Print Page
2019 MLA Conference: Speaker's Agreement
Share |
Untitled Document  

Return to Session Proposals

2019 MLA Presenter's Agreement

If your proposal is selected, you will be asked/required to adhere to the following terms of engagement:


Presenter agrees to hold available each day of the Conference until notified of scheduling. MLA will schedule Presenter at its discretion.


All presenters are encouraged to register and attend the full conference or at least the day of their session. MLA understands that schedules do not always allow for additional participation.

Presenters who can only attend their presentation are not required to register for the conference.


Presenter agrees to waive any honorarium or registration discount.


Presenter agrees to be responsible for all travel arrangements and costs.


Presenter agrees to be responsible for all lodging arrangements and costs.


If Presenter is registered for the Conference, MLA agrees to provide Presenter with all meals included in the Conference registration fee. Presenter agrees to be responsible for all other meal arrangements and costs.


Presenter agrees to allow MLA to distribute Presenter’s supplied handouts to Conference registrants via Internet download prior to the Conference. Presenter has the option to agree or disagree to allowing MLA to publish Presenter’s supplied handouts publicly on the MLA website for a period not to exceed 90 days following the Conference.

MLA will not make copies of presenter handouts. MLA will include Presenter’s handout materials essential to Presenter’s presentation via Internet download. The Presenter is responsible for uploading digital handouts to the conference mobile app prior to conference. The requested deadline for upload is September 5, 2019.

Handouts should be uploaded electronically to the conference mobile app as print-ready PDFs. If there are multiple handout items (such as a slideshow and accompanying resource documents), they should be combined into one PDF.

Audio/Visual Equipment

MLA agrees to provide audio/visual equipment as agreed upon between MLA and Presenter per the session acceptance form. A completed A/V Request Form must be remitted by Presenter to MLA by no later than August 1, 2019


This agreement will bind both MLA and Presenter and should only be cancelled in writing by mutual agreement.

Proposal Timeline

Proposal submission deadline May 2
Program selection
by May 15
Program acceptance/rejection notifications sent by May 15
Final presentation details deadline by June 6
Session date/time assignment notifications sent by June 13


Please e-mail to check on the status of your proposal.

If you do not agree with these terms or would like to discuss special terms with MLA, please contact Program Committee Chair, Ryan McCormick.


Sign In

Latest News