ILI search for library project showcase presentations

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The hunt is on for speakers for Internet Librarian International (ILI) 2020, but organisers are asking potential contributors to be quick because the submissions deadline is Friday 3 April.

The team behind the event would like to hear of strategies for the 2020s - case studies, great stories, personal experiences and lessons learned from ideas, strategies and practical implementations. The conference's focus is on real-world innovations, big or small, that are making a difference to organisations, clients and communities.

Speakers come from all over the world - from academic and research libraries, public libraries, school libraries, corporate settings and more - to share their real-world projects, initiatives and transformations. Mostly they do this by presenting a 15-minute case study.

The following is a list of potential themes – from AI and big data to zero cost projects - but would-be speakers are asked not to be limited by this list: there is also a wildcard option! 

Send your ideas here.

  • AI and big data
  • Apps, tools and tech
  • Coaching, learning, teaching
  • Creative communities, networks and partnerships
  • Content design and creation
  • Data management
  • Design thinking
  • Digital scholarship
  • Future proofing, visions and missions
  • Influencing and advocacy
  • Information law, information security, information risk
  • Magical marketing and engagement
  • Manic metadata
  • Resilience and sustainability
  • Search, curate, share
  • Social inclusion and equality
  • Teams, roles and structures – redesign and redefine
  • Understanding users and UX
  • VR and AR
  • Zero cost projects
  • Wildcard – shout about your own creative projects and initiatives. 

If have any questions or would like to discuss your ideas for ILI, email

The main conference is held over two days (13-14 October), with a day of pre-conference workshops (12 October). The conference takes place at London’s Olympia Conference Centre. Each day has themed tracks and delegates can move between tracks throughout the day. Delegates come from 30+ countries; all sessions are presented in English.