Business Meetings and Brunch

Credit: Jenna DeNoyelles

All events are at the Omni William Penn unless otherwise stated.

CAITY Caucus Annual Meeting

Omni William Penn, Shadyside

Thursday, April 12, 6-7 PM

Join NeMLA members who advocate for contingent, adjunct, or independent scholars and faculty at two-year institutions to discuss the business and goals of the CAITY Caucus. Topics include panels, speakers, and continuing to advocate for our members on topics including pedagogy, unionizing, and non-traditional career paths. 

Graduate Student Caucus Annual Business Meeting

Omni William Penn, Oakmont

Thursday, April 12, 6-7 PM

The Graduate Student Caucus invites you to discuss how NeMLA can better serve its graduate student members. At our business meeting, we will discuss sessions the GSC might propose, graduate student experience at the Convention, what we can do during the rest of the year to advocate and keep you informed, and opportunities for you to get involved. We welcome agenda additions via email (

Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Business Meeting

Omni William Penn, Bob & Dolores Hope Room

Saturday, April 14, 9-10 AM

The Women's and Gender Studies Caucus welcomes current as well as prospective members. The agenda includes suggestions for future speakers and topics at NeMLA conferences, as well as nominations for Caucus officer positions. 

The meeting follows the Women's and Gender Studies Mentorship Program Breakfast.

Sunday Membership Business Meeting and Brunch

Omni William Penn, Grand Ballroom

Sunday, April 15, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Open to all members

The membership meeting will begin with highlights from the 2016 MLA Language Enrollment Census by Dennis Looney, director of programs and ADFL, MLA. We will then announce our Essay and Book Award winners, honor outgoing and incoming Board members, and hand out flyers and posters for the Call for Session Proposals for our 50th Anniversary Convention in Washington, D.C.

In addition to the free continental breakfast for the second and third days of the convention, NeMLA will host its annual free Sunday late-morning Membership Brunch, which allows all members to converse and network. The brunch will also offer NeMLA attendees an opportunity to converse and network.

RSVP for this free brunch at the link below by clicking "Registration & Membership" at the top of the page.