Spring Institute 2021 Virtual

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Spring Institute For Youth Services 2021 Registration

Early Bird Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2021
Group Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021
Registration Closes Monday, March 8, 2021

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! Plus don't forget to order one of our awesome t-shirts to wear during the event!

Registration Rates

Individual Rates

  Early Bird
(By Friday, February 19, 2021)
(February 20 through Monday, March 8, 2020)
Member $95.00 $130.00
Non-Member $190.00 $260.00
University of Michigan and Wayne State MLIS students
Free Member/Non-Member Rates

Group Package Rates

*Available for Organizational Members Only

Passes Included Total Cost
(Available until February 26)
Per Person Discount
(Based on Early Bird rates)
5 passes $350.00 26%
10 passes $675.00 29%
15 passes $950.00 33%
20 passes $1,200.00 37%

Event T-shirt Fundraiser

Order a Spring Institute t-shirt during registration for $22 and MLA will donate $5 to the Equity Fund for every shirt purchased. Note Shirts purchased after February 19th may not arrive in time for the event. Attending with a group pass? Order your shirt using this form. You will have an opportunity to order a shirt white registering using the individual registration form.


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 login and set up their profiles ahead of the scheduled event.

Register For An individual pass for Spring Institute 2021

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 Spring Institute 2021 Virtual free of charge if registered by the early bird deadline: Friday, February 19, 2021. Please enter your school’s discount code at checkout. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Register For An individual Student pass for Spring Institute 2021

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 Friday, February 26, 2021.

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 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.

Register a Group

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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