Join us at this year’s WLIC from wherever you live!

Bringing librarians and information specialists together for the world’s most international conference has been the aim of IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) since 1928. In 2021, WLIC will be held across three days – Tuesday, 17 August to Thursday, 19 August, spanning three time zones.

IFLA’s Governing Board have optimised WLIC 2021 through exceptionally lower registration fees, widening inclusivity and encouraging broad attendance to its first virtual conference. Be a part of this extraordinary opportunity to join with colleagues and connect, shape and learn together.

Notably, IFLA Members and Affiliates will benefit from these lower rates – Library associations will be able to offer their members the reduced IFLA member rate and IFLA’s institutional members will be able to register and enhance the learning of greater numbers of staff.  With this measure, IFLA acknowledges the librarians around the world who are contributing to the profession and supporting their national associations. If you are not part of your national association, now is the ideal time to join and take advantage of this timely membership benefit.

Have you always wanted to attend WLIC? This year you can, more easily than ever. To increase participation and bring our profession together, IFLA will invite those with the financial means to sponsor an extra registration for a fellow librarian elsewhere in the world. Students and retirees will benefit from a reduced rate, and even the non-member rates are low.

We’re still ironing out the details for our registration groups (including the final rates), so sign up for the IFLA WLIC Newsletter to stay informed about this and other WLIC 2021 news. Registration opens at the end of May!

Kind regards,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General
The Hague, Netherlands
12 May 2021