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CFP: Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Justin McBrayer  | Published on 9/4/2019

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.

Call for Proposals

This call is an invitation for 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 within and cutting across disciplines (including business, engineering, government, media, law, or science and technology), and professions (including biomedicine, research integrity, education, environmental sciences, and public health).

We are also pleased to announce a special call inviting proposals that explore ethical concerns related specifically to Georgia’s anti-abortion law, and more generally to individual and collective responses to social and political injustices.  We are especially interested in proposals that focus on the following:

  • exercises of conscience-objections in the context of professional roles and public policymaking,
  • the ethics of boycotts and other individual and collective responses,
  • approaches to resolving disagreements about fundamental legal rights and liberties, and historical, social, and political influences on current legislative trends. 

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) Breakfast with an author; 9) Pecha Kucha/Rapid fire session; 10) Graduate student Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition; 11) Paper competitions and awards.

All submissions in all other categories are due September 26, 2019.

Generally, one individual presentation per person will be accepted.  There is no limit to participation in co-authored presentations and panels.

Submission Guidelines and Instructions

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

Business Ethics

Engineering, Science and Technology Ethics

Research Ethics 

Additional SIS information can be found here.

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 prize

In addition, there is a $250 prize given to the winner of the Graduate Student Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition which takes place and is awarded at the conference.

Paper competition guidelines and submission instructions.

Important Deadlines

July 31: Deadline for Book Submissions (Author Meets the Critics and Breakfast with an Author)

September 26: Deadline for all submissions

December 6: Notification of Program Presenters

December 9: Deadline for Audio Visual Request Forms

January 18: Late Registration Begins

January 28: Hotel Reservations deadline

January 28: Meal Reservations with Payment deadline

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