Join us in Washington, DC!

June 9-11, 2024 at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Countdown to IPLFC24!









The International Public Library Fundraising Conference (IPLFC) is for public library development professionals. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore common areas of interest, network with others who successfully raise money for their libraries, and hear from other fundraising experts.

Each conference offers an information-packed agenda with sessions covering important fundraising topics, such as effective direct mail and digital fundraising strategies, proper messaging in today’s political and social climate, how to turn fundraising challenges into successes, engaging your board, #LibraryGivingDay, and much moreimpotence

Co-founded by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Carl Bloom Associates, the first conference was held in Seattle, Washington, in 2017. Subsequent conferences have been held in Denver, Colorado – 2018 and Calgary, Alberta, Canada – 2019.

The 2020 conference, originally planned at the Austin Central Library, was canceled due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns. However, we were able to pivot to a virtual format, which resulted in an even more significant number of attendees in 2020, 2021, and 2022. In 2023, we made a triumphant return to the in-person format, and now we’re pleased to announce that in 2024, IPLFC will be held in Washington, DC, at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, June 9-11.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Contact us for information about sponsorship opportunities and to inquire about future conferences.

Check us out on Facebook at the International Public Library Fundraising Forum, where you can access conference materials, share interesting information, ask questions and learn from each other.

IPLFC24 Details

June 9-11, 2024

Sunday, June 9 (Registration check-in is open from 2:00 – 5:00 pm):
3:30 – 5:00 pm: Welcome Session and Library Tours
5:30-7:00 pm: Reception

Monday, June 10:
8:00 am: Breakfast
8:30 am – 12:00 pm: Sessions
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch and Keynote
1:30 – 5:00 pm: Sessions

Tuesday, June 11:
8:00 am: Breakfast
8:30 am – 11:45 am: Sessions and Keynote
12:00 – 12:45 pm: Farewell


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

901 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Conference registration:
Registration costs $350 per person (plus processing fee.) The cost covers meals, snacks, beverages, a reception, plus all the informative and engaging sessions that IPLFC is known for. In addition, you’ll have access to the Whova app, which puts the full schedule, location of sessions, and the all-important ability to network with fellow library development professionals and IPLFC sponsors in the palm of your hand.

Hotel recommendations:
Grand Hyatt
Riggs Washington DC
Zena Hotel
Eaton Hotel
Marriott Marquis
Hilton Conrad
Kimpton Hotel Monaco

IPLFC24 Schedule & Speakers

Session times listed below are for the Eastern time zone.

IPLFC24 offers a keynote address, 18 sessions, meet-ups, library tours, and more! Register today!

If you are already registered for IPLFC24, click the button below to sign in to Whova, our conference app. Be sure to sign in using the email address you registered with.

Reach out to us if you have any difficulty signing in or if you have any questions about the conference.


Our 2024 Sponsors

Producing Sponsor

Founding Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Leadership Sponsors

Urban Library Council

Supporting Sponsors

Ingram Content Group - Library Services
Ingram Content Group - Library Services
Ingram Content Group - Library Services
Ingram Content Group - Library Services
Ingram Content Group - Library Services
Ingram Content Group - Library Services