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Modern Language Association Annual Convention (MLA Annual Convention) is the largest scholarly meeting in the humanities, enabling members of the profession to share their ideas and research with colleagues from other universities and colleges, as well as with those in related fields and professions, bringing together thousands of members to discuss new research, participate in workshops, and build their professional networks.

The event attracts teachers and scholars of language, literature, humanities, and culture; program directors and department chairs of colleges and universities; graduate students seeking to establish their careers; international attendees representing a wide range of languages and cultures; writers and academics who want to share their knowledge, connect with colleagues, and discover the newest publications and products.

MLA Annual Convention is happening from 09 January 2020, Thursday to 12 January 2020, Sunday at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. The organizer of the event is Modern Language Association. It is open to trade visitors. The estimated number of attendance is 6,000. The estimated number of exhibitors is 100. There will be over 750 sessions. The frequency of this event is annual. The event has been running since 1883.


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Start Date
January 9, 2020 (Thursday)
End Date
January 12, 2020 (Sunday)
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
Modern Language Association
Event Type
Convention, Trade Show
Open To
Trade Visitors
First Year
Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Show Hours)
Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Show Hours)
Sunday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Show Hours)


  • Modern Language Association
  • Modern Language Association is the principal professional association in the United States for scholars of language and literature.
  • 85 Broad Street, Suite 500
  • New York City, NY
  • United States of America
  • +1 646-576-5000
  • +1 646-458-0030


  • Washington State Convention Center
  • Conveniently located in downtown Seattle, Washington State Convention Center is the Northwest’s premier meetings and events facility with 205,700 square feet exhibit hall floor. The center offers industry-leading service, award-winning catering and a comprehensive range of services for event planners, exhibitors and guests.
  • 800 Convention Place
  • Seattle, WA
  • United States of America
  • +1 206-694-5030
  • +1 206-694-5399

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