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2019 MLA Performers Showcase

  • 2 Oct 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • KCI Expo Center, 11730 NW. Ambassador Dr., Kansas City, MO 64153


  • I wish to be considered for a Performance Time. I understand that if I am not selected, I may choose to attend at the Table only level and will be refunded $30, or I may choose to not attend and may request a full refund.

Registration is closed

Missouri Library Association 2019 Performer Showcase


All attendees of the MLA 2019 Conference (October 2-4) will be invited to attend a Performer Showcase scheduled for Wednesday, October 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Performers will be scheduled 8-11. From 11:00-11:30 p.m., attendees may visit performers’ tables to pick up information and ask questions). This is a great opportunity to present a short sneak preview of your program, distribute promotional materials and speak with librarians from around Missouri. The Performer Showcase Selection Committee will be looking for quality programming appropriate for children, teens, and/or families at a reasonable cost to the host libraries. Please note the following details about this showcase.

Due to time constraints and with the goal of providing a range of programming choices for our conference attendees, all applicants may not be scheduled to perform during the Showcase.

Each performer chosen will be given ten minutes, including set up and take down time, to perform for the conference attendees.

A print and online directory of performers will also be published; the print directory will be distributed to all conference attendees and the online directory will be available on the MLA website. The contents for both directories will be obtained from the information you provide in your Performer Showcase application; please be as complete and accurate as possible.

Performers will be provided with tables to display and distribute promotional materials.  Outside food and beverages are prohibited by the KCI Expo Center.

Registration Types

Performance Time, Info Table, Directory Ad and Link - $130

Please understand that if you choose this registration type and are not selected to perform, you may still attend at the Table only level and will be refunded $30, or choose to not attend and may request a full refund.

Info Table, Directory Ad and Link - $100

Directory Ad and Link - $60

Link only - $30





APPLICATION LINK: https://molib.wildapricot.org/event-3398899


Your completed application must be submitted by June 30, 2019, to be considered for inclusion. Please note the following information regarding the application, invoices, and payment.

  • This application will become a contract only upon electronic submission of this form, acceptance of your application by committee, and subsequent payment in full of all fees.
  • The selection committee will notify all performers of their acceptance status by July 12, 2019, and invoices will be sent out.
  • Placement in the showcase lineup will be considered secure only upon receipt of invoiced fees.
  • Payment of fees will not be accepted after July 31, 2019. Cancellations made in writing and postmarked prior to July 31, 2019, are subject to a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after August 1, 2019 and you will lose your place in the Performer Showcase. All cancellations are final.

Please feel free to e-mail if you have any questions. We look forward to another great Performer Showcase this year!


If you have questions, please contact:

Lauren Olson LaurenOlson@kclibrary.org


Contact us:

1190 Meramec Station Road

Suite 207 | Ballwin, MO  63021

+1 (800) 969-6562 ext 4

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