Baltimore will be the host site for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) 28th Annual Conference from February 28 through March 3, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor.
Front and center for this international gathering will be two well-respected Baltimore leaders: Chief Melvin Russell of the Baltimore Police Department and Dr. Joanne M. Martin, founder and president of The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum.
Dr. Martin will kick off the event by giving the Plenary Opening Address on February 28, 2019. She will speak on the topic “Judging Your Values and Valuing Your Judgements: Insights from a Museum Founder.” Three of the museum’s well-crafted wax figures will be on display for the duration of the conference.
On Friday, March 1, 2019, Chief Melvin Russell will deliver the keynote address. His forty-year career in the Baltimore Police Department as an expert on community policing and his chairmanship on various boards and initiatives makes him uniquely qualified to offer insights on his conference topic, “Leadership through Partnership.”