31st Annual APPE International Conference
Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline November 8, 2021

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) seeks proposals for its 31st annual international conference to be held at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel – Cincinnati, Ohio on February 24-27, 2022.    

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 of ethics and values.

We invite individuals from every discipline and profession interested in advancing scholarship, teaching and a general understanding of applied ethics to submit proposals based on their work. Our meeting will have sessions in many discipline areas including business, engineering, government, law, media, and science, and on a wide variety of subject areas such as agricultural and environmental ethics, behavioral ethics, bioethics, business ethics, compliance, education, media ethics, and the ethics of technology and artificial intelligence. Proposals can be on ethical issues within or cutting across disciplines and professions.

In addition to papers and sessions on topics of general interest in applied and professional ethics, APPE particularly encourages submissions in the following special interest areas:

  • Agricultural & Environmental Ethics
  • Behavioral Ethics
  • Bioethics, Health & Medical Ethics
  • Business Ethics
  • Education Ethics
  • Engineering, Science, Technology and Artificial Intelligence Ethics
  • Law, Government & Military Ethics
  • Media & Journalism Ethics
  • Moral Theory
  • Research Integrity
  • Social & Societal Ethics

Early career scholars and submissions associated with current events and emerging topics are particularly encouraged.

Submission Categories

We invite proposals in the following categories: 1) Panel Discussions; 2) Individual Presentations; 3) Case Studies; 4) Pedagogical Demonstrations; 5) Posters; 6) Pre-recorded Flash Presentations; 7) Author Meets Critics; 8) Breakfast with an Author; and 9) Paper competitions and Awards (see below for more information).  


To help accommodate our international members and members encountering difficulty travelling, we are offering a limited opportunity for fully synchronous virtual presentations.  When submitting, please indicate that you want your proposal considered for one of these openings, although we cannot guarantee that it will receive it. 

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

Complete Submission Guidelines and Instructions are available here. 

Click HERE to start your submission. 

Submission Deadline:  All submissions are due Monday, November 8, 2021. 

Paper Competitions and Awards

Best Formal Paper by an Early Career Scholar: $500 prize
Best Formal Paper by a Graduate Student: $500 prize
Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award: $250 prize
Best Formal Paper by an Undergraduate Student: $250 prize

See Submission Guidelines and Instructions for a full description of the paper awards and submission instructions. 


Interested in submitting a proposal for the APPE Research Integrity Scholars Educators (RISE) Consortium Third Annual Pre-Conference Symposium? Learn more.