Post-Event Details

How can I access conference presentations?
You can view video recordings of conference presentations by following links to individual panels on the program or visiting the conference media playlist.

How can I purchase a conference poster?
You can purchase an event poster through the artist’s website.

Where can I find photos of the event?
Visit Focused Vision’s online photo gallery.

Event Attendance

Is the conference open to the public?
Yes. The conference will be open to the public, but you will need to register.

Can I receive credit for attending?
This event is an academic conference, not a class. Advanced undergraduate students may submit abstracts to be considered for inclusion in the Student Scholar session. (Anyone, including students at any level, may attend as audience participants. Registration is required.)

Artwork and Merch Sales

Please remember to bring cash and/or checks for all merchandise available for purchase! Due to federal regulations we can only accept cash and checks for purchases outside of registration fees. There are ATM machines in the building for your convenience. Stephen Olker’s Baker’s Dozen mural, Magnaball “Drive In,” and Gorge Amphitheater prints will be sold at the Phish Studies conference via silent auction. Our conference poster is by Jamie Lee Meyer and will be sold for $30. T-shirts featuring the conference logo, designed by Ryan Kerrigan, will be sold for $20. Proceeds will be donated to support registration scholarships for students and underemployed scholars attending the event. We are grateful for the artists’ generosity and honored to feature their artwork at Oregon State University. In case you’re curious why we asked for t-shirt sizes in the online registration form, we collected this information to estimate the size distribution for our order.


Will the conference be available via webcast?
The event will not be live-streamed. We are currently exploring options for recording and publishing the event through an open access academic archive. (Note: Talks will only be published with the consent of the individual presenters.)  If you would like to support this effort, consider sponsoring the event or making a tax-deductible donation.

Can I record with my own equipment or stream the event via Facebook Live, Periscope, Mixlr, or other service?
Video and audio recording of any kind is not allowed without written permission from the event host, Dr. Stephanie Jenkins. We understand that there is a recording culture within the Phish community. However, academic conferences are professional outlets for scholars to present works-in-progress. Decisions to record will be made in consultation with the event organizer and individual presenters.


How do I register?
Please follow the instructions on the registration page.

Why is there a registration fee?
Our registration fee is on the low end for an academic conference. Planning and hosting an event of this kind takes an enormous amount of time and resources. Like other conferences, the event is funded through registration fees. We would love to offer tiered registration rates, but we cannot do so with the existing budget. See below for information about the scholarship fund.

How do I request accommodation for disability?
To request accommodations for disability, please follow the instructions on the conference Accessibility Info page.

Are you offering day passes?
You may register for a day pass through the online registration portal.


How do I apply for a registration scholarship?
A small number of registration scholarships may be available for students and underemployed scholars. To apply for a scholarship, email Dr. Stephanie Jenkins (

How can I support the scholarship fund?
To help students and underemployed scholars attend the event, consider sponsoring the event or making a tax-deductible donation.

May I volunteer for the event and attend for free?
No. The event is no longer seeking volunteers.

Submission Process

How do I propose a conference event, presentation, or workshop?
We are no longer accepting submissions, as the proposal deadline has passed. This conference is the inaugural Phish Studies conference and there will be future opportunities in this growing field of scholarship. You may still register to participate as an audience member.

How can I submit a proposal?
For submission instructions and guidelines, please see the Call for Proposals.

Will you accept papers on _________ topic?
The Program Committee cannot approve or reject proposals based only on topic areas. Decisions to accept or reject proposals will be made by a group of scholars with expertise in the relevant discipline.

Can I submit the same abstract for the Conference and the Public Philosophy Journal special issue about “Phish and Philosophy”?
Yes, but these are different scholarly projects. Submit your abstract for the Phish Studies conference via the OSU online abstract submission system. For submission information about  the Public Philosophy Journal special issue about “Phish and Philosophy,” please review the online CFP.