Networking Opportunities

Exhibit Hall

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

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!

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

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 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.

Diversity Mixer

Join us to discuss any and all diversity issues as related to academia in the current cultural and political climate. Bring your friends and colleagues. Beer and wine will be served.

Sponsored by the Diversity Committee.

Graduate Student Caucus Meet and Greet

Friday, April 13, 8-9:30 PM

Join our caucus members to socialize and network with fellow graduate students with drinks and snacks.

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Caucus.

Women's and Gender Studies Mentorship Program

Now in its seventh 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 2018 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

Organized by the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus.