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2020 Annual Conference

Friday, March 20 | UMBC

Learning (Centers) Now For the Future



MDCLCA 2020 has been cancelled.

Due to the recent state of emergency in Maryland, our venue at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has asked MDCLCA to cancel our upcoming conference. After discussing the possible health, financial, and social impact of COVID-19 on our members, the Executive Board has decided that MDCLCA will not be holding our annual conference on March 20th, 2020


Given that registration for the MDCLCA Conference traditionally includes membership in the organization, we have decided to continue to accept registration for membership-only in MDCLCA. For those of you who have already registered for the conference but not paid, we will modify invoices to reflect the membership dues only ($25 for professionals and $15 for students). For those of you who have already registered and paid, we will be refunding the conference portion of the fee ($35 for professionals and $30 for students). We will retain the membership dues portion of the fee ($25 for professionals and $15 for students) in order to fund continued membership activities. Please bear with us as we send refunds to everyone over the next couple of weeks.


In order to continue to provide you with the valuable learning and professional networking opportunities MDCLCA is known for, we are currently working with presenters to offer alternative methods for presenting their content to the membership. Please stay tuned as those details and logistics are determined.


MDCLCA Executive Board elections will continue as usual. The nomination period is still open until March 16. Voting will commence on March 20th as planned and continue through March 30th. Details about how to participate in voting will be coming shortly.


Please stay safe and healthy!



8:00 - 8:30 AM

8:30 - 9:00 AM

9:00 - 10:00 AM

10:00 - 10:50 AM

11:00 - 11:50 AM

12:00 - 1:00 PM

1:10 - 2:00 PM

2:10 - 3:00 PM

3:00 - 3:30 PM

3:30 - 4:00 PM



Executive Board Keynote with Land Acknowledgement

Break-Out Session #1

Break-Out Session #2

Lunch & Business Meeting

Break-Out Session #3

Break-Out Session #4


Snack & Closing Remarks

Tour of Academic Success Center led by UMBC Staff



Train Smarter, Not Harder

Innovative Training and Development

Coming Together: Breaking Silos & Building Cohorts

Innovative Training and Development

From Literacy to Literacies: Supporting Diverse Populations

Change is Scary; Students Aren't


Leading and Learning

Innovative Training and Development

Who's On Your Team?

Student Today, Learner Forever

Change as an Intrinsic Motivator: Creating Spaces for Student Self-Empowerment

Change is Scary; Students Aren't


Hack Your Brain: Scaling Training via Campus LMS

Innovative Training and Development

Beyond Pizza: Creating Faculty Partners through Training

Innovative Training and Development

The Evolution of Math Tutoring at the University of Baltimore

Change is Scary; Students Aren't


Group Coaching: Working Together to Get Back on Track

Student Today, Learner Forever

Student Today, Mentor Forever: Mentoring Student Success Professionals

Student Today, Learner Forever

Building a Bridge to Student Success & Wellness

Change is Scary; Students Aren't

Better Managing Tutors Through Technology 

Enhancing Learning Centers via Technology

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The conference takes place in the Performing Arts & Humanities Building (small red circle). 

Attendees should plan to park in Lot 22 (large purple circle), which is adjacent to the traffic circle entrance on Hilltop Road. Campus Safety will be monitoring parking elsewhere, so please park in Lot 22 to avoid being ticketed.

Attendees who require ADA accessible parking should park in Lot 9 (small purple circle). If you need accessible parking, you must indicate this during registration in order to be issued a temporary code. MDCLCA covers the cost of this code, so please do not request accessible parking unless you need it.



There are many hotels within the conference area. UMBC has a list of hotels that offer a discounted visitor rate here.

There are many restaurants in the nearby towns of Arbutus and Catonsville. UMBC has some suggestions here.

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