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June 14-16, 2020

The 2020 conference is going to be held at the Austin Central Library, June 14-16.

Click below to let us know if you plan to attend.

About the Conference

The International Public Library Fundraising Conference (IPLFC) is 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.

Each conference offers an information-packed agenda with sessions that covered 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.

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. And now the 2020 conference will be held at the Austin Central Library!

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

Check 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.

2020 Conference Details

June 14-16, 2020

Austin Central Library

710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

Conference registration:
Registration will officially open February 10, 2020.

Hotel accommodations:
Stay tuned for information about special rates on hotel rooms.

For the first time, there will be a non-refundable registration fee of $75. As the conference continues to grow, this modest fee will go towards operating expenses such as meals, refreshments, and the various conference materials needed for a greater number of attendees. Due to cost constraints in prior years, attendance has been capped, which resulted in having to turn away library peers looking to learn, share, and network. This fee will help us to expand the number of libraries able to attend. Non-refundable registration fee will be required to hold your place.

IPLFC 2019 was a huge success!

Over 150 library fundraising professionals from all over North America joined us this past July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at The Calgary Central Library.

IPLFC 2019

IPLFC 2019

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