THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. Get planning everyone

The International Federation of Library Associations World Library and Information Congress (IFLA WLIC) will be coming to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2022. This allows the WLIC to be held, as planned, in the Aotearoa New Zealand International Convention Centre in Tāmaki herehere ngā waka, Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland

  • Lock in the date: 13 – 19 August 2022

The WLIC provides a unique opportunity for Te Rōpū Whakahau to showcase our mahi, our mātauranga, makaakitanga, te reo Māori, rangatiratanga, kotahitanga, aroha… Te Rōpū Whakahautanga.


  • More time to PLAN and BUDGET for your trip, especially our international brothers and sisters
  • Organisations have more certainty of forward budgeting for sending people – get your expression of interest in now…
  • More time to share your ideas
  • More opportunities for you to get involved early on
  • More opportunities to attract people to come to Aotearoa to attend
  • Aotearoa now has more time to showcase something spectacular
  • More time for regional involvement or to plan poster sessions
  • Space to think about hosting of the event and to plan really well
  • More lead in to highlight our culture – and showcase our uniqueness
  • More time to decide how you can contribute to WLIC
  • Extra time to plan and save for the family skiing trip / family holiday before or after the WLIC
  • Extra time to learn those impressive Micheal Jackson moves to bedazzle your colleagues – just that little bit extra
More time to plan and budget
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  • It’ll be during a mild Auckland winter
  • Your hair could get frizzy

Written by Tumuaki Te Ropu Whakahau