CILIP South East Member Network – Pre-conference welcome drinks & AGM | Tuesday 3 July, 17.30-19.30, Hall 4

At the Hilton Metropole hotel, South East Member Network presents a warm welcome with drinks and nibbles for participants at the CILIP conference and CILIP members living or working in the area. Starting at 17:30, with networking, at 18:00 the South East Member Network and the Sussex sub-region will present their AGMs and share their aims to support new professionals in the region. This will be followed by a presentation by Nick Poole, CILIP Chief Executive, on ‘Relevant, local and connected: Strengthening regional working at CILIP’’ at about 18:50 19:25. This is your opportunity to socialise informally with colleagues from across the country and to find out how to get involved with your own Regional Member Network.  This event takes place in Hall 4 at the Hilton Metropole.


Hidden Brighton guided walk  | Tuesday 3 July, 19.30 | Meet in Hilton foyer

CILIP in Sussex presents a guided walk. Join a Blue Badge qualified tourist guide on a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of Brighton. They will tell you tales of fishermen and smuggling, fleeing kings and a hedonistic Regent of the throne. Not to mention Mods and Rockers, Graham Greene’s Brighton and a slum area turned into a bohemian extravaganza. This will be a walk that truly shows you that there is more to Brighton than meets the eye. Meet in the foyer of the Hilton Metropole Hotel. The event follows the South East Member Network/Sussex Pre-Conference Welcome Drinks at the Hilton Metropole.

Numbers are limited so book your place now


Librarians with Lives…LIVE! | Throughout the conference

The Librarians with Lives podcast @libswithlives started in September 2017 and has released more than 30 episodes so far, starring information professionals at all stages of their careers, from the UK, Australia and the US, and across the full spectrum of sectors. Librarians with Lives is listened to in more than 50 countries worldwide. Librarians with Lives podcast will be recorded live during the conference. Librarians with Lives 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.


NEW: 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!

Conference drinks reception | Wednesday 4 July, 19.30 | Sponsored by Sue Hill Recruitment & TFPL Recruitment

We’re heading to Brighton Palace Pier for a great night of food, drinks, rides and attractions with exclusive use of the newly refurbished Palm Court. Located just a short stroll along the seafront from the Hilton, you can relax and unwind at the bar with friends and colleagues, or jump on the dodgems or turbo coaster for a thrilling night. Tickets for this event are included in the ‘full conference delegate’ package or available separately for one day delegates.

Seafront run | Thursday 5 July, 08.00 | Meet outside the Hilton Hotel

Join our very own Damien Mitchell, Commissioning Editor for Facet Publishing for a group run along the seafront. Damien is also an England Athletics qualified Run Leader who leads groups between 5 and about 30 runners every week for all abilities across London. He promises that the run won’t be too fast, no one will be left behind, and he’ll have you back in good time ready for the start of the conference. Meet outside the Hilton Hotel at 08.00 to join him.

Breakfast seminar | Thursday 5 July, 08.30 | Hall 4

Towards a New International Policy for CILIP – CILIP’s President, Ayub Khan will explore CILIP’s current international activities and lead a discussion on how CILIP’s international policy and profile could be improved. Join Ayub and the CILIP Policy Team for this breakfast seminar which takes place in Hall 4. Drinks and breakfast snacks will also be available.


CILIP Board Open Session | Thursday 5 July, 12:45 | Room: Park Queens

Delegates can obsereve the CILIP Board meeting open session from 12.45 – 13.45 on Thursday. Lunch will be available in the room


Meet the President on the ILIL/Eurolis Stand |  Thursday 5 July, 11.00-12.00

Ayub Khan, this year’s President of CILIP, will be pleased to meet anyone interested in international activities to answer questions on CILIP’s international position, talk about how you can get involved in international activities such as IFLA, or to receive ideas and comments from members on anything you wish.

No need to book – just turn up and have a go at the ILIG World Cup Quiz, meet the Eurolis mascot ‘Felix Eurofox’ and view this year’s Eurotoolbox collection of children’s books in European languages.