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New Initiatives

For additional information on any of these initiatives, please contact Claire Sommers, NeMLA Promotions Fellow, at

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Networking Opportunities

Want to meet people who share your research specialties? Visit our common area at the Exhibit Hall (Grand Ballroom V), where throughout the convention we will have tables devoted to specific disciplines. We will also have these tables at Sunday brunch. In addition, the Saturday evening reception will feature a designated area for networking. All are welcome, especially early career scholars. NeMLA’s board members, administration, and staff will visit all networking events, so you meet and share your NeMLA experiences with the people who put this conference together!

Social Engagement Challenge (Prize: Free NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh Convention Registration!)

Attention session chairs! We encourage you to organize get-togethers with your presenters. Whether you share a meal or a drink, visiting with your presenters outside of the conference room setting allows you to talk more about your research, explore the topic of your session in greater detail, and get to know your fellow convention participants. 

Organize get-togethers with your presenters, take a photograph of your gathering, and email it to with the names of all attendees. Session chair(s) in the winning photo will receive free convention registration for our 2018 meeting in Pittsburgh. (Don't forget to propose a session for NeMLA 2018!)

Scavenger Hunt

Do you want to use your skills of deduction at this year’s convention? We will be holding a special NeMLA-themed scavenger hunt throughout the hotel over the duration of the convention. Learn more about the city of Baltimore and test your knowledge of literature, language, and history as you search for clues. Participate solo or team up with your fellow conference attendees. Solve a mystery worth of Edgar Allan Poe himself while staying in his hometown! A fun time will be had by all.