Care Ethics Research Consortium

About the 2018 Care Ethics Research Consortium (CERC) Conference

The Care Ethics Research Consortium (CERC) is a worldwide, interdisciplinary community committed to the robust exploration and advancement of care ethics. The first CERC conference theme is Care Ethics and Precarity, and it will be hosted by Portland State University. Precarity is a rich and widely contested term that can describe a variety of oppressive circumstances.  The conference will have two Keynote Speakers: Dr. Eva Feder Kittay and Dr. Fiona Robinson.  The conference takes place on Thursday September 27 and Friday September 28.


The Final Program (PDF) is now available.  A printed final program will also be distributed at the conference.

Registration Information

Information: Online pre-registration is closed.  There will be on-site online registration available during the conference hours.  Bring a personal mobile-ready device, or you can use a laptop provided on-site.  Checks will be accepted on-site, but online registration is preferred.
Registration: $200
Student (Outside PSU): $25
PSU Students, Staff and Faculty: Free with registration
Note: All presenters must register for the conference. Unfortunately, for this first conference, there are no funds to support the cost to participate.


The University Place Hotel and Conference Center is the site of the conference. Hotel rooms can be booked at the Univeristy Place Hotel room reservation site


University Place (310 SW Lincoln Street) is directly infront of the Lincoln St & SW 3rd Ave Trimet MAX Station on the Orange Line.  Busses 9, 7, and 43 also stop near by. The Trimet Trip Planner can be used to find routes from the Portland International Airport.  Depending on the route, it is about 45-60 minutes by light rail from the airport to hotel.


For questions, please contact the Conference Manager, Dr. Veronica Hotton at