The Kutak Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is pleased to announce that we are extending the deadline for submitting abstracts for our conference on ethics and technology.

Featured Speakers:

Alexis Elder

University of Minnesota – Duluth

Ryan Jenkins

California Polytechnic State University

Erica L. Neely

Northern Ohio State University

Ariela Tubert

University of Pugent Sound

Papers will be considered for two things:

A:  One of four open conference-style presentation spots; and

B:   40 open poster presentation spots.

Who Should Submit Abstracts:


There will be 10 poster presentation spots reserved for undergraduates.

We accept papers from any method of inquiry or discipline so long as it fits the theme of ethics and technology as spelled out above.  We strongly encourage submissions from women and persons from minoritized groups, perspectives, and areas of thought.


We invite papers on the topic of ethics and technology.  So, acceptable papers explore topics like: ethical design, implementation of moral reasoning, privacy, permissible use of technology, concerns about discerning truth, dissemination of disinformation or propaganda, addiction and the dopamine economy, economic and asset inequalities, machine ethics and algorithmic biases, concerns about the surveillance state, data control and monetization, implicit trust and user understanding, and hateful or criminal actors, etc.


Submission of abstracts: August 25, 2019;

Notification of acceptance: nearly immediately

Full paper submissions for speakers: time of conference


Abstracts only (750-1000 words).  Shorter or longer abstracts will not be accepted.  (Footnotes count toward word count.  Titles do not.)

If you would like to list bibliographical information of works referred to in abstract or otherwise noted, please do so in a section separate from the abstract titled, ‘References’.  This section does not count toward the word count of the abstract.

Please, indicate whether you are an undergraduate student.

Double-spaced, prepared for anonymous review.

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.


The conference is the heart of a larger ethics and technology event.  Alongside the conference will be a game jam, a technology resource fair, and an AAPT Workshop on Teaching Philosophy.

Conference website is:

Where to Send Abstracts:

Please send abstracts to:

Colton Harper at colton[dot]harper[AT]huskers[dot]unl[dot]edu

Thank you!!!
Take Care,

Adam R. Thompson, PhD

Assistant Director

Kutak Ethics Center

University of Nebraska-Lincoln