Schedule

Schedule at a Glance

MLA 2018 Annual Conference
October 17-19, 2018
Suburban Collection Showplace
Diamond Banquet Center
Novi, Michigan

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

7:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Morning Coffee
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Bookstore Open
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Leadership Academy Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
 
Opening Keynote with Brenda Viola:
Go the Extra Mile (When You're Running on Empty)
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Education Sessions
  Spotlight Presentation with Dr. Lee Meadows:
The Leader’s Role in Building Teams
11:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Cash and Carry Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. State Librarian's Luncheon
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Education Sessions
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall
3:15 - 4:45 p.m.
 
Spotlight Presentation with Brenda Viola:
Mastering the Media: How to Effectively Tell Your Story
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Education Sessions
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Education Sessions
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception & Poster Preview in Exhibit Hall
  Exhibits open

Thursday, October 18, 2018

7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Yoga 
7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Coffee
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bookstore Open
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Education Sessions
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Coffee in Exhibit Hall
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Executive Exchange
  Education Sessions
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Thursday Keynote Luncheon
  Style in the Stacks Fashion Show
  Keynote with Patty Buccellato:
Influence Without Words: What You Say Before Opening Your Mouth
1:30 - 3:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open 
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Advocacy Update
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Education Sessions
  Spotlight Presentation with Patty Buccellato:
Personal Image Reboot: Credibility and Competence Made Visible
4:45 - 5:30 p.m.  Annual Meeting
5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Your Professional Connection Reception & Poster Session
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Paradise Park Party

Friday, October 19, 2018

7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Yoga
8:00 - 12:30 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 - 11:30 a.m. Morning Coffee
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bookstore Open
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Education Sessions
  Spotlight Presentation with Maxine Bleiweis:
Help! Where's My Desk?: Barrier-Free Service to Customers
10:15- 11:15 a.m. Education Sessions
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
 
Closing Keynote with Maxine Bleiweis:
You Came, You Saw. Now How to Go Out and Conquer.
  Prize drawing (must be present to win)
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. MI Author Award Luncheon