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IFLA Satellite Conference 2012 in Tampere, Finland

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World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
Satellite Conference in Tampere, Finland, 8-10 August 2012

Accommodation & travel information * Call for Proposals * Programme * Registration

GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Conference Theme

How can libraries and information centres improve access to women’s information and preserve women’s cultural heritage?

Scope / Objectives of the Conference

The Conference aims to discuss

  • ways libraries and information centres provide access to feminist, human rights and gender information
  • ways to preserve women’s cultural heritage
  • the role of libraries and information centres in the internet era, and the role of the internet in democratising access to women´s information and information for women.
     

The deadline for submitting paper proposals has passed. 

Venue

The satellite conference will be held at the University of Tampere. The venue is Linna building (street address Kalevantie 5) on the main campus of the university. It is located close to the Tampere city centre, some ten minutes' walk from the railway station.

Programme

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
16:45 – 17:15 Registration at the Linna building, ground floor (Kalevantie 5)
17:15 – 18:45 Guided sightseeing tour of Tampere by bus
19:00 Welcome reception hosted by the city of Tampere in the Old City Hall

Thursday, August 9, 2012
09:30 - 10:00 Registration, coffee and networking
10:00 - 10.15 Welcome
10:15 - 12:00 Session 1
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:45 Session 2
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee and networking
15:15 - 17:00 Session 3
19:00 Conference dinner

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome
10:15 - 12:15 Session 4
12:15 - 13:00 Open session & closing remarks
13:00 - 14:00 Farewell lunch
14:30 - 15:30 Guided visit to Tampere City Library Metso
15:30 Possibility to visit the Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley (located in the basement of the City Library)

Programme with details

Registration

The on-line registration is now open.

Conference fee is EUR 100. The fee includes the scientific programme, a sightseeing tour by bus and a welcome reception in the Old City Hall on Wednesday, conference dinner on Thursday, coffee/tea and lunch on Thursday and Friday, and a guided visit to Tampere City Library on Friday afternoon.

Organisers 

IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group (WIL)
Maria Cotera, Convener, wilsig(at)googlemail.com
Jenny Bossaller, Advisory Committee, jenny.bossaller(at)gmail.com 

Women Information Network Europe (WINE)
Tilly Vriend, Aletta, Netherlands, WINE Board Member and Member of the Know How Community,  t.vriend(at)aletta.nu
Maria Grönroos, Kilden, Norway, WINE Board Member, maria(at)kilden.forskningsradet.no

Minna Centre for Gender Equality Information in Finland
Local host for the satellite conference
Sari Pikkala, sari.pikkala(at)uta.fi

 Updated 28.5.2012

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Organising Committee in Gothenburg 2010

View of the Tampere University Campus

The Tammerkoski Rapids

Moomin graffiti in Tampere

The Old City Hall of Tampere

 

Tampere City Library "Metso"