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Fall Institute: People First

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

Preconference Registration Rates

  Early Bird
(By Friday, September 25, 2020)
(September 26 through Friday, October 23, 2020)
Member $45.00 $55.00
Non-Member $90.00 $110.00
University of Michigan and Wayne State MLIS students


Individual Registration

Register online as an individual attendee using the button below. This form applies to members, non-members and students. Students should enter any applicable coupon codes at checkout. At least seven (7) days prior to the conference a link to access the Hopin platform will be sent to all attendees. Attendees can then log in and set up their profiles ahead of the scheduled event.

Please note group pricing is not currently available for the Fall Institute preconference. If your organization has purchased a group pass package for MLA 2020 Virtual, you must also register as an individual attendee for Fall Institute if you wish to attend the preconference. If you are attending MLA 2020 Virtual with an Individual Registration Pass, please register for both Fall Institute and MLA 2020 Virtual in the same transaction. If you are attending MLA 2020 Virtual with a group package pass that was purchased by your library, please only register for Fall Institute when using the form linked below.

Have you been laid-off or furloughed? Scholarships are available!

If you are an MLA member who has been laid-off or furloughed during 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, please submit a scholarship application to MLA as soon as possible. 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

Student Registration

Free for MLIS students! Current MLIS students of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University are eligible to attend the Fall Institute preconference free of charge. Please enter your school’s discount code at checkout. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Register For An individual pass for Fall Institute and/or MLA 2020 Virtual

Conference Policies

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. No-shows will be invoiced. 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.


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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