Celtic Connections returns to Scotland in 2009

January 16th, 2007


Presentations now available

October 2nd, 2006

Many of the conference presentations are now available for download: others will be posted when available.

Downloand the Conference Programme in PDF

May 5th, 2006

The final conference programme is now available for download (pdf) in both English and Welsh.

A Chance to win at the trade exhibition

April 28th, 2006

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!

Aer Arann now flying to Cardiff

April 28th, 2006

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.

America comes to Cardiff

April 24th, 2006

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.

Book Early and secure your place

February 8th, 2006

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


Conference Programme Update

December 6th, 2005

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.

Conference Banquet

November 30th, 2005

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/

Trade Booking form NOW available

November 8th, 2005

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.

For further details please click on the page on the right, or:
Download the booking form
Download exhibition information