Expressions of Interest from potential host countries for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2024

The IFLA Governing Board invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from its member national associations, or other member representative bodies, to host the 2024 IFLA World Library and Information Congress: 89th IFLA General Conference and Assembly (WLIC). Note: the 2024 EOI is directed at and open to all IFLA member national associations, or other member representative bodies worldwide, excluding Europe.

The IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) takes place during August each year in a city selected through a competitive process. The congress typically attracts between 3000 – 4000 attendees from over 100 countries.

For example:

WLIC year and location Number of countries represented
2019 Athens 130
2018 Kuala Lumpur 113
2017 Wrocław 122
2016 Columbus 139
2015 Cape Town 132
2014 Lyon 132

The IFLA Governing Board invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from its member national associations, or other member representative bodies, to host the 2024 IFLA World Library and Information Congress: 89th IFLA General Conference and Assembly (WLIC). 

Bid for IFLA WLIC 2024 (infographic)

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A National Committee of the local library and information services sector is the host organisation working with IFLA to hold the Congress. The Congress and host city is promoted internationally and online, significantly raising awareness around the world of the local profession, city and region.

The Congress is organised over a three-year period. An extensive selection process is undertaken throughout the first year. During the second year, preparation commences and intensifies in the year preceding the Congress.

If you are in need of clarification regarding the EOI process, please contact conferences@ifla.org.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 12 September 2022