Philosophy and Waste is the 14th Annual Building Bridges Philosophy Graduate Conference at SIU – Carbondale. It will be held on November 4-5, 2011 (detailed schedule still in the works). The purpose of Building Bridges is to bring into dialogue diverse elements not commonly associated. We seek interdisciplinary as well as intra-disciplinary themes that address problems from multiple philosophical standpoints, from different traditions, or in which two or more thinkers not customarily brought into conversation are compared. Our goal is to provide a pluralistic forum for constructive and critical communication across boundaries.