MOLA Cleveland 2024

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Rates include a seat for the banquet unless otherwise noted.
  • $300 - MOLA Member (First Librarian)
  • $250 - MOLA Member (Each Additional Librarian; Rate also applies to Honorary and Emeritus Members)
  • $300 - Affiliate (NOBU) Member
  • $450 - Non-MOLA Member
  • $100 - Student - does not include banquet
  • $100 - Banquet Reservation (e.g., for a spouse or guest)
Tech Fair Registration Rates
  • Students
    • $50 if only registering for the tech fair
    • $25 when added to a student conference registration
  • Non-Students
    • $100 if only registering for the tech fair
    • $50 when added to a conference registration
Please see below for advertisement, exhibition, and sponsorship rates. All registrations and purchases must be made by April 26, 2024.

First time attending a MOLA conference? We hope you find this guide a helpful resource in preparing and we look forward to seeing you!

Conference Schedule

All events will take place at the conference hotel unless otherwise noted. View agenda (subject to change) HERE.

Friday, May 24
Saturday, May 25
  • New Member & First-time Attendee Orientation
  • Annual Business Meeting & Committee Open House
  • Plenary Panel, Breakout Sessions, and Roundtables
  • Opportunities to Visit the Exhibits
  • Cleveland Orchestra Concert, Mozart's Gran Partita, 8pm, Mandel Concert Hall
Sunday, May 26
  • Plenary Panels, Breakout Sessions, and Roundtables
  • Opportunities to Visit the Exhibits
  • Board of Directors Meeting, 12:30pm
  • Cleveland Orchestra Concert, Mozart's Magic Flute, 3pm, Mandel Concert Hall [sold out]
  • Group Photo
  • Banquet and Eroica Award for Outstanding Service to Music Presentation
Monday, May 27
  • Plenary Panel, Breakout Sessions, and Roundtables
  • Opportunities to Visit the Exhibits
  • Conference adjourns by noon

Advertise & Exhibit

All registrations and purchases must be made by April 26, 2024.

All advertisers, and exhibitors will also receive the opportunity to connect directly with attendees by having your promo added to the conference swag bags! Exhibitors at the tech fair will have the option to give a product demonstration during the tech fair.

Exhibit Tables
□ One table:
  • Tech Fair (Friday) only: $100
  • Conference (Saturday thru Monday) only: $250
  • Tech Fair + Conference (Friday thru Monday): $300
□ Two tables:
  • Tech Fair (Friday) only: $200
  • Conference (Saturday thru Monday) only: $500
  • Tech Fair + Conference (Friday thru Monday): $600
Conference Program Advertisement
>> First-time advertisers will receive a 15% discount!
*Artwork must be sent to Amy Tackitt (admin@mola-inc.org) by
Friday, April 26, 2024.
□ 1/4 page: $500/€465 (3.5" x 4.75")
□ 1/2 page: $750/€700 (7.5" x 4.75" or 3.5" x 10")
□ full page: $1,000/€925 (7.5" x 10")

If you would like to register to attend any sessions or the banquet, you must also fill out a Non-Member Registration form. All purchases and registrations must be made by April 26, 2024. Payment can be made in USD online via PayPal, or by check or money order made out to “MOLA”, sent to:
Amy Tackitt, MOLA Administrator
1949 Asheville Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911
USA

Sponsor the Conference

All registrations and purchases must be made by April 26, 2024.

Sponsors will also receive the opportunity to connect directly with attendees by having your promo added to the conference swag bags! Exhibitors at the tech fair will have the option to give a product demonstration during the tech fair.

□ Diamond: $4,000/€3,725
  • Full back or inside cover thank you in the conference program—only 3 spots!
  • two exhibit tables
  • two complimentary conference registrations (includes banquet)
  • recognition signage at the conference
  • recognition in conference-related communications and marketing
□ Platinum: $3,000/€2,790
  • Full page thank you in conference program
  • one exhibit table
  • one complimentary conference registration (includes banquet)
  • one additional guest banquet attendee
  • recognition signage at the conference
  • recognition in conference-related communications and marketing
□ Gold: $2,000/€1,860
  • 1/2 page thank you in conference program
  • one exhibit table
  • one complimentary conference registration (includes banquet)
  • recognition signage at the conference
  • recognition in conference-related communications and marketing
□ Silver: $1,000/€930
  • 1/4 page thank you in conference program
  • one exhibit table
  • discount on registration to MOLA-member rate
  • complimentary banquet attendee
  • recognition signage at the conference
  • recognition in conference-related communications and marketing
□ Bronze: $500/€465
  • one banquet attendee
  • recognition signage at your sponsored event
  • recognition in conference-related communications and marketing
If you would like to register to attend any sessions or the banquet, you must also fill out a Non-Member Registration form. For sponsorships that include a registration, please complete a registration form – one for each attendee. All purchases and registrations must be made by April 26, 2024. Payment can be made in USD online via PayPal, or by check or money order made out to “MOLA”, sent to:
Amy Tackitt, MOLA Administrator
1949 Asheville Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911
USA

2024 Conference Sponsors

Conference Hotel

1360 West Mall Drive
Cleveland, OH 44114
+1 (216) 696-9200

Conference rate ($199/night + tax/fees) available - guests must book by April 26 to receive the special MOLA rate!
Click here to book your group rate for the MOLA Annual Conference  (you may have most success checking out as a guest rather than logging in if you have a Marriott account)or dial 800-228-9290 and reference the meeting name "Cleveland Orchestra MOLA Annual Conference May2024".

Concert Tickets & Library Tours

Use discount code "MOLA20" to receive $20 off seats!

Mozart's Gran Partita
WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
BERG Violin Concerto
MOZART Serenade No. 10, “Gran Partita”
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Thursday, May 23, 7:30pm & Saturday, May 25, 8pm
Mandel Concert Hall

Mozart's Magic Flute
*These productions have sold out*
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Nikolaus Habjan, director
Julian Prégardien, tenor (Tamino)
Ludwig Mittelhammer, baritone (Papageno)
Christina Landshamer, soprano (Pamina)
Friday, May 24, 7pm & Sunday, May 26, 3pm
Mandel Concert Hall

** Cleveland Orchestra library tours will be available following most of the above concerts. To sign up, add your name to the list HERE. Tours are limited to 20 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. **

Helpful Resources

Financial Assistance - MOLA Members Only

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE
**Application Deadline: February 1, 2024**

Travel Assistance is intended to assist member librarians with basic economy transportation costs only (not additional add-ons), as well as up to 2 nights of hotel costs (in the conference designated hotel) as outlined in the application - not with food, fees, or miscellaneous expenses. The "Travel Assistance" section of the MOLA Policies states:
 
"The MOLA Board of Directors, in consultation with the Finance Committee, may from time to time designate funds to be used to subsidize MOLA-related personal travel expenses of MOLA member Librarians. Individuals may apply in writing at any time for such subsidizations. Funds, if available, will be distributed in the order applications are received, unless, in the opinion of the Board, extenuating circumstances warrant otherwise. As guidelines in the decision-making process, the Board shall consider such factors as the applicant's personal or professional circumstances, degree of hardship, and level of scheduled Conference participation. Except in unusual circumstances, no applicant shall be granted funding in two consecutive years."
 
Travel assistance requests will be reviewed by the Finance committee and submitted to the Board for final approval. Applicants will be notified by February 15, 2024.
 
Receipts must be submitted for reimbursement within 45 days of purchase to allow MOLA to act in accordance with IRS rules. Any receipts received after this timeframe may not be reimbursed. 

FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE AWARDS
**Applications are now closed**
The purpose of the first-time conference attendee award is to encourage conference participation by MOLA members who have never attended a MOLA conference. Recipients will be awarded an amount to cover the conference registration fee for the 2024 Cleveland conference.
 
Recipients will be required to participate in the Conference Mentoring Program and may be asked to write about their experience or a session they attended for a forthcoming issue of Marcato.
 
Applications will be reviewed and, if granted, funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the allotted funds are exhausted. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible by the MOLA Administrator as awards are granted—please refrain from making conference registration payment until you have been notified of the outcome of your application review. Applications will be reviewed by the Membership Committee and submitted to the Board for final approval.

Whether you are granted an award or not, you may find this first-timers conference guide helpful in preparing to attend!