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rocky mountain regional ethics bowl

The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl is a competition in which teams of undergraduates debate issues in professional and practical ethics. It combines the thrill of competition with the rigor of philosophical reasoning and argumentation. Both the regional and national bowls are sponsored by the Association for Professional and Practical Ethics (APPE).

Each year, the top teams from regional competitions across the country qualify for and advance to the national competition, which takes place the same week and in the same location as the APPE annual conference. Last year, the national competition was held in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 1, 2012.

this year's ethics bowl

Check in: beginning at 8am on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The competition starts at 9am, so please arrive no later than 8:30. This will give your team time to get settled before competition starts and to enjoy the continental-style breakfast and plenary session that will be provided. A full lunch will also be provided.

Register for this year’s regional competition by following these steps:

  • Register online at by October 31, 2014. $50 from your registration fee will go to the APPE to help support the national bowl. Each school is allowed to bring no more than 2 teams. Cost breakdown for registering multiple teams is provided at the registration website.
  • Email Sheralee Brindell, CU’s Ethics Bowl Coordinator, on or before Friday, October 31, 2014 to let her know that you plan on attending.

Campus Information: Campus buildings and parking lots are indicated on the campus map. Further information about parking can be found here.


2013 IEB results

Congratulations to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln Team "B" for winning the 2013 Rocky Mountain Regional Ethics Bowl.

more about IEB

2014 Regional Rules **NEW**

Association for Professional and Practical Ethics

Center for Study of Ethics in the Professions

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