Our society would like to apply for allied or affliate organization status, and one of the prerequisites is to have sessions accepted at the MLA convention. What do we need to do?
A. This requirement was established in part to demonstrate the applying organization’s ability to create sessions that would withstand the MLA’s proposal review process. The Program Committee does not give special consideration to sessions that are proposed as part of the allied or affiliate organization application process. Your proposal should focus on the merits of this particular proposed session and should not be used to promote or advertise your organization. All special-session proposals must follow the same submission requirements and are subject to the same review processes. Please refer to the Special Session FAQs and the Procedures for Organizing Convention Meetings for information on proposing a special session.