2020 Annual Conference Status

The MiALA board is postponing the 2020 Annual Conference, originally scheduled for May 14-15, 2020, at the Holiday Inn at Ferris State University – Big Rapids, to May 13-14, 2021. It will be held at the same venue with the same schedule and presentations.  However, to maintain some semblance of normalcy, keynote speaker, Annie Downey has agreed to present her keynote presentation on May 14, 2020, online via Zoom.  This will be followed by a membership meeting to keep the members informed of the association’s activities. Watch for a message with more details on this online membership meeting coming soon.
We are looking into the possibility of adding extra breakout session slots for those who may need to present for tenure and promotion activities. If possible, we will be providing a separate call for breakout session proposals in the fall of 2020.
Scholarship recipients will have their awards applied to the 2021 conference.
We will be adding information to the Annual Conference FAQ page as more information is available. If you have any additional questions, please contact conference planning committee chair, David Scott & MiALA administrative assistant Heather Ladiski by emailing conference@miala.org.
These are unusual times for all, and for everyone’s safety and well-being, this decision is the best we can make under current circumstances. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and wish everyone health and safety.
Your MiALA Board of Directors and Conference Planning Committee