Social Ontology 2021
August 9–21, 2021, University of California, San Diego
Social Ontology 2021 to be held online
Normally the the social ontology and collective intentionality conferences would be held in person. The plan had been to invite all attendees to San Diego. But uncertainty regarding the pandemic makes this impossible. As a result, the organizer of Social Ontology 2021 and the executive and steering committees of ISOS, have agreed that the conference will be held exclusively online.
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.
Saba Bazargan-Forward, organizer, Social Ontology 2021
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.
Call For Abstracts
Call for Abstracts is now closed.
Notification of acceptances will be sent by May 11th, 2021
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 Neuchâtel (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).
Conference website coming soon at
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