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2021 MLA Conference Registration

  • 29 Sep 2021
  • 7:00 AM
  • 30 Sep 2021
  • 8:00 PM


  • Contact for the Guest Presenter code.
  • This registration type does not register you for the conference. It allows you to add Trivia tickets to a previous registration. Please proceed to next page for pricing information. Select a different registration type if you are registering for the conference and add-ons.

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2021 MLA Annual Conference

Missouri Library Association Conference

September 29-30, 2021  ~  St. Louis, MO

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis - Chesterfield

16625 Swingley Ridge Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Hotel Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis - Chesterfield

Visit Hotel Registration to book a room at the conference rate of $139!

Conference Rate Ends August 29, 2021

Registration Information:

Registration closes September 15, 2021

Early Bird Registration Rate (before August 9, 2021)

      Full Conference Member $125

      Full Conference Non-Member $255

      One Day Member $80

      One Day Non-Member $210

      Full Conference Student $55

      Full Conference Retiree/Trustee/Friend $90

 Regular Registration Rates (after August 9, 2021)

      Full Conference Member $165

      Full Conference Non- Member $295

      One-Day Member $110

      One-Day Non-Member $240

      Full Conference Student $90

      Full Conference Retiree/Trustee/Friend $125

      One-Day Trade Show $20

      Single Session Guest Presenter $20

Special Events:

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

      Trivia Night, 7:00 p.m.

Kick the conference off right with fellow librarians over a night of trivia and fun.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

      Performers Showcase, 8:00 a.m.

      Opening Keynote: Chris Pryor, 1:00 p.m.

      Vendor Reception, 4:00 p.m.

      Awards Reception, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

      Young Adult Author Breakfast (Ticketed event $30), 8:00 a.m.

      Thusnelda Schmidt Children’s Luncheon (Ticketed event  $35), 12:00 p.m.

      New Member Meet & Greet, 3:00 p.m.

      Reception & Closing Keynote: Jarrett Krosoczka 5:00 p.m.

Purchase your MLA Tumbler!

Policies and notes:

Conference event date/times are subject to change Please refer to the conference schedule for the most up-to-date information.

Cancellation policy: Refund requests must be submitted in writing before September 1. After that time, only hardship requests for refunds will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

Conference Photography: Conference volunteers will be taking photos and/or video during the conference that may be used in MLA social media postings or other MLA print or online publications. Your attendance at the conference grants permission for these images to be used. Those wishing not to be photographed or recorded should inform the photographer.

Code of Conduct: The Missouri Library Association (MLA) hosts professional events and communication outlets to enable its members to receive continuing education, build professional networks, and discover new products and services for professional use. To provide all participants the opportunity to benefit from MLA events, the Missouri Library Association is committed to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion or other group identity. 

The Missouri Library Association follows the American Library Association’s Statement of Appropriate Conduct regarding harassment or other inappropriate behaviors. If any MLA member ever feels uncomfortable or harassed, or if they witness any violations of these policies, they should reach out to an MLA event planner, an MLA Board member as designated by name badge, or to conference security, if applicable. Individuals may also email All reports will be directed to the MLA Board for further action. Anyone working in a college or university setting may also be required to contact their Title IX officer.

If you have questions, please contact:

Contact us:

1190 Meramec Station Road

Suite 207 | Ballwin, MO  63021

+1 (800) 969-6562 ext 4

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