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IFLA WLIC 2020 - Satellite Meetings

22 October 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gus MacDonald

The IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be held in Dublin in August 2020.

In addition to the week-long WLIC, many IFLA Professional Units will hold satellite meetings before or after the Congress and these will be geographically limited to various venues throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

Satellite meetings allow IFLA’s Professional Units to devote more time to a specific topic than is available during the WLIC itself. They serve as a gateway to the Congress and can add greatly to the value of having the WLIC in our region.

The National Organising Committee has been asked to help identify institutions such as libraries (with a lecture room), schools and universities that could host satellite meetings. Generally meetings last 1 or 2 days and take place before or after the Congress. The size of the meeting can range from 20 to 150 participants.

The actual content or programme for the satellite events is managed and curated exclusively by the various IFLA groups themselves and there is no requirement on host venues to devise a conference programme. Venues that are willing to host satellite events might be asked to support the operations and logistics of the events in some way but not the actual programme itself.

Please find below a spreadsheet requesting information from potential host institutions to assist the Professional Units in their selection of venues. This information should include an estimate of the costs (if any) and indicate what the hosts will be able to sponsor for these services, either fully or partially. This will help the Professional Units to understand how they may organise their meetings. Satellite meetings can be free or have costs that are covered by a small registration fee.

For further information or expressions of interest please contact Alan Carbery by email at by Friday 25th October 2019.

WLIC 2020 - SATELLITE VENUE OFFER - please complete and return to

  • Institution / Organisation Name
  • Institution / Organisation Address
  • Name of contact person
  • Contact person email Address
  • Distance to Dublin Convention Centre
  • Transportation - public transport/pre-arranged shuttle
  • Rooms and facilities
  • Cost of the rooms or facilities (if any)
  • Capacity (number of potential participants)
  • Number of days available (with available dates)
  • Between 11 - 15 August or after August 21st only
  • Audio-visual equipment available
  • Catering possibilities (e.g. on-site tea break, lunch)
  • Capacity to take registrations and/or manage local funds
  • Any other remarks

Published: 22 October 2019

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