I absolutely love Midsouth. It has been running for 36 years, and I've participated in it for two years running. Last year, I gave this strange paper on ethical naturalism and phenomenology. This year I am comparing the methodological assumptions behind Scheler and Heidegger and measuring these methodological assumptions against value's givenness. It is not a terribly important paper, but it is, however, decently done.
I anticipate that my area of inquiry will not have that many people attending the talk. Like anything else, there are some dominant analytic trends. Despite many analytics walking around, SIUC is well-represented there alongside Memphis continentalists...Hehehe.