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Now Accepting Reservations for the Society’s Annual Banquet

The Søren Kierkegaard Society is delighted to announce that reservations are now being accepted for our annual banquet held in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion meeting.

The banquet will be held on Friday, November 22, from 6pm to 9pm at The Prado Restaurant. The restaurant can be found at 1549 El Prado, San Diego, in the heart of Balboa Park, and we will convene in the Alhambra Room on the Second Floor.

The speaker will be Society President Sheridan Hough.

The cost is $50 for dinner; $65 for dinner and two hours of alcohol service.

Advance reservations are required before November 19.

Please reserve your place at the banquet by using PayPal below.

When reserving please use the “Description” field to specify your choice of main dish.

The banquet menu is as follows:


The Prado Pressed Salad

Baby Arugula, Strawberries, Mission Figs, Walnuts, Asiago Cheese with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette, Balsamic

Main Dish:

Lemon and Kaffir Lime Marinated Chicken Breast

Asparagus, Roasted Marble Potatoes, Fried Capers, Lemon Beurre Rosé


Grilled Salmon

Warm Potato Salad, Chorizo, Arugula, Shaved Red Onion, Capers, Blood Orange Gastrique


Seasonal Vegetarian Risotto


Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Ganache, Feuilletine, Raspberry Sauce


Any member who has not paid dues for 2019 can add that amount to the cost of the banquet when reserving. You can use a credit card to pay via PayPal (you do not need an account).

Any questions can be directed to the Society’s Secretary/Treasurer.

We look forward to dining with you in San Diego!

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Membership Dues

Annual membership dues for the Kierkegaard Society are still being collected.

Regular Membership is: $20 US
Student Membership is: $15 US
Retiree Membership is: $10 US

Please use PayPal to submit your dues. You can use a credit card to pay via PayPal (you do not need an account).

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Alternately, contact the Secretary/Treasurer to send a check.


The Søren Kierkegaard Society sponsors scholarly events annually in conjunction with the American Philosophical Association and the American Academy of Religion.

The Society invites contributions for two sessions of the APA each year, one panel each year at the Eastern APA, with an additional panel that alternates between the Central and Pacific regional meetings.

For more information on APA events, please click here.

The Society holds a panel each year at the AAR, usually by invitation.

For more information on AAR events, please click here.

Finally, the Society hosts a banquet annually in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion. This year the banquet will be held on November 22, 2019, in San Diego.

For more information on the banquet, please click here.


To view a record of past American Philosophical Association events click here.


The Søren Kierkegaard Society USA was founded in 1979 by Robert L. Perkins† with the purpose of fostering the study and discussion of Kierkegaard’s thought across all its dimensions and ramifications, including its sources and influence. The Society was organized more formally under the leadership of Sylvia Walsh in 1990 and upholds its mission to this day.

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The Søren Kierkegaard Society USA welcomes membership from anyone worldwide interested in Kierkegaard’s thought.

To join the Society or to request further information please use the form below.




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