Planning for October 28-31 in Montréal, Québec, Canada is well underway, though an in-person annual meeting of course remains contingent on the lifting of travel restrictions. In order to accommodate certain preorganized sessions that cannot be held in person in their entirety — due to travel and health restrictions preventing all members from attending — we have added two days of virtual sessions on December 2-3, 2021.



2021 Annual Meeting Program


The preliminary searchable program features over 300 sessions on a wide range of topics. It is subject to change, but all changes are immediately reflected as updated. A more detailed program will be available in August. 

New and Special Events Tentatively Scheduled

  • The Presidential Address by Dina Rizk Khoury and Awards Ceremony will be Friday evening, October 29, to be followed by a MESA-sponsored reception open to all registered attendees.
  • The MESA Members Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 30, after the last regular program session. The MESA Dance Party is scheduled for Saturday night.
  • The Book Exhibit will open a day earlier than usual on Thursday, October 28, at 3:00 pm  — and for the first time will also be the location for some free coffee breaks.
  • The FilmFest will be held virtually, allowing registrants to screen films at their convenience. Those dates will be included in the August program.

MESA 2021 - Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 28  
Affiliate Meetings - Time Slot 18:30-10:30am
Affiliate Meetings - Time Slot 211:00am-1:00pm 
Book Exhibit3:00-6:00pm
Panel Session I3:00-5:00pm
Panel Session II5:30-7:30pm


Friday, October 29 
Book Exhibit9:00am-6:00pm
Panel Session III8:30-10:30am
Panel Session IV11:00am-1:00pm
Panel Session V1:30-3:30pm
Panel Session VI4:00-6:00pm
Presidential Address & Awards Ceremony7:00-8:30pm


Saturday, October 30 
Book Exhibit9:00am-6:00pm
Panel Session VII8:30-10:30am
Panel Session VIII11:00am-1:00pm
Panel Session IX1:30-3:30pm
Panel Session X4:00-6:00pm
MESA Members Meeting6:30-8:00pm
Dance Party



Sunday, October 31 
Book Exhibit 8:00am-12:00pm
Panel Session XI8:30-10:30am
Panel Session XII11:00am-1:00pm
Panel Session XIII1:30-3:30pm 


Thursday, December 2 (Virtual) Eastern Standard Time
Panel Session XIV11:30am-1:30pm
Panel Session XV2:00-4:00pm
Book Exhibitopen


Friday, December 3 (Virtual)Eastern Standard Time
Panel Session XVI11:30am-1:30pm
Panel Session XVII2:00-4:00pm
Book Exhibitopen
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