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Together Apart 2020 MLA Virtual Symposium

  • 28 Sep 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • 2 Oct 2020
  • 3:00 PM


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MLA 2020 Virtual Symposium

Together Apart

Registration deadline 9/13/2020

September 28 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Connecting with our Communities

Daily Keynote: Ingrid Cockhren "Healing Trauma & Creating the Beloved Community"


September 30 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Connecting with Technology 

Daily Keynote: Ayyoub Ajmi "Stop Chasing the Hype and Connect with Your Community"


October 2 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Leadership and Organizational Development 

Daily Keynote: Peter Bromberg "We Got This: Surviving and Thriving in a Deeply Weird World"


Registration is not considered final until payment is received. 

Donate to MLA:  Many of our normal fundraising efforts and revenue streams are significantly reduced due to the pandemic, including those that support the Bohley Scholarship, the Thusnelda Schmidt Scholarship, awards, and the organization as a whole. Please consider making a donation to support your organization by clicking on the Donate button at the top of the registration form or clicking here.  DONATE

Policies and notes:

Conference event date and times are anticipated times and could change slightly. Please refer to the conference schedule and/or any updates at the conference for the most up-to-date information.

Cancellation policy: Refund requests must be submitted in writing before September 1. After that time, only hardship requests for refunds will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

All sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants.


If you have questions about the event, or are experiencing financial difficulties that make the registration fee inaccessible, please contact:  

For questions about the registration process, please contact

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Suite 207 | Ballwin, MO  63021

+1 (800) 969-6562 ext 4

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