This year’s IFLA conference is taking us on another brilliant adventure!
Exciting sessions, workshops, library visits, endless networking opportunities and on top of that – a Cultural evening placed in one of the most prominent landmarks in the city of Athens.
Brace yourselves for the evening of 27 August, for it will take us on a journey through stunning gardens with indigenous Mediterranean plants and a 360° panorama view of the city!
This not-to-be-missed event will take place at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre located in Kallithea neighbourhood, which literally means “beautiful view”. The lush gardens and a labyrinth form the green roof of the Opera house and the National Library and they are just a few steps away from the lighthouse.
The whole venue restores the connections between the city and the sea, as the spectacular views from the lighthouse stretch south over the Saronic Gulf and north to the Acropolis.
I am excited to see how this concept perfectly fits into one of the main IFLA’s values: building energising and fruitful connections between the librarians of the world.
We are grateful to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for providing us not only with a fantastic space, but generously sponsoring the entire Cultural evening which will be a unique experience of vibrant Greek culture and rich traditional cuisine. It promises to be an unforgettable evening!
Looking forward to seeing you in August!
Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General