This year, we have a new exciting format for sharing knowledge with Congress delegates. On Wednesday 29 August, we will dedicate one session room for delegates to share innovative projects of international relevance with other delegates.

Whether it is a project with a marginalised group, tips to pass on about building the membership of your association, an idea to solve a problem in a particular library, or a passion someone wants to share, it can all be part of the Lightning Talks. The more variety, the more interesting it becomes!

There are several formats for these short sessions: think Ignite TalksTED Talks or Pecha Kucha type sessions. We don’t want to limit the speakers at our Congress to any of these formats, although they are welcome to use them, the only restriction that we have is that after 5 minutes, they hand over the microphone!

The jury is currently reviewing applications for this new and exciting Congress feature and all applicants will be informed of the results of their submissions before the end of April.

The full programme of Lightning Talks will be announced soon thereafter.

For more information, contact josche.ouwerkerk@ifla.org.