15 & 16 October 2019 · Olympia London

Call For Speakers
If you would like to be considered as a speaker please click here to submit your ideas.

Call for speakers now open

Internet Librarian International (ILI) celebrates library innovation and innovative librarians and is now in its 21st year. 

Every year hundreds of library and information professionals – and others – come together at ILI to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience. Our focus is on real-world innovations - big or small. We want to hear how you are making a difference to your organisation, clients and communities.

We’re looking for case studies, great stories, personal experiences and lessons learned from the ideas, strategies and practical implementations you’ve put in place.

Our speakers come from all library and information sectors around the world to share their real-world projects, initiatives and transformations. Mostly they do this by presenting a 15-minute case study – although other styles of presentation will be considered.

Submission deadline: 12 April 2019

Your proposal may fit into any of these broad topics but don’t be limited by this list. We also have a wildcard option!

Information in society – share your experiences of influencing, teaching, advocating, coaching, developing networks and encouraging communities.

New content and the digital scholar
– tell us about new ways with content and collections, new publishing models and how you are supporting scholarship. 

The new librarian
– how have you redefined and redesigned roles, teams and structures?

Strategising the future – future scanning; strategic service and role design; visions for future libraries.

Tech and tools trends
– tell us about how you are harnessing cutting-edge tech to create new services, reach audiences and deliver real impact.

Users and user experience
– how are you developing a deeper understanding of users and designing new products, services and spaces?

– we’re really interested in hearing about other cutting edge projects and initiatives.

What happens next?
Please send us your speaking proposal using the online form. The deadline for submissions is 12 April 2019. The advisory committee will review all submissions, and notification regarding acceptance will be made by the end of May 2019.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your idea, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you – email info@internet-librarian.com

Please note the primary speaker will receive a complimentary registration to the 2 day ILI conference (including lunches, coffee breaks and a drinks reception). Additional speakers receive a 40% discount on conference registration.


  • The main conference is held over two days (15-16 October).
  • The conference starts with a day of pre-conference workshops (14 October).
  • The conference takes place at London’s Olympia Conference Centre, which is centrally located and within easy reach of transport.
  • Each day has three themed tracks – delegates can move between tracks throughout the day.
  • Our delegates come from 30+ countries.
  • All sessions are presented in English.

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