Posts Categorized: Convention

Provide Feedback on Sessions in Vancouver

If you’re attending the convention, we hope you’ll take a few minutes to answer a three-question survey about the sessions you go to. To complete the survey, view any session page in the online Program and click the Session Survey button. Surveys will be available beginning on Thursday, 8 January. Your feedback will help us… Read more »

Convention Information on the Go

To navigate convention venues, look up session information on the go, or find out when convention services are open, use the MLA’s mobile Program at You can search sessions by keyword or subject and browse by day, participant, and event type. The mobile Program can be browsed off-line and is updated automatically whenever you… Read more »

2016 Presidential Theme: Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future

Roland Greene, the 2015–16 MLA president, has chosen Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future as the presidential theme for the MLA Annual Convention in Austin. Who is the public for literature? This question is foundational to the work MLA members do and to the state of our discipline and profession. The theme invites… Read more »

New Resources for Planning Your MLA Convention

Starting to think about what sessions to attend or how to navigate the convention center? Check out the 2015 Convention Guide on the MLA Web site for quick information about on-site convention resources and floor plans for meeting venues, and visit MLA Commons for lists of convention sessions by topic. If you have a session… Read more »

Using MLA Commons to Prepare for the Convention

Are you participating in a session in Vancouver? Visit the MLA convention blog for posts on using the Docs feature to collaborate with colleagues and on uploading your convention materials to the Commons. Posting your presentation is a great way to get attendees involved and to provide resources for those who may be unable to… Read more »

Save by Registering for the Convention by 8 December

If you’re planning to attend the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver, register by 8 December to avoid paying higher late or on-site registration fees. By registering now, you’ll also be able to take advantage of the best selection of hotels. For more information about the 2015 convention, including the presidential theme, cultural excursions in… Read more »

Margaret Ferguson Discusses Her 2015 Presidential Theme

Want to learn more about Negotiating Sites of Memory, the presidential theme for the 2015 MLA Annual Convention? In a new blog post Margaret Ferguson, president of the MLA, introduces a series of three videos about the theme, now available on the MLA Web site. In the videos Ferguson discusses what sites of memory are… Read more »

Convention Child Care Update

Because there was insufficient registration for the proposed on-site child care service, the MLA is instead offering reimbursements of up to $300 to members who are registered for the convention and use child care services, whether through one of the convention hotels or another service, during convention hours. If more requests are received than can be reimbursed… Read more »

Reminder about Child Care Deadline

If you are attending the 2015 MLA convention in Vancouver and would like to have child care during the meeting, you may preregister for a possible on-site child care service through KiddieCorp. If a sufficient number of children are registered for child care by 31 October, a daytime child care center will operate in the… Read more »

Early Registration Deadline for 2015 Convention

If you haven’t already registered for the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver, make sure to register by 8 October to take advantage of the lowest registration rates and enjoy the best selection of hotels. The regular member rate will increase by $30 on 9 October, when nonmember registration opens. After you have registered, you… Read more »