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MLA Quasquicentennial Event

  • 05/02/2023
  • 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Philadelphia, PA
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You are invited to celebrate MLA’s 125th Anniversary on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023. Where it all started, in Philadelphia! (https://www.mlanet.org/page/history

In celebration, we are inviting you to join a half-day conference hosted by board members Michelle Bass & Daniel Verbit.

 $25.25 includes lunch and the afternoon discussion. 


11:45 -1pm   Hello’s and Lunch at McGillin’s Olde Ale House1310 Drury St Philadelphia PA 19107; McGillin's Olde Ale House (mcgillins.com)

We’ll start our half-day celebration at the oldest Pub in Philadelphia.  That’s right, this spot was open in 1898 when the organization was first planned!

1:15-4:45 Unconference Experiment at a nearby location (Walking)

The goal of the afternoon is to share projects and exchange ideas in an informal manner.

- Participants will lead the course of our afternoon in the Liberty Chapter’s first attempt at a Curated Unconference. This is an experiential event that brings the content. If you haven't been to one before here is a brief overview of what an unconference is: Preparing to attend an unconference! - Unconference.  

- Ideas for presentation/discussion include recent publications, ideas for research (Chat GPT anyone?), Chapter history, What was happening in the 1890s, systematic review software, or anything else you want to discuss with others.  On the registration form, you can indicate what you are interested in sharing, learning, and discussing.  When you register you'll put in the topic you are interested in presenting/discussing about, and this will inform the session length. 

Approx 4:45 Photo at Historical Marker Sign (MLA Login) (Walking)

-          Meet at the MLA Organization Sign (1420-22 Chestnut) for a photo shoot we will share with our colleagues. (If you can't make it to the rest of the event please join us for the photo)

-         Optional happy hour to follow at a nearby establishment

This will be an in-person-only event.

Registration is limited, and space is on a first come first serve basis

Travel is available by public transit, or parking is available at an additional charge at many lots around the city. 

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Daniel Verbit.

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