Throughout the year, MCLA hosts a variety of conferences to provide learning opportunities for our students. We also host supplementary conferences with outside organizations our students are welcome to participate in. If you are interested in a hosting a conference at MCLA, please visit our rentals page

Professor in front of audienceDay of Dialogue

The MCLA Day of Dialogue is a campus-wide day of workshops and discussions that focus on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. With day classes suspended, we hope to bring the community together to engage with each other and learn from one another.


Undergraduate Research Conference

CDO at lecturnThe Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) is a day of suspended classes to recognize our students for their hard work and dedication in producing outstanding academic projects. "Research" in this case is defined very broadly to include creative and scholarly work, and the conference is open to all disciplines. 2022 will mark the 20th Undergraduate Research Conference. 


Student Leadership Conference 

Students presenting their work

For the past 26 years, MCLA has provided students with the opportunity to examine the topic of leadership and build personal leadership skills through its annual conference.

During previous conferences students have had the opportunity to learn from one another about leadership as well as gain some practical skills that can be put to use immediately. Its the hope that those attending this conference will challenge each other to expand their thinking, investigate the diversity in leadership among them, and set high standards for leadership on their campus.



Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is honored to host the 2022 COPLAC Annual Meeting and Conference from Sunday, June 26- Tuesday, June 28, 2022. This is the first in- person conference hosted by COPLAC since 2019. MCLA is excited to welcome our colleagues to the Berkshires and our campus in June 2022.