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For the 2021 World Library and Information Congress, IFLA is embarking on a journey to somewhere fascinating and entirely different. Designed to be more accessible and inclusive than ever, broadening IFLA’s reach to bring our profession together, this year’s WLIC is not just another virtual conference but one that truly reflects the global diversity of the library field.

IFLA WLIC 2021 is conceived as a 3-day programme (17-19 August) aligned to IFLA’s new regional structure and provides coverage across three time zones: Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and Oceania; and North America and Latin America and the Caribbean. Structured over two time zones per day, each day’s programming will begin in a different time zone and progress across the globe to provide equal opportunity and access to WLIC sessions and events. Whether you are an early riser, a daytime worker or a night owl, there will be multiple opportunities to engage and connect with colleagues and content.

The WLIC 2021 virtual venue offers thousands of librarians and information specialists the possibility to explore content scheduled on three different tracks. We aim to create an effective and easy to navigate path for WLIC participants along with the possibility to participate and engage in discussions, sessions and forums for up to nine hours per day. Access to on-demand content will also be available during the congress and for one year following the end of the event.

Registration open in May – signup for the WLIC newsletter to stay informed!

Kind regards,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General
The Hague, Netherlands
14 April 2021