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2016 Annual Conference Registration, Schedule and Hotel Information
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Registration, Schedule and Hotel Information 


Conference Registration Information
Conference Schedule
Local Arrangements Blog
Venue Directions and Parking Information
Special Hotel Rates for Conference Attendees

Online registration is now closed. You are more than welcome to register onsite for the conference. Stop by the registration desk at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and we will get you all set up. We hope to see you there!

Conference Registration Information

Registration fees include breakfast and lunch. Evening meals are not included. 
Member Rate
If you are a member of WLA, ILA, SDLA, or NDLA (the surrounding state library associations), you may register at the MLA member rate. 
Bulk Registrations Accepted
Select "Save & Add Another Attendee" at the end of each registration form to sign up many participants at one time. 
Payment Options

At the end of the registration process, you have the choice to either pay via "Credit Card" or "Bill Me".  An invoice is automatically emailed to the primary registrant when you select the latter. Only one invoice is created which is itemized in the case of bulk registrants. 

Cancellation / Refund / No-Show Policy
Cancellation requests must be made in writing (email is acceptable) to the MLA office. Phone cancellations will not be accepted. Cancellations received at the office by August 29, 2016 are eligible for a refund of the registration fee less a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after August 29, 2016. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees. Refunds will be distributed after the conference. 

Conference Schedule

Click here for the Full Conference Schedule via "SCHED"!

(Note: To print the schedule and/or download the "SCHED" app click on the following icons on the SCHED homepage:  

Local Arrangements Blog

Please click here for information on things to do in Duluth while you’re in town.

Venue Directions and Parking Information

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC):
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 722-5573 

The MLA Conference will take place in the City Side Convention Center at the DECC.



Daily pass: $5 per vehicle

You will receive a ticket for re-entry all day that’s valid until midnight. Purchase your ticket at the DECC Parking Booth.

Handicap parking:
Handicap spaces are available on the surface lot near Entrance B on the City Side Convention Center. Additional handicap spaces are available in the ramp on all levels. The elevator is located in the northeast corner of the ramp. The elevator transports guests to the ground floor or to the skywalk level (3rd level) of the ramp that connects directly to the DECC.

Guests are encouraged to drop off handicapped individuals at their event entrance and then park. Elevators are located at entrances B, E & F.

Special Hotel Rates for Conference Attendees

Blocks of rooms have been reserved in Duluth, MN at the following hotels:

Hotel Room Rate  Reservations 

Canal Park Lodge
250 Canal Park Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

$139 plus tax    

(218) 279-6000

--To receive the group rate, mention the Group Name "MLA" when making reservations.

Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown
200 W. 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802

$129 plus tax

(800) 477-7089

--To receive the group rate, mention the Group Name "2016 MLA Annual Conference" when calling for reservations.

--You may also book your room online. Be sure "MLA" is entered in as the Group Code when making your search.

Radisson Duluth Harborview
505 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
$89 plus tax

(218) 727-8981

--To receive the group rate, mention the Group Code "MLACON" when calling for reservations.

--You may also book your room online. On the reservations page, select "More Search Options" and enter the code MLACON to receive the group rate. 

Hotel Reservation Deadline:

Monday, September 5, 2016

A limited number of rooms are blocked at these hotels for MLA attendees; therefore, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available through the reservation deadline. 


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