[ANNOUNCEMENT] CILIP Health Libraries Group Conference 2020

Event: CILIP Health Libraries Group Conference 2020
Date: Thursday 23rd July – Friday 24th July 2020
Venue: Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Official Page: CLICK HERE

Not your average day in the office. And not your average conference either.
Are you ready for a conference experience like no other? A warm welcome awaits you at this unique venue in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

Every attention is given to ensuring that you leave refreshed, relaxed and ready to implement immediate change in your workplace.  Come and immerse yourself in the exchange of best practice in health information provision, whilst discovering the latest technologies and making career-long connections with +350 fellow library professionals from all health sectors across the UK. Clear your mind of the day-to-day and let Scotland’s ancient highlands give your ideas the space to grow.


Click here to download the preview brochure.

You asked – we’ve delivered…

You asked us to make local overnight stays easier and cheaper to book – no problem, we’ll do it for you!  A Gold conference pass now includes 3 nights in 4★  accommodation, breakfast, conference pass, conference lunch and refreshments, drinks reception on Wednesday, gala dinner on Thursday plus dinner on Friday in a resort restaurant of your choice. It is all arranged for you for only £650 +VAT, everything included! No more having to work out the cost of accommodation and individual meal expenses on top of a conference pass. Of course, other packages are available including conference-only.

You asked us for greater access to more amenities – the resort is geared entirely towards you having the best conference experience ever with everything in one place: 3 hotels and 18 woodland lodges, a world-class conference centre, multiple onsite restaurants, the Aviemore Activity Centre including leisure pool, soft play and activity rooms perfect for families, an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, even a cinema and shopping complex!
Finally you asked us for more input into the programme – so what would you like to include? A survey to all HLG members will be emailed in July to find out your thoughts on exactly what issues you’d like us to cover.

What’s more, this beautiful resort is extremely accessible whether delegates are travelling by car, train or plane.
Aviemore Train Station is just a few minutes’ walk away. Direct trains operate to and from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, the South and London. In fact, London is just 7.5 hours away – work (or sleep!) on the train and be here before you know it!
If you prefer to fly, you’ll be pleased to discover there are direct flights to Inverness from major London airports, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast and Amsterdam. The resort is just a picturesque 40 minutes’ drive from the airport and CILIP HLG will arrange a shuttle bus service for you.

Register your interest now

Click here to ensure you are the first to know when registrations open in January 2020. You can follow #HLG2020 for updates on Twitter from either @NovusMEM or @CILIPHLG. For any further information, please contact our event manager Carol Stevenson, of Novus Marketing and Event Management, at contact@novusmem.co.uk.


Sponsors and Speakers 

Sponsorship opportunities are available to book now. Click here to see your options before you book, or you can book immediately at https://www.cilip.org.uk/event/HLGSponsor2020.

To be considered as a speaker, click here to submit your abstract (this submission form closes 1st October 2019).

Your chance to shape the HLG Conference agenda

We need to hear from you!

Every time HLG holds its biennial conference, we regularly reach full capacity with months to go. That’s fantastic of course, but when we look at the delegate list, it is often just as full with non-members as it is with members.

Moreover, many of these members come back time and time again. Whilst we love seeing old friends and colleagues, and we’re glad that we keep offering new ideas to bring you back each time, we are keen to find out what would entice other members to come to the conference for the first time – after all, HLG is your group and this is your conference!

So before we put the agenda together for 2020, we want to find out what would make this conference unmissable for you.

Please take just five minutes to answer a few very short questions. We would appreciate your input – we’ll even put all responses into a hat for £20 Amazon voucher. The survey will close on 1st October 2019.

Click here to enter the survey.

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