MLA Annual Conference, October 23-26, 2012, Natchez, MS The Future Is Now
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The Future is Now

Plan now to attend the annual conference in beautiful downtown Natchez this fall at the Natchez Conference Center.  This promises to be an exciting conference for librarians, Friends, and trustees in Mississippi.  You will have an opportunity to hear speakers, from across the country and our state, discuss the future of libraries.


Contact: Kathy Bradshaw (, Mara Villa (


Contact: Susan Cassagne ( or Nancy McLemore (


Contact: David Salinero (


Natchez Convention Center
211 Main Street, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone: (601) 442-5880 or (888) 475-9144

Convention Hotel: Natchez Grand Hotel (directly across the street from the Convention Center)
111 Broadway Street, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone: (601) 446-9994 or (888) 488-0898.
Mention that you are affiliated with MLA in order to get the conference rate! Rooms may still be available; members should call (601) 446-9994 to check.

The Hampton Inn, located within walking distance of the Convention Center, has made a block of 30 rooms available - 20 suites, 4 queens and 6 kings, each for $119. (601) 446-6770

The Vue (Grand Soleil, formerly Ramada Inn - completely renovated rooms) has a block of 25 rooms for Tuesday night and 40 rooms for Wednesday and Thursday nights. Double queens and single kings are $79; suites are $99. While not within walking distance of the Convention Center, the Vue is directly down the street from it. (601) 442-9976

Keep in mind that all rooms have an added $2.00 per night Occupancy Tax, which is not Tax Exempt.

A copy of your Tax Exempt letter is required at check in to avoid sales tax.

Natchez has many other hotels, if the above are all booked by the time you make your reservation. Also, bear in mind that there are many downtown bed-and-breakfasts from which you may choose. See a map of Natchez's other hotels.

We are planning a wonderful conference and Natchez (as you probably know) loves visitors and the chance to show a good time. Make your plans early!