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Packing Essentials for MLA ’19

Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, AHIP, FMLA, is one of the official meeting bloggers this year. She is getting a head-start by sharing her packing essentials after years of attending MLA meeting.

I am glad to be blogging again this year. Here is a list of packing essentials for your trip to MLA ’19.

  1. Yoga mat or big towel and comfortable clothes. Joanne Gard Marshall, AHIP, FMLA, returns to get our minds and bodies ready for MLA ’19 on Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
  2. Business cards to swap and drop in vendor giveaway bowls
  3. Chargers
  4. Latest photos of the family and significant others
  5. Umbrella and a light jacket; the weather forecast calls for cooler weather
  6. Walking shoes for Michigan Avenue or the lake front
  7. Sweater or jacket for the hotel air conditioning
  8. Notes and scripts for your presentations or your print poster
  9. Mailing label if you are shipping a box home full of vendor giveaways
  10. Flashlight to read when your roommate is sleeping
  11. Personal meeting planner
  12. Fitness center clothes
  13. Legal pad to jot down new pearls of wisdom and action items for when you get home
  14. Special snacks you cannot get at the Hyatt Regency Chicago
  15. Splurge money for contributions, your takeaway gift, and Macy’s (formerly, Marshall Fields) Frango mints for people back home

Looking forward to seeing you all at MLA ’19.

Register now for MLA ’19.

Find all MLA ’19 Elevate blog posts here.

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