Call for Proposals

MLA '24: Stronger Together

May 18, 2024 - May 21, 2024

Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon

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Paper Abstracts

The 2024 National Program Committee invites abstract submissions that support the annual conference theme of "MLA '24: Stronger Together." A few things to note about the contributed content:

  • Paper Abstracts can be submitted during Round 1 beginning August 31, 2023. The deadline for round 1 is October 26, 2023. See MLA '24 FAQs for more information.
  • Paper presentations are 10-12-minutes in length and will have additional time included for questions. 
  • Posters and Lightning Talk Abstracts can be submitted in Round 2 beginning December 14, 2023.
  • In addition to live presentations, Papers, Lighting Talk and Poster presenters will be asked to record their presentations for On-demand availability. 
  • Acceptance notices for Papers Abstracts will be sent December 6. Abstracts that are not accepted in Round 1 can be resubmitted as Poster and Lightning Talk Abstracts in Round 2. Acceptance notices for Poster and Lightning Talks will be sent February 22, 2024.

MLA ‘24 will offer a limited number of immersion, paper, and lightning talk sessions virtually with the majority to be held at the in-person conference in Portland, OR. Speakers will be asked to provide their preference for presenting (Live Virtual Session or In-Person Session) at time of submission. If selected, they will be able to provide their final preferences in Spring 2024.

IMPORTANT: To ensure anonymous peer review, author names, institution affiliations, locations, and any address information should NOT be in the title, description, or body of your abstract (Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions for Research abstracts or Background, Description, and Program Conclusion for Program abstracts). The session title, session description and abstract will be peer reviewed for selection into the MLA '24 conference program.