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The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

announces the

27th Annual APPE International Conference 

Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4, 2018
Palmer House
Chicago, Illinois

Call for Submissions

This call invites individuals from all disciplines and professions interested in advancing scholarship, teaching and a general understanding of practical and professional ethics. Submissions are invited on ethical issues in all fields including business, engineering, government, media, law, medicine, science and technology as well as interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary issues that cut across professions such as biomedical, educational, environmental, public health and research.

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) is a multidisciplinary, international organization advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics. We facilitate and support collaboration among scholars and teachers, business and government leaders, and professionals from all areas concerned with the practical application of ethics and values.

Special Event: Private reading of Queen

APPE will host a reading of Queen on the evening of Thursday, March 1 at the Palmer House. The production explores the ethical dilemmas faced by two young academics who discover an error in their career-defining research project.

Submission Categories

We invite submissions in the following categories: 1) Individual presentations; 2) Case studies; 3) Pedagogical demonstrations; 4) Creative arts; 5) Posters; 6) Panel discussions; 7) Author meets critics; 8) Lunch with an author; 9) Pecha Kucha/Rapid fire session (new for 2018); 10) Graduate student three minute thesis competition (new for 2018); 11) Paper competitions and awards.

All submissions, in all categories, are due October 27, 2017.

In practice, one individual submission per person will be accepted.

Instructions for submissions can be found here.

Special Interest Sections

In addition to papers and sessions on topics of general interest in applied and professional ethics, APPE has Special Interest Sections and program tracks in the following areas:

Journalism and Media Ethics

Health Ethics

The Health Ethics Special Interest Section engages members interested in ethical challenges related to health and health care. These issues arise in biomedical research, clinical practice, healthcare policy, public health, and the life sciences.  This inherently interdisciplinary SIS reaches across many areas of scholarship and professional practice in biotechnology, medicine, nursing, politics, law, religion, and philosophy, among others.

Business Ethics

The Business Ethics Interest Group (BEIG) focuses on perennial and emerging issues in regional, national, and international business ethics.

Engineering, Science and Technology Ethics

The mission of the APPE’s special interest group on STEM ethics is to promote excellence in teaching and research at the intersection of science, engineering, technology and ethics, share resources and best practices for academics and practitioners, and foster regional, national, and international collaboration in the field.

Research Ethics

The mission of the APPE’s special interest group on Research Integrity/RCR is to foster excellence in teaching and research on the responsible conduct of research, encourage the sharing of resources and best practices, and promote action based on regional, national, and international collaboration in the field.

If you wish your submission to be considered for a particular program track, you may indicate this in your submission form.

Paper Competitions and Awards

Best Formal Paper by an Early Career Scholar – $500 prize

Best Formal Paper by a Graduate Student – $500 prize

Best Formal Paper by an Undergraduate Student – $250

Best Formal Paper on Pre-College Ethics – $750 First prize and $500 Second prize

Paper competition guidelines and submission instructions

Important Deadlines

September 7: Registration opens

October 27: Deadline for all submissions

December 1: End of Early Bird Registration

December 15: Notification of Program Presenters

January 5: Deadline for Audio Visual Request Forms

February 2: End of On-Time Registration (Late registration begins 2/3)

February 6: Hotel Reservations deadline

February 9: Meal Reservations with Payment deadline

For additional information, please see the APPE website at: or contact the APPE office at: or (765) 658-5015