Conference Information

Information regarding the 2023 conference location and date will be available as soon as possible.
Each year, the Michigan Academy organizes a conference where members present their scholarly work to peers and learn what research projects their colleagues are undertaking.

2023 Conference Information

Abstract Submission and Registration Information

2023 Conference documents and deadlines will be available October 2022.

View the Call for Papers Here.

Submit your 200 word abstract Here.

Register for the conference Here.

Conference Registration Fees:

Early rate (October 1 through January 31); Regular rate (February 1 through March 1);
No on-site registration, final registration deadline March 1, 2022!

Faculty Affiliated with a Member Institution*
Early $150; Regular $170

Non-Affiliated Faculty and Independent Scholars*
Early $165; Regular $185

Retiree/Student with full membership*
Early $130; Regular $150

Student (Graduate and Undergraduate
Early $90; Regular $110

*These rates include required 2021-22 membership dues. Members receive a subscription to our academic journal the Michigan Academician.

Session Schedule


Keynote Speaker

Talking the Talk: Dialogue and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity

View the 2022 Keynote.

2022 Keynote Speaker

Michael O’Rourke is Professor of Philosophy and faculty in AgBioResearch and Environmental Science & Policy at Michigan State University. He is Director of the MSU Center for Interdisciplinarity ( and Director of the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative, an NSF-sponsored research initiative that investigates philosophical approaches to facilitating interdisciplinary research ( His research interests include epistemology, communication and epistemic integration in collaborative, cross-disciplinary research, and linguistic communication between intelligent agents.