To learn and listen, inspire and be inspired, to enjoy excursions and being together, to explore Rotterdam and network with international colleagues: these are all reasons to register for the WLIC 2023 Congress in Rotterdam.

From 21 to 25 August this year, in the Ahoy Rotterdam Convention Centre, you can immerse yourself in everything that is relevant to our beautiful library work.  

Rotterdam is a dynamic metropolis, internationally acclaimed as the ‘gateway to Europe’. The port of Rotterdam is an important hub in global trade and the European economy, and thanks to its strategic location in Europe, Rotterdam is entwined with the rest of the world.

This special position ensures that Rotterdam is a real metropolis, with a thriving international community, top-end culture and architecture, a rich leisure time sector, and a huge variety of residents. It is truly a city not to be missed.   

But of course the city is not the only reason to attend the congress. Over the course of five days, you can soak up lots of inspiration from international colleagues. You will learn what helps libraries flourish in other countries, have discussions with colleagues, and there are plenary events with fascinating speakers.

You will also have ample opportunity to share knowledge with colleagues in smaller sessions, and can meet new people during the poster meetings, lunches and the cultural evening. This is definitely a congress you want to attend!   

Buy early bird tickets for the congress now and receive more than 30% discount on the price of a passe-partout. For 580 euros per person – or less – you and your colleagues can look forward to an inspiring and very worthwhile week in Rotterdam.