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Use the Program booklet to plan your workshop choices before registering online.
Click the link below.

MELL Program

If you are having trouble viewing the MELL Conference Program on an iPad, it is because the flipbook uses Flash and you must use a Flash Browser to view it or click here for a pdf version.

Ticket Exchange
The session ticket exchange, available to all attendees, is located near the registration area. You may trade tickets or fill empty slots. Steering committee members will be available to assist you with your exchanges and requests for tickets.

Conference fees:

One day fee (Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday) $175.00
Early Bird (register 8/25/14-9/22/14) $300.00
Regular (register 9/23/14-10/31/14) $375.00
Late (register 11/1-22/14)  $425.00

How to Register
Register online with a credit card or Purchase Order: (We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express) If registering online and paying by purchase order, a signed Purchase Order must be received within 5 working days or registration will be cancelled. Please fax Purchase Order to (573) 882-1953 or mail to:

Make purchase orders and checks payable to: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI.

MU Conference Office
Attn: MELL Conference
344 Hearnes Center
Columbia, MO, 65211

Online Registration


Make purchase orders and checks payable to: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI.

Mail or Fax completed registration with payment
(check, credit card or Purchase Order) to: 

Printable Registration Form

MELL Conference
MU Conference Office
344 Hearnes Center
Columbia, MO 65211
Fax: (573) 882-1953

Register by phone with a credit card: 
toll-free (866) 682-6663; direct (573) 882-4349

Optional Trolley Tour on 11/20/14.
See conference program for information.

Trolley Tour Registration Form Information to come.


Conference Location:
The 2014 MELL conference will be held at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center located in Hallmark's Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri on November 19-21, 2014. Driving directions can be found online at http://www.westincrowncenterkansascity.com/.

Conference Meals:
Full conference registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and breaks on Wednesday and Thursday and continental breakfast and break on Friday.

Conference Lodging:
Conference participants are responsible for making their own lodging reservations. A block of rooms has been held for the nights of 11/18, 11/19, and 11/20. 
The sleeping room rate is $109.00/night for singles or doubles plus tax plus $1.75 Kansas City Development fee. For calculations, the overall tax rate is 16.85%. Of that rate, the city tax rate is 7.5%.  Mention tax exemption status when making the reservation.  Guest check in is at 3:00pm.

To Make a Hotel Reservation: 
Hotel reservations may be reached at Toll free: 1-888-627-8538 or online at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/MELL2014. When making hotel reservations, mention the Missouri Migrant Education and English Language Learning Annual Conference to be placed in our room block and receive special conference room rates. The room block for our group will be held until 5:00pm central time on October 21, 2014 for our room block.  After the October 21st cutoff date, reservations will be accepted on a space and/or rate availability basis only. 

Conference Parking: 
Parking rates do apply.

Conference Substitution/Cancellation Policies: 
You must provide a written request to the MU Conference Office for substitutions or cancellations. Please contact Debbi Haskamp at (573) 882-4038 or muconf1@missouri.edu.

For further registration information or if you require auxiliary aids or services contact:
Erica Lovercamp with the MU Conference Office at (573) 882-4349, toll-free (866) 682-6663, FAX (573) 882-1953, or Email muconf1@missouri.edu 

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Missouri Regional Professional Development Centers
in cooperation with the MU Conference Office