Schedule

Schedule at a Glance

MLA 2017 Annual Conference
October 18 - 20, 2017

Wednesday, October 18

   

7:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Setup

Exhibit Hall A

7:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee/Tea Service

MI Ave. Concourse

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Registration Open

Across from Box Office

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Bookstore Open

MI Ave. Concourse

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

All Conference Opening Keynote Featuring Manoush Zomorodi

Banquet Rooms 1-6

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

MLA Escape Room – Pre-Registration Required

Governor’s Room

 

Education Sessions Sponsored by: GCSI

101-104, 201-205

11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cash and Carry Lunch Available

Exhibit Hall A

11:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Exhibit Hall A

 

Discussion Den Sponsored by: Emery-Pratt Company

Exhibit Hall A

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Idea Exchange Sponsored by: DALNET

Exhibit Hall A

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

MI Author Award Lunch Featuring Doc Fletcher - Ticketed Event

Banquet Rooms 7-8

 

2017 MLA Literary Award winners announced

Banquet Rooms 7-8

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

MI Author Award Book Signing

MI Ave. Concourse

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

MLA Escape Room – Pre-Registration Required

Governor’s Room

 

Education Sessions Sponsored by: GCSI

101-104, 201-205

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Idea Exchange Sponsored by: DALNET

Exhibit Hall A

 

Afternoon Break Service

Exhibit Hall A

3:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Exhibits Closed

 

3:15 - 5:30 p.m.

NEW! Deep Dive Education Sessions

 

 

Executive Exchange
Sponsored by: John Keister & Associates and
Sarah Keister Armstrong & Associates

101-102

 

South Asia Book Awards Panel

201

 

Learning Equity, Access and Diversity in Education

203-204

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

MLA Escape Room – Pre-Registration Required

Governor’s Room

 

Education Sessions Sponsored by: GCSI

101-104, 201-205

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

MLA Escape Room – Pre-Registration Required

Governor’s Room

 

Education Sessions Sponsored by: GCSI

101-104, 201-205

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception and Poster Preview
Sponsored by: Capital Area District Libraries

Exhibit Hall A

7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

MLA Game and Craft Night

Radisson Bar

Thursday, October 19

   

7:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Coffee/Tea Service

MI Ave. Concourse

7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Registration Open

Across from Box Office

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bookstore Open

MI Ave. Concourse

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Exhibit Hall A

 

Discussion Den Sponsored by: Emery-Pratt

Exhibit Hall A

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Your Professional Connection & Poster Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by: Library Design Associates

Exhibit Hall A

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

MLA Escape Room – Pre-Registration Required

Governor’s Room

 

Education Sessions Sponsored by: The Breton Group

101-104, 201-205

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Coffee/Tea Service

Exhibit Hall A

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Idea Exchange Sponsored by: DALNET

Exhibit Hall A

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Spotlight Presentation: Dr. Nicole Cooke

101-102

 

MLA Escape Room - Pre-Registration Required

Governor’s Room

 

Interest Group Meetup

205

 

Education Sessions Sponsored by: The Breton Group

103-104, 201-205

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Closed

Exhibit Hall A

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Lunch Featuring Pat Wagner & Librarian of the Year Award

Banquet Rooms 1-6

1:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Exhibit Hall A

 

Discussion Den Sponsored by: Emery-Pratt

Exhibit Hall A

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Dessert with Exhibitors
Sponsored by: Mango Languages, MCLS and Redfin

Exhibit Hall A

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Idea Exchange Sponsored by: DALNET

Exhibit Hall A

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Library SOUP - Ticketed Event

Banquet Rooms 7-8

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

MLA Escape Room – Pre-Registration Required

Governor’s Room

 

Education Sessions Sponsored by: The Breton Group

101-104, 201-205

4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

MLA Annual Meeting

Banquet Rooms 7-8

5:45 p.m.

First Shuttle to Leave for East Lansing Public Library

Radisson Lobby

6:00 - 8:00 p.m

Intersections Reception at East Lansing Public Library
Sponsored by: AWE Learning, C2AE, BiblioCommons Inc., Bibliotheca, Laux Construction

East Lansing
Public Library

Friday, October 20

   

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Registration Open

Across from Box Office

8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Coffee/Tea Service

MI Ave. Concourse

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Bookstore Open

MI Ave. Concourse

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Spotlight Presentation: Freedom House Detroit

101-102

 

Education Sessions

103-104, 201-205,
Governor’s Room

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Education Sessions

103-104, 201-205,
Governor’s Room

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

All Conference Closing Keynote Featuring Jack Lessenberry

Banquet Rooms 1-6

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

State Librarian’s Luncheon - Ticketed Event

Banquet Rooms 7-8