Social events & Tours


Join us for a Night at the Museum!

Museum of Science and Industry – Wednesday 5 July, 19.30

Make sure you join us at MOSI for what promises to be a fantastic evening with food, drinks and entertainment. It’s the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind after a day at the conference and catch up with friends, network with colleagues and make new connections.

MOSI is located on the site of the oldest surviving passenger railway station, in the heart of the world’s first industrial city, today alive with innovative discoveries in science and technology. The museum is devoted to inspiring visitors through ideas that change the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today and beyond.

Coaches have been organised to take you to and from the Museum. Pick up points are from Manchester Town Hall and Motel One, near Manchester Piccadilly Station running from 19.00-20.30 there and back from MOSI from 21.30-23.00.


Manchester Central Library Tours – Wednesday 5 July, 18.15-19.00

Following a major £48m refurbishment and transformation programme, Central Library relaunched to the public in 2014 with new facilities and resources fit for 21st Century learning needs. Join one of the guided tours by signing up at the registration desk at the conference by 15.00 on the first day.

Official launch of new CILIP Special Interest Group – Wednesday 5 July, 17.10

Don’t miss the launch of CILIP’s new Knowledge & Information Management special interest group at 17.10 on Day 1 in the main exhibition hall. Join them for special cupcakes and find out more about the mission and activities of the new K&IM SIG.