Created over a decade ago, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference will return this March to offer workshops, presentations and panels on various topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Open to students, faculty, staff and community members, the conference has, in past years, drawn nearly 1,000 attendees from across the Midwest. Conference organizers are currently accepting program proposals through Dec. 29.
Following last year’s fully virtual series, this year’s conference will be held in a hybrid format. In-person keynote speakers will bookend the conference on March 1 and 31, and a variety of virtual workshops and presentations will be offered throughout the month. According to conference organizers, the hybrid approach was determined by survey results showing that participants enjoyed the flexibility and recording capabilities of a virtual setting, while also looking forward to some in-person engagement.
“We are encouraging students, staff, faculty, and community members to submit proposals,” said Emily Stier, Campus Climate coordinator. “We want to share the wealth of knowledge in our region and provide relevant, educational experiences for our participants.”
Program proposals will be reviewed by a team. All staff, faculty, students and community members are invited to submit a proposal. Programs must be delivered virtually.