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Register: discount ends in -12 days.

May 2017
26
Friday, May 26 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington

MLA ’17 How To Register

Three Ways to Register

  1. Register online
  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.

View the Preliminary Program (PDF)

Register by April 19, 2017, to receive the early-bird discount and save $80! After April 19, bring the form to the Registration Desk at the Washington State Convention Center for onsite registration. If you have questions about registration, contact Ray Naegele, 312.419.9094 x17.

    • 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.

If you register online, you will receive a confirmation by email within minutes. If you register by mail or fax, allow 5 days after receipt for an email confirmation. 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 member-ship for 2017 must be paid by March 31, 2017. 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 (64) each, pending available space. You may join MLA as a student member when you register online or complete the membership form online on 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 child care will be available on MLANET.

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 19
After
April 19
MLA member/institutional representative** $629 $709
MLA emeritus member $315 $395
MLA student member $315 $395
Nonmember $945 $1,025

Package B: Conference Only

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

  On or before
April 19
After
April 19
MLA member/institutional representative** $519 $599
MLA emeritus member $250 $330
MLA student member $25 $25
Nonmember $779 $859

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.

  On or before
April 19
After
April 19
MLA member/institutional representative** $299 $409
MLA emeritus member $150 $260
Nonmember $450 $560

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 19
After
April 19
MLA member/institutional representative** $149 $159
MLA emeritus member $75 $85
MLA student member $25 $25
Nonmember $225 $235

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

Registration Hours

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

Thursday, May 25.............. 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 26.................. 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 27.............. 7:00 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.
Wednesday, May 31..........7:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

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, Ray Naegele, naegele@mail.mlahq.org, or Tom Pacetti, pacetti@ mail.mlahq.org, for transfer information.

Registration Packages

All registrants will have online access to recordings of most meeting sessions. Posters will be live online a few weeks prior to the meeting.

Package A: Inclusive Registration
Includes admission to all sessions, exhibits, the Welcome Reception, and the Presidents’ Awards Dinner.

Package B: Conference only
Includes admission to all sessions, exhibits, and the Welcome Reception.

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.

Package D: Individual e-Conference
Members who cannot travel to the meeting can still be part of the meeting community via online access.

Package E: Institutional e-Conference License
Institutional Members: $500
Non-MLA Institutional Members: $750

Contact MLA Financial Services, Ray Naegele, naegele@mail.mlahq.org or 312.419.9094 x17. See MLANET for the site license form.

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

Exhibits

The Hall of Exhibits is located in the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington. Meeting registration provides full access for all days.

If you don't want to attend meeting programs, you may purchase an Exhibits-Only badge, which provides access only to the Hall of Exhibits on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. It doesn't provide access to other meeting programs and 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 27..............5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., ticketed event: Welcome Reception/Opening of Exhibits
Sunday, May 28................noon–5:00 p.m.: Exhibits Open
Monday, May 29...............10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.: Exhibits Open
Tuesday, May 30...............10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.: Exhibits Open

 Additional Resources

       List of Current Exhibitors
       Information for Exhibitors
       Meeting Space Request Form
       Sponsorship Pledge Form: Sponsors provide vital support for the meeting and receive valuable recognition.

 

 

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