Event Schedule

8 am – 3 pm

Ethics Center Directors Summit

Breakfast and lunch is included. Registration is required. Cost: $190 for Non-members / $150 for Members.

Sponsored by the Rutland Institute for Ethics.

8 am – 3 pm

APPE RISEsm Pre-Conference Symposium

Coffee + morning and afternon snack included. Lunch on your own. Registration is required. Cost: $125 for Non-members / $100 for Members.

12 – 8 pm

Resource Room

Back by popular demand! Browse publications, talk with publishers, network with colleagues, and purchase discounted books.

12:30 – 3 pm

Graduate and Early Career Scholar Seminar on Teaching Ethics

No meals included. Registration is required. Cost: $25.

1 – 4 pm

Practicing Two-Eyed Seeing: Ethics and Ecology along the Willamette River

Join Indigenous ecologist Cristina Eisenberg and environmental philosopher Michael Paul Nelson of Oregon State University’s College of Forestry for a walk along the Willamette River. Running north, up Oregon’s Willamette Valley, from its origin near Eugene to where it enters to great Columbia River in Portland, the Willamette traces the south to north extension of homelands of the native Kalapuya people. Cristina and Michael will discuss some ecological and ethical challenges particular to the Pacific Northwest, share some brief readings, prompt some imaginative discussion, discuss the role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in reimagining our human place in the world, and engage the group in a writing and sharing exercise.

No meals included. Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 people. Cost: $25.

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Concurrent Session 1

Sessions TBD

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Concurrent Session 2

Sessions TBD

4:45 – 6 pm

Opening Plenary

Responding to Homelessness in Portland: Ethical and Practical Considerations

As housing becomes increasingly unaffordable for large segments of the population, homelessness has grown more visible and widespread in many communities. A panel of local community experts will examine homelessness and the complex ethical issues it raises for those who work with the unhoused.
Sponsored by Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance, Virginia Tech.

6 – 7 pm

Light Snacks + Cash Bar

Network with colleagues and our panelists. Free for all conference attendees.

8 am – 8 pm

Resource Room

Back by popular demand! Browse publications, talk with publishers, network with colleagues, and purchase discounted books.

8:30 – 9:30 am

Authors Reception and Poster Session

Join us for coffee and Voodoo Doughnuts while you talk to authors about their books and to presenters displaying posters. Free for all conference attendees.

Sponsored by The Prindle Institute for Ethics.

9:30 – 10:30 am

Concurrent Session 3

Sessions TBD

10:45 – 11:45 am

Concurrent session 4

Sessions TBD

11:45 – 1 pm

Lunch Break

Lunch on your own.

12 – 1 pm

Various SIS Meetings

TBD

1 – 2:30 pm

Concurrrent Session 5

Sessions TBD

2:45 – 4 pm

Keynote:
Business and Human Rights in the Digital Age
Dr. Michael A. Santoro

While free speech and democracy issues have also been at the forefront, in recent decades the business and human rights movement has been largely preoccupied with the sweatshop problem of worker abuse and exploitation in the global south. The development of new digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and the social media surveillance state have given rise to a host of new human rights concerns that affect wealthy countries as well as countries in the global south. Professor Santoro will summarize some of the most important of these technical developments, the human rights concerns they raise, and the responses to these challenges from various state, national, and international regulatory bodies.  He will conclude by inviting the audience to consider what the future holds in store for human rights in the coming decades.

Michael A. Santoro is a pioneering scholar, teacher, and consultant in the field of business ethics and human rights. 

4 – 4:30 pm

Coffee & Snacks Break

Sponsored by the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics.

4:30 – 5:45 pm

APPE Mentors

Our popular annual mentoring session returns!  More info to come.

4:30 – 5:45 pm

Corporate Ethics Bowl

Our 3rd Annual Corporate Ethics Bowl will feature local corporations in a new and engaging format. More info to come.

6 – 8 pm

Opening Reception

Join us for a reception featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Free for conference attendees.

8 am – 3 pm

Resource Room

Back by popular demand! Browse publications, talk with publishers, network with colleagues, and purchase discounted books. (Fire sale starts at noon!)

8 – 9 am

First Time and International Attendees Breakfast

Join us for pastries, fruit, and coffee as we provide a special APPE welcome to our first-time attendees and international attendees. Free and open to all conference attendees.

9 – 10 am

Concurrent session 6

Sessions TBD

10:15 – 11:45 am

Concurrent session 7

Sessions TBD

11:45 – 1 pm

Lunch Break

Lunch on your own.

12 – 1 pm

Awards Ceremony Luncheon

Join us for lunch and to recognize the recipients of our four conference awards. Additional registration (and separate payment) is required.

Sponsored by the Northern Plains Ethics Institute.

1:15 – 2:15 pm

Concurrent session 8

Sessions TBD

2:30 – 4 pm

Concurrent Session 9

Sessions TBD

4 – 4:30 pm

Closing Snack

Grab a snack to go or stay and network with colleagues as the conference closes.

6 – 10 pm* 

APPE IEB® Nationals: First Round 

(Approximate time; Official time TBD)

9 am – 6 pm* 

APPE IEB® Nationals 

(Approximate time; Official time TBD)

9 am – 5 pm

APPE RISE® Post-Conference Symposium

By invitation only.