2017 Ethics on Trial

  • Scottish Rite Masonic Center 202 South 20th Street Omaha, NE, 68102 United States

5th annual Ethics on Trial

The Board Room Edition

Automation of the American Workforce

This year’s Ethics on Trial will explore the ethical dilemma of replacing traditionally human jobs with automated technology. The audience will consider the ethical dimensions (such as purpose of business, safety, dignity, efficiency, human rights, etc.) of “employing” robots or humans —a hot and relevant topic.

This year’s format will be somewhat different than years prior.  Instead of a person being on trial for a decision they already made, the backdrop will be the annual shareholder meeting of a recycling company.  As an audience member, you will function as a company shareholder, and the audience vote will decide whether to automate these traditionally human jobs.  Like in previous years, there will still be a moderated discussion after the vote.


Cast members will include: 

  • Ken Bird, Ed.D., President/CEO, Avenue Scholars Foundation
  • Hon. Laurie Smith Camp, Chief United States District Judge
  • Hon. Hal Daub, Partner, Husch Blackwell
  • Kate Dodge, President, NEI Global Relocation
  • Shonna Dorsey, Vice President of Tech Innovation, AIM Careerlink
  • Ernie Goss, Ph.D., MacAllister Endowed Chair in Regional Economics, Heider College of Business, Creighton University
  • Madeline Moyer, Assistant Vice President, Security National Bank
  • Amy Rodie, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Business Administration, UNO
  • Lacey Studnicka, Program Development Officer, Lutheran Family Services


Timeline for Evening:

5:00 to 6:00 PM       Appetizers and Networking
6:00 to 8:00 PM       Trial and Discussion

Scottish Rite Masonic Center
202 South 20th Street (20th and Douglas)
Omaha, Nebraska

Parking will be available in the parking garage west of the Scottish Rite. Please ONLY enter on the 20th Street alley entrance. We have no access to the upper, Douglas Street entrance and can not get cars out.

To register, click below. You will be taken to the Business Ethics Alliance registration page.


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