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For more than 30 years, APPE members and non-members have gathered annually to present, network, and discuss today's most relevant topics. The conference welcomes APPE members as well as nonmembers from various disciplines and professions.

This year's conference will be held in Cincinnati from Feb. 22-25, 2024.

The conference includes an Opening Panel, Keynote address, concurrent sessions, an opening reception, and various pre-conference opportunities.

There will also be a one-day virtual conference on Friday, March 29, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Feb. 24 and 25, 2024

The 28th Annual Association For Practical And Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® will be held in Cincinnati on February 24 and 25, 2024 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza.

Thirty-six student teams from institutions of higher learning across the country will compete in matches using a set of prepared cases that are drawn from real-life examples in education, business, life, and politics. A team of case writers works on cases throughout the summer and fall and students have approximately two months to prepare for the competition. More than 200 teams from more than 150 schools compete in regional competitions each fall to earn a berth to the national competition.

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Who We Are

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics.

Or, as we like to say, we're an organization for the ethically curious.

As a member, you'll get exclusive opportunities and discounts to attend APPE programs, including our annual conference, and more. As a non-member, you can still stay informed by joining our listserv to receive our monthly newsletter and weekly jobs and events postings.

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What We Do

Through our signature programs, as well as an annual conference and a variety of programs and events, APPE fosters moral reasoning skill development, works to promote ethical conduct in all sectors of our daily lives, nurtures the next generation of ethical leaders, and seeks to advance civil public discourse on diverse ethical issues.

Mark Your Calendar

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33rd Annual APPE International Conference

The conference welcomes APPE members as well as nonmembers from various disciplines and professions.

February 22-25, 2024, Cincinnati

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APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® National Competition

The 28th annual event brings together undergraduate teams from 36 universities & colleges.

February 24 and 25, 2024, Cincinnati


Ethics Roundtable

Inclusive Futures: Ethical Implications of AI and Its Impact on Marginalized Communities

Wednesday, March 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET


Upcoming Events

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