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.  



Expect exciting keynote addresses from key figures both in and out of sector. Conference 2024 will welcome thought leaders from the start-up, tech, creative and learning and library spaces to present ideas which provoke, challenge and inspire. 

Developing Talent Streams

The sector’s leadership gap is a pressing challenge. The programme will feature sessions specifically designed to upskill and empower emerging and aspiring leaders to take the next step into managerial positions.

Knowledge Management and Information Management

For Knowledge Management and Information Management practitioners (or people considering making a career change) we will once again be offering a ‘conference-within-a-conference’ addressing the big themes in Knowledge Management, Information Governance and Information Management. 


Hear from expert panels and have your chance to put forward questions in our chaired Q&A’sworkshop programme aspires to provide a collaborative environment where delegates can explore, critique and disseminate key ideas and best practise.

‘Top of mind’ issues

The programme for CILIP Conference 2024 has been specifically tailored to the needs and interests of established, emerging and aspiring leaders, with opportunities to focus on: 

  • Intellectual freedom, censorship and information rights 
  • Developing future literacy as a leader  
  • The sector’s response to the UN Sustainability Goals  
  • Storytelling for impact  
  • Crisis and strategic communications  
  • Building future resilience in the face of continuing resource and budget pressures