2022 Meeting of the Bertrand Russell Society

49th Annual Meeting

The Bertrand Russell Society

McMaster University, June 3–5, 2022

The call for papers is here. For those interested in presenting a paper at the conference, please complete the 2022 Submissions form, including an abstract. The deadline is April 2nd. There will be a mixture of in-person and online presentations (using Zoom). Please note that you must be a member of the Bertrand Russell Society to present at the annual meeting. This applies to online and in-person speakers. You may join (or renew membership in) the BRS, and see the many benefits of membership, at this link.

A conference devoted to Russell’s Analysis of Mind, hosted by the Department of Philosophy at McMaster, will take place from 6–7 June, immediately after the BRS Annual Meeting. Registration for the Analysis of Mind conference is free and open to all.


Members can book their accommodation directly with Hotel McMaster. Single rooms with ensuite bathrooms are $84 per night (+13% HST); double rooms, also with ensuite bathrooms, are $134 (+ 13% HST). Details of the rooms and their amenities can be viewed here. For previous BRS meetings at McMaster BRS speakers and visitors have typically reserved a room in Les Prince Hall. All conference events will be on campus, so on-campus accommodations come with easy (walkable) access to the venues.

Visitors Inn is a recommended off-campus option and within (a fair) walking distance. Alternative hotel accommodation, closer to the Hamilton downtown and further away from the university, are the Homewood Hilton, the Staybridge Suites and (right downtown) the Sheraton.

Registration and Payment

So that we can get accurate numbers for those attending the annual meeting in person, please register by May 13th on the BRS registration form.

Registration for




BRS Member in good standing



Welcome buffet, light breakfasts, Saturday lunch, BRS banquet, Sunday lunch




Welcome buffet, light breakfasts, Saturday lunch, BRS banquet, Sunday lunch

Students/low income



Welcome buffet, light breakfasts, Saturday lunch, BRS banquet, Sunday lunch

Banquet Guest



BRS banquet


All taxes are included.


Online-only attendees
Online-only attendees must register to get the Zoom link; online-only registration is free but donations to help us cover the conference costs are welcome. Use the registration link above.

Schedule and speaker information
The conference events will begin on Friday evening, June 3rd, with a welcome party at the Bertrand Russell Research Centre, generously sponsored and organized by McMaster University’s Libraries. Talks will occur on June 4th from morning through late afternoon on June 5th. The Board meeting and Membership meetings will occur on Saturday or Sunday as well. The full conference schedule can be viewed here.

Travel and On-Campus Covid Requirements
Travel restrictions for entry into Canada (or for re-entry into the U.S.) are not of course in our control; please be aware that these restrictions may change without notice or warning. Canada’s up-to-date requirements for travelers can be found here. Those for the United States can be found here.

McMaster University may also have its own restrictions for on-campus visitors and guests. These restrictions may also change without notice or warning. McMaster University’s up-to-date requirements can be found here.

Zoom Software
Online-only participants will need to download Zoom, a free online video conferencing software that is easy to use and readily allows for dozens of simultaneous connections.

Land Acknowledgement
McMaster University recognizes and acknowledges that it is located on the traditional territories of the Mississauga and Haudenosaunee nations, and within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

Contact us at: Andy Bone, BRRC, or Landon Elkind, BRS Treasurer.

Registered so far:

Tanweer Akram
Kenneth Blackwell
David Blitz
Andrew Bone
Marcelino Botin
William Bruneau
Rosalind Carey
James Connelly
Dennis Darland
Jahnabi Deka
Nancy Doubleday
Giovanni Duarte
Landon Elkind
Nicholas Griffin
Michael Haidan
Jared Hanson-Park
David Harley
Jonathan Harley
Alexander Klein
Gülberk Koç Maclean
Salim Ladak
Gregory Landini
John Lenz
James Levine
Bernard Linsky
Tim Madigan
Daniele Mezzadri
Kris Notaro
Tyke Nunez
Daniel O’Leary
Dustin Olson
John Ongley
Charles Pigden
Tony Simpson
Taha Slime
Carl Spadoni
Sangeetha Sreedevikuttyamma
Timothy St. Vincent
Michael D. Stevenson
Peter Stone
Gregory Stott
Adam Stromme
Adam Trybus
Sheila Turcon
Cheung Wai Lok
Thom Weidlich
Chen Yang
Barrie Zwicker


Other Links


+ Official site of The Bertrand Russell Society + BRS Group (unofficial) on Facebook + Bertrand Russell at McMaster + Bertrand Russell Research Centre


Last updated by A.D., 3 June 2022.