Conference Venue & Hosting Institution

The Inn at Ole Miss, which is our on-campus hotel and conference venue for all sessions on Thursday and Friday and two blocks from Bryant Hall, the home of the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Center for Practical Ethics. We will have conference sessions in Bryant Hall on Saturday, as well as the opening reception.

The University of Mississippi (byname Ole Miss) was founded in 1861 and is the state’s flagship university. Included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics, and business. Its 16 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law, and pharmacy, and an Honors College acclaimed for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning, and opportunities for community action.

With a student population above 20,0000 and an acclaimed cultural, music, and restaurant scene downtown, Oxford has become the “Cultural Mecca of the South.” The campus receives accolades as one of the most beautiful in the country, and Oxford has been voted the nation’s best college town. Conference attendees will enjoy exploring the streets around The Square, perusing art exhibits in the on-campus University of Mississippi Museum, reflecting on racial equity at the James Meredith statue, experiencing the many highly awarded restaurants, soaking up history touring William Faulkner’s home and grounds, and browsing in Square Books—one of the nation’s largest independent bookstores.