About the event

CILIP Conference is the UK’s leading event for the library, information and knowledge community. As a delegate, you can expect to hear about the latest sector trends and developments, gain new skills, be inspired by our fantastic keynote speakers and enhance your personal and professional network.

Who is this event for?

UNITING THE SECTOR’S LEADERS

Uniting sector leaders from across the globe, the 2024 programme will once again explore ‘top of mind’ issues for leaders at all levels, with a particular focus on intellectual freedom and its associated themes of freedom of expression, censorship and information rights. 

The programme will also explore:  

  • Developing future literacy as a leader  
  • The sector’s response to the UN Sustainability Goals  
  • Crisis and strategic communications  
  • KM & IM | ROI and lessons learned
  • Building future resilience in the face of continuing resource and budget pressures 

As well as informing you of the sector’s latest developments, Conference will help you to move the needle on pressing issues within your organisation and aim to support your next career move as you progress through the sector. 

Join us in 2024 as we gather our leadership community once more!

What’s on?

ADDRESSING THE SECTOR’S MOST PRESSING MATTERS

Intellectual freedom (and its associated themes of censorship, freedom of expression and information rights) is the bedrock of professional practice for our community. Everywhere around the world it is coming under assault, whether through totalitarianism, populism, misinformation, insularity or a declining public realm. 
 
The 2024 conference will convene a global community that is committed to freedom of expression and freedom of access to ideas and learning. 
 
Intellectual Freedom will form our headline theme, but per our leadership remit, we will also explore wider challenges and opportunities within our sector. From developing the future literacy of ourselves and our organisations so that we can better weather-check our horizons and step forward in full preparedness, through to how we shape and implement strategic communication plans, CILIP Conference will support your leadership skills and connect you to a community of leadership peers as we navigate a period of change and disruption, together. 

2024 Speakers

Networking

CONNECTING A NETWORK
OF CHANGE-MAKERS

Make vital connections, share ideas and forge new collaborations as you network with peers from the library, information and knowledge management sector. As well as plenty of workshop-style discussions and knowledge-sharing opportunities, CILIP Conference features a number of social networking events to make sure you leave feeling connected.

COMPARE PRODUCTS & SERVICES

NURTURING INDUSTRY AND SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS

Our extensive exhibition floor offers the chance to compare products and services, all in one place. Develop relationships with key suppliers, get advice on the latest products and enjoy exclusive discounts for the duration of the event.