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9th International Summit of the Book & WBIMLC

Date: 09 December 2020 to 11 December 2020
Location: Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

About the International Summit of the Book

The “International Summit of the Book” is a US Library of Congress initiative. The Summit discusses the development of books into electronic formats and its impact on reading; the challenges facing books and the publishing industry and the role of books and reading in societies. The Summit also discusses key issues on technology and manuscripts, including the role of translation in the preservation and transmission of culture, and books as an important tool in cultural exchange.  In previous years, the Summit has been held across a number of continents in cities that have a global cultural impact in countries such as the United States, Singapore, France, Egypt, Ireland, Romania and Azerbaijan.

Amalgamation of International Summit of the Book with WBIMLC 2020.

This year, the International Summit of the Book will be held in conjunction with the Western Balkan Information and Media Literacy Conference (WBIMLC). Owing to unprecedented challenges encountered with Covid 19,  we have decided to amalgamate these two important conferences for just this one year. 

We want to ensure that these two important and far- reaching events take place in 2020  despite this dreadful worldwide pandemic.  We are fighting to keep the International Summit of the Book, now in its 9th year, alive and thriving despite recent trials and tribulations in Beirut, Lebanon last year when the Summit unfortunately could not take place owing to the political situation in Lebanon at that time.  

We also want to continue the momentum and tradition of holding our fantastic Information and Media Literacy conference in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the few International Library or Information Literacy conferences that will take place in 2020.  As we all know 2020 is different, unprecedented many would say. 

So we are going to do it differently, Online will be the main expression of these conferences and both the Summit and WBIMLC 2020 will be held virtually for the first time. But we invite also people who would like to travel to Bihać (if safe to do so) to join host guests and speakers in Bihać, on the banks of the beautiful River Una.

 

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