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49th Annual Conference of the Association for Moral Education

Positive Youth Development and Moral Education: Building Bridges

October 26 - 28, 2023

Fort Worth, TX, USA

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Click here for more information about submissions, registration, and the conference program.

Submissions Information

The conference team invites submissions from a range of disciplines in a variety of formats. Submissions that bridge positive youth development and moral education are especially encouraged and will be given priority in the review process. However, proposals more broadly addressing positive youth development and moral education and development are also welcome and encouraged.

The AME defines moral education broadly, integrating perspectives from philosophy, sociology, religion, education, psychology, and political science, among others. Submissions are welcomed from various disciplines and scholars who wish to engage in dialogue about the conference theme specifically and moral education and development more broadly.

Submissions may describe research projects and other scholarly works that have not reached their final stages. However, submitters must be able to include enough information (e.g., preliminary data and analysis) for reviewers to assess the quality and potential contribution of the proposal.

Proposals Were Due April 27, 2023. Notifications Were Emailed June 16th, 2023.

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Registration and Travel Information

Early Bird registration is open through August 15th, 2023. Click the registration link below to register through the Oxford Abstracts platform.

Conference activities will take place on the campus of TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The metroplex is home to two major airports, Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW) and Dallas Love Field. DFW is closer to Fort Worth and the TCU Campus. There are multiple transportation options between DFW and Fort Worth, including public rail transit. Click here for airport transportation information: DFW Transportation.

The main conference hotel is The Hyatt Place, TCU. The Hyatt Place is within walking distance to conference locations on the TCU campus. We have secured a limited block of rooms and special rates at the Hyatt Place, TCU, and two other local hotels. Click the hotel information link for more information.

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Hotel Information

Hotels with Negotiated Conference Rates*

Hyatt Place TCU – This is the primary conference hotel and is the most walkable to conference locations (.4 - .9 miles to various TCU campus locations).

Click this reservation link for a $169/night rate in a reserved block 10/25 – 10/28: Association for Moral Education October 2023 HPTCU (Discounted block is full; regular reservations may be available.)

Other Area Hotels

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Fort Worth University: 2 miles from the campus locations of the conference. On the same Trinity Metro Bus line as the Courtyard Marriott.

Extended Stay America Fort Worth Medical Center – This is a more economical location at which we have a small number of rooms reserved 10/25 - 10/28. It is about 1.6 miles from the conference locations. A city bus runs between this hotel and TCU.

Go to, select the Fort Worth “Medical Center” location and use this code: EAAJ8 to reserve at rates of $84 - $99/night.

*If you encounter problems booking at any of these hotels, please contact them directly, let them know you are trying to book in the AME block, and they can let you know if there are rooms left. Note that you will also have to call the hotel directly if you are trying to book nights beyond the dates of the negotiated block. Even if there are no more rooms in the block, there may be general reservations available.

Program Highlights: Plenary Speakers

Julio Cammarota, Professor of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies

The University of Arizona

"Social Justice Youth Development: From Assets to Transformational Consciousness"

Thursday, October 26th, 9:30 - 10:45 am, CST

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Ben Kirshner, Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development

University of Colorado

"Youth Resistance and Moral Development"

Friday, October 27th, 9:30 - 10:45 am, CST

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Judith Smetana, Professor of Psychology

University of Rochester

"The Long and Winding Road: Surviving (And Thriving) in Adolescent-Parent Relationships"

Friday, October 27th, 1:30 - 2:45 pm, CST

Kohlberg Memorial Lecture

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