Posts Categorized: Convention

Reflections on the 2013 Convention

Thank you to all those who made the 2013 MLA Annual Convention a success. Nearly 8,000 people attended the Boston convention, and, in a postconvention survey, 67% of attendees rated Boston as an excellent convention city, and 27% as a good choice. We hope that you will continue to share your thoughts about the 2013… Read more »

Invitation for 2014 Presidential Theme: Vulnerable Times

Marianne Hirsch, MLA president in 2013, has now issued an invitation for session proposals on the presidential theme of the 2014 convention: Vulnerable Times. Vulnerable Times addresses the vulnerability of life, the planet, and our disciplines, as well as the acts of imagination and forms of resistance that promote social change—in our time and throughout… Read more »

Convention Guide and Convention Daily

The Convention Guide and the first issue of the Convention Daily for the 2013 convention in Boston are now online and will be available on-site at MLA information centers. The Guide provides general information about convention services, a map of the locations of the convention hotels, and floor plans for meeting venues. The three issues… Read more »

Mobile Convention Program

The Program for the 2013 MLA Annual Convention is now available in a version optimized for mobile devices. Users can search the mobile Program by keyword or subject as well as browse sessions by day, participant, location, and event type; view a map of the convention area; and find general convention information. The mobile Program… Read more »

Convention Registration Deadline

Registration rates for the 2013 MLA Annual Convention in Boston will increase by $30 after 7 December. Register now to avoid paying the higher fee for late registration. After you have registered, you can book your hotel reservation, sign up for MLA cultural excursions, and make travel arrangements at discounted prices.

2013 Convention Presidential Theme

The presidential theme of the 2013 MLA Annual Convention in Boston is Avenues of Access. Information on the speakers featured in the Presidential Forum and its linked sessions is now available in the Presidential Forum brochure. To view a full list of presidential theme sessions, visit the online Program.

Your MLA Convention

Start planning your 2013 convention by browsing session lists and other resources from MLA members. To share a list of sessions in your field, tweet the link using the convention hashtag (#mla13).