The First Annual Laval Everything Agency Conference 2024

Venue: Laval University, Québec City, Canada.

Dates: April 25-26, 2024

Keynote Speakers: John Brunero (University of Nebraska–Lincoln), Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University), Berislav Marušić (University of Edinburgh), Timothy Williamson (Oxford).

The first Annual Laval Everything Agency Conference will be held at Laval University, Québec City, Canada. The conference aims to bring together researchers working on theoretical aspects pertaining to agency: philosophy of action, philosophy of emotions, epistemology, normativity broadly construed, meta-ethics and ethical theory in connection to agency, political philosophy, political science, foundational issues in artificial intelligence, and philosophy of biology. In addition to the keynote talks, there will be eight slots for papers selected through the call for papers.

We invite submissions of abstracts on the general theme of the conference. Among possible topics are intentional action, constraints of rationality on intention, constraints of coherence on intention and other attitudes, the normativity of attitudes, norms, and reasons for mental attitudes, including emotions and belief, the rationality of mental attitudes, sources of norms and rationality, epistemic agency, foundational issues in ethical, political theory, degrees of agency, political agency, agency in artificial intelligence, roots of agency and philosophy of biology, formal representations of agency, agency and knowledge, agency and norms of belief, emotional agency. This is not an exhaustive list of possible topics for selected talks.

Submitted abstracts should be 750 words long and be prepared for blind review. Abstracts have to be submitted electronically to the following email address: The deadline for the submission is November 1, 2023.

Speakers of accepted papers will be invited to the conference reception and will have two nights of accommodation provided on the campus of Laval University. Up to three travel bursaries will be offered to graduate students or postdocs whose papers have been selected to help cover their travel expenses.

We would like to encourage, in particular, submissions from members of underrepresented groups.

Everyone is welcome to the conference, attendance is free, but registration is required. Please register by email at The deadline for registration is April 15, 2024.

Organizers: Arturs Logins (Laval) ( and Catherine Rioux (Laval) (

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