The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC) is an annual event held at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee that supports the sharing and collaboration of national and international graduate student research and art across the disciplines. The conference is organized entirely by graduate student efforts, who collectively decide on an annual theme that reflects current theoretical debates and trends across the humanities, sciences, and the arts. In order to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, MIGC invites submissions that respond to the theme in the form of traditional paper abstracts, roundtables, workshops, music, film, installation art, and other performances. MIGC recognizes the financial strain that many graduate students are under and therefore aims to be almost entirely cost-free once students have arrived, providing lodging, meals including coffee and snacks, and a free reception.
The 2016 theme is In Process and features keynote speaker Levi Bryant (Collin College, author of Democracy of Things and The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism) and a workshop conducted by Nick Montfort (MIT, author of #! and Twisty Little Passages).
MIGC is generously supported by The Center for 21st Century Studies, The Graduate School, The Office of Research, The College of Letters and Sciences, The Humanities at UWM, The Office of the Provost, The Division of Student Affairs, and The Department of English.