Features and Opportunities

The annual conference provides an opportunity for members to present their own research, engage with the latest academic discussions in business ethics, and enjoy the fellowship of other scholars and professionals in the field.

As before, the annual conference will feature scholarly paper presentations, panels and workshops. Ph.D. candidates are also encouraged to submit paper abstracts for inclusion in the program and Emerging Scholars workshop. We are also pleased to announce that the annual conference will again feature a Speed Mentoring forum for early-career academics looking to network with other senior scholars. Information about this Speed Mentoring forum can be found here.

2016 SBE Conference

Find many opportunities for networking.

2016 SBE Conference

Presidential Luncheon & Awards

Sheraton Hotel, Atlanta, GA

2017 Annual Conference

The annual conference begins on Friday, August 4th at 1:00 pm with the welcome and plenary session. A special pre-conference event, “Teaching Business Ethics Effectively: Insights from Master Teachers,” is scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, August 3rd and will be followed by an early evening reception in honor of SBE’s international members and attendees.  The conference concludes with a closing reception in the early evening of Sunday, August 6th.

Any questions or suggestions can be directed to Jeffery Smith, SBE Annual Conference Program Chair at sbeprogramchair2017@gmail.com.

Plenary SEssion

Business Ethics During the Trump Administration

The Annual Conference will begin on Friday, August 4th with a special plenary session featuring a timely discussion of the role of businesses and academic business ethicists in the era of President Trump.  For more information be sure to look at the preliminary conference program.


Keynote Speaker

Raj Sisodia

Rajendra Sisodia will be a featured keynote speaker at the Annual Conference.  He is a founder and leader of the fast growing global Conscious Capitalism movement and serves as the FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He is also Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc. (www.ConsciousCapitalism.org).

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Emerging Scholars

One of the most valuable accomplishments of the Society for Business Ethics is the warm and collegial mentorship environment it has created for PhD students. For a number of years the society has coordinated a mentorship program before starting to hold a special workshop for our emerging scholar PhD students at its Annual Conference.



Speed Mentoring

Here’s a chance for a number of early-career colleagues to seed relationships with established-career colleagues, in a dynamic, stimulating and fun session. (Fun! Yes, absolutely.)


2017 SBE Conference Registration Rates

Early Booking

Until July 4, 2017
  • $50 — Emeritus/Student Member
  • $150 — SBE Member
  • $75 — Emeritus/Student Non Member
  • $225 — Non Member

Late Registration

July 5 — July 31, 2017
  • $60 — Emeritus/Student Member
  • $180 — SBE Member
  • $85 — Emeritus/Student Non Member
  • $250 — Non Member

On-Site Registration

August 4-6, 2017
  • $70 — Emeritus/Student Member
  • $200 — SBE Member
  • $95 — Emeritus/Student Non Member
  • $270 — Non Member

Tickets for the Presidential Luncheon (Saturday, August 5, 12.30-2.15PM) are available for $50.