The California Regional Ethics Bowl is a team competition that combines the excitement and fun of a competitive tournament with an innovative approach to education in practical and professional ethics for undergraduate students. Teams will come from colleges and universities throughout California. This year's competition will be held on the main campus of San Diego State University in Storm Hall from 7:30am until 5:00pm on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

At the competition, a moderator poses questions, based on previously distributed cases, to teams of five students. Questions may concern ethical problems on wide ranging topics, such as the classroom (e.g. cheating, plagiarism), personal relationships (e.g. dating, friendship), professional ethics (e.g. engineering, law, medicine), or social and political ethics (e.g. free speech, gun control) A panel of judges probes the teams for further justifications and evaluates answers. Rating criteria are intelligibility, focus on ethically relevant considerations, avoidance of ethical irrelevance, and deliberative thoughtfulness.