Registration is open for the 32nd Annual APPE International Conference on March 2-5, 2023 in Portland, Oregon and the one-day virtual conference on March 31, 2023.

Visit the conference website to learn about speakers, registration fees, the event schedule, and more.


Over the past year, APPE has completed a strategic planning process that began with feedback directly from you—our members, conference attendees, presenters, donors, and more. Thank you! We are grateful for the time you took to provide comments, questions, and guidance. The process continued with expert guidance and the focused engagement of the APPE Executive Director and APPE board members during the last two board meetings.

As a result of these insights and reflections on our first 30 years, we are excited to announce a vision statement and implementation plan based on four focus areas that are central to our work. In our plan, you’ll find that APPE remains committed to our core mission to improve ethical conduct in our communities and workplaces, support and develop the next generation of ethics faculty and professionals, and advance public dialogue in ethics and values.

For our long-time friends and members, we hope that you see your contributions reflected in the plan and that you are excited and energized for the future of APPE. For those new to APPE, we hope you find an organization that is a place for people like you—people who aren’t just ethically curious, but committed to a better, more just world.

Thanks again for helping to guide our next 30 years and beyond. We’ll continue to check in with you along the way to see how we’re making progress.

Read the full plan.

The Benefits of Membership

  • Network with a variety of scholars and professionals dedicated to teaching and practicing ethics
  • Participate in one or more of APPE's special interest sections and collaborate with those in your field or explore other disciplines 
  • Intersect with ethics center directors from across the United States and build your ethics leadership skills
  • Receive discounts on registration for the APPE conference and other special programming
  • Receive access to current and archived issues of Teaching Ethics, thanks to a partnership with The Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum (SEAC) 
  • Obtain limited free postings on the APPE listserv and website with access to nearly 2,500 individuals interested in practical and professional ethics 

Renew or become a member today 

Working for the greater good...

Since APPE's founding, the world has undergone significant change. Across a variety of domains, we face uniquely new and persistent challenges that push the boundaries of current ethical standards and frameworks. 

Today's ethical dilemmas require innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary approaches.  As an organization dedicated to these principles and embedding the practice of ethics and ethical decision-making into all aspects of society, APPE's work has greater potential impact now than ever. 

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