Submit a Session Proposal for the 2015 MLA Annual Conference:
Search, Create, Inspire.
Thank you for your interest in presenting to our Association!
Submission Closed: The deadline for submitting proposals was May 1, 2015.
The MLA Annual Conference equips library staff with new ideas and tools to stay up-to-date, innovate, and succeed in their careers. A presentation at the conference can have an immediate and lasting impact on local libraries. Please help shape the programs at the MLA 2015 Annual Conference!
Search, Create, Inspire, this year's conference theme chosen by MLA President Maggie Snow, is an opportunity to showcase and share the work we do every day -- searching for answers, creating learners, inspiring minds to grow and communities to take action.
Have a great idea for an MLA 2015 Annual Conference session that you would like to present or coordinate? Send in a Conference Proposal! Sessions will run 60 minutes—a length appropriate for 1-3 speakers. The format of the presentation may include single or multiple speakers, panel discussions, case studies, and/or demonstrations of projects.
Follow the links below to learn more and submit a proposal.
· Conference tracks (session topic ideas)
· Information you’ll need to complete a proposal
· Submission, review, and selection process
· Speaker’s agreement
· Proposal form
The deadline for submitting proposals was May 1, 2015.
Conference Session Criteria:
Sessions will run 60 minutes—and should cover topics of interest to MLA members. The format of the presentation may include single or multiple speakers, panel discussions, case studies, and/or demonstrations of projects.
Criteria for Acceptance:
Conference session proposals will be reviewed for alignment with conference themes, coverage of topics of timeliness and interest to members, and credentials of presenter(s).
Thursday, October 8: TBD Friday, October 9: TBD
Please contact Program Committee Chair Michele McGraw.
To help you complete the online proposal form quickly and accurately, please have the following information at hand before you begin:
· Name, phone, and e-mail address of the person submitting the proposal
· Title of proposed session (a draft is okay)
· Description of proposed session (250 words or fewer)
· Target audience for your proposal
· Level of the material (e.g. beginner, intermediate, advanced)
· Anticipated speaker(s) (you don't need all the names now, but please indicate the number of speakers)
· Indication of most appropriate conference track(s) for this session
Important: Please be sure you read the speaker's agreement before completing this form.