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IFLA WLIC 2018

International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions - World Library & Information Congress 2018

  • 24 Aug 2018 to 30 Aug 2018
  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Center
  • Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia
  • Library

Whats About

The 84th IFLA World Library & Information Congress will be taking place in the beautiful Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia from 24th to 30th August 2018. The theme for the 2018 congress is “Transform Libraries Transform Societies”, with a tagline saying ‘Reaching out to the hard to reach’. This congress brings together attendees to motivate them and make them realize the essence of libraries for knowledge enhancement and information building. Libraries have been an integral part of imparting education to individuals for years now but the advent of technology is making people go less to these places and instead use the internet to browse and get solutions. Education is the building block for a strong nation to progress and prosper and the role of libraries plays an important part in educating the family, the community, the society and in the end the nation. The IFLA is an internationally renowned non-governmental organization that has been playing a significant role in interest of library services and information services worldwide since 1927 by promoting and encouraging people to know and learn more about the importance and significance of library and information services for the growth of an individual, the society and the nation on the whole. The IFLA WLIC 2018 will update all attendees with the ongoing and upcoming technological developments that are necessary for keeping the libraries into existence. Be there to learn, to put your perspective forward and help in building of a more literate nation. IFLA WLIC 2018 Exhibition: The exhibition will be taking place from 26th to 28th August 2018 in exhibition hall 1 and 2. The exhibitors present at this congress will be from both commercial and non-commercial organizations, who will be showcasing their products and services. Dates to Remember:

  • 1 October 2017 – Registrations open
  • 15 May 2018 – Early registration fee deadline
  • 22 August 2018 – Standard registration fee deadline
  • 23 August 2018 Onwards – On-site registration starts
Places to see in Kuala Lumpur:
  • Kuala Lumpur Tower
  • Batu Caves
  • Kuala Lumpur City Center
  • National Mosque of Malaysia
  • Petronas Towers
  • Aquaria KLCC
  • Thean Hou Temple
  • Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
  • Sultan Abdul Samad buiding
  • Titiwangsa Lake Gardens


Programme Details
The program of the IFLA WLIC 2018 will cover a wide array of topics under the following given session types:
  • Professional committee meetings
  • Governing board meetings
  • Standing committee meetings
  • Officers briefing
  • Leadership forums
  • Newcomers sessions
  • Presidents lunch
  • Plenary sessions
  • Poster sessions
  • General assembly
  • Exhibition