Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum Conferences

The 23rd Annual Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum will be hosted at the University of Mississippi on October 6-8, 2022.
The conference is the preeminent opportunity for those of us working in ethics education, and in integrating ethics into the broader curriculum, to gather to share ideas, present our latest research, demonstrate pedagogical experiments, and network with each other, all in the spirit of conviviality. New members and graduate students are most welcome, as is anyone interested in this important work. Registration costs for members are $115 which includes two issues of Teaching Ethics as well as online access to journals Professional Ethics and Business and Professional Ethics.
Register for the conference here.

Conference Paper Proposal Period is now closed.

2022 SEAC Conference Theme: The Ethics of Engagement 

We welcome submissions addressing any aspect of teaching ethics across the curriculum. For this year’s conference we have a special interest in approaches for teaching ethics as it relates to the practice of interpersonal, civic, institutional, and community engagement. Possible topic areas include (but are not limited to) increasing civic virtues, promoting civil discourse; developing empathy and moral sensitivity; developing trust and collaboration; advancing racial equity and social justice; benefits of engagement (e.g., psychological, economic, law enforcement, political); opportunities and outcomes; communication with community partners; ethical practices for student leadership, volunteer, and internship programs; and policy.

Conference Abstract Deadline is passed.


Host Info: The conference is being co-hosted by the Center for Practical Ethics & the Center for Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi.


Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Jason Baehr, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University: Philosopher of education specializing in epistemology and virtue theory

Dr. Brian Berkey, Associate Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics atThe Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania: Moral and political philosopher specializing in business ethics and effective altruism

Program: The conference program is under development and updates will be posted as they are finalized.

  • Conference Abstracts: Online submission is now open with a deadline of August 1 (with special preference given to proposals submitted by July 1)
  • Graduate Student Paper Award:  SEAC is awarding $500 to the best graduate student paper!
  • Graduate Student Registration: Includes a SEAC membership (see the Registration section for additional benefits).
  •  SEAC Business Meeting: In a change from previous years, this annual meeting will be held via Zoom one week after the conference.
  • Registration fee of $115 include the majority of meals at the conference. (The optional SEAC banquet requires an additional charge. Given the high costs of food nationwide, the banquet is a lower-cost full-service dinner option, and we encourage you to keep the conference conversation alive by joining us all for dinner!)


Travel & Accommodations: 

  • Hotel: The Inn at Ole Miss, which is our on-campus hotel and conference venue. Special conference room rates are available (for reservations made on or before September 19, 2022) at the rate of $99 for double queen and king Standard Rooms, and $109 for double queen and king Deluxe Rooms. Guests can make reservations by calling 1-888-486- 7666 and referencing the SEAC Conference 2022. Reservations may also be made online at this link SEAC Conference 2022. Additional lodging options (without special conference discounts) within walking distance include: The Courtyard by Marriott Oxford and The Graduate, Oxford.
  • By Air: Memphis International Airport (MEM) is about 1 hr. 15 min from Oxford, Mississippi. The Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP) is about 50 minutes from Oxford, Mississippi.
  • Transportation from the Airport: major car rental companies from MEM airport and major car rental companies from the TUP airport.

Conference Venue & Hosting Institution

The Inn at Ole Miss, which is our on-campus hotel and conference venue for all sessions on Thursday and Friday and two blocks from Bryant Hall, the home of the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Center for Practical Ethics. We will have conference sessions in Bryant Hall on Saturday, as well as the opening reception. The University of Mississippi (byname Ole Miss) was founded in 1861 and is the state’s flagship university. Included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics, and business. Its 16 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law, and pharmacy, and an Honors College acclaimed for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning, and opportunities for community action. With a student population above 20,0000 and an acclaimed cultural, music, and restaurant scene downtown, Oxford has become the “Cultural Mecca of the South.” The campus receives accolades as one of the most beautiful in the country, and Oxford has been voted the nation’s best college town. Conference attendees will enjoy exploring the streets around The Square, perusing art exhibits in the on-campus University of Mississippi Museum, reflecting on racial equity at the James Meredith statue, experiencing the many highly awarded restaurants, soaking up history touring William Faulker’s home and grounds, and browsing in Square Books—one of the nation’s largest independent bookstores.

Becoming a SEAC member not only provides a discount on conference registration (saving $15 from the non-member registration costs), but it also includes free access to the journal Teaching Ethics with two print issues for the year, as well as online access to Professional Ethics and the journal Business and Professional Ethics.