The Forty-Second Annual Conference of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle will be held at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference dates are November 2-4, 2017 and the theme of the conference is “The Significance of Place”. The conference is directed by Prof. Ann Murphy. Keynote address will be delivered by Rosalyn Diprose (University of New South Wales) and Gayle Salamon (Princeton University). The annual conference features the M. C. Dillon prize and lecture for the best graduate student paper submission.