33rd Annual Association for Practical and Professional Ethics International Conference

February 22, 2024 - February 25, 2024
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

35 West 5th St
Cincinnati 45202
United States

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APPE invites individuals from every discipline and profession interested in advancing scholarship, teaching, and a general understanding of applied ethics to attend and to submit proposals based on their work to our 32nd Annual APPE International Conference on February 22-25, 2024 in Cincinnati, OH. To accommodate our international members, presenters, and guests who are unable to attend the in-person conference in Cincinnati, there will be an online-only portion of the conference program on March 29, 2024.

APPE is a multidisciplinary, international organization advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics. We facilitate and support scholarly and professional collaborations among teachers, scientists, business practitioners, engineers, government officials, researchers, the media, and all professionals concerned with the practical application and communications of ethics and values.

In addition to the usual broad range of topic areas (see below), this year’s conference features a special focus on Exploring New Directions in Professional and Applied Ethics. We encourage proposals ranging from the more theoretical to case studies and narratives exploring new directions in application. Such proposals might include topics concerning new and emerging technologies, or new approaches and agendas in practical and professional ethics, among others.

Submissions in a variety of interest areas, such as these, are welcome:

• Agricultural & Environmental Ethics

• Artificial Intelligence Ethics

• Behavioral Ethics

• Bioethics, Health & Medical Ethics

• Business Ethics

• Education Ethics

• Engineering, Science, Technology Ethics

• Law, Government & Military Ethics

• Media & Journalism Ethics

• Moral Theory

• Research Integrity

• Social & Societal Ethics

APPE is especially interested in proposals associated with current events and emerging topics, such as, but not limited to:

• Cancel culture

• Climate change

• Dis- and misinformation

• Ethics in the economy

• Ethics of repair, reparations

• Free speech in the academy

• LGBTQI+/queer ethics

• Military human rights initiatives

• Monuments and public honorifics

• Obligations to future generations

• Parental rights in education

• Political and election ethics

• Privacy and social media

• Public health and competing economic interests

• Systemic bias and social justice

• Unhoused/housing insecurity

Please keep in mind that our attendees come from a range of backgrounds and perspectives, so your presentation should be designed to engage our diverse community.


Submission Categories

We invite proposals in the following categories:

• Individual Presentations

• Panel Discussions

• Case Studies

• Pedagogical Demonstrations

• Posters (in-person only)

• Pre-recorded Flash Presentations

• Author Meets Critics

• Authors Reception (in-person only)

• Paper Competitions and Awards (see below for more information)

Paper Competitions and Awards

Best Formal Paper by an Early Career Scholar ($500)

Best Formal Paper by a Graduate Student ($500)

Best Formal Paper by an Undergraduate Student ($250)

Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award ($250)

Please read the complete Submission Guidelines & Instructions before submitting.

Then, you’ll submit your proposal via Ex Ordo, which can be saved and finished at any time.

Extended Submission Deadline: Monday, October 30, 2023.

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February 22, 2024, 9:00am EST

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