The 5th annual Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference (MCIC), planned for this fall on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus, has been placed on hiatus due to budgetary constraints. During the past four years, the conference has hosted thousands of business and community leaders, college students, K-12 teachers and administrators as well as postsecondary faculty and staff who were dedicated to strengthening diversity throughout the Midwest.

The conference was able to attract influential keynote speakers to campus including Jose Antonio Vargas, Esera Tuaolo, Lee England Jr. and Will Allen, just to name a few.

We would like to thank everyone who gave of their time and talents to make the last four years such a tremendous success. We hope to bring the conference back sometime in the near future, better than ever. Until then, please feel free to contact my office for any assistance I or my staff can provide.

Thank you,
Dr. Jennifer DeCoste
Chief Diversity Officer and Interim Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Advancement
Executive Director – MCIC

About the conference

The Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference (MCIC) is a regional conference for business and community leaders, college students, K-12 teachers and administrators as well as postsecondary faculty and staff who want to strengthen diversity throughout the Midwest and work collaboratively towards resolving issues related to equity, diversity, inclusion, representative leadership, and advancing professional development opportunities.


This year's theme is CONNECT, ENGAGE, TRANSFORM. MCIC 2014 is an opportunity for participants to CONNECT with others, ENGAGE in critical dialogue and concepts related to diversity and inclusion, and TRANSFORM their perspectives, actions, and communities.


The purpose of the conference is to facilitate participants' understanding of the economic and equity implications of diversity in a 21st century global economy, equip participants with skills to uproot discrimination across multiple forms (i.e. gender, class, race, sexual orientation, veterans, and disabilities), and foster relationship building between diverse groups to promote inclusive activism.


MCIC 2014 provides a unique opportunity to access in-depth information from engaging presenters on topics surrounding diversity, inclusion and more.

  • Experience diversity from the experts: it’s a win-win for our campus, students, and colleagues!
  • Develop a network of diversity with your peers.
  • Learn about ability, LGBT, social justice, gender, race, and so much more!
  • Share your commitment to diversity with your students!
  • Laugh, ponder, and experience a few "ah-ha" moments.
  • Create a culture of respect in your classroom.

The conference is also a "steal of a deal," with the registration fee including keynote speakers, five meals, and an evening of entertainment!