The dates for the 2018 Beacon Project Final Conference have been set: Thursday June 28 – Sunday July 1, 2018 at Graylyn International Conference Center in Winston-Salem, NC.
A three day colloquia will be held in summer 2018 at Graylyn International Conference Center in Winston-Salem, NC. The theme will be “Conclusions about the Morally Exceptional: Results from Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology,” and it will occur at the end of the funded research from the psychology RFP competition and one year after the conclusion of the funded research from the philosophy and theology RFP competitions. The speakers will be the PIs of all 21 funded projects. Others in attendance will include the Core Teams, the project members, the 15 participants of the Summer Seminar, Wake Forest faculty and students, and interested academics.
The purpose of the workshop is: (1) provide feedback to the PIs on their results, (2) suggest avenues for future research, (3) educate those in attendance about the findings of the research projects, (4) disseminate the findings more broadly, and (5) deepen the professional network of scholars working on the morally exceptional.
To aid with dissemination, the conference will be recorded for the project website, and PIs will be required to submit a chapter length summary of their central findings for an edited work provisionally entitled The Morally Exceptional: New Perspectives from Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology.