24 August 2017
From the Annual Conference
Goodbye Wrocław, hello Kuala Lumpur!
After years of planning, it is hard to believe that the 83rd World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) is almost over and what a congress it has been! WLIC 2017 did not disappoint and the National Committee Poland delivered an exceptional event in the stunning setting of Centennial Hall.
Over 3000 delegates from 122 countries networked, presented and learned about the contemporary issues concerning the library field. From the spectacular Opening Session, which left many with goose bumps and tingles down their spine, to the exciting real time voting of the IFLA Global Vision discussion in which almost 360 people took part to have their say in uniting the library field, it can safely be said that WLIC2017 offers the library profession world class sessions and opportunities to connect.
As always, the Cultural Evening was a huge success and the National Committee Poland organised an unforgettable night full of tradition Polish dancing, talented singing and the popular silent disco that saw WLIC delegates dancing the night away. There must have been a lot of aching feet the next morning but the smiles tell that it was 100% worth it.
So, as we say goodbye to the beautiful city of Wrocław – full of stunning architecture, welcoming citizens and delicious Polish cuisine and cheeky gnomes! – we look ahead to the 24th – 30th August 2018 and say hello to the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur for the 84th Congress in Malaysia!
Registration for IFLA WLIC 2018 opens on 1 October, however, if you can’t wait that long, join the WLIC2018 mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to hear all the announcements as they happen.
To all our delegates, sponsors and exhibitors we wish you safe travels back to your homes and we will see you in Kuala Lumpur!
For more information about WLIC 2018, visit 2018.ifla.org