The Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) and the History of Science Society (HSS) will hold their international conferences this 6-9 November in Chicago, Illinois. We expect over 1,100 delegates to attend from around the world (nearly one third of our members live outside the U.S, representing all levels of higher education institutions, as well as government offices, private corporations, museums, research centers, and many other organizations devoted to research and education. The joint meetings of PSA and HSS are the premier events in which philosophers and historians of science convene and discuss research in the field.

The list below outlines sponsorship opportunities that include support for graduate students and young professionals, women scholars, and recognition of the best scholarship in the philosophy and history of science. If you find that you cannot make up your mind, multiple sponsorships are perfectly acceptable. We will acknowledge your gift in the meeting program, on the PSA and HSS web sites, and in the HSS Newsletter (see deadlines below). We will also produce signage for the event that recognizes your assistance for the conference. Attendees will be well aware of and appreciate your support long after the meeting has concluded. Finally, the HSS and PSA are non-profit organizations -- all contributions are tax deductible for US citizens.

For further information, please contact Jessica Pfeifer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the HSS Executive Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 574.631.1194.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

HSS and PSA Women's Caucus Breakfast ($500/each) – the breakfasts are open to all attendees and are organized by the respective Women's Caucuses of the HSS and the PSA. Established in 1973, the HSS Caucus was founded to evaluate and improve the continuing status of women in the history of science. The Caucus and the HSS provide assistance for the breakfast. The PSA Women's Caucus hosted its first breakfast in 2004 and the Caucus has since grown to become an important part of PSA.

Graduate Student Mixer ($500) – offers graduate students, comprising some 20% of attendees, a chance to meet colleagues from around the world. The mixer is also attended by officers who share guidance and advice.

Opening Reception ($1,000 and up) – held on the Thursday night of the conference, this reception, which will feature some 500 attendees, will be held in the exhibit area and it provides many guests their first opportunity in many months to meet and network with colleagues.

PSA Friday Reception ($1,000 and up) -- is the sole social event organized just for PSA delegates. The attendance includes almost all PSA delegates, some 350 scholars.

Coffee Breaks ($500 and up) – these morning and afternoon breaks, offered in the always-popular exhibit area, provide delegates a chance to chat with colleagues, browse the books, and enjoy a relaxed time between sessions.

Saturday Reception ($1000 and up) – held on the last evening of the meeting, the reception offers attendees a sophisticated atmosphere in which to revisit the meeting's highpoints and to make plans for the coming year.

Internet Kiosk ($1,000 and up) – allows attendees to check messages and keep up with other business in the convenience of the exhibit area. This feature has proven to be a popular service for attendees.

Sponsorship Levels:

  • C. Darwin – $2,500 and up – includes complimentary registration for two and acknowledgement in the meeting program (deadline 12 October), the HSS Web site, the PSA Web site, the HSS Newsletter, signage, and delegate packet inserts.
  • A. Einstein – $1,500 to $2,499 – complimentary registration for two and acknowledgement in the meeting program (deadline 12 October), the HSS Web site, the PSA Website, the HSS Newsletter, and signage.
  • R. Franklin – $1,000 to $1,499 – complimentary registration for one and acknowledgement in the meeting program (deadline 12 October), the HSS Web site, the PSA Website, the HSS Newsletter, and signage.
  • Ptolemy – $500 to $999 – acknowledgement on the HSS Web site, the PSA Website, the HSS Newsletter, and signage (deadline 24 October).