Save the date for the Midwest Chapter/MLA 2019 Annual Conference

Discover, Connect. Collaborate – Milwaukee, WI October 4-7, 2019

On behalf of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association, the Wisconsin Health Science Library Association and the Southeastern Wisconsin Health Sciences Libraries Consortium, we invite you to Milwaukee for the upcoming Midwest Chapter/MLA 2019 annual meeting. The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee where you will have the opportunity discover, connect and collaborate with your colleagues in a stellar conference experience.

The keynote speaker is MK Czerwiec (Zurwick), RN, MA, aka Comic Nurse. Czerwiec is the artist in residence at the Feinberg Northwestern School of Medicine in Chicago, co-founder of, and a leader in the field of connecting clinicians, patients, and practitioners through narrative medicine and telling their stories.  

New this year is a Saturday Research Retreat where we aim to give our library colleagues a chance to focus on their research interests. Regardless of where you are in the research continuum, we invite you to join us in this dedicated and distraction free space to move forward on existing projects or begin new ones.

The Sunday evening social event will be dinner and exploration at the Harley Davidson Museum®, a Milwaukee icon. Purchase an extra ticket to bring along a guest! One of the museum’s many exhibits includes a display of classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles from their first five decades. In another exhibit you can experience the feel of riding a Harley-Davidson while sitting on an actual hog and immersing yourself in the video of the open road.

Milwaukee is a great city to visit in the fall. The weather is mild, the leaves are usually starting to turn color, and we take Oktoberfest seriously. Milwaukee’s largest Oktoberfest is scheduled for the same weekend  as our conference just blocks from the conference hotel at our new Fiserv Forum, home of the Milwaukee Bucks. To learn more about how Milwaukee got the nickname Brew City, take some time to go on a brewery tour.

Discover Milwaukee through our new streetcar, which has free fares in 2019. While you are here, visit the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, or take a stroll down the Milwaukee RiverWalk and say hi to the Bronze Fonz. Try your luck at Potawatomi Casino, view the Les Paul exhibit at Discovery World, or visit the penguins at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Stay tuned to the Midwest Chapter/MLA 2019 Conference website for conference updates, to find out when registration opens, and to learn more about Milwaukee attractions.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Milwaukee this fall!

~2019 Midwest Chapter/MLA Planning Committee

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