RoME 2019

The Twelfth Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress

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

University of Colorado, Boulder

August 8-11, 2019

Boulder, CO

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 twelfth annual RoME congress.  Papers from all areas of ethics and political theory are invited. 

Keynote 1: Amy Olberding (Oklahoma)

Keynote 2: Sherry Colb (Cornell)

Keynote 3: David Sobel (Syracuse)



Submission of abstracts: March 15, 2019.
Notification of acceptance: Sometime in May, 2019.
Full paper submission for Young Ethicist Prize Consideration: June 15, 2019.


  • 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 15, 2019 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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