Convention

Detroit 2014

The 56th Annual Convention will be held in Detroit, Michigan at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton from November 13-16, 2014.

The 2014 informal convention theme is "The Lives of Cities."

Possible sub-themes include:

  • Urban development / decline / renewal
  • Industrial change
  • Economic fluctuations: poverty, wealth and class conflict
  • cosmopolitanism
  • Fantasies of urban life
  • The city as a destination
  • Urban farming
  • Labor migrations into, and suburban flight from, the city
  • The physical city: urban planning, transportation, parks / playgrounds
  • Ruins, past and present
  • Urban and public art
  • Gendered and queer urban spaces
  • Public and private spaces
  • Terror and the city
  • Suburbs, exburbs and beyond
  • Crowds and solitude
  • The life of a specific city

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Keynote Speaker

This year the President's Keynote speaker will be James D. Griffioen, a Detroit-based photographer and writer. Please explore some of his photography on his website.

Registration Fees

The Early Bird registration fees for the 56th Annual Convention in Detroit, MI are as follows:

  • Regular Registration (for all full-time faculty, administrators, schoolteachers, and librarians):
    $95.00 - By July 1st midnight

  • Special Registration (for students, independent scholars, part-time, unemployed or retired members only): $45.00 - By July 1st midnight

 

All registration Fees are Non-Refundable.

The conference registration fees will increase by $10 for those registering between July 2 until October 15, 2014. After October 15th, a late registration fee of $160 (regular members) or $80 (special members) will be assessed.

Registering for the Convention

All attendees must be members of the association to attend the convention. The deadline for convention presenters to pre-register is Monday, July 1, 2014. Registration can be easily complete via mail or online using a third party vendor, 123Signup.

IMPORTANT: Because of printing deadlines, convention presenters must register by Monday, July 1, 2014 in order to be included in the printed program.

    Registration fees and membership dues are separate items that must be purchased. This link allows you to pay them both at the same time, but they are separate line items that must be selected.

    NOTE: A convenience fee is charged when using the third-party vendor, 123Signup, for online registration.

    IMPORTANT: Pre-registration for convention presenters and non-presenters will end on Friday, October 15, 2014. After October 15th, late and on-site registration will be necessary.

  • Registration via Mail

  • Registration via outside Online Vendor - 123SignUp
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    Departmental Membership Registrations

    The MMLA provides departmental memberships to enable faculty, adjuncts and graduate students who were not otherwise planning to participate to attend the MMLA convention. These memberships entitle all members of a department, who are not listed in the convention program as presenters or section chairs, to attend the annual convention.

On-site Registration

Late and on-site registration becomes effective after October 15th. Late and onsite registration via the U.S mail will not be accepted. The late and on-site registration fees to be paid online after October 15th and are as follows:

  • Regular Registration (for all full-time faculty, administrators, schoolteachers, and librarians):
    $160.00 - After October 15th and on-site

  • Special Registration (for students, independent scholars, part-time, unemployed or retired members only): $80.00 - After October 15th and on-site

NOTE: Special registration is for students, part-time, unemployed or retired members only.

IMPORTANT: Any registration forms received via the U.S. mail after October 15th will not be accepted and the funds will be returned.

Credit cards will not be accepted on-site. Late and on-site registration fees can only be paid using cash, check or via our third-party online vendor, 123SignUp.

Membership Fees

Membership fees and information is available on the "Becoming a Member"page.