The universities in the greater Toronto area (GTA) are collectively home to an impressive group of scholars working on business ethics. The purpose of this annual forum is to both further dialogue and tighten networks within this group, as well as to increase its external connections, prestige, and visibility.
Half the sessions are held in traditional academic conference format. For the other half, papers are circulated prior to the event; these papers are not presented at the event. Such sessions begin with a 10-minute commentary, followed by a 10-minute response by the speaker, and a 30-minute question period.
Every year the forum features a keynote by a prominent business ethicist from outside the GTA, and three invited speakers from schools in the GTA. Further slots are filled via an open call for submissions.