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May 2019
Friday, May 3 - Saturday, May 4, 2019

MLA ’19 Registration Information

Registration is Now Open!

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Three Ways to Register

  1. Register online
  2. Mail your registration form with payment to CDS-MLA, 7 Technology Park Drive, 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 or call 774.247.4013, Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., eastern time.

Registering for your boss, another member, or a group (with single payment)? Contact for options!


Register by April 3, 2019, to receive the early-bird discount and save up to $100!  For onsite registration, come to the MLA '19 Registration Desk at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

  • Payment must accompany your registration. You may pay by check or money order payable to MLA or via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.)  Only registrations paid by credit card or purchase orders may be faxed to 508.743.9662. Payments must be in US dollars and free of bank charges.
  • 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 7, 2019, will be charged an $80 late fee.
  • Electronic/Wire Transfer Information: Contact MLA at for transfer information.

If you register online, you will receive a confirmation by email within minutes. If you register by mail or fax, allow five days after receipt for an email confirmation. If your email address is invalid or missing, allow two weeks for a mailed confirmation. For easy badge retrieval, please bring your confirmation letter with you to the MLA Registration Center.

If you don't receive a confirmation, contact registration services via email at or call 774.247.4013, Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., eastern time. 

MLA members in good standing are eligible for discounted member rates. To qualify for member rates, MLA membership for 2019 must be paid by March 31, 2019. Nonmembers may create an account and join on 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 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 we can contact you for more information. MLA must receive the information by April 3, 2019.

All children must have badges. Complimentary badges are available at the MLA Registration Desk. Children under thirteen are not permitted in the exhibit hall. 

To arrange for child care services, guests should contact providers directly:

  • American Child Care, 312.644.7300
  • First Class Care by Mom’s Best Friend, 847.733.2700
  • Sitter Studio, 312.890.8194

Please note that MLA is not able to recommend these providers based on experience. This information is simply provided as a convenience to parents who may wish to make arrangements for child care services while in Chicago. MLA makes no claims regarding the services listed here. Parents are urged to address any questions or concerns directly with the individual provider.

Registration Packages

Packages A, B: Meeting Registration

Package A includes admission to all sessions, exhibits, the Welcome Reception, and the Tuesday MLA Networking Event. This package provides the best value.

Note: You may choose to opt-out of the MLA Networking Event for $100 less; online this creates a new "Package B" and you will not receive a ticket for that event.

  On or before
April 3
April 3
MLA member/institutional representative** $709 $809
MLA emeritus, retired Fellow, lower dues, HINARI-eligible, and unemployed member categories $410 $460
MLA student member $259 $309
Nonmember $1,065 $1,165

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: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

  On or before
April 3
April 3
MLA member/institutional representative** $320 $370
MLA emeritus, retired Fellow, lower dues, HINARI-eligible, and unemployed member categories $242 $292
Nonmember $480 $530

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

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 3
April 3
MLA member/institutional representative/nonmember $129 $129

Package E: Institutional e-Conference License (use this link to register for this option)

  • Institutional Members: $699
  • Non-MLA Institutional Members: $1,049

e-Conference registration provides unlimited access to all the online meeting content for one full year, through May 2020, for up to 25 individuals in your institution.  View videos of all Plenary Sessions and PowerPoint slides with synchronized audio for all available Immersion and Paper Sessions. In addition, you can interact with over 200 posters in the Online Poster Gallery.  Plenary Sessions are posted online about 24 hours after the end of the presentation, while e-Conference registrants can usually access synchronized audio/slide for Immersion and Paper Session within 48 hours after the end of the presentation.

Contact Kate Corcoran, or 312.419.9094 x12 with questions.


Exhibits-only allows entry only to the Hall of Exhibits from Sunday to Monday 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.


Package Benefits







Online access to sessions





Access to streaming video of keynote and other select plenary sessions





Access to posters before, during, and after the meeting





Access to program, abstract book, and list of attendees





Access to online program planner and MLA '19 App





Admission to meeting sessions and Hall of Exhibits



One (1) Ticket to the Welcome Reception


One (1) Ticket to the Tuesday MLA Networking Event



All cancellations for meeting registration and CE courses must be submitted in writing and faxed to MLA at 312.419.8950. Include an email so we can confirm your cancellation. Meeting cancellations received by April 3, 2019, are subject to a $50 fee. You will be assessed a $50 fee for each CE course change or cancellation. However, MLA will honor written requests to transfer meeting registration or CE registration to another person without charge

After April 3, 2019, MLA will give refunds only for documented medical emergencies. Refunds will be processed within six weeks after the meeting.

Onsite Registration Center

Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer

Meeting materials will be distributed at the MLA Registration Center at the Hyatt Regency Chicago during the following hours:

Friday, May 3.............. 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 4.............. 7:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 5............... 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 6............... 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7.............. 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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