The 31st Annual MELUS Conference

Cambridge, MA
Thursday, April 27, 2017

MELUS 2017
Harboring: People, Places, and Practices

April 27 - 30, 2017
MIT Campus
Hosted by the Literature Section of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Online Registration
The 31st Annual MELUS Conference is open to registered members of MELUS only. You will be asked to confirm membership upon registration. To renew your MELUS membership or sign up as a new member, visit the following link:

The deadline for submitting your registration and payment is Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 11:59PM EST. Payment is due upon registration if paying via credit card or upon receipt of your online invoice if paying by another method. Space cannot be guaranteed for any registration that is not paid in full by this date. Onsite registration may be offered on a space available basis by cash or check only.

Conference Registration Fees (in USD)

Registration Type

Registration Fee
Available until March 31

Late Registration Fee
Available after April 1

Standard Participant $180.00 $215.00
Graduate Student $90.00 $125.00

A limited number of rooms at a discounted conference rate have been arranged at the hotels below. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out before the deadline. Early reservations are strongly encouraged. MIT Conference Services does not handle individual reservations. Changes and/or cancellations to hotel reservations should be made with the hotel directly. 

Boston Marriott Cambridge (50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142)
Rate: $239.00 per night, plus applicable taxes.
Deadline: March 27, 2017
Online: Book here
Phone: 617-494-6600 (Mention the MELUS 2017 Room Block)

Hyatt Regency Cambridge (575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA) 
Rate: $209.00 per night, plus applicable taxes. 
Deadline: April, 6, 2017
Online: Book here
Phone: 617-492-1234 (Mention the MELUS 2017 Room Block)  

On weekdays, there is no public parking available on the MIT campus. Please visit the following link for information on public transportation:

Visitors may find information on off-street parking in the local area at

Cancellations & Refunds
Requests for cancellations may be made online until Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 11:59PM EST. To cancel after that date, please send email to   

Refunds for cancellations received in writing on or before April 23 will be granted less a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. No refunds will be given for portions of the registration not being used. All refunds will be made in US dollars and will be processed in the manner in which the original payment was submitted. Credit card refunds will be issued to the original card.

Changes & Substitutions
You may access your registration record and make changes or substitutions until registration closes on April 23, 2017. After April 23, please email

Registration Questions
Please contact MIT Conference Services:
Phone: 617-253-1700

Program and Agenda Information
Please visit or email the organizers at

To request disability accommodations, please email the organizers at