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IFLA World Library and Information Congress

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. The IFLA World Library and Information Congress is the international flagship professional and trade event for the library and information services sector.

8/13/2016 to 8/19/2016
When: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC)
400 N High St
Columbus, OH  43215

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

The IFLA World Library and Information Congress is the international flagship professional and trade event for the library and information services sector.

It brings together over 3,500 participants from more than 120 countries. It sets the international agenda for the profession and offers opportunities for networking and professional development to all delegates.

It is an opportunity for the host country to showcase the status of libraries and information science in their country and region as well as to have their professionals experience international librarianship and international relations in a unique way.

The congress also offers an international trade exhibition with over 80 exhibitors and an exhibition of approximately 1000 m2 (square metres). The combined buying power of all delegates can be estimated at more than 1.2 billion dollars.

IFLA World Library and Information Congress

82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly

13–19 August 2016, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Registration Information

General Terms and Conditions for Registration

These General Terms and Conditions are valid for each attendee registered for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 13 – 19 August 2016 in Columbus (hereafter referred to as the ”Congress”). Any person, delegate, accompanying person, student, media representative, speaker, or exhibitor is considered an attendee.

Congress Registration


The registration deadlines are as follows:

Early Registration Deadline:
17 May 2016, 24:00 CET

Standard Registration Deadline:
11 August 2016, 18:00 CET

Onsite Registration:  
from 12 August 2016

Only fully completed registrations will be accepted. The registration fee is based on the date of the receipt of the registration and the payment in full in accordance with the deadlines mentioned above. Should one deadline be missed, the next applicable fee will be charged automatically. The registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment in full. Each participant will receive electronic confirmation of their registration.

If the maximum attendee capacity is reached, the organisers reserve the right to refuse any registration.

To be eligible to register for the Congress, attendees must be at least 18 years old. Attendees may be asked to present an official identity card stating their age.

Registration Fees



All prices, categories and dates are indicative and subject to change.

** IFLA membership number requested
*** Student ID of official letter of University must be provided

All IFLA members are entitled to register at published member rates – just be sure to include your IFLA membership code on the registration form. If you don’t know your membership code, please

For those delegates who have restrictions by their country on the transfer of funds to another country (either by bank or credit card), you are welcome to contact the Congress Secretariat at wlic2016-registration@kit-group.orgto register and discuss the possibility of on-site payment. The date of registration will determine which fee will be applied; early, standard or on-site.

However, if you are member of a national association which is a member of IFLA, please contact your national association for the correct membership number. This number should be entered on the registration form.

To be able to register as a student, you must present a proof of fulltime enrolment at a recognised university or college for both the time of registration and during the Congress.

To register as a media representative, please contact the Congress Secretariat at in order to receive a media registration form. There is no registration fee for accredited media representatives. However, to register as a media representative, you must submit a copy of your official press card.

Group Registration

Group registrations will be accepted for a minimum of 10 participants. Please contact the Congress Secretariat for further information.

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