Networking Opportunities

Exhibit Hall and Sunday Brunch

Get to know your fellow scholars and engage with the NeMLA community! Our Exhibit Hall, evening Special Events, and Sunday brunch (free to all registered convention participants) will have designated areas for networking. Meet NeMLA’s board members, administration, and staff and share your NeMLA experiences with the people who put this conference together. We hope to see you there!

Graduate Student Meet-and-Greet

Join us for a night of socializing and networking with fellow graduate students while enjoying drinks and light snacks!

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Caucus.

Women’s & Gender Studies Mentorship Program Meeting & Caucus Business Meeting

Now in its tenth 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. Paired with this year's Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Business Meeting, the agenda also includes determining future speakers and convention topics, as well as Caucus officer nominations.

This meeting is open to all current and prospective mentors and mentees and all Women's and Gender Studies Caucus members.

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

Undergraduate Networking Event

Following the Undergraduate Forum, join us for an event allowing undergraduates to network with faculty and graduate students in their field of study and to practice discussing their research and aspirations for graduate study in a professional setting. Please join us to help us welcome our newest NeMLA members.

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 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.