Evening Lecture and informal welcome | Tuesday 2nd July, 18.30 | venue tbc

Arriving for Conference on 2nd July? Come along and join us for short lecture on the novel and a warm welcome to Conference and Manchester!

Angela Platt, Librarian and Archivist, will be giving a short presentation of a brief history of the early novel, noting how individuals have practiced ‘subversion’ (challenged their own and others’ understanding of the world). It will end with a few tips for keeping track of the latest literature to help accomplish just this.

Anyone who is in town can come along to the lecture which will be followed by drinks and a chance to network in the local area. More info to come


Conference drinks reception | Wednesday 3 July, 19.30 | Sponsored by Crown Record Management.

We’re heading to the Museum of Science and Industry for a great night of food and drinks and a chance to see some of the exhibits. We’ll be providing coaches to a from some of the main hotels (details on this to come). Tickets for this event are included in the ‘full conference delegate’ package or available separately for one day delegates.


Librarians with Lives…LIVE! | Throughout the conference

The Librarians with Lives podcast @libswithlives started by Jo Wood in September 2017 speaking with information professionals at all stages of their careers, from the UK, Australia and the US, and across the full spectrum of sectors. Jo recorded live at CILIP Conference in Brighton last year, and it was one of Librarian with Lives most listened  listened to podcast of 2019. Perhaps this year’s podcast will include you! Librarians with Lives is returning for 2019 and is looking for delegates who want to chat about their career stories and their thoughts on the conference. Come and find Jo Wood @JoWood04 at the conference to get involved.


Welcome Zone | Exhibition Hall

Is this your first CILIP Conference? Are you attending the conference on your own? Then come on over to the Welcome Zone and meet up with other first-timers, say hello to the CILIP Team and take part in some
ice-breaking activities.  Designed to make the conference less daunting, the Welcome Zone has been set up to make meeting new colleagues easier – with a mix of activities, opportunities to chat, and a chance to say hello to the team.

Recharging zone, sponsored by BDS | Exhibition Hall

Need to charge your laptop, tablet or phone at the conference? Head over to the recharging zone, kindly sponsored by BDS, and plug in your device. Lockable cupboards are available so you are free to head off to the next exciting session!

Sight-seeing run | Thursday 4 July, 08.00 | 

Join our very own Gemma Wood, CILIP Marketing Manager for a group run, starting and finishing at Manchester Central Library. She promises that the run won’t be too fast, no one will be left behind, and she’ll have you back in good time ready for the start of the conference. Here are the details of the route: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/23604689