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This Could Be the Year: Submit Your MLA '24 Abstract by October 26!

This could be your year to present at the MLA annual conference! MLA '24 will feature hundreds of papers, immersion sessions, lightning talks, and poster sessions - not to mention networking and social events. You'll have an even wider variety of meeting content to choose from at MLA '24 than ever before.

You’ll come away with:

  • fresh perspectives on core information management topics,
  • a better understanding of developing trends and hot topics,
  • ideas and insights you can put to immediate use in your job,
  • new and stronger connections with key industry colleagues, and
  • a greater awareness of the latest information resources on the market.

Round 1: Contributed Papers and Immersion Sessions

Contributed Papers are 10-12-minute presentations that fall into two broad categories:

  • Program papers: Abstracts describe the creation, improvement, and assessment of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services conducted by librarians and information professionals.
  • Research papers: Abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.

Submit Contributed Paper Abstract

Immersion sessions are 75-minute (max) “deep dives” into a single topic.

  • The format may include a panel presentation, group discussion, or other creative format and should include audience engagement or other appropriate activities.
  • Think of collaborators to work with and cosponsor an immersion session that will advance the skills and competencies of your groups and organizations

Submit Immersion Session Abstract

How to Submit Your Abstract

All you need to get started on the submission process is your name and email. Your details and progress will be saved, and you will automatically be opted-in to receive reminders about your abstract submission. Find additional information about MLA ’24 Proposals. MLA also provides several resources to help with your proposal submission:

Presenter Discount

MLA member presenters who will be attending MLA ’24 in person in Portland may be eligible for a $75 in-person registration discount. Discounts are available as follows:

  • Up to 2 presenters per in-person presentation/paper/poster
  • Up to 4 presenters per in-person immersion session
  • Presenter discount is not available in combination with existing registration discounts such as an institutional bulk registration or student registration, or for one-day in-person registrations.

Don’t forget, the Call for Proposals: Round 1 contributed papers and immersion sessions abstract submissions are due by October 26, 2023, at 10:59 p.m., central time / 11:59 p.m., eastern time.

Questions? Contact the MLA Contributed Content Working Group.

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