It’s large – I think this is the biggest conference centre and largest conference I have ever attended. There are 120 countries represented, 3500 delegates with 1000 delegates from Singapore. The newcomers session was presented as a panel with panel members discussing the reasons why they found IFLA beneficial. I have listed their reasons below:
- international networks.
- motivation of wanting to learn from colleagues.
- internationalism of our professions, every conference you find out something new, giving to receive.
- rich programme, become a better professional.
- collaboration, strength in numbers.
I think this holds true for Dyane and I also.
IFLA World Library and Information Congress
79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
17-23 August 2013, Singapore