2018 CLA Convention in Chicago, Illinois

Native Sons/Daughters and Immigrants in the Black Metropolis

The 78th Annual CLA Convention will be April 4-7, 2018 and will be hosted by DePaul University. The Convention Hotel is the Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza River North, 350 W. Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60654. The CLA Convention Rate is $149/night through March 15, 2018, and you may book online or by calling 312-836-5000. Register for the Convention and Reserve your hotel room TODAY!

Complete your 2018 Membership Form and 2018 Convention Registration Form.

Online 2018 CLA Convention Submissions are Due October 15, 2017 – Deadline EXTENDED to October 25, 2017.

Submit proposals in the area of English Language/ Literature to
https://goo.gl/forms/vRpWRbRaOOkMLsmJ3 and address any questions to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones, English Area Representative, [email protected]

Submit proposals in the area of World Languages/ Literature, to https://goo.gl/forms/iYyrw2BCNip4dxhX2 and address any questions to Dr. Matthew Pettway, World Languages Area Representative, [email protected]

Only the Special Sessions, i.e. those from the Standing CLA Committees and the Allied Organizations, will be submitted to https://goo.gl/forms/1K7oqiHud5Dzw0Rj1 with any questions addressed to Dr. Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper, Vice President and Program Chair, [email protected]

If you have technical issues with our new electronic submission form, please contact our new CLA Public Relations Director, Dr. Jervette R. Ward, [email protected] See you in Chicago, April 4-7!!

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