Social Ontology 2021

August 9–21, 2021, University of California, San Diego

Online Conference

Social Ontology 2021 - Online now

The conference begins August 9. The program and videos are now available at:

The basic format will be as follows. Special symposia and keynote speakers will conduct their presentations and their Q&A sessions live. Those whose abstracted are accepted will pre-record and upload their presentations. All such presentations will be made available to all conference registrants; they can be viewed at any time. There will then be slated times in which the presenters conduct a live and interactive 'Q&A', via Zoom, with other registrants. There will also be online forums in which registrants can, at their leisure, type comments in online threads appended to each pre-recorded presentations.   


This major conference will bring together international leaders across fields studying the nature of the social world and how to improve our models of it.

Keynote Speakers

  • John Broome, Oxford University
  • Michael Hardimon, UC San Diego
  • Tamara Metz, Reed College
  • Carolina Sartorio, University of Arizona

    Call For Abstracts

    Call for Abstracts is now closed. 

    Notification of acceptances have been sent. 


    Saba Bazargan-Forward, UC San Diego

    The Conference Series

    The Social Ontology conferences is sponsored by the International Social Ontology Society (ISOS) and the European Network for Social Ontology (ENSO), which hosts a biennial series of conferences held at University of Neuch√Ętel (2020), Tufts University (2018), Delft University of Technology in Den Haag, Netherlands (2016), Indiana University Bloomington (2014), and the Universities of Manchester (2012), Basel (2010), Berkeley (2008), Helsinki (2006), Siena (2004), Rotterdam (2002), Leipzig (2000) and Munich (1999).

    The conference is now online! Click here:


    Registration opens: TBA

    Deadline for submissions: March 25th, 2021

    Notification of acceptance: May 11th, 2021

    Deadline for videos submission: TBD

    Conference website opens: TBD

    Online Conference: August 9-21, 2021



    "International Social Ontology Society" is registered as a non-profit organization in Austria.

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