The Derrida Today conferences are a means to bring together a community of Derrida and deconstruction scholars from around the world, and to showcase the latest work in Derrida Studies, and its relevance to cultural, political, and social practice.


Join us for the

7th Derrida Today Conference

June 12th – 15th, 2022

ASU Barbara Barrett and Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center

Washington, DC



Information and Updates


The 7th Derrida Today Conference is now scheduled to be held at the Arizona State University (ASU) Barbara Barrett and Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center, 1800 I Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006.

The ASU Center is situated downtown, within walking distance to restaurants, cultural venues, and national monuments. Access the Center’s website here. Visit Open Street Maps here for an overview of the vicinity.

The conference will begin on the afternoon of Sunday 12th June and will end late afternoon on Weds 15th June 2022.


All delegates attending in-person will be required to be vaccinated and to wear masks in conference rooms, and social distancing requirements will be in effect. Rapid testing supplies will be available. The ASU Center’s staff are vaccinated, and caterers will wear masks when serving food and beverages at coffee breaks.


We have reserved a block of rooms at The Watergate Hotel at the discounted rate of $239 per night.

These rooms can be booked until April 30, 2022. For a full refund, these reservations must be cancelled by 6 pm (Eastern Time), 72 hours prior to arrival. Past that time, the first night of room and tax will be charged as a penalty.

To access the Derrida Today Conference reservations page at The Watergate Hotel, please use the link provided in your Conference Information letter, or email to receive it.


Hover and click on the following items:

Location and Maps
Metro Train and Bus System
  • The ASU Center is a 2 minute walk from the Farragut West Metro station. To reach ASU take the 18th Street exist (Blue, Orange and Silver Lines). When you exit the station, you will find the ASU Center on the corner behind you at 18th Street and I Street.
  • Farragut North station (Red Line) is also in walking distance – approximately three blocks walk.
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit System (costs, schedules, and maps)
  • Metro Transit system printable map
  • Ronald Regan National Airport Metro Station (train and bus to downtown)
ASU Center Parking

On-site parking is not available at the ASU Center. Street parking is very limited in the neighborhood, and it is metered. Recommended parking garages in the vicinity include:

  • Colonial Parking – 1775 I Street, NW
    Open Monday thru Thursday, 6:30AM to 8:00PM
    Friday, 6:30AM to 10:00PM
    $12 for the first hour; $21 daily max; $15.95 Early Bird (enter before 8:00AM); $8 Evening (enter after 5:00PM)
  • Farragut Center Parking – 1725 I Street, NW
    Open Monday thru Friday, 7:00AM to 10:00PM
    $12 for the first hour; $20 daily max; $8 Evening (5:00PM - 10:00PM)
  • PMI – 1722 I Street, NW
    Open Monday thru Friday, 7:00AM to 7:00PM
    $12 for the first hour; $20 daily max; $15 Early Bird (enter before 9:00AM, leave by 7:00PM)
  • Penn Parking – 1801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (access via 18th Street)
    Open Monday thru Thursday, 7:00AM to 9:00PM
    Friday and Saturday, 7:00AM to 11:00PM
    Sunday, 10:00AM to 7:00PM
    $12 for the first hour; $20 daily max; $15 Early Bird (enter before 8:30AM, leave by 9:00AM), $10 Weekends
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) -- Approx. 5 miles by car to ASU Center. 15 minutes (car), 30 minutes (from Metrorail station). Terminal map.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) -- 25 miles (approximately 35 minutes by car) to downtown.
  • Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) -- 25 miles (approximately 50 minutes by car) to ASU Center.
Airport Taxi and Other Ground Transport


There are five keynote speakers for the 2022 conference:

The program will be ready after attendance is finalized.


The conference will be held in a hybrid format. This means:

  • Delegates can present papers either in-person or online.
  • All in-person sessions will be streamed (unless otherwise requested) and made available to all delegates after the conference.
  • If there are too few in-person delegates, or not enough have booked the discounted hotel rooms, or if a new COVID variant emerges that precludes travel, the conference will be moved to an entirely online format.

The conference will be run on a dedicated website platform rather than as a series of Zoom meetings. Details of the platform and how to use it will be released shortly. Orientation will be offered to presenters prior to the conference.


In-Person Attendees (Sold Out):

Early Bird Rate: $299 / Register by April 9, 2022

Late Rate: $335 / Register by May 9, 2022

Online Attendees:

Early Bird Rate: $150.00 / Register by April 9, 2022

Late Rate: $185.00 / Register by May 9, 2022

Refunds: Registration tickets cancelled after Dec 17, 2021 will be subject to an admin charge of 8%. No refunds after 20 May 2022.

For those who did not register but would like access to all the digital content, panel recordings and keynotes, click ‘Buy online access pass (1 year)’ button below

To register, click the “Registration” button below to access the registration processing page at Ticket Tailor.

Buy online access pass (1 year)Registration


If you have any questions or queries at this time, please email us at


Past Conferences

1st Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Macquarie University, Sydney (10-12 July 2008)


  • Andrew Benjamin (Monash University)
  • Catherine Malabou (Kingston University)
  • Martin McQuillan (Kingston University)

Roundtable: Nicole Anderson, Stephen Barker, Andrew Benjamin, Niall Lucy, Catherine Malabou, Martin McQuillan, Robert Sinnerbrink, and Margrit Shildrick

Special Panel Speakers: Niall Lucy, McKenzie Wark, John Kinsella, Michael Dillon, Howard Caygill, Elina Staikou, Penelope Deutscher, Vicky Kirby

2nd Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Kingston University, London (19-21 July 2010)


  • Geoffrey Bennington (Emory University)
  • Marion Hobson (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Peggy Kamuf (University of Southern California)
  • Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex)

Special Panel Speakers: Derek Attridge, Stephen Barker, Grant Farred, Joanna Hodge, Simon Morgan Wortham

3rd Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: University of California, Irvine (11-13 July 2012)


  • Claire Colebrook (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Penny Deutscher (Northwestern University)
  • David Wills (Brown University)

Special Panel Speakers: Nicole Anderson, Alice Andrews, Stephen Barker, Howard Caygill, Pleshette DeArmitt, Jonathan Dronsfield, Peter Gratton, Joanna Hodge, Kas Saghafi, Elina Staikou

4th Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Fordham University, New York (28-31 May 2014)


  • Karen Barad (University of California – Santa Cruz)
  • Elizabeth Grosz (Duke University)
  • Martin Hagglünd (Harvard University)
  • Michael Naas (De Paul University)

Special Panel Speakers: Geoffrey Bennington, Kir Kuiken, David Wills, Peter Gratton, Giovanna Borradori.

Screening: “Love in the Post: from Plato to Derrida” by Joanne Callighan & Martin McQuillan.

5th Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Goldsmiths, University of London (8-11 June 2016)


  • Kelly Oliver (Vanderbilt University)
  • Paul Patton (University of New South Wales)
  • David Wills (Brown University)
  • Julian Wolfreys (Portsmouth University)

Special Panel Speakers: Sam Haddad, Andrew Parker, Erin Graff Zivin, Jacques Lezra, David Wood, Francesco Vitale, Erin Obodiac, Peter Gratton, Rob Trumbull, Marie-Eve Morin, Felicity Coleman, Joanna Hodge, Daniele Rugo.

7th Derrida Today Conference 

Hosted by: Arizona State University, Washington DC (12-15 June 2022)


  • Gil Anidjar (Columbia University)
  • Marc Crepon (École Normale Supérieure)
  • Peggy Kamuf (University of Southern California)
  • Elisabeth Weber (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Sam Weber (Northwestern University)

6th Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Concordia University, Montreal (23-26 May 2018)


  • Tom Cohen (University at Albany, State University of New York, USA)
  • Drucilla Cornell (Rutgers University, USA)
  • Alexander Garcia-Düttmann (Berlin University of the Arts, Germany)
  • Ginette Michaud (Université de Montréal, Canada)
  • Elizabeth Rottenberg (De Paul University, USA)