Calgary, Alberta, Canada
July 28 – 30, 2019

About the Conference

The third annual 2019 International Public Library Fundraising Conference (IPLFC) will be hosted by Calgary Public Library Foundation and Carl Bloom Associates, Inc. at Calgary Public Library in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

This is a free conference for public library development professionals. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get together to explore common areas of interest, network with others who successfully raise money for their libraries and hear from other fundraising experts.

We’ll have an information-packed agenda with sessions that cover important fundraising topics, such as effective direct mail and digital fundraising strategies, proper messaging in today’s political climate, how to turn fundraising challenges into successes, and much more.

Registrations will be limited to two people per library organization so that we represent as many libraries as possible.

We’ll provide more information about the conference over the coming months, which will be posted on this website. We look forward to seeing you in Calgary!

Please note that we’re also accepting submissions conference session ideas. Click here for details.

Key Locations

The conference will be held at:

The Calgary Central Library
800 3 Street SE, Calgary, AB, Canada T2G 2E7

Hotel accommodations:

We’ve secured a room rate of $149 CAD per night at the following hotels.

Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
110 9th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 5A6

Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown
209 4 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0C6, Canada
(10 minute walk to The Calgary Central Library)

Conference Schedule

Below is a general schedule. More details to follow. Schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, July 28, 2019 – 1:30pm – 5:00pm Registration Open
5:00pm Conference Starts

Monday, July 29, 2019 – 8:00am – 5:00pm Sessions

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 – 8:00am – 12:00pm Sessions