About Conference Photos

Have you noticed the Flickr photos in the badge over there on the right? I had great fun taking them. I’ve taken photos at Midwest Chapter/MLA conferences since 2004 in Springfield, Illinois, my first year as the editor of MIDLINE. It is a great way to meet people!

You also can see all the photos posted to Flickr for this and our previous three conferences on this ConnectMidwest page.

Every year, I try to get a photo of each of the poster presenters with their poster. One thing that I did with my conference photos on Flickr of the poster presenters this year was to key the photo caption to the number of the poster on the conference program. Some of the poster presenters have shared pdf copies of their posters on that program page. So if you are interested in seeing the details of a poster that you see in a photo, click to see! Additionally, the abstracts for all of the posters are included in the full conference program beginning on page 22.

I think that this photo from this year’s conference is probably my favorite. I have had the privilege of serving on the Midwest Chapter/MLA Executive Board for most of the last eight years. I am going to miss working with this really great group of people!

This Fall’s Executive Board Meeting

Update: The Executive Board meeting agenda and reports are now available for your review on the chapter website here.

Each year the Executive Board of the Midwest Chapter/MLA kicks off the annual conference activities, holding their fall meeting on the Friday before the conference begins. President Janna Lawrence has been hard at work for the last several weeks working with the board members, compiling their reports and drafting the agenda for the board meeting. I’ve seen the agenda and it is jam-packed. This year the board will be meeting on Friday, October 5 in the Legion Suite at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Yes, that does seem like a long meeting, but in my experience the time just flies! The Midwest Chapter is one busy association, working hard to benefit the chapter members. The board will be wrapping up a productive membership year under Janna’s leadership and charting out the year ahead during which now President-Elect Kathy Schilling will be at the helm.

ALL Midwest Chapter/MLA members are welcome to attend the Executive Board meetings. If you would like to attend the Executive Board meeting next week, R.S.V.P. to President Janna Lawrence!

Conference Wrap-Up

We hope you enjoyed the blog coverage of this year’s Midwest Chapter/MLA annual conference. As your intrepid blog editor, I would like to thank our three conference bloggers Amy, Jean, and Stephanie for their great work! This is our fifth year blogging the Midwest Chapter conference and I think it may be the best yet.

We may be finished with the conference blogging, but there are still photos being uploaded to Flickr. As I write this there have been 251 photos tagged midwestmla10 uploaded to Flickr by five photographers. Check them out! Our “official” conference photographer Michael still has some of his fabulous photos to upload. We are in the process of setting up a new Midwest Chapter/MLA Flickr account for those photos. We will let you know when those are posted.

Do YOU have any photos that you took at the conference? Please consider posting them to Flickr and sharing them with all of us!

But wait! There’s more! Presentation slides from many of the conference sessions have already been posted on the conference website on the contributed papers page. Just click on the title of the presentation to see the slides. More will be added as the authors submit them.