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


Through its individual and institutional members, APPE supports and trains the next generation of faculty and professionals, works to improve ethical conduct in the workplace, and to advance public dialogue in ethics and values.



A Year of Conversation on the Future of

Practical and Professional Ethics



The conversation continues!  The Association launched a series of conversations, seminars and workshops to discuss the development of practical and professional ethics and explore future challenges and opportunities.  Some of those workshops are planned for this Fall.  The Association invites members and friends to host these conversations at academic institutions, businesses, professional societies, conferences, government agencies and in community forums, with the aim of contributing to a data base of information that can help shape future educational and professional development.

Click here for additional information on this great project.


Support APPE

The Association is now able to offer an online donation process.

Gifts to the Assocation for Practical and Professional Ethics help to fund APPE initiatives in the field of ethics and ethics education. 


Some APPE programs funded by donations are: Awards for the Special Paper Competitions at the Annual Meeting; support and growth of the three Ethics Bowl programs: International Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, Two Year College Ethics Bowl, and High School Ethics Bowl; and sponsorships for programming at the Annual Meeting.   


You may give to the Association through the Give Now link below (credit card donations only) or by mailing your credit card information or check to the APPE Offices: 618 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. 



For more information or assistance, contact the APPE Office at (812) 855-6450 or


Thank you for your support of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. 



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Follow us on Twitter @APPEonline where we will be live tweeting throughout the conference.  #APPE2016


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Look for #APPE2017 for tweets about the 2017 APPE Annual Conference!

Important Deadlines


  • July  Registration opens
  • October 14 Program and Book Submissions (including abstracts only for the Special Paper Competition Submissions) **Extended to October 28, 2016!**
  • November 4   Paper Competition Submissions - Full papers due
  • November 28 End of Early Bird Registration
  • December     Notification of Program Presenters
  • January 9      Deadline for Audio Visual Request Forms
  • January 9    National IEB Team Registration ends
  • January 9    Publisher Ads deadline
  • January 23    End of On-Time Registration
  • February 1    Hotel Reservations deadline
  • February 6   Meal Reservations with Payment deadline


A message from Illinois Institute of Technology – an opportunity to honor Dr. Vivian Weil, former longterm APPE Executive Board Chair.

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to a gathering of Dr. Vivian Weil's friends and colleagues to honor her many accomplishments and legacy on September 9th on the Illinois Institute of Technology's main campus from 2-5 pm in the Hermann Hall Expo room. Individuals are invited to share a few words. 

Refreshments will be provided. 

Members of the Illinois Tech, Chicago and the larger community are invited. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining us, please forward them this message. 

Kelly Laas
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions
Illinois Institute of Technology 
Chicago, Illinois 

APPE Request For Proposals from potential Host Institutions released

The Official RFP can be found at the following link:

APPE Request for Proposals for Host Institutions

Upcoming Events

Don't Miss:

26th Annual APPE International Conference
at the
Westin Dallas Park Central
Dallas, Texas

Feb. 23 – 26, 2017

Please see our: Hotel information page for reservations!

2017 Submission Site Open in EasyChair!

APPE is happy to announce that it will use EasyChair for the submission process in 2017.  For more information on submissions, please see the Submission Instructions page.

Registration for the Annual Conference is Open!

The registration site for the 2017 Conference is now open. 

Click here for the registration link.

For more information on the 2017 APPE Annual Conference, see the Annual Conference webpages.


Membership Renewal


 Those wishing to renew their Membership using a credit card: Click here for our Online Payment Portal.


For other information or payment options, please see: Member Benefits


Member Resources


Current Members - Follow the link below to access the Membership Directory and Profiles in Ethics.  You will need the log in information that was sent to you in your renewal acknowledgement letter.  If you need assistance, contact the APPE office at or 812-855-6450.

APPE Current Member Resources

Support APPE

 Gifts to the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics help fund APPE initiatives in the field of ethics and ethics education.  Please, click the Give Now button below to donate by credit card. 


For more gifting options or additional information, please see our Support APPE page and/or contact the APPE Office at: (812) 855-6450 or


Members in the News

Please, see our new Members in the News page for updated information on current members.