Welcome to the Conference Website of the Midwest Study Group Meeting of the

North American Kant Society, November 11-12, 2006

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI


INVITED SPEAKER: Rudolf A. Makkreel, Emory University

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Click here for information on the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society.

NEW:  Click here for a downloadable and printable page of instructions for those coming by car.

Conference Information:

Please note that we will meet in different locations on Saturday and Sunday.

Conference Sites:

On Saturday, November 11, the conference site will be the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU, 1442 West Wisconsin Ave, Room 227).  Click here to find the location of the AMU and click here for directions to Marquette University by various means of transportation.  Click here for information about visitor parking at Marquette.

On Sunday, November 12, the conference site will be at the Astor Hotel in the Bach room.  See below for instructions on how to travel to the Astor Hotel.

Note:  Driving to Marquette University might be affected by the ongoing reconstruction of the Marquette Interchange.  Please check the above links for travel directions on the day of your departure for Marquette.


The Conference Hotel will be The Astor Hotel (924 East Juneau Ave.) in downtown Milwaukee, ca. 3 miles from campus.  The telephone number for reservations is 1(800) 558-0200.  Click here for more information, including instructions on location and how to get there by car. 

The conference rate ranges from $69-$89.  To get the conference rate, please mention the name "Marquette University."  The Astor Hotel provides a complimentary shuttle bus to other downtown locations, including Marquette University.  For information on airport shuttle services, see the transportation link provided above or click here, though the Astor Hotel also provides a shuttle service to the airport for an additional fee (please note that the hotel dispatches only one bus with limited seating capacity).

Banquet on Saturday:

On Saturday night, we have reserved a room at the famous German restaurant Karl Ratzsch's in Downtown Milwaukee (walking distance from the Astor Hotel).  We will provide a light lunch buffet on Saturday before the conference in the AMU, Room 227.  Please let us know in advance if you would like to attend the dinner, as reservations will be required.

RSVP:  Attendance at the conference is free and open to everyone, and registration is not required.  However, please let us know if you are planning to attend, so that we can estimate the number who will be present, and send further information about the arrangements.

General Information for Visitors to Milwaukee:

For more information on what Milwaukee has to offer, click here.  For information about the Milwaukee Art Museum, including the building and the Calatrava-designed Burke Brise Soleil, click here.

The Milwaukee Art Museum has co-organized and is currently hosting the international exhibition "Biedermeier: The Invention of Simplicity," on the modernist movement in German art and design from 1815-1830, including several items from Goethe's private collection related to his research on color.  Click here for specific information about this exhibition.

Other useful links: 

Homepage of Marquette University

Homepage of the Marquette University Philosophy Department

Homepage of the Marquette University Theology Department


For questions concerning local arrangements and related issues, please email Sebastian Luft, and to let us know that you are planning to attend, to add your name to the conference mailing list, and also to reserve a place at the banquet on Saturday night, please contact Claudia Schmidt.