Delegates can look forward to a packed trade exhibition at the Celtic Connections Conference, always an important and integral part of the whole conference experience. It is a great opportunity to meet suppliers and find out more about the latest developments across a range of sectors.
We are delighted to present this year a number of demonstrations from our platinum sponsors.
In addition to the exhibitors, we look forward to seeing a number of trade representatives in attendance.
To celebrate the exhibition we have a great competition for conference delegates. Simply pay a visit to all the exhibition stands and be in with a chance to WIN two tickets to one of the next Six Nations’ rugby matches at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium!
Many Irish delegates will be pleased to know that Aer Arann is now flying to Cardiff, with two flights a day from Dublin.
See www.aerarann.com for details.
The Celtic Connections organisers are especially delighted to welcome distinguished figures from North America to Celtic Connections III, including the President of the American Library Association, Michael Gorman. He will be chairing the opening session of the conference on Libraries in a democratic society, once again a very live topic.
See the full conference programme here.
Bookings for the third Celtic Connections conference are keeping the conference organisers busy but intending delegates should book as early as possible as hotel rooms are limited. Just go to
The CONFERENCE PROGRAMME is now available by clicking here or selecting the page on the right.
Former Labour Leader and EU Commissioner Neil Kinnock, now Chairman of the British Council, will give the keynote address on Tuesday 16th May, 2006.
Other speakers confirmed include Professor José-Marie Griffiths, Dean of Information and Library Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Lorcan Dempsey, Vice-President and Chief Strategist at OCLC, and Sandra Ward of TFPL.
The Grand Hall of the National Museum Cardiff will be the venue for the conference banquet on the final evening (18th May). This classical marbled hall has for many years been the venue for prestigious and high profile conference dinners, banquets and receptions. The wine reception in the art galleries will make a great ‘impression’, offering guests an exclusive private view of works of art by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Degas and Van Gogh over pre-dinner drinks. To find out more, visit: www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/387/
The Celtic Connections conference provides a unique opportunity to trade colleagues to reach librarians in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. (There will be no seperate conferences in 2006!)
There are a limited number of stands available at the conference trade exhibition and early booking is advised.