MLA 2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE Registration Information and Rates

Registration Opens: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Early Bird Rate: Thursday, June 23, 2022 through Friday, September 9, 2022
Standard Rate: Saturday, September 10 through Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Late Rate: Thursday, October 6 though Friday, October 21, 2022
Registration Closes: Friday, October 21, 2022

Registration Rates

  One Day Two Days Full Conference
Early Bird Member $200 $235 $275
Early Bird Non-Member $400 $470 $550
Early Bird Student/Retiree Member
$75 $125 $150
Standard Member
$225 $285 $325
Standard Non-Member
$450 $570 $650
Late Member
$275 $325 $375
Late Non-Member
$550 $650 $750
Standard Exhibits Only
N/A $40 N/A
Late Exhibits Only
N/A $75 N/A
Awards Ceremony Only
$50 N/A N/A


Register to attend by clicking the link below. This form applies to members, non-members, and students. Please note: individual membership is required to receive the 50% discount on registration rates and the registration must be submitted from the individual member’s profile. If you need help accessing your account, please contact us at [email protected].

Scholarships Are Available!

If you are an MLA member and would like to attend this conference but need financial assistance, please submit a scholarship application to MLA as soon as possible. The form is easy to submit, and MLA is dedicated to making this event as accessible to library professionals as possible, especially those facing economic uncertainty. Learn more and apply

REGISTER to Attend MLA 2022


Blue Water Convention Center
800 Harker Street
Port Huron, MI 48060

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DoubleTree by Hilton Port Huron (Remaining availability is limited)
800 Harker St, Port Huron, MI 48060 
(810) 984-8000

MLA Room Rate: $129.00 per night, plus tax for a standard room with one or two beds, if reserved before September 16, 2022.


You may also call the hotel directly and identify yourself as a part of the MLA group or visit and use group code 'ML2' under the special rate tab. 

Additional Hotel Option

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Port Huron
2021 Water St, Port Huron, MI 48060
(810) 662-3400

MLA Room Rate: $124.00 per night, plus tax for a standard room with one or two beds, if reserved before September 16, 2022.

Please call the hotel directly and identify yourself as a part of the MLA group

Conference Policies

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations for MLA in-person and hybrid events (including the annual conference, if virtual) must be received in writing by e-mail no later than ten (10) business days prior to the program in order to qualify for a refund. Within ten (10) business days of the event, no refund will be issued. Registrations received within ten (10) days of the program are not eligible for a refund. No-shows will be invoiced.

A $35.00 processing fee will be applied to refunds for workshops and conferences.

If an MLA professional development workshop, conference, webinar, or other training session is cancelled due to low registration or inclement weather, participants will be notified and fees, if applicable, will be refunded. 

COVID-19 Policy

We ask you to be courteous and conscientious of others while meeting in-person at the event, especially when it comes to health and safety. All attendees, exhibitors, partners and staff will be required to show either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid test result within 72 hours of the first day of an event and it is recommended attendees wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. You will be asked to provide a vaccine card or proof of negative test result at the registration desk. This policy is meant to maximize protection from all variants. Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, attendance requirements may change prior to the event. If any government orders or safety concerns restrict us from gathering, we will reassess the event dates and reimbursements at that time. If you test positive for COVID-19 ahead of the event, you are expected to alert MLA staff in advance at 517-394-2774 and may receive a refund.  Extenuating circumstances due to COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when determining refunds.

*Please refer to the CDC website for what defines full vaccination:

Consent Policy

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, MLA meetings or other activities constitutes an agreement for the use and distribution of the attendee's image in photographs or videos of the event. Attendee names may be shared with fellow attendees by inclusion in an event directory.

MLA Code of Conduct

MLA’s vision is to be a highly effective, trusted network of libraries, library employees, trustees, friends and supporters working together to support and promote the highest quality library services throughout Michigan. To fulfill our vision, MLA has built, and is dedicated to maintaining, an inclusive and equitable community where all people can come together to advance our shared vision.

MLA is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants and MLA staff. Each participant, including attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, staff, and service providers, is expected to understand and follow MLA policies and report any violations. These expectations apply to all MLA activities (whether virtual or in-person), including but not limited to those held in conjunction with conferences, events, and meetings. Any conduct that is prohibited in person is also prohibited online, including but not limited to on MLA social media pages and other online platforms. 

The full Code of Conduct can be reviewed here: MLA Code of Conduct.





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