MESA 2024 will be held virtually November 11-16, 2024. Registration is open to anyone interested in Middle East studies. Registraiton allows you access to the program, the virtual book exhibit, and the virtual FilmFest which has extended dates before and following the dates of the annual meeting. 


Pre-registration deadlines

For participants who are on a session, the deadline to register is May 15, 2024.  
For all others, the deadline to pre-register is October 25, 2024.

Membership is required to submit a proposal for the MESA 2024 Call for Papers (deadline February 15), but registration is not required until May 15 (after decisions are made) in order to be placed on the program. Members receive a significant discount for registration, compared to the non-member registration rates. Understanding the difficulties of the times, since the meeting will be held virtually, MESA is offering a further 50 percent discount on registration for any member facing financial hardship. To receive either discount, one must be a member for 2024, and should register and pay through myMESA. 


    Category and rates

    General (see info on membership)$300 
    Non-member student (see info on membership)$150  
    MESA fellow or associate member$175*  
    MESA student or retired member$85*  

    *for members facing financial hardship, MESA is offering an additional 50% discount on registration









    Please note:  Before you pre-register for the meeting, please be sure to read MESA’s policy about registration fee refunds below.

      Refund Policy

      • For participants on the program, the request must be submitted using the form below by August  1, 2024.
      • For all others, the request must be submitted using the form below by October 25, 2024.
      • MESA does not issue refunds for requests received after these deadlines. 

      Frequently asked questions about registration

      1. Does MESA offer one day passes? No, this is a meeting of, for, and most importantly, paid for by MESA members. 
      2. How do I get a receipt for my registration payment? A list of payments is posted in your myMESA account under Payments. 
      3. How can I obtain a Certificates of Attendance?  Please email [email protected] requesting a certificate.


      MESA offers complimentary press passes to legitimate members of the press. Information on obtaining a press pass will be available in September 2024. 



      Questions about meeting registration may be directed to the MESA Staff at [email protected]

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