"Vision, Imagination, and Dreams in the Work of Ethics"

Thursday, January 5 - Sunday, January 8, 2023

The 2023 Annual Meeting will be a place-based meeting with no virtual component. 

Program | Registration | Hotel & Travel | Exhibit/SponsorImportant Dates | Information

SCE Gives BackCode of Conduct | Health & SafetyCOVID-19 Update

Final Program

Please click the button above to view the final program of the 2023 Annual Meeting program.  The deadline for program edits was October 12.

To sign up for an Adhoc Meeting during the 2023 Annual Meeting, please click here.



Registration is now open! 


Cancellation Policy:  Registration fees will be fully refunded if you cancel before December 1, 2022 midnight Eastern Time.  Cancellations after December 1, 2022 will not be refunded.  Registration refunds must be requested in writing to [email protected].


Hotel & Travel

The 2023 Annual Meeting will be hosted in Chicago, Illinois. 

Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe Street

Chicago, Illinois 60603

Single/Double/Triple/Quad:  $139 (plus taxes and fees)

To reserve your room online click here or call 877-865-5321 and reference 'SCE'.  The Society of Christian Ethics has secured discounted rates per night, plus applicable taxes for Annual Meeting attendees.  Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.  The special rate will be offered until Monday, December 19 at 3 PM central time or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  

Only registered attendees of the 2023 Annual Meeting (SCE, SJE, SSME) can book within the meeting’s room block.  The Society of Christian Ethics will do an audit with the hotel to ensure only registered members have booked hotel rooms.  Those that have not registered for the Annual Meeting will be removed from the block, forfeiting the discounted rate.

Parking at The Palmer House

Check out the Choose Chicago website for recommendations on things to do, places to eat, etc.


Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibit and visibility opportunities are available.

Exhibit Hours:

Thursday, January 5

12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (set up)


5:00 - 7:00 PM

Friday, January 6

8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 7

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday, January 8

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (tear down)

Please view the PDF of the program to see when scheduled breaks take place in the exhibit hall.

The exhibit tables are 6' tables with black linen table skirt. Exhibit tables will have two (2) chairs per 6’ table.  All other equipment must be provided by the exhibitor.  The Hotel does not permit anything to be nailed, posted or otherwise attached to its walls. The exhibitor is responsible for providing the necessary insurance to cover their own property.  There will not be a security officer present.  

Audio Visual Information

Requests for power, internet, audio visual, etc. must be arranged through the hotel audio visual team prior to the meeting.  These services are at an additional cost. 

For electrical service orders and payment, please complete this form and send to [email protected].

For other Audio Visual orders and payment, please complete this form and send to [email protected].

Shipping & Receiving Information

The Society of Christian Ethics is not responsible for any cost incurred for shipping and handling.  Packages can be delivered to the Hotel five (5) days prior to the Annual Meeting start date of 1/5. 

Shipping & Receiving Information – UPS Store at The Palmer House Hilton
Shipping Address: 

Your Name – Exhibitor/Company Name

SCE Annual Meeting

17 E Monroe St

Chicago, IL 60603

Important Dates

**Subject to change**

March 1:  Call for Proposal submission deadline
May 11:  Call for Proposal acceptance emails to be sent
May 18:  Program acceptance due
June 24:  Draft program will be available
August 15:  Paper to be uploaded for JSCE consideration
September 1:  Registration, volunteer sign ups, hotel block, and exhibitor opportunities open
October 12:  Deadline to submit edits to the program (title, abstract, speakers)
December 1:  All presenters must be registered or they will be removed from the program




SCE Gives Back

About The Night Ministry:  The Night Ministry provides human connection, housing support, and health care to community members who are unhoused or experiencing poverty. As an organization that focuses on human connection, The Night Ministry accepts individuals as they are. Services at The Night Ministry include a Health Outreach Bus that visits seven neighborhoods each week, a Street Medicine Team that provides care to encampments across the city, a CTA Outreach Team that visits two "El" stations each week to offer free health care, food, and more to unhoused CTA riders, five shelters that house youth and young adults, and a housing program that supports young people exiting homelessness in their own apartments. Items like hats, gloves, scarves, and socks are all needed throughout the cold months and your support means that The Night Ministry can continue to provide these items for community members in need. To learn more about the work The Night Ministry is doing in Chicago and other ways you can help, please check out their website at www.thenightministry.org

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, organizers, volunteers, and staff must abide by the SCE Standards of Professional Conduct.


Health & Safety

Masks – Masks are required in all meeting space and hallways.

Vaccine Mandate – All participants must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination at registration. Following current CDC guidance, a booster is not required in order to be considered fully vaccinated. Paper or photo of vaccine are acceptable.

Please note, The Society of Christian Ethics can not mandate external parties, such as hotel staff, audio visual staff, etc. to follow the above rules.


COVID-19 Update

The Society of Christian Ethics continues to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak as the health and safety of our members and attendees is our highest priority.  We are tracking all travel restrictions and will follow the advice of the World Health OrganizationU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Chicago Department of Public Health.  


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.  Have a question that hasn't been answered?  Please contact the team at [email protected] or 320-253-5407.