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Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

6th Annual Leadership Conference: Mar. 7-8, 2016

‘Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age’

  2016 Leadership Conference Dates

As our society becomes more and more reliant on technology, new questions arise regarding the role Ethics, Honor, and Leadership play in this ever changing world. The 2016 VMI Leadership Conference “Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age” held at the Virginia Military Institute, March 7-8, 2016, explores these new, technologically driven challenges to our individual and national character. This conference will address ethical dilemmas in national policy and in society that have arisen as a result of new technologies with a balance of perspectives.

Changes to our society – such as data mining, cyber attacks, unmanned/robotic warfare and the instant impact of social media – are becoming the norm before regulations or policies can be considered to ensure individual rights or consider global implications. With rapid advancements in technology, are previously developed guides for ethical decisions still applicable, or do these new developments require new guiding principles? Do we accept this as the changing of times or should we see this as a threat to a socially recognized value? More importantly, in this technology-centric world, how can we distinguish ourselves as leaders of integrity while staying ahead of the changes? How can we develop or utilize ethical practices that address new technology-driven challenges? The 2016 VMI Leadership Conference will provide panel discussions, speakers and small group discussions to explore these ethical dilemmas.

To receive notifications on this conference, email Derek Pinkham, Assistant Conference Coordinator. 


Resources from the 2015 Conference  

 Photo collage from 2015 Leadership Conference (clockwise):  Retired BG Rebecca Halstead, top right:  Keynote dinner networking, lower right: Chaplain Park, VMI, taking notes during a panel session