The IFLA Governing Board and Irish National Committee have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC).  

Please see detailed information.

Congress Information

Congress Venue

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD)

The Convention Centre Dublin was developed to provide a world-class conference venue in the heart of Ireland’s capital city. Located just 15 minutes from the airport in Dublin’s Docklands, the finance and technology hub of the city, The CCD is ideally positioned to entice the international business tourism market.

Since The CCD opened in September 2010, we have hosted over 1,800 events. As business tourists spend money on hotels, taxis, dining out, entertainment, shopping, cultural experiences and tourist attractions, events held at The CCD help to generate significant revenue for the Irish economy.

To date, we have won 42 industry awards, and continue to position Ireland on the world stage for international conferences, congresses and events. We strive to offer a truly world-class venue in every sense, from the quality of the facility, through to every aspect of our service. Our aim is to offer conference and event organisers, as well as conference delegates, an unrivalled event experience.

Convention centre Dublin Exterior Daytime West Side and the Samuel Beckett Bridge
CCD Exterior Daytime West Side and the Samuel Beckett Bridge

Core Congress Dates

15-21 August 2020

The Opening Ceremony will take place in The Auditorium on Sunday, 16 August 2020.


IFLA will also hold a trade exhibition at The Dublin Convention Centre in conjunction with the World Library and Information Congress. Attendees are invited to visit the exhibition which will be open from the afternoon of Sunday, 16 August 2020 until Wednesday, 19 August 2020. Final opening hours will be included in the Congress Programme.


IFLA offers a range of commercial sponsorship opportunities for IFLA WLIC 2020. These can be booked online via the Exhibition and Sponsorship Ordering System (ESOS®). For further information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact the Congress Secretariat:

Congress Material

Congress material will be available for collection onsite at the Congress bag desk near the Registration Area.

IFLA Congress Communication

IFLA will communicate news items through several channels before and during the Congress, such as the IFLA Mailing List, a pre-Congress newsletter and social media. During the Congress, Facebook will be the main channel for Congress news.

Congress Tours

A selected company will offer tours before, during and after the Congress, where guests have the chance to visit Dublin and Ireland. More information regarding the tours will be available shortly.

Congress Location