Dont’ Forget…THEME CONTEST – Joint Conference 2016 in Philadelphia | An Invitation to Participate‏

Hello, As you are probably aware the presidents/chairs and the boards of three regional MLA associations, Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MACMLA), Philadelphia Chapter (PHIL) and New York/New Jersey Chapter (NY/NJ) have agreed to host a Joint Conference in 2016 in Philadelphia, the nation’s birthplace.

As Local Arrangements Co-Chairs, Micki and I are looking toward our members to create an inspiring tagline/theme that will capture the essence of the 2016 Joint Meeting. The contest winner must be a current member of one of the three participating MLA chapters and he/she will receive an all-expense paid Early Bird Registration (a basic meeting registration), valued at several hundred dollars.

To jumpstart your creative vibe, we’ve included themes from the last three Joint Meetings:

a. 2012 – Baltimore: “Connections: MLA Quad Chapter Meeting”

b. 2009 – Atlantic City: “3 By The Sea”

c. 2003 – Philadelphia: “Collaborations, Partnerships, and Solutions: The QuintEssential Conference” Please list up to three theme suggestions for our 2016 Joint Conference.

Remember, themes should be brief, succinct, creative and original. Contest ends 5pm on September 30th. Send your suggestions to Do not reply to chapter lists. Only suggestions that are sent to will be considered for the contest. The 2016 Conference Steering Committee will select the winning theme based on brevity, creativity, clarity and originality. The lucky winner will be notified by October 16th. We are looking forward to an exciting time in Philadelphia next year!

Best, Co-Chairs – Local Arrangements PJ Grier – University of Maryland, Baltimore Micki McIntyre – Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

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