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2017 Spring Conference Information
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Conference Details

The 2017 MASL Spring Conference was held on March 26-28, 2017 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO.  Click on the links below for more information.



Registration Information

Registration is now closed.



The St. Louis Union Station Hotel (by Hilton), located at 1820 Market Street in St. Louis, MO, hosted the 2017 MASL Spring Conference.



The justification letter found at this link outlines the benefits of Spring Conference attendance and can be used by potential attendees when requesting funding and/or leave time.


College Credit

Lindenwood University is once again offering attendees the opportunity to earn college credit through the Cooperative Credit Program.  Lindenwood will be offering 1 credit hour for conference, as well as 1 credit hour for Pre-Conference at the rate of $60/per credit hour. A representative will be on-site at the conference with the appropriate paperwork and to answer questions.  Below are links to the syllabi for each.

Full Conference Syllabus

Pre-Conference Syllabus


Click to the see more information about the award-winning authors & illustrators in attendance this year!



Exhibitor & sponsorship information, deadlines and online registration are available on the following page.


Featured Presenters

For 2017 the MASL Spring Conference Committee selected four outstanding individuals to serve as Featured Presenters. Click to find out more about the presenters and the workshops they offered.


Keynote Speakers

Follow the link to find out more about the amazing Keynote Speakers  that joined us for the 2017 Spring Conference.



Full Conference registration includes ALL scheduled meals, and your nametag will serve as your meal ticket.  Meal tickets can be purchased in conjunction with your itemized registration on the online registration form.

Additional meal tickets for guests can be purchased in the online store or on-site in the conference store.


Reserved Seats

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to purchase reserved seats for each of the four General Session meals.  Reserved seats will be $5 per seat, per meal.  Cash, check or credit card payment accepted on-site (no purchase orders). 

Attendees will be given a number that corresponds with the table number of their reserved seat, and attendees MUST have this number with them at that specific meal.  Reserved seats are NOT required, however proceeds from seat sales are used for costs associated with bringing authors to future events and allows you to choose your seat ahead of time.


Three pre-conference workshops options will be offered on Sunday, March 26.  More information including descriptions, fees and registration can be found by clicking on the link above.



Schedule of Events


Full Schedule of Events

Workshop Grid 



All MASL members are welcome to volunteer their time during Spring Conference.  Retired members who volunteer two hours can register for free!  Please note meals are not included in the free registration and that meal tickets must be purchased separately.




Full Workshop Descriptions

Workshop Grid

Workshop Commercials

Handouts & Presentations


Yapp App

Make sure to download the conference app to your device prior to arriving at conference.  MASL will once again be using the Yapp App, which puts the schedule of events, workshop descriptions, exhibitor information, links to social media and so much more right at your fingertips.  Click here for more information and to download.  The Yapp code is MASLSC2017.



Please take a few minutes to complete the conference survey.  We strive to provide a high quality professional development and networking event.  Your feedback assists with the planning of future events.


2017 Spring Conference Evaluation


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