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Convention Deadlines

Except where indicated otherwise, the deadline is the close of business on the date listed. For specific information, please consult the procedures.

Please address all correspondence concerning sessions to the appropriate person below.

Forums (formerly divisions and discussion groups): Karin Bagnall,
Special sessions: Stacey Courtney,
Committees: Karin Bagnall,
Allied organizations: Deirdre Henry,

early Sept. Early registration for MLA members opens for January 2016 convention
late Sept. Fall 2015 MLA Newsletter (Convention Issue) mailed to members and posted online
early Oct. Early member registration rates end. Regular registration opens for members and nonmembers for January 2016 convention.
early Nov. Session organizers may post calls for papers for January 2017 convention.
early Dec. Preregistration deadline for January 2016 convention
early Dec. Hotel reservation deadline for January 2016 convention
7–10 Jan. 2016 MLA convention held in Austin
8 Jan. Postmark deadline for registration refund request for January 2016 convention
28 Feb. Deadline for submission of January 2017 convention calls for papers. Any entity that plans on proposing more than one session must submit at least one call for papers.
1 Apr. Program copy deadline for all convention sessions, including special sessions, for January 2017 convention
Deadline for receipt of requests for waiver of membership requirements for participants in the January 2017 convention
Deadline for submission of requests for audiovisual equipment for the January 2017 convention
7 Apr. Deadline by which session participants at the January 2017 convention must be listed on the MLA membership rolls
15 Apr. Deadline for receipt of requests for funds for speakers at the January 2017 convention
early June Notification of Program Committee’s decisions mailed to members who submitted proposals for special sessions and competitive sessions for January 2017 convention
mid June Notification of decisions on funding requests mailed to organizers who applied for funds for speakers


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