Annual OZSW conference

The OZSW organizes an annual conference in the fall, which is open to participation by both PhD students and senior researchers from within and outside the Netherlands. It is the biggest academic philosophy event in the Netherlands. Abstracts are welcome on any topic, and within any discipline in philosophy. The founding partners of the OZSW take turns in organizing the conference:

Future conferences

  • 2016 OZSW conference –
  • 2017 OZSW conference –
  • 2018 OZSW conference –
  • 2019 OZSW conference –
  • 2020 OZSW conference –

Past key note speakers


  • prof. Marya Schechtman, Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • prof. Catherine Wilson, Department of Philosophy,  University of York, UK
  • prof. Howard Caygill, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University London, UK


  • prof. John Cottingham, Philosophy Department, University of Reading, UK
  • prof. Sally Haslanger, Department of Linguistincs & Philosophy, MIT, USA
  • prof. Jenny Slatman, Department Health, Ethics & Society, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
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