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MLA ’18 How To Register

Three Ways to Register (Registration opens January 2018)

  1. Register online  (Opens January 2018)
  2. Mail your registration form with payment to CDS-MLA, 107 Waterhouse Road, Bourne, MA 02532
  3. Fax your registration form with credit card payment to 508.743.9662

If you have questions or need assistance with your registration, please email MedicalLibrary@xpressreg.net or call 774.247.4013, Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., eastern time.

 

Register by April 18, 2018, to receive the early-bird discount and save $100!  For onsite registration, come to the MLA '18 Registration Desk at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. If you have questions about registration, contact Ray Naegele, 312.419.9094 x17.

  • Save when you register by April 18.  Payment must accompany your registration. You may pay by check (payable to MLA), money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Payments must be in US dollars and free of bank charges. Only registrations paid by credit card or purchase orders may be faxed to 508.743.9662.
  • If you are an MLA member and would like to be invoiced, you must include a purchase order with your registration. Payments not received by June 20, 2018, will be charged a $100 late fee.

If you register online, you will immediately receive an electronic confirmation of your registration. If you mailed or faxed your registration and you have not received a confirmation within 10 business days, please contact registration services at email MedicalLibrary@xpressreg.net or call 774.247.4013, Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., eastern time. If an email address is invalid or missing, allow 2 weeks for a mailed confirmation. Please bring your confirmation letter with you to the MLA Registration Desk.

MLA members in good standing are eligible for discounted member rates. To qualify for member rates, MLA membership for 2018 must be paid by March 31, 2018. Nonmembers may join, see MLANET. Members of the following groups qualify for MLA member registration rates:

Affiliate Organizations

  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft fϋr Medizinisches Bibliothekswesen (AGMB) [German Medical Library Group]
  • Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA)
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
  • Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
  • Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC)
  • European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL)
  • Japan Medical Library Association (JMLA)
  • Korean Medical Library Association (KMLA)
  • Medical Library Association of Nigeria
  • Special Libraries Association (SLA)
  • Taiwan Medical Library Association (TMLA)

You qualify for student rates if you hold student membership in MLA. Student members also qualify for continuing education courses (CE) and symposia for only $50 each, pending available space. You may join MLA as a student member when you register online or complete the membership form online at MLANET.

If you have a legal disability or dietary requirements, please include a written description of your needs with the registration form. Describe your needs and include an email address or fax number where you can be contacted for more information. MLA must receive the form by April 15.

All children must have badges. Complimentary badges are available at the MLA Registration Desk. Children under thirteen are not permitted in the exhibit hall. Information about childcare will be available on MLANET.

Registration Packages

Package A: Inclusive Registration

Includes admission to all sessions, exhibits, the Welcome Receptions, and the Presidents' Award Dinner. This package provides the best value.

  On or before
April 18
After
April 18
MLA member/institutional representative** $699 $799
MLA emeritus member $399 $499
MLA student member $249 $349
Nonmember $999 $1,099

** See “Member Discount” above for a list of groups eligible for member rates.

Package B: Conference Only

Includes admission to all sessions, exhibits, and the Welcome Reception.

  On or before
April 18
After
April 18
MLA member/institutional representative** $599 $699
MLA emeritus member $299 $399
MLA student member $149 $249
Nonmember $899 $999

** See “Member Discount” above for a list of groups eligible for member rates.

Package C: One-Day Registration

Includes admission to all sessions and exhibits on a specific day, with the exception of ticketed events. On the registration form, indicate the day you wish to attend: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

  On or before
April 18
After
April 18
MLA member/institutional representative** $309 $359
MLA emeritus member $232 $282
Nonmember $464 $514

** See “Member Discount” above for a list of groups eligible for member rates.

Package D: e-Conference

Members who cannot travel to the meeting can still be part of the meeting community via online access.

On or before
April 18
After
April 18
MLA member/institutional representative/nonmember $129 $129

Package E: Institutional e-Conference License

  • Institutional Members: $550
  • Non-MLA Institutional Members: $825

e-Conference registration provides unlimited access to all the online meeting content for one full year, through May 2018.  With it, you can see the video of all Plenary Sessions and PowerPoint slides synchronized with audio for all available contributed paper sessions. In addition, you can interact with over 200 posters in the Online Poster Gallery.  Plenary Sessions are posted online about 24 hours after the end of the presentation. For example, the McGovern Keynote Address on Sunday morning will be available for viewing on Monday. You can see/hear PowerPoint slides within 48 hours after the end of the presentation.

Site license form

Contact MLA Financial Services, Ray Naegele, naegele@mail.mlahq.org or 312.419.9094 x17 with questions.

Exhibits-only

Exhibits-only allows entry only to the Hall of Exhibits from Sunday to Tuesday for spouses, significant others, and persons working outside the profession. It does not provide admission to the Saturday Welcome Reception, plenary sessions, or meeting programming or access to online meeting content. Exhibit-only passes are sold onsite at the MLA Registration Desk for $50.

 

Benefits

Packages

 

A

B

C

D

Online access to sessions

X

X

X

X

Access to streaming video of keynote and other select plenary sessions

X

X

X

X

Access to posters before, during, and after the meeting

X

X

X

X

Access to program, abstract book, and list of attendees

X

X

X

X

Access to online program planner

X

X

X

X

Admission to meeting sessions and Hall of Exhibits

X

X

X

One (1) Ticket to the Welcome Reception

X

X

One (1) Ticket to the Presidents’ Awards Dinner

X

Registration Hours

Meeting materials will be distributed at the MLA Registration Desk at the Washington State Convention Center.

Thursday, May 17.............. 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 26.................. 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 27.............. 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 28............... 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 29............... 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 30.............. 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Payment

Payment must accompany your registration. You may pay by check (payable to MLA), money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Payments must be in US dollars and free of bank charges. Only registrations paid by credit card or purchase orders may be faxed to 508.743.9662.

If you are an MLA member and would like to be invoiced, you must include a purchase order with your registration. Payments not received by June 20, 2017, will be charged an $80 late fee.

Electronic/Wire Transfer Information

Contact MLA Financial Services, Tom Pacetti or Ray Naegele for transfer information.

Exhibits

The Hall of Exhibits is located in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia. Meeting registration provides full access for all days.

If you on want to attend the Hall of Exhibits, you may purchase an Exhibits-Only badge, which provides access only to the Hall of Exhibits on Sunday and Monday. An Exhibits-Only badge does not provide access to other meeting programs or online meeting content. Exhibits-Only badges can be purchased onsite at the MLA Registration Desk for $50 (USD). Or, to save money ask an exhibitor for a complimentary Exhibits-Only pass.

Exhibit Hours

Saturday, May 19..............5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., ticketed event: Welcome Reception/Opening of Exhibits
Sunday, May 20................12 noon–5:30 p.m.: Exhibits Open **
Monday, May 21...............10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.: Exhibits Open  **
      ** Exhibits Only Registration valid on these days

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