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Don’t Forget to Pack for Detroit

Packing for an annual conference can be complicated. Download and follow this list of items to pack for MLA | SLA '23 and you will be set! Don't forget to also check out Tips for First-Time Attendees.

  1. Chargers for all devices: earbuds, iPad or tablet, laptop, and phone
  2. Meeting Planner (include appointments for meals and drinks)
  3. Umbrella (even though the weather forecast shows no rain)
  4. Business cards: lots of opportunities for giveaways
  5. Sweater or jacket for the heavily air-conditioned Convention Center rooms
  6. Notebook to take extra notes during meetings and program events
  7. Comfortable walking shoes to get from the hotel to the Convention Center or anywhere else in Detroit
  8. Extra canvas tote to bring home the vendor giveaways and souvenirs for staff and family
  9. Photos of your loved ones to share
  10. Handicrafts for during meetings: knitting, needlework, etc.
  11. Cash for the splurge purchase or when sharing a meal or tipping
  12. Room on your credit card for essentials and extras
  13. Phone numbers or email addresses of folks back home
  14. Extra dose or two of prescription medicine
  15. Glasses: reading glasses, sunglasses, or extra contact lenses
  16. Your special tea bags or salad dressing
  17. Snacks: granola bars, rice cakes, or chocolate
  18. Jeans and other comfortable clothes after a long day at meetings

For all of your MLA | SLA '23 needs, visit the blog for the annual conference on MLANET.

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