2017 MLA Annual Conference

October 4-6, 2017, Sheraton Westport Lake Chalet, St. Louis, MO

Deadline Extended for Call for Proposals

We are accepting submissions for all of the following types of proposals:

  • Breakout sessions (45 minutes).
  • Table talks (a more informal session that could be similar to a round table discussion or Q&A).
  • Poster sessions (design a poster on a topic and talk about it as attendees stop in).
  • Pre-conference programs (a 3-hour session before the conference kicks off that typically focuses on one topic or closely-related topics).
  • All-conference program/events.
  • Networking events.

We could use more submissions of all types, especially preconference, table talks, and poster sessions.

The proposal form is here:




 Committee and Community of Interest Funding is Available!

Would your MLA Committee or Community of Interest like funding for an event at the 2017 Conference at the Sheraton Westport Chalet in St. Louis?

Please fill out the request form:

Funding requests will be accepted until MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017.

MLA  2017 email:

Conference Co-chairs are:

Anna Strackeljahn,, 618-239-6184
Justin Megahan,, 314-889-4566

2 Replies to “Conference”

    1. Lana,
      When information becomes available, it will be posted here. You may also contact the Conference Co-Chairs to see if they are keeping a contact or mailing list for the conference.
      Rachel Brekhus, Webmaster, MLA

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