Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

2017 Ethics Bowl Summer Workshop

High School, Two-year and Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Programs


San Jose State University - San Jose, California

Friday, June 30 through Sunday, July 2, 2017


The 2017 Ethics Bowl Summer Workshop will be held at San Jose State University in San Jose, California.

The workshop will hold sessions pertaining to the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, the Two-Year College Ethics Bowl, and the National High School Ethics Bowl, in addition to sessions on coaching, judging, student voices, the future of the bowl, and organizing regional competitions, etc.

The workshop will occur on Saturday and Sunday, beginning Saturday morning.  On Friday,the annual Newcomers session will be held.

The Agenda for the 2017 Ethics Bowl Workshop will be posted and distributed closer to the workshop dates.



Pre-Workshop Session: "Newcomers - The ABCs of Ethics Bowl"


There will be a special session for folks new to Ethics Bowl on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m.  If you have no previous experience with Ethics Bowl, please plan on attending this session.  This pre-workshop session will provide basic information on teams, coaches, judges, moderators, competitions, and what makes Ethics Bowl a unique and rewarding experience for high school and college students.  Please indicate on your participation form if you plan on attending.


Workshop Topics

  • Coaching Strategies
  • Judging
  • Fundraising and Marketing Strategies
  • Student Voices
  • Engaging Students
  • Spirit of Ethics Bowl


Special Sessions for

Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl

Two-College Ethics Bowl

National High School Ethics Bowl

Including subjects:

  • Hosting an Ethics Bowl
  • Organizing a Regional Ethics Bowl
  • Leadership Opportunities at the National and Regional Levels
  • Starting an Ethics Bowl Program at your Institution
  • Looking forward—the future of the Ethics Bowl
  • And, much more …



Saturday Evening Dinner Opportunity

There will be an opportunity to attend an informal dinner at a nearby restaurant on Saturday evening, after the workshop sessions conclude. More information about the venue will be coming soon.  Group seating will be arranged.  This will be a pay-on-your-own event.


Announcements with additional information and updates will be sent to the APPE Listserv.  To be added to the APPE Listserv, contact the APPE Office at



Participation fee:


Please, complete the form linked below and email it to the APPE office at
Registrations will not be considered complete until the form is received for the attendee.


2017 Ethics Bowl Workshop Participation Form


Registration is now open.  Participation fees are as listed below:


Before May 30, 2017: $100.00 per person and includes lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.

After May 30, 2017: $125.00 per person and includes lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.


Complete the participation form linked above and return it to the APPE office: by email to  If you prefer to pay by check, you can send the Participation Form in with your check. 

If paying by credit card, please use the online payment portal link, below.


If paying by check, mail your check and completed Participation Form to:  APPE, 618 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405


Below is the Agenda from the 2016 Ethics Bowl Workshop.  This is NOT the agenda for this year, but will give individuals an idea of what is covered and how the days flow at the workshop.


2016 Ethics Bowl Workshop Preliminary Agenda



Transportation Information



Airports that service San Jose

Mineta San Jose International Airport

Oakland International Airport

San Francisco International Airport




Airport Shuttles and Rental Cars

Shuttle Options Links

Door to Door Shuttles


Hotel Shuttles

Rental Car Options

There are numerous rental cars options from the San Jose Airport.  You can find more information at the following link:



Directions to SJSU

Here is a link to directions from numerous highways and from the San Jose Airport to the SJSU campus:

For your GPS systems:

The main address of the San Jose State University is: One Washington Square, San Jose, California 95192.



Lodging for the 2017 Ethics Bowl Workshop is being finalized.  Check back soon for updated information.




For questions and inquiries about the 2017 APPE Ethics Bowl Workshop contact Dr. Richard Greene at

Or the APPE offices at


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