Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum Conferences

The 22nd Annual Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum will be hosted VIRTUALLY on October 7-9, 2021.
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, The Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum will host its 2021 conference virtually.  The conference will be October 7-9 and will be hosted by Colorado School of Mines.  Registration is now open! You can view the schedule for the conference here.

About the Annual SEAC Conference: The Annual Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum 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.

Accessing the Virtual Conference: Once you have paid the registration fee you will need to register on Symposium, the virtual platform being used for the conference. Questions should be directed toward Sandra Woodson at or Qin Zhu at

  • New users must create an account on Symposium at using a pre-authorized email for your event (the email you used when you paid your registration fee is now “pre-authorized”).
  • A verification link will be generated upon completing sign up, which will be sent to the email associated with the new account. Users must open the verification email from Symposium and click the link to verify the account.
  • Once the account is verified, please go to  and log in.
  • Once you log in, you can search for Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum Annual Conference and register for it, or you can go directly to
Call for Papers: The submission window is now closed for presentations at the SEAC conference. Registration is still ongoing until the start of the conference on October 7.

2021 SEAC Conference on Ethics

Theme: Environmental Ethics

For this year’s conference we have a special interest in approaches for teaching environmental ethics, with possible topic areas including (but not limited to) climate change, food and/or water security, energy production and use, literature and the environment, development and community engagement, risk communication, animal rights, the “Green New Deal,” and environmental education, justice, policy and politics, or refugees. Call For Papers & Conference Schedule 

Host Info:


Keynote Speakers:

  • Adam Briggle, University of North Texas, author of Thinking through Climate Change: A Philosophy of Energy in the Anthropocene
  • Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood and The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food


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

  • Registration is Open: Registration is handled through the Philosophy Documentation Center. Register here
  • Conference Abstracts: Deadline for submission is now closed.
  • Graduate Student Paper Award:  SEAC is awarding $500 to the best graduate student paper!


Travel & Accommodations: No longer applicable, as the conference will be virtual this year.


SEAC’s journal Teaching Ethics will publish a special edition on “Environmental Ethics, Sustainability, and Teaching Environmental Ethics.  The edition is planned in conjunction with the 22nd annual conference.  The theme for the SEAC conference is “Teaching Environmental Ethics.” Papers should be submitted by November 15th here Note: It is acceptable to submit abstracts for paper presentations at SEAC’s annual conference in other areas of Ethics Across the Curriculum.