 - June 21, 2024
Student and Global South € 100,00
Non-student € 150,00

On-site Registration from July 8, 2024 - July 12, 2024 at the Department of Philosophy, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna.

Banquet fee

Student and Global South € 35,00
Non-student € 55,00

Note: You can decide during the registration process whether you would like to attend the banquet or not.

Conference Dinner: Non-refundable
Full fee refund, less bank charges.
Payment Mode: Credit Card (VISA/MasterCard/American Express)

Cancellations must be communicated in writing to the event management of the University of Vienna:

Cancellation Policy


Cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the Event Management of the University of Vienna (email:


Cancellations received by 07/06/2024 (11:59 pm CET) will receive 100% of the paid fee refunded. 

Cancellations received after 07/06/2024 (11:59 pm CET) or no-shows will receive no refund of the paid fee. 

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the Event Management of the University of Vienna (email:


Cancellations received by 07/06/2024 (11:59 pm CET) will receive 100% of the paid conference fee refunded. 

Cancellations received after 07/06/2024 (11:59 pm CET) or no-shows will receive no refund of the paid conference fee. 

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the Event Management of the University of Vienna (email:

Mentoring Program

Following a very successful launch at HOPOS 2018, the HOPOS Mentoring Program will again be offered for HOPOS 2024, with Delphine Bellis (Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier) and Maarten Van Dyck (Ghent University) serving as program coordinators.

The chief objective of the HOPOS Mentoring Program is to help junior scholars receive constructive feedback on their papers from more senior HOPOS scholars. Ideally, each interested mentee will be matched with a mentor in her/his field of research, who will provide advice on how to turn the mentee's HOPOS conference paper into a writing sample for job applications and/or a paper to be submitted to a journal. Moreover, the HOPOS journal will offer swift review times and an accelerated publishing schedule for papers submitted from the HOPOS 2024 Mentoring Program. 

Participation in the HOPOS Mentoring Program is wholly voluntary, and the success of the program depends on the involvement of HOPOS scholars who are willing to spend time mentoring scholars that are more junior than them. The coordinators will make every effort to ensure that every interested mentee is paired up with a mentor.  However, there have traditionally been far more requests for mentorship than there are available mentors. Priority will be given to mentees from underrepresented groups in philosophy. Please note that even early-career scholars can mentor those that are more junior to them. Please consider mentoring even if you are a junior scholar yourself. Signup will be available through the confirmation-of-attendance form which those accepted to the conference will receive.

Travel Grants

Thanks to generous support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and from HOPOS, a number of travel grants will be available for graduate students, retirees, recent PhDs, and independent scholars who are speaking in HOPOS 2024.  Information on how to apply will be sent directly to conference speakers. Members of underrepresented groups in philosophy are highly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • To be eligible to apply for a travel grant, a person must be a graduate student, recent PhD, or independent/retired scholar who has had a contributed paper, symposium paper, or poster accepted for the congress program  (For HOPOS 2024, "recent PhDs" are those who earned their PhDs on or after 15 July 2019.) In addition, funds from this grant may not be used to provide travel or related expenses to individuals whose comparable expenses are being defrayed by their employer or by some third party, including through another Federal grant or another academic society.
  • Travel grants can be used to cover congress registration fees as well as travel to and from the congress venue. (For those traveling by air, this includes ground transportation to and from the airport.)  The grants cannot be used to cover hotel expenses, travel during the meeting, or HOPOS membership dues.
  • The maximum award amounts are $750 for domestic travel and $1000 for international travel.  (Specific award amounts may be less than these maximums and will depend on the number of applicants and the total funding requested.)
  • Travel grants will be issued as a reimbursement after the meeting, and grantees will be required to complete a reimbursement form and provide receipts for all expenses within roughly 14 days of the end date of the conference. (The specific deadline for submitting the reimbursement form and receipts will be sent to participants later.)
  • Expenses can be reimbursed only if the applicant's receipts include the applicant's name, airline/vendor, and proof of purchase. Payment in miles, points, or eCredits is not eligible for reimbursement,
  • Applicants who are U.S. citizens or are working for a U.S.-based institution can have their airfare reimbursed only if the flight is booked either on a US-flag airline or purchased through a U.S. airline’s designator and flight number if the flight is shared between a U.S. and a foreign airline. In other words, if a flight is operated by a non-USA-based carrier, it must purchased from a U.S. carrier so it is listed as a flight under a number designated by Alaska Airlines [AS], American Airlines [AA], Delta Airlines [DL], Frontier Airlines [F9], Hawaiian Airlines [HA], Southwest Airlines [WN], Spirit Airlines [NK], or United Airlines [UA]. A flight  This requirement is set by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and applies only to U.S. citizens or applicants who work for a U.S.-based institution. 
  • Graduate student applicants will be required to provide proof of student status.
  • All amounts listed on travel grant paperwork must be in United States Dollars (USD). Foreign currencies should be exchanged according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) conversion rate on the day of purchase. (Use of the Oanda online currency converter is also permitted.)

Privacy Policy

Purpose of Collecting Information
For the purposes of planning and organization, HOPOS and its partners will request various types of information from those seeking to participate in its congresses and its congress-related initiatives.  Such information will include personal data (such as name, email address, professional affiliation, and demographic information), as well as data concerning research specializations and areas of scholarly interest. In order to join the Society and/or to register for the congress, prospective participants may also find it necessary to transmit financial information, such as credit card or bank account numbers, though this information will not be transmitted to HOPOS.

HOPOS has contracted with two external vendors to manage Society membership and conference participation. The University of Chicago Press is responsible for management of HOPOS memberships, and the event-management platform Dryfta is being used to organize and operate HOPOS 2020 and to host the congress webpage. Personal data will be collected by HOPOS via both intermediaries and their subcontractors, if any. The present policy applies only to information that is transmitted to and falls under the direct control of HOPOS. See The University of Chicago Press privacy policy here. See the Dryfta privacy policy here.

How We Share and Disclose Information
The information that HOPOS collects will be used only in ways that can clearly further HOPOS's mission and benefit its members.  To this end:

  • HOPOS will not share, sell, or rent to a third party processor any of the information that it collects from those seeking to participate in its congresses or congress-related initiatives.
  • HOPOS will make all requests for demographic information voluntary.
  • HOPOS will publicize the names and affiliations of congress participants on congress nametags and programs but will not publicize any additional personal information, including demographic information, in such a way that it is associated with a particular person.
  • HOPOS will, in a timely fashion and to the best of its ability, honor the requests of individuals who wish to exercise the data protection rights that they are afforded by the data protection laws of their country or region of residence.

HOPOS will consider departing from this Privacy Policy only if HOPOS believes in good faith that a departure from the policy is necessary to comply with a legal mandate; to protect the rights of the Society and its members; or to protect the safety of others.
Individuals with questions about the HOPOS Privacy Policy, or who wish to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws, should contact the HOPOS Executive Secretary (

Data Security
HOPOS will be collecting information through various web sites and web-based forms that are hosted by The University of Chicago Press and Dryfta. HOPOS will take reasonable security measures to protect the information that is received.  However, since no method of transmission over the internet is completely secure, we strongly encourage congress participants to take appropriate steps (such as not submitting information over an open wireless connection) to protect their information.

Cookie Policy
"Cookies" are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a user's hard disk for future use. The HOPOS 2020 congress website uses cookies for functional purposes to keep the content of the website up-to-date and running, and to quantify the visits (traffic) on the website. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, if the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website.

HOPOS assumes the right to take and use the photograph of any of its registered congress participants. The Society may, for instance, host these photographs on the Society or related website(s), on social media or in email campaigns, or in promotional materials. Any request to remove a photograph from a website or media controlled by HOPOS should be submitted to the HOPOS Executive Secretary ( HOPOS will honor such requests whenever possible.