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World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
"Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage"
23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy
The Congress will take place in the Fiera Milano Convention Centre (MIC), Milan, Italy.
How to Become a Delegate
Registrations and accommodation reservations can be done online or by sending the completed form by fax or mail to the IFLA Congress 2009 Secretariat.
The deadline for pre-registration is 10 August 2009
Or download the form and send it to us:
All IFLA members, regardless of category, will be entitled to register at the member rates published. If you are not an IFLA personal or Institution Member, but are a member of your national association which is a member of IFLA, please contact your national association or IFLA Headquarters for the correct membership number. This number should be entered on the registration form.
If your form and/or payment is received after 15 May 2009 you will be automatically charged the late registration fee.
The registration fee covers
An "accompanying person" is a participant that is accompanying a regular delegate, speaker or a student delegate. Other participant types can not have an accompanying person. Accompany persons have access to the conference venue and receive the benefits as detailed above. However, other than the Opening ceremony, accompanying guests may not attend any other official Congress sessions.
Confirmation and Joining Instructions
We will send out confirmation of your registration within six weeks after receipt of your payment. If you have not received a confirmation letter six weeks after having made payment, please contact the IFLA Congress 2009 Secretariat.
A final confirmation will be sent to you electronically approximately six weeks prior to the Congress. This will provide you with your unique registration number and registration details. This final confirmation letter must be presented upon arrival at the pre-registration desk, if the account has been settled. If there is a balance still due, you should take this letter to the "Accounts" desk.
In addition, joining instructions will be sent to all delegates electronically approximately six weeks prior to the Congress providing information to help you prepare for your visit to Milan and attendance at the Congress. Please ensure you submit your email address when registering. Joining instructions will also be available online on this website.
Payment of Registration Fees
Advance payment can be made in Euros by any of the following ways:
Please note that if we have not received full payment for your registration fee and have not had any written communication from you in regards to your registration payment by 10 August 2009 then your registration will be cancelled and you will need to re-register onsite at the Congress at the onsite registration rate.
Alterations and Amendments to Registrations
Alterations to your registration will not be accepted over the telephone. Please fax, post or email any amendments or alterations to the Congress Secretariat, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: +44 (0) 207 117 4561.
Cancellation and Refunds
Notification of registration cancellation and refund requests must be submitted on or before 15 May 2009 in writing to the Congress Secretariat, Congrex UK. The fee for registration cancellations received on or before 15 May 2009 is EUR 50.
For cancellations after 15 May 2009 no refunds will be given. Delegates who cannot attend may; under certain conditions, name a substitute to take their registration. Please contact the Congress Secretariat if this is applicable to you.
In the event of "force majeur", the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2009 and/or its agents and/or Congrex UK have the right to immediately alter or cancel the Congress or any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items, relating directly or indirectly to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2009. The participants shall not be entitled to any compensation of damages that result from such alteration or cancellation. Furthermore, without the exception of any wilful damage or gross negligence committed by the IFLA World Library Congress 2009 and or its agents and/or Congrex UK. Shall at no time be liable for any direct or indirect damage suffered by the participants including consequential and immaterial damage caused by failure to comply with a provision of this registration and hotel booking form. Delegates are strongly advised to take out their own travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions as the Congress does not cover individuals against cancellation of bookings or theft or damage of belongings.