MLA11 Prospectus

Minneapolis Convention Center


Conference Dates

May 13-18, 2011

Exhibition Dates

Enter exhibition_dates

General Information

  • MLA has allocated blocks of time during MLA ’11 for informal meetings and events to avoid conflicts with official MLA programs or events. Unfortunately, requests outside these timeframes cannot be accommodated.
  • All meeting space is contractually controlled by MLA during the annual meeting. All calls to the convention center or hotel will be directed to MLA for approval and assignment.
  • Your meeting can be listed in the Official Program if your request is received before February 14, 2011 after that date it will either be listed in the Official Program or the addendum page.
  • Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We will do our best to accommodate your chosen time; however, please indicate a second choice in case your first preference is not available.
  • Meeting space availability is limited. Please submit requests early. Complete one application per function and submit additional applications if needed for multiple functions.


Type of EventCost
MLA sections, chapters, and SIGsUp to two informal meetings at no charge, additional meetings are $100 per meeting
Affiliate, non-MLA, or other nonprofit groups$200 per meeting
Exhibitors, commercial groups, or others not listed above (Note: Sunrise Seminar & Technology Showcase requests should use the appropriate form, not this one.)$700 per meeting

Room Set-up Information

Please provide as much preliminary meeting information as possible, so the appropriate size room can be assigned to you. To best use the limited space available, the suggested seating and room sets below will be used in the event that a room set style is not indicated. Other room sets styles are available upon request and will be accommodated if possible. Because the rooms are used for multiple meetings throughout the day, the room you receive may be slightly larger than you need but never smaller.

Number of AttendeesSuggested Room Set
2–20 peopleConference style (chairs around a long rectangular table)
21–35 peopleHollow square or U-shape (chairs around a rectangle table with open space in center)
35+ peopleTheater style (chairs only with head table)

Communication and Confirmation of Meeting Services and Needs

For MLA Sections, Chapters, SIGs, and Committees Only: All arrangements and details will be confirmed with the event contact person by Tina Vickery, Meeting Manager, who will act as the liaison with the facility for all details.
For Affiliate/Non-MLA, Exhibitor, and Commercial Functions: After space is assigned and confirmed with the event contact person, all arrangements and payment for services (audiovisual equipment, food or beverage service, etc.) should be made directly with MLA’s contracted suppliers. Supplier contact information will be provided to the event contact upon confirmation.

Note: Send checks to Medical Library Association, Department 4627, Carol Stream , IL 60122-4627 . Indicate on the check "Meeting Space".

For MLA sections, chapters, SIGs, and committees ONLY:

Cancellation Policy: Meeting space cancellations shall be in writing, to Tina Vickery and are eligible for a full refund, less a $50 processing fee if received prior to March 4, 2011. No refunds will be given after March 4, 2011.