IFLA Information Futures Summit: Save the Date!
29 January 2024
IFLA is proud to announce the Information Futures Summit, hosted by IFLA President Vicki McDonald, and under the theme Stronger Together. Join us from 30 September to 3 October 2024 in Brisbane, Australia.*
The Information Futures Summit is a new kind of event for IFLA, focused on bringing the energy, expertise and rich diversity of our field together to find solutions to the information challenges facing us today.
Building on the results of our Trend Report 2024, to be officially launched at the Summit, we’ll be thinking together over three days about the future that we want, the role of information in it, and what we, as a field, can do to shape it. Crucially, and in line with our President Vicki McDonald’s theme for her mandate, we are looking at how we can work more strongly together, both amongst ourselves and with new and existing stakeholders, to do this.
A dynamic programme will mix inspiring keynote speakers from inside and outside our field with open discussions, unconference sessions and ideas exchanges in order to allow participants maximum opportunity to share their own experiences and insights.
The Summit will also be a key chance to engage in discussion about how IFLA itself can support reflection, collaboration and action, with the formal presentation of our new Strategy and more.
With a strong focus on outputs, this will be an event designed to give everyone taking part something that they can use in their own work, as well as to shape our Federation as a whole as we head towards our centenary in 2027.
Bookmark the Summit website for more information – this will be updated as new details are confirmed, and we will communicate regularly with our members, volunteers and the wider field as speakers are announced.
So mark 30 September – 3 October 2024 in your calendars for a unique opportunity to connect with colleagues and friends from across the library field and beyond, gain knowledge and ideas you can use in your own work, and contribute to a more collaborative, more effective library approach to shaping the future.
*This article was updated on 7 February 2024, incorporating a change to the end date of the Summit.