What time does the annual meeting and exhibition open?

The meeting opens with the Welcome Reception on Saturday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m.

Exhibit hall hours

The Hall of Exhibits is located at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601; phone, 800.233.1234

Are meals included?

Meals are included only with certain ticketed events. Please see the Preliminary Program for a listing of ticketed events.

How can I get to the venue?

Transportation options

What about accommodations?

Meeting hotel

Where do I collect my badge?

When you arrive, you may pick up your badge and meeting materials at the MLA Registration Center. Registration hours

Please report to the MLA Registration Center if you mislay your badge.

Do I have to preselect the meeting sessions that I want to attend?

No, the registration packages allow entry to all sessions and exhibits. The exception is continuing education (CE) courses, which must be purchased separately.

When are the continuing education courses?

CE courses will be held May 16, May 17, and May 21. Please see the schedule area for details. 

How can I get an exhibits-only pass?

An exhibits-only pass allows entry only to the Hall of Exhibits from Sunday to Tuesday. It is 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.

Are continuing education courses included with registration?

No, CE courses are not included. CE course fees vary. For details on CE courses, see the "Schedule" area under "Continuing Education." 

What happens if I have to cancel?

Cancellation policy

Can I transfer my registration?

Yes, registration is transferable. MLA will honor written requests to transfer meeting registration or CE registration to another person.

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