BIALL Conference

The highlight of the BIALL year, the annual conference is an opportunity for BIALL members to get together for a few days of professional development and networking.

The Conference Committee coordinates and plans the BIALL Annual Study Conferences. Members of the Committee are responsible for the organisation of the programme, coordination of the exhibition, accommodation and event arrangements. They are assisted by an events company. Detailed planning for each conference is normally two years ahead of the actual date.

Next Year’s Conference

The 2018 Conference will take place in Birmingham on Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th June. Please visit the Conference 2018 page for more details.

This Year’s Conference

This year’s conference took place in Manchester. Our 2017 focus was Together or apart? Effective ways of working which will allow us to explore different working practices and working relationships, training techniques, tech solutions and the role of our professional networks, as well as the Brexit vote and its potential impact on the sector.

Please visit the 2017 Conference pages for more details on the programme and speakers.

Previous Conferences

2016 The Value of Change, Dublin
2015 Charting the Cs: Collaboration, Co-operation, Connectivity, Brighton
2014 Data, data everywhere, Harrogate
2013 The Business of Law, Glasgow
2012 No Frontiers: Crossing the Borders of Legal Information, Belfast
2011 Sharing Experience; Building Value in Legal Information, Newcastle
2010 Risks and Opportunities: Managing information in difficult times, Brighton
2009 Locks and Keys: Safeguarding Legal Information, Manchester
2008 Beyond the Pale, Dublin
2007 Too Much Information, Sheffield
2006 Facing the Front, Brighton
2005 Gateways, Gatekeepers and Gatecrashers, Harrogate
2004 Changing Times, New Challenges. Edinburgh Conference Centre
2003 Knowledge Without Frontiers. Cardiff
2002 We’ve Gotta Have I.T. Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool
2001 Keeping the Customer Satisfied: the Delivery of Legal Information. Cork
2000 Managing or Just Managing? Bristol
1999 Competencies, Changes and Challenges to the Legal Information Profession. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
1998 Books, Bytes and Boats. The Guildhall, Portsmouth
1997 Bridging the Gap. The Old Assembly Rooms, Newcastle upon Tyne
1996 Adapting to RealITy: Law, Computers and Change in Libraries. University of Ulster at Jordanstown
1995 Locks and Keys: Accessing Legal Information. University of Manchester
1994 Silver Celebrations in the Second City. Grand Hotel, Birmingham
1993 Canterbury Tales. University of Kent at Canterbury
1992 Wider Horizons. University of Edinburgh
1991 Getting it Right: Approaches to Management. College of Ripon and York St John, York
1990 Making Connections: the Impact of Europe and Computers. Trinity College, Dublin
1989 Challenge of Nineties: the Changing Legal Information Environment. New College, Oxford
1988 Methods of Access to Legal Information. University of Leicester
1987 Legal Education: Knowing OUR Business. College of Librarianship Wales, Aberystwyth
1986 Law Library Management and Training. Newnham College, Cambridge
1985 Information Technology and Law Libraries. Manchester Polytechnic
1984 Official Publications. University of East Anglia
1983 Trends in Law Librarianship. University College Cardiff
1982 Information Policy and the Law. New College, Oxford
1981 University of Warwick
1980 The Next Decade. University of Sheffield
1979 Cambridge ’79. Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
1978 New Aspects of Legal Information. University of Kent at Canterbury
1977 Legal Records and Law Books. University of Durham
1976 Oxford ’76. St Edmund Hall, Oxford
1975 Reader Services in the Law Library. University of Nottingham
1974 Legal Publications: Past, Present and Future. University of Bristol
1973 Wide Horizons: an Excursion into Scots and Community Law. University of Edinburgh
1972 The Administration of Justice: a Guide for Law Librarians. University of Birmingham
1971 Government Publications and the Law Librarian. University of Southampton
1970 The Next Ten Years in Law Librarianship. University of Liverpool

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