CFP: Designing Just Futures

Submission deadline: August 1, 2023

Conference date(s):
October 1, 2023 - October 4, 2023

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Conference Venue:

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, United States


We welcome submissions addressing any aspect of teaching ethics across the curriculum. For this year’s conference, we have a special interest in papers that examine ethical issues emergent in the interrelationships of humans and technology. In particular, as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) become more ubiquitous, how might they entail reconfigurations of everyday life, relationships, and even our understanding of (human) nature? AI is already relevant and impactful in ways that raise questions about its social, economic, political, educational, religious, and cultural implications. Possible topic areas might include: AI in scientific research; AI and creativity; AI in automation; AI in learning analytics and higher education; AI in criminal justice; AI and surveillance; the future of work; deep fakes and political manipulation; or academic dishonesty in an era of AI.

Conference Directors:

David McGraw, James Madison University

Mark Doorley, Villanova University


Siva Vaidhyanathan, the Robertson Professor of Media Studies and director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia.

S. Matthew Liao, Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics and Director of The Center for Bioethics at New York University.

David Gunkel, Professor of Media Studies at Northern Illinois University.

Submissions may include full papers or abstracts of no more than 250 words; session formats include papers, panels, case study analysis and discussion, poster sessions and pedagogical demonstrations. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit their work. Presentations are typically 20-25 minutes in length, allowing for 5-10 minutes of Q&A. Submissions are to be formatted for blind review. In-person conference with limited slots for virtual presentation. Submission deadline of August 1. Early submissions (by July 1) receive special consideration. The Society sponsors a competition for the best paper submitted by a graduate student. The winner receives a $500 cash award and free conference registration. The Society publishes Teaching Ethics, and conference papers may be sent to the editors for publication consideration.

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