Networking Opportunities

Exhibit Hall

Gaylord National Resort, Eastern Shore 2 and 3

Thursday, March 21, 2019: 1 to 5 PM
Friday, March 22, 2019: 8 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2019: 8 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2019: 8 AM to 12 PM

Want to meet people who share your research specialties? Throughout the convention, NeMLA hosts tables devoted to specific disciplines for networking with people who share your research specialities. These tables are available everyday at the Exhibit Hall, and Sunday at our yearly brunch, free to all registered convention participants. 

Evening Receptions

Gaylord National Resort, Cherry Blossom Ballroom

Thursday, March 21, following the Opening Event
Friday, March 22, following the Keynote Event
Saturday, March 23, 8:30-10 PM, following Area Special Events

Our evening receptions, held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, feature designated areas for networking.

All are welcome, especially early career scholars. NeMLA’s board members, administration, and staff visits all networking events, so you meet and share your NeMLA experiences with the people who put this conference together!

ABD Brew-Ha-Ha: Graduate Student Meet-and-Greet

Friday, March 22, 2019
9-11 PM

Granite City Food & Brewery National Harbor
A 5-minute walk from the Gaylord National Resort
200 American Way
Oxon Hill, MD  20745

Join Graduate Student Caucus members for this meet-and-greet to snack, socialize, and chat about All But Dissertation! Network with fellow graduate students with drinks and snacks.

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Caucus.

Women's and Gender Studies Mentorship Program Breakfast

Saturday, March 23, 8:30-10 AM, Cherry Blossom Ballroom

Now in its eighth year, the Women's and Gender Studies Mentorship Program welcomes new participants, mentors, and mentees. This interdisciplinary mentoring program pairs senior faculty mentors with junior faculty and doctoral students. The 50th Anniversary Convention will feature a breakfast for current and prospective mentors and mentees and all Caucus members.

For more information or to volunteer to serve as a mentor, please contact us at

The Breakfast precedes the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Business Meeting.

Organized by the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus.

Annual Creative Writers and Editors’ Reception, sponsored by Modern Language Studies

Saturday, March 23, 6:30-8:30 PM, Eastern Shore 1

Have a drink, something to eat, and engage in discussion with editors and writers from universities across the region. Discuss what you have seen so far at this year’s conference, have a friendly chat, and think about editing and creative writing session ideas and readings for upcoming conventions. And of course, it is a great place to make connections and to share experiences as editing and creative writing professionals working in a rapidly-changing academy and publishing marketplace!

The Reception will precede Creative Writing, Publishing, and Editing presentation.

The sponsor of this reception, Modern Language Studies, is the peer-reviewed journal representing the wide-ranging critical and creative interests of NeMLA members.

Organized by the Creative Writing, Publishing, and Editing Area.