MLA Convention Statistics

From 1895 to 1923 a Central Division of the MLA held meetings separately from the national convention in those years when the national convention was held on the East Coast. These meetings are recorded here in italics.

Year

Dates

Place

Attendance

2015

8–11 January

Vancouver

5,710    

2014

9–12 January

Chicago

7,156    

2013

3–6 January

Boston

7,714    

2012

5–8 January

Seattle

7,412    

2011

6–9 January

Los Angeles

7,745    

2009

27–30 December

Philadelphia

7,300    

2008

27–30 December

San Francisco

8,300    

2007

27–30 December

Chicago

8,900    

2006

27–30 December

Philadelphia

8,900    

2005

27–30 December

Washington

8,900    

2004

27–30 December

Philadelphia

8,900    

2003

27–30 December

San Diego

8,500    

2002

27–30 December

New York

10,500    

2001

27–30 December

New Orleans

8,700    

2000

27–30 December

Washington

9,500    

1999

27–30 December

Chicago

8,750    

1998

27–30 December

San Francisco

10,300    

1997

27–30 December

Toronto

8,400    

1996

27–30 December

Washington

10,400    

1995

27–30 December

Chicago

9,600    

1994

27–30 December

San Diego

9,200    

1993

27–30 December

Toronto

9,000    

1992

27–30 December

New York

11,700    

1991

27–30 December

San Francisco

10,500    

1990

27–30 December

Chicago

9,500    

1989

27–30 December

Washington

10,700    

1988

27–30 December

New Orleans

9,000    

1987

27–30 December

San Francisco

9,000    

1986

27–30 December

New York

9,500    

1985

27–30 December

Chicago

7,500    

1984

27–30 December

Washington

8,000    

1983

27–30 December

New York

8,500    

1982

27–30 December

Los Angeles

5,000    

1981

27–30 December

New York

8,000    

1980

27–30 December

Houston

4,500    

1979

27–30 December

San Francisco

6,500    

1978

27–30 December

New York

8,500    

1977

27–30 December

Chicago

7,000    

1976

26–29 December

New York

8,000    

1975

26–29 December

San Francisco

6,500    

1974

26–29 December

New York

7,500    

1973

27–29 December

Chicago

6,000    

1972

27–30 December

New York

8,800    

1971

27–30 December

Chicago

6,300    

1970

27–30 December

New York

6,900    

1969

27–30 December

Denver

5,900    

1968

27–29 December

New York

11,750    

1967

27–29 December

Chicago

9,970    

1966

27–29 December

New York

10,600    

1965

27–29 December

Chicago

8,200    

1964

27–29 December

New York

9,150    

1963

27–29 December

Chicago

6,250    

1962

27–29 December

Washington

5,550    

1961

27–29 December

Chicago

4,714    

1960

27–29 December

Philadelphia

4,693    

1959

27–29 December

Chicago

3,832    

1958

27–29 December

New York

4,690    

1957

9–11 September

Madison

2,250    

1956

27–29 December

Washington

3,512    

1955

27–29 December

Chicago

2,910    

1954

27–29 December

New York

3,686    

1953

28–30 December

Chicago

2,769    

1952

27–29 December

Boston

2,555    

1951

27–29 December

Detroit

1,473    

1950

27–29 December

New York

2,677    

1949

7–9 September

Stanford

852    

1948

28–30 December

New York

3,049    

1947

29–31 December

Detroit

1,714    

1946

27–30 December

Washington

1,830    

1945

27–29 December

Chicago

1,215    

1944

27–29 December

New York

936    

1943

(no convention)

1942

(no convention)

1941

29–31 December

Indianapolis

1,414    

1940

26–28 December

Boston and Cambridge

1,652    

1939

28–30 December

New Orleans

1,172    

1938

28–30 December

New York

1,707    

1937

28–30 December

Chicago

1,448    

1936

29–31 December

Richmond and Williamsburg

1,220    

1935

30 December–1 January

Cincinnati

900    

1934

27–29 December

Philadelphia and Swarthmore

1,028    

1933

28–30 December

St. Louis

563    

1932

29–31 December

New Haven

1,100    

1931

28–30 December

Madison

750    

1930

29–31 December

Washington

1,107    

1929

30 December–1 January

Cleveland

850    

1928

27–29 December

Toronto

600    

1927

28–30 December

Louisville

750    

1926

29–31 December

Cambridge

800    

1925

29–31 December

Chicago

1924

29–31 December

New York

978    

1923

27–29 December

Ann Arbor

467    

1922

28–30 December

Philadelphia

28–30 December

Chicago

208    

1921

28–30 December

Baltimore

28–30 December

Iowa City

125    

1920

28–30 December

Poughkeepsie

28–30 December

Chicago

145    

1919

29–31 March 1920

Columbus

1918

(no convention)

1917

27–29 December

New Haven

27–29 December

Madison

136    

1916

27–29 December

Princeton

27–29 December

Chicago

240    

1915

28–30 December

Cleveland

1914

29–31 December

New York

29–31 December

Minneapolis

1913

29–31 December

Cambridge

29–31 December

Cincinnati

1912

26–28 December

Philadelphia

26–28 December

Indianapolis

1911

27–29 December

Chicago

1910

28–30 December

New York

28–30 December

St. Louis

1909

28–30 December

Ithaca

28–30 December

Iowa City

1908

28–30 December

Princeton

28–30 December

Chicago

1907

26–28 December

Columbus

1906

27–29 December

New Haven

27–29 December

Chicago

1905

27–29 December

Haverford

27–29 December

Madison

1904

28–30 December

Providence

28–30 December

Chicago

1903

28–30 December

Ann Arbor and Detroit

1902

29–31 December

Baltimore

1–3 January 1903

Chicago

1901

26–28 December

Cambridge

26–28 December

Champaign

1900

27–29 December

Philadelphia

1899

27–29 December

New York

27–29 December

Nashville

1898

27–29 December

Charlottesville

27–29 December

Lincoln

1897

27–29 December

Philadelphia

30 December–1 January

Evanston

1896

29–31 December

Cleveland

29–31 December

St. Louis

1895

26–28 December

New Haven

30 December–1 January

Chicago

1894

27–29 December

Philadelphia

1893

27–29 December

Washington

1893

13 July

Chicago

56    

1892

28–30 December

Washington

1891

28–31 December

Washington

180    

1890

29–31 December

Nashville

61    

1889

26–28 December

Cambridge

62    

1888

26–28 December

Cincinnati

1887

28–30 December

Philadelphia

98    

1886

28–30 December

Baltimore

198    

1885

29–30 December

Boston

85    

1884

29–30 December

New York

53    

1883

27–28 December

New York

40