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Registration and Hotels

Register for the convention by using the appropriate link below. Attendees who join the MLA now will receive discounted registration for both the 2016 and 2017 conventions.

Please make sure that your e-mail is set up to receive messages from the MLA domain (; this will allow you to receive the registration and hotel confirmation e-mails.


You must be registered for the convention to make hotel reservations through the official housing service, Convention Management Resources (CMR). To reserve a hotel room, use the link provided on your registration confirmation page or in your confirmation e-mail. CMR is the only official housing agent for the MLA Annual Convention in Austin. Reservations made through any agency other than CMR cannot be guaranteed by the MLA; other agencies may impose additional fees, charge higher room rates than those the MLA offers to convention participants, or fail to reserve a hotel room. Please use the online hotel reservation system on the MLA Web site to avoid any confusion or additional charges. For further information and assistance, call MLA housing at 888 644-2282 or, for international callers, 415 979-2266. If you are contacted by any agency other than CMR, please notify us at

2016 Hotel Descriptions  (Hotel rates for single- and double-bedded rooms range from $149 to $199 per night, depending on the hotel.)

Convention Locations

Convention sessions and the registration and welcome centers are in the Austin Convention Center and the JW Marriott. The exhibit hall is in the Austin Convention Center. The Job Information Center is in the Hilton Austin.

Registration Refunds

Requests for refunds must be made in writing, accompanied by unused convention badges with receipt attached, and postmarked no later than 8 January. If you paid by credit card, please supply the credit card number and expiration date in your letter to expedite your refund. Mail requests for refunds to MLA Convention Office, Bowling Green Station, PO Box 107, New York, NY 10274-0107. A $20 service fee is deducted from all refunds.


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