Annual Meetings of the Philosophical Society of Texas are open to members, their guests, and the spouses of late members.

Meetings are closed to the public.

2023 Annual Meeting

Topic: Humanities and Healing: The Art and the Science
Date: February 3 - 5, 2023
Location: AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin

2024 Annual Meeting

Topic: Texas Writers
Date: January 26-28, 2024
Location: The Worthington in Fort Worth

1837 Founded at Houston, December 5
1840 Austin, January 29
1936 Chartered, January 18
1936 Reorganizational Meeting - Dallas, December 5
1937 Meeting and Inaugural Banquet - Dallas, January 29
1937 Liendo and Houston, December 4 - Texas at The End of a Century
1938 Dallas - Whither Texas
1939 Dallas - Candid Portraits of Two Friends of Higher Education in Texas
1940 San Antonio - Law and its Leeways
1941 Austin - Life in the Republic of Texas
1942 Dallas - Some Relations of The Philosophical Society of Texas
1943 Dallas - The English Universities: Oxford and Cambridge
1944 Dallas - Ethicogenisis
1945 Dallas - Origin of Some Distinctive Features of Texas Civilization
1946 Dallas - Ex Scientia Tridens
1947 San Antonio - The Old Faith In a New World
1948 Houston - The Creative Arts in Texas
1949 Austin - Shall We Pioneer Too?
1950 Houston - Economic Planning: A Self Destructive Mechanism?
1951 Lufkin - The Prospect for Public Higher Education
1952 College Station - The Texas A&M Philosophy
1953 Dallas - Freedom Under Law
1954 Austin - Will There Be Too Many College Graduates?
1955 Nacogdoches - Philosophy in the 20th Century
1956 Austin - World Peace and The United Nations
1957 Dallas - Should Educational Policy in a Democratic Society Provide Freedom and Opportunity to Teach the Truth as the Teacher Finds the Truth to Be?
1958 Austin - Texas in Today's World: Obligations, Opportunities and Dangers
1959 San Antonio - To What Extent, if any, Can the West and particularly the United States, Engage in ‘Competitive Co-Existence’ with the U.S.S.R., Including the Problem of the So-Called Under-Developed Areas and ‘Summit’’ Type Diplomacy?
1960 Fort Clark - Texas in 1960, and Where She Should, or Could, be in 1970?
1961 Salado - Texas and International Education
1962 Salado - Oil — Unguent or Irritant?
1963 Nacogdoches - State Senior Colleges and Universities and Their Future
1964 Austin - Upsurge of Historical Research, Preservation, Restoration, and Interest in Records
1965 Salado - The University in the Modern World
1966 Salado - The Southwest as A Racial and Cultural Crossroads
1967 Arlington - Thoughts About Cities
1968 San Antonio - Twenty Questions: Mineral, Vegetable, Animal or Man?
1969 Salado - The Campus and The Corporation
1970 Salado - Can We Reconcile Individual Freedom to The Requirements of Modern Society?
1971 Nacogdoches - Freedom and Free Enterprise
1972 Dallas - Toward A Redefinition of Progress
1973 Austin (Lakeway Inn) - Texas in Transition: Dimensions of Corporate Responsibility
1974 Austin - Social Equality and Human Diversity
1975 Fort Worth - The Desert is Blooming
1976 San Antonio - The Effect of Politics on Higher Education
1977 Galveston - Post Industrialist Texas: What Does the 21st Century Hold For Us?
1978 Houston - Science Technology and National Defense
1979 Austin - History Makers and Preservers of The Philosophical Society of Texas
1980 San Antonio - Can the U.S. Presidency Survive?
1981 Dallas - Health and Medicine in the 80s
1982 Galveston - Texas Courts and Criminal Justice
1983 Fort Worth - A Symposium on the Impact of Computers Upon Society
1984 Houston - Discoveries: Breakthroughs of Present Limitations of Knowledge and Their Significance to Our World
1985 College Station - The Texas Experience: Continuity and Change; Who are the Texans of 1985?
1986 Austin - Texas: Past, Present, Future/1836-2036, Texas and Texans: A Historical Perspective
1987 Kerrville - The Future of the Texas Past: The Society 150 Years Later
1988 Dallas - Future of School Finance in Texas
1989 San Antonio - The Arts in Texas: Launching into the 21st Century
1990 Houston - Texas and The Changing World
1991 Galveston - Turbulent Times for Healthcare
1992 Dallas - The Super Conducting Super Collider: Why?
1993 Laredo - U.S.A. Texas and Mexico: With Nafta or Without?
1994 Austin - The Controversial Cosmos
1995 Corpus Christi - The Oceans
1996 Dallas - What Price Designer Genes?: The Genetic Revolution
1997 Houston - The Arts in a Democratic Society-Past Present and Future
1998 Abilene - Protecting America: The Changing Character of National Security
1999 Austin - Texas Values/Texas Future
2000 San Antonio - Population
2001 Austin - The Land
2002 Fort Worth - The Criminal Justice System in the United States and Texas: Is it Fair Is it Effective? What Needs Fixing?
2003 El Paso - Books and Libraries
2004 Denton/ Fort Worth - Texas Military History
2005 Galveston - Medicine and Medical Policy in the 21st Century
2006 Dallas - Texas Tomorrow: The Impact of Immigration
2007 Houston - United States Energy in a Global Context
2008 San Antonio - Texas and Architecture
2009 Austin - The Creative Arts in Texas
2010 San Angelo - Stewardship: The Careful and Responsible Management of Things Entrusted to One's Care
2012 Dallas - Texas Writers Talk
2013 College Station - The American Presidency
2014 Fort Worth - Water
2015 Tyler - Healthcare Delivery: A New Reality
2016 Houston - Preparing the Next Generation: From Infancy through Professional Education
2017 Waco - Law and Justice in Texas... and Beyond
2018 San Antonio - Cybersecurity
2019 Dallas - New Frontiers in Texas Research and Innovation
2020 Galveston - Healthcare: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
2021 Virtual - Lone Star Gazing: Texas Mid-21st Century
2022 El Paso - The Future of Work