2019 Annual Conference FAQs

2019 Annual Conference Frequently Asked Questions


Are you planning on (or interested in) attending the 2019 Annual Conference? Do you have questions? See below for a list of questions that may assist you in your conference planning. Click on the question for the expanded answer. Is there a question that you would like to see listed here?  Submit your questions by using this form. If you need further information, please contact Ashley Blinstrub and Scott Mellendorf, the 2019 Conference Planning Committee Chairs, at conference@miala.org.

Prior to Registering
Registration is now open!!!  It opened on March 15, 2019. To register, go to the registration page.
Details are still being determined but generally, your full conference registration includes:
  • Attendance at the preconference reception at the Courtyard Bay City;
  • Attendance at the keynote address;
  • Opportunity to attend breakout sessions on Monday and Tuesday;
  • Lunch on Monday and Tuesday;
  • Attendance at the poster session/information fair;
  • Opportunity to receive feedback on your resume and with your interview skills;
  • Attendance at the MiALA membership meeting; and
  • Plenty of opportunities to meet with interest groups and other like-minded Academic library colleagues
Yes. There are one-day registration rates available.
Yes, we are offering special pricing for MiALA members who are library support staff and/or work part time. Check out the main conference page for more information!
The deadline has passed to receive discounted rates at the hotels in which MiALA had room blocks reserved. You can, though, find lodging at other local hotels. More information is available on the local information page.
No. You do not need to be a member of MiALA to attend the conference but being a member will provide you with a discount on registration that would cover the cost of becoming a member.
The deadline to register for the conference is May 6, 2019.
The maximum number of attendees that the conference facility can accommodate is 250 so don't delay in getting registered.
Yes. The pre-conference reception is open to ALL conference attendees. It's free to attend and snacks will be provided. There will also be a cash bar available.
There are no plans to live stream. There will be attendees who will be live tweeting at many events/sessions throughout the conference. You can follow these tweets by searching for #MiALAAC19

Questions for Registered Attendees
Yes, free parking will be available at the conference center.
Yes. Interest groups are planning meetings/networking opportunities during lunch on Monday, the Monday evening dine-arounds, and having informational meetings during the poster session/Information Fair. More information is available on the interest group event page.
Yes. If you would like to volunteer to help during the conference, fill out the volunteer form here.
We will be posting local information in the coming months. Watch for updates on the local information page.
We will be reaching out to presenters after the conference. If they are interested in providing their handouts/slide decks, we will post them on the program information page.
The deadline to cancel your registration and still get a refund is Friday, May 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Cancellations after that time will not be eligible for a refund.