We’re looking forward to seeing you all in Seattle in less than a month! If you are interested in signing up for a tour, please do so via our online form so that we can let our guides know how many people to expect. I’ve extended the deadline for tour registration to July 22nd. We just found out this week that Seattle Opera is waiving the tour fee and will offer their tour for free! There are still 25 more slots available for touring Seattle Opera so sign up quickly. Our other tour of the Experience Music Project & Science Fiction Museum is $10, with an additional $3 if you wish to visit the special exhibit, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds. We’ll collect the tour fees at registration.
We are also collecting discussion topics for the unconference portion of the meeting. Similar to the hot topics sessions held at the MLA national meetings, the unconference is an opportunity to discuss issues important to you in an informal manner with your colleagues. Our Program Committee will group topics together for small group discussions. Please submit topics you would be interested in discussing via our submission form. Browse the topics already submitted to generate new ideas. Has your topic already been submitted? Submit it again so the Program Committee can help gauge interest when grouping topics together. Consider volunteering to be a discussion leader. Discussion leaders will make sure everyone knows one another and will keep the conversation moving if there is a lull. Interested in learning more about what to expect during an unconference session? Feel free to read, How to prepare to attend an unconference.
For more information on the annual meeting, please see our conference website.