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MLA 2020 Virtual Registration Information and Rates

Early Bird Deadline: Friday, September 25, 2020
Registration Closes: Friday, October 23, 2020

This year, we're pleased to offer a group pass option for our organizational members at a deep discount in addition to individual registration passes. Our virtual conference group passes will allow staff from all levels, roles, and career stages to attend for a flat fee, regardless of their MLA membership status.

The cost for group passes is less than the travel, lodging, and registration expenses to send just a handful of employees to an in-person conference, and your staff at all levels could each have access to dozens of hours of quality professional development.

Organizational group passes are only available to MLA organizational members. Individual registration rates are dependent on MLA membership status.

Review detailed information below along with guidance to help you select the registration option that works best for you!

Registration Rates

Individual Registration Rates

  Early Bird Rate
Until Sept. 25
Standard Rate
Sept. 26 to Oct. 23
Member $95.00 $130.00
Non-Member $190.00 $260.00
Students
University of Michigan and Wayne State MLIS Students
Free  

Group Package Rates

Passes Included Total Cost
(Available until Sept. 25)
Per Person Discount
5 passes $350.00 26%
10 passes $675.00 29%
15 passes $950.00 33%
20 passes $1,200.00 37%
25 passes $1,400.00 41%
50 passes $2,500.00 47%
100 passes $4,000.00 58%

All conference registration fees must be paid prior to October 23 in order to access the conference platform.

Register

Individual Registration

Register online as an individual attendee by clicking the link below. This form applies to members, non-members, and students. Students should enter any applicable coupon codes at check-out. At least seven (7) days prior to the conference a link to access the conference platform (Hopin) will be sent to all paid attendees. Attendees can then log in and set up their profiles ahead of the scheduled event. All conference registration fees must be paid prior to October 23 in order to access the conference platform.

Before you register as an individual, check with your employer if they plan to take advantage of our new group rates (see below). Once an individual registration is purchased, that individual will not be able to attend as part of a group. Refunds will not be issued for incorrectly purchased registrations.

Have you been laid-off or furloughed?

If you are an MLA member who has been laid-off or furloughed during 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and would like to attend as an individual registrant, please submit a scholarship application to MLA as soon as possible. Scholarships are not available for group packages. The form is easy to submit, and MLA is dedicated to making this event as accessible to library professionals as possible, especially those facing economic uncertainty. Learn more and apply

Register as an Individual Attendee

Student Registration

Free for Students! Current MLIS students of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University are eligible to attend the MLA 2020 conference free of charge. Please register as an individual and enter your school’s discount code at check-out. Contact [email protected] for your student discount code.

Register as a Student Attendee

Group Registration

Only organizational members can purchase the group package discount. Individual rates are non-transferrable to a group package. Group pricing is available until September 25, 2020.

Organizations will select their desired package based on the total number of employees attending the conference. Group packages can be purchased for your individual branch/school or your entire library system. If your organization doesn’t fit into this pricing structure or you have questions, email [email protected].

Please note that if an individual registration is purchased, that individual will not be able to attend as part of a group. Refunds will not be issued for incorrectly purchased registrations.

Use the button below to register online for a group discount code. The form taker, or delegated contact person, will be sent a private link and code to access the conference platform. Please note all conference registration fees must be paid prior to October 23 in order to access the conference platform. Distribute this code to your staff and individual employees can each register themselves. Once the maximum number of attendees has been reached, the code will automatically deactivate. Please note group registration is not available for Fall Institute Preconference. Individuals assigned a group pass that would like to attend the Fall Institute preconference must register as an individual for Fall Institute. Learn more and register for Fall Institute.

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Conference Policies

Please note all conference registration fees must be paid prior to October 23 in order to access the conference platform.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing by email no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event in order to qualify for a refund. Within ten (10) business days of the event, no refund will be issued. A $35.00 processing fee will be applied to refunds for workshops and conferences. Individual attendees who request a refund will not be permitted to attend the event as part of a group registration.

Consent

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, MLA meetings or other activities constitutes an agreement by the registration to the use and distribution of the registrants or attendees' image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions of such events and activities by MLA. Registrants also agree that contact information may be shared with conference sponsors and exhibitors for solicitation use before or after the event. Please contact MLA at [email protected] if you'd like to be removed from any list.

Code of Conduct

MLA is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants and MLA staff. Each participant, including attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, staff, service providers, is expected to understand and follow MLA policies and report any violations. These expectations apply to all MLA activities including those held in conjunction with MLA conferences, events and meetings, as well as online venues and social media.

Full Code of Conduct can be reviewed here: MLA Code of Conduct

 


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