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CILIP Conference bursary

CILIP Conference 2020CILIP Conference is a highlight in the annual calendar and is an important opportunity to connect with your networks, share your work and build for the future. For 2020, the event has been reshaped and reimagined to be delivered virtually. CILIP Conference – Reimagined will be a series of satellite events through-out autumn, culminating in a one-day event on 19 November with all of the elements that you would expect if you were to come to a live venue – impressive keynote speakers, engaging sessions, chances to network and to meet and learn from exhibitors.

We can offer one full delegate place for the one-day conference on 19 November. The Conference will be hosted on a virtual event platform, Pheedloop. This means that each registered delegate, including bursary winners, will have a visible profile on the site used for meeting other delegates and exhibitors.

CILIP Conference traditionally brings together around 500 professionals from across the sector to share experiences, knowledge and expertise. The keynote speakers include Richard Ovenden, Bodleian Library, Tracie D Hall from the American Library Association, and Jo Cornish, Head of Sector Development at CILIP.

To submit your application for the bursary place, please submit a short personal statement of under 500 words to

Applications will be marked and ranked according to the following criteria, so even if you feel you do not meet all of the criteria, it may still be worth applying.

·         Never having attended the conference before.

·         A clear demonstration that you would not be able to attend the conference without the bursary.

·         Belonging to a group that may be underrepresented in the profession.

·         A clear sense of how you would benefit from the conference, particularly related to the knowledge and practice of Information Literacy.

Understand that as part of the funding conditions you will need to promote the sponsorship of the group and produce a report for the CILIP Information Literacy Group within two months of the event. This will be published on the Information Literacy Group blog.

Deadline for entries is 2nd October and applicants will be notified by the end of 7th October.

Alternatively, early bird discounts are available until 23 October. You can find out more about the programme and book your place on Remember to log in to the CILIP website before booking so that it recognises your membership status and offers you the correct delegate rate.

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