The conference "The Wire—The Conference" has received considerable media coverage. Among others, Frank Kelleter and Jason Mittell attended the conference which was organized by the Heyman Center at Columbia University and took place in April.
Consider the following pieces:
Michael D. Regan, "What 'The Wire’ can teach us about storytelling." PBS NewsHour, 10 April 2016.
Paul Hond, "'The Wire' Goes Ivy." Columbia Magazine, Spring 2016.