Upholding Humanity and Dignity of All

The Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference will be held on UW-Platteville’s campus on February 27–28, 2020 in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall.

MCIC was last hosted on the UW-Platteville campus in 2014 and provided our students, staff, faculty, and community partners to engage with diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops, entertainment, and presentations. The goal of MCIC is to provide participants personal and professional opportunities to strengthen their capacity to understand, support, and elevate their identities and the identities of others..

The Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference is hosted by the UW-Platteville Divisions of Diversity and Inclusion and University Relations and would not be possible without the help of many campus partners and volunteers.

Room blocks available at Holiday Inn Express, Country Inn & Suites, and Super 8 by utilizing the “State Rate” for February 26 and 27. You must call to receive the discounted amount.

Holiday Inn Express
  • 55 S. Elm St., Platteville, WI 53818
  • 608.342.2238
  • Room rate: $94/night
Country Inn & Suites
  • 630 S. Water St., Platteville, WI 53818
  • 608.348.7373
  • Room rate: $82/night
Super 8
  • 100 Hwy 80/81, Platteville, WI 53818
  • 608.348.8800
  • Room rate: $82/night

Thursday, February 27

7:30–8:45 a.m. Check In/Registration

8:45–9:45 a.m. Welcome Addresses

9:45–10:45 a.m. Keynote #1 – Lakota Harden

11 a.m.–Noon Breakout Sessions

Noon-12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30–1:30 p.m. Keynote #2 – Tou Ger Xiong

1:45–3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

1:45–3:30 p.m. Keynote #3 – Dashka Slater – The 57 Bus and the Pursuit of Justice

3:45–4:45 p.m. Keynote #4 – Yusef Salaam – You Were Born on Purpose and with a Purpose

Friday, February 28

7:30–8:45 a.m. Check In/Registration

8:45–9:45 a.m. Welcome Addresses

9:45–10:45 a.m. Keynote #5 – Sonya Renee Taylor – Radical Self-Love for Everybody and Every Body

11–11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Noon–12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30–1:30 p.m. Keynote #6 – Yosimar Reyes – UndocuJoy: Shifting the Perspective in Undocumented Representation

1:45–3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

3:45–4:45 p.m. Keynote #7 – LeDerick Horne – A Path to Pride and Success

The MCIC Conference will take place in various buildings throughout the UW-Platteville, main campus. A full schedule will be released prior to conference with location and room information.

2020 Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference

The conference serves as an opportunity to provide diverse and inclusive speakers, workshops, and other educational opportunities to the Tri-State region.

  • General Registration: $195
  • Non UW-Platteville Students: $100
  • UW-Platteville Students: FREE
  • Presenters will receive a $50 discount

Registration fees include all meals, keynotes, Thursday evening entertainment, and breakout sessions for the two-day conference. For questions or concerns about registration, please contact Campus Climate at campusclimate@uwplatt.edu or 608.342.1555.

Registration closes Feb. 7, 2020 at midnight.

Staff, faculty, community members, business leaders, and non UW-Platteville students register using the “Registration” button. UW-Platteville students use the UW-Platteville student registration button.


UW-Platteville Student Registration

The deadline for program proposal submissions was Jan. 3, 2020.

Program proposals were open to all staff, faculty, students, and community members and focused on this years' theme, Upholding Humanity and Dignity of All. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Campus Climate at campusclimate@uwplatt.edu or 608.342.6179.

Thank you for your interest and please check back in the future for further opportunities.

Haven't registered yet for the Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference? Click on the registration tab to sign up.

Interested in volunteer opportunities?

MCIC needs your help. We are looking for volunteers to help with registration and assist with breakout sessions.

If you are interested in signing up click on the button below to and fill out the form. If you have questions email Campus Climate at campusclimate@uwplatt.edu.

Sign up by Feb. 6 to get your tshirt.