Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

This event will run until April 4th

Update - March 13, 2020:

It is the joint decision of the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium, and host sponsors Milwaukee School of Engineering and Northwestern Mutual, that the onsite conference experience for 2020 is cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

However, in lieu of cancelling the symposium altogether, we are investigating ways to interact digitally.  We’ll share more information and details as they become available in the coming days.  These will be offered complimentary, in hopes of getting the most out of this years’ content.


The Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium (MICS) is a regional conference dedicated to providing an educational experience to students and instructors at higher education institutions. The conference focuses on the teaching of computing and its use in learning processes of all disciplines, and the incorporation of the study of this technology in the curriculum.

Activities include the presentation of technical papers and posters, programming and robotics competitions, a career fair, and a pizza party. Participants are primarily drawn from across the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. All are welcome to join us in Milwaukee.

This is the 53rd anniversary of the Symposium. Established in 1967, it is one of the nation's oldest conferences on computer-related issues and associated opportunities and implementation at smaller institutions of higher education.

For more information on the history and goals of the MICS organization, please see our site:

For information about MICS 2020, including more details about the conference—including contest specifics and links to the online submission and registration systems—please visit: