Seventh Annual
University of Colorado, Boulder
August 7-10, 2014
Boulder, Colorado 

an international conference geared to offer the highest quality, highest altitude discussion of ethics, broadly conceived 

Call For Papers

The Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to invite paper proposals for the seventh annual RoME congress.  Papers from all areas of ethics and political theory are invited.  To encourage the participation of junior scholars, the University of Colorado will be awarding a Young Ethicist Prize of $500 for most meritorious submission.  The prize competition is open to any participating untenured philosopher (including, but not limited to, tenure-track faculty, instructors, and graduate students). 

Keynote 1: George Sher (Rice University)
Keynote 2: Vicky Spelman (Smith College)
Keynote 3: Richard J. Arneson (UCSD)


Submission of abstracts: Feb 1, 2014. 
Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2014.
Full paper submission for Young Ethicist Prize Consideration: June 1, 2014. 


Abstracts only (750-1000 words).  Shorter or longer abstracts will not be accepted.
Double spaced, prepared for blind-review.
(Anticipate full papers at half-hour reading time or 4500 words, whichever is shorter.)

In order to be considered for the Young Ethicist Prize, complete papers must be submitted by June 1, 2013 and abstracts must have already been accepted for participation.  Announcement of a winner will be made at the event.

Indicate in your submission whether you would consider being a commentator on another paper, should your paper not be accepted to the conference for presentation.

Please submit abstracts electronically (in Word format) to Benjamin Hale ( and Alastair Norcross ( 

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One Reply to “CFP: Seventh Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress”

  1. This is always a nice conference with lots of time to meet other people working on interesting things. The Boulder ethicists put in a lot of good work each year putting it on. I imagine it is even more work this year while recovering from the recent floods.
    I encourage people to be rigorous about blinding their submissions, by doing things such as removing electronic data identifying the writer that may be attached to the file, putting one’s name in the paper, referring to places that are clearly identifiable as connected to you, thanking people you know, etc. I’m saying this because I’ve helped referee for this conference in the past and sometimes people mess these things up as they have with other conferences I’ve refereed for.
    Thanks Chris, et. al. for all the work involved!

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