Request for Waiver of Membership
At the discretion of the executive director, waivers may be granted for nonscholars (e.g., medical doctors, visual artists, etc.) and scholars who work in disciplines other than language and literature. Please note that waived nonmembers cannot organize or chair a session.

Waiver recipients are entitled to complimentary registration and to hotel reservations at the member rates. Waivers must be requested by the organizer of the session in which the individual will participate. In order to appear in the convention program, participants must become MLA members by 7 April 2016 if their waivers are not approved.
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Please complete all sections of this form and click Continue. Once you submit your request you will be able to preview it in the format in which it will be presented to the Program Committee. You will then be able to edit your request before final submission. Please print a copy of the review page of this form for your records before submitting.
I am requesting a waiver of membership for:
First Name:
Last Name:
Department (if applicable for academic affiliation):
Please provide a brief vita in the space below (500-character limit).
Please provide a current mailing address for the nonmember.
Current mailing address:
Zip code:
Home phone:
Office phone:
Your contact information:
Alternate e-mail:
Home phone:
Office phone:
Summer contact information:
same as previously noted
Summer e-mail:
Summer home phone:
Summer office phone:
Dates of summer address:
Type of session you are proposing:
Special session / Event
Session title
Forum name
Allied organization
Organization name
MLA Committee
Committee name
Plenary title