For some in the profession, “MLA” is synonymous with the annual convention. The largest scholarly meeting in the humanities, the MLA convention brings together thousands of members to discuss new research, participate in workshops, and build their professional networks.

MLA 2016

The 2016 convention will be held for the first time in Austin from 7 to 10 January, and the presidential theme for the convention is Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future.

Visit the MLA 2016 page to register, get information about convention hotels and travel, view the convention program, apply for travel grants, connect with other participants, and more.

Planning a Convention Session

Planning ahead for 2017 or beyond? Find out about how to organize a session, how to run one, and where future conventions will be held.

Convention History

Curious about MLAs past? Access presidential address recordings, videos and audio interviews about the convention, a Program archive, and more on the Convention History page. 

Exhibiting and Sponsorship

Learn more about exhibiting at the MLA convention and other opportunities to connect with MLA members.