Annual Meeting Frequently Asked Questions

Attendee FAQ | Speaker FAQ | Volunteer FAQ

Attendee FAQ

Will there be a virtual component to the Annual Meeting?

There will be no virtual component to the 2023 Annual Meeting.  


Speaker FAQ

As a speaker/convener/facilitator, do I need to register for the Annual Meeting?

Yes, all participants must register for the Annual Meeting by December 1, or they will be removed from the program.

Do Interest Group/Working Group invited speakers need to register?

Yes, registration is required.  Presenters at non-concurrent sessions do not need to be members; if a Group invites a non-member to speak, the non-member’s registration fee is waived.  Please reach out to [email protected] and ask for a complimentary code to register.  Any such Interest Group guests must pay their own transportation and lodging expenses.  

Is my paper eligible to be published in the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics (JSCE)?

All papers and panels accepted for concurrent sessions are eligible for consideration to be published in the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics. If you are interested in submitting your paper for consideration, you will need to upload an abstract into the JSCE online system by August 15. 

What is SCE's Policy Regarding Research Involving Human Subjects?

If your paper/panel includes research of human subjects (including ethnographic research) you need to submit an IRB protocol to your local IRB committee.  You must confirm submission (with contact information and date) or acceptance of an IRB protocol by June 1st or your acceptance will be withdrawn. We realize that the IRB protocol you submit may not receive approval by June 1; what is important at this stage is simply that it be submitted, and that you can confirm its receipt by your IRB.  You can find the SCE's IRB Policy here.

I am participating in the Conversation with an Author session and would like my book to be considered for review in the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics.  What do I need to do?

Mail a copy of your book to the Book Review Editor, Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee.  More information can be found here.

When will I find out who is convening/facilitating my session?

The name of the convener/facilitator of your session will be posted to the online program in early Fall.  At that time, it is the presenter's responsibility to send the convener/facilitator a copy of your paper, curriculum vita or other material needed to introduce you.  For the Conversation with an Author, it is the authors responsibility to send the facilitator a complimentary copy of your book soon after this assignment is made so they have time to digest it.


Volunteer FAQ

How do I volunteer?

Volunteer opportunities will open up in September with registration.  Please indicate on your registration form the volunteer opportunity you would like to sign up for.

I am a volunteer.  What is my role?

Convener Responsibilities:  A convener oversees a concurrent session. 

Worship Planner Responsibilities:  A worship planner for the Ecumenical Worship Service (Sunday AM) and the Catholic Eucharist on (Saturday PM), is responsible for planning and/or leading the session.  

Registration Helper Responsibilities:   Assist at registration by giving out attendee badges and answering questions.  This opportunity is available for Student Members only.

Journal Referee Responsibilities:  JSCE referees evaluate presentations for possible publication in the Journal, according to the procedures established by the editors.



Have a question not answered above?  Reach out to [email protected] or 320-253-5407.