E-conference registration enables health sciences information librarians and related professionals to participate in the MLA meeting without the need to travel. While it is not a substitute for actually being at the meeting in person with colleagues, it is the next best thing to being there.
Online content is close to live because plenary session videos are posted online within 24 hours. This enables e-conference participants to share the enthusiasm and discussion via the MLA '12 Blog and Twitter. For example, video for Sunday morning's keynote McGovern lecture by Steven Johnson ("Where Good Ideas Come From") will be available on Monday.
e-conference registration provides access for one person to all online meeting content, which is almost the full 2012 MLA annual meeting. For a list of programs, please see the Preliminary Program.
Organizations that like to host their own group educational or lunch sessions can purchase a site license registration. For MLA member institutions, the cost is $500 for the first 25 users. For more information, please see the site license registration form.