Upcoming Conferences


Southern African Conference for Artificial Intelligence Research, 6 – 10 December 2021

Southern African Conference for Artificial Intelligence Research (SACAIR2021)

“Artificial Intelligence for Science, Technology and Society”

Hosted from 6 – 10 December 2021 at the Simbithi Country Club,

Simbithi Eco-Estate, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal.

Click here to visit the SACAIR2021 Website


Important Documents:


Important Dates:

Abstracts Submission: 10 September 2021

Submission of Full Papers: 24 September 2021

Acceptance notification: 25 October 2021

Final Papers (camera ready copies): 8 November 2021

Main Conference: 8 – 10 December 2021



Meaning in life is one of the most fundamental philosophical problems, discussed for centuries but having acquired considerable depth in English-speaking philosophy over the past 30 years. Is there any meaning in life? If so, how can we find it? Can life be meaningful if death is the ultimate end of our existence? How is meaning related to well-being and happiness? What are the moral implications of philosophical debates on meaning in life? Can life be objectively meaningful, or can it only be subjectively meaningful? What are the links between God and meaning? What do we mean by ‘meaning’ in the first place?


Important Dates & Information:

Abstract submission deadline: 15 October 2021

Please submit abstracts on the "Fees and Registration" website. Applicants will be notified of the result via email by the beginning of December 2021.

Publication: Speakers are encouraged to submit their papers for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Philosophy of Life to be published by the end of 2022 (or possibly early 2023).

Time for presentation: Normally 50 minutes for live presentations (roughly 20-25 minutes for talk and the rest for discussion).

Format of presentation: Online via Zoom and also Slack. Some talks will be pre-recorded, while others will be live.

Official language: English

Registration: Is registration required? Yes, please visit the "Fees and Registration" site and follow the steps. Submissions and registrations may continue post the deadline of 15 October 2021, provided applicants submit via the online portal.


For questions, please email Prof Thaddeus Metz: [email protected]


Past Conferences


Southern African Conference for Artificial Intelligence Research (SACAIR2020)

AI Transforming Humanity

Online Digital Conference, 22 - 26 February 2021


Forum for Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR2019)

Cape Town, South Africa from 3-6 December 2019.



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