Closed: Call for proposals and sessions! - Next Library


Closed: Call for proposals and sessions!

Co-creation is part of our DNA!

Do you have something you want to share with library professionals from all over the world? Now is the time to send in your proposal for Next Library.

You have the insights. We have the space and audience.

Next Library 2023 will consist of inspirational talks, sessions, interactive elements and undefined surprises. We are always moving forward, changing and challenging ourselves – and we hereby invite you to take part in the journey.

The themes for Next Library 2023 are:

  • The Sustainable Development Goals
  • Democracy
  • Play

What are we looking for?
Well: You tell us! We want to push the boundaries for libraries and make changes that support learning in the 22nd century. We want your voice, insights, expertise and superpowers. What passion do you want to share?

Deadline: 1st of December 2022

How to?
For now, we need to know the following:

  • Describe your idea (max 150 words)
  • What will attendees gain from your “event”?
  • Describe the format of your “event”
  • Bio: Who are you and where are you from?
  • Contact information

Fill out the template below and send it to us in an email (send it to

What’s next?
We will review your proposal and get back to you around New Year to tell you if you’re proposal is accepted. Afterwards we will reach out to you when it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty.

We can’t wait to hear from you.

We reserve the right to alterations & surprises!

Unfortunately there is no funding available from Next Library. All contributers are responsible for their own expenses, including required conference registration, hotel accommodations, and travel.


Next Library is co-created!
Next Library 2023 is organized by Aarhus Public Libraries in co-operation with 
the Next Library Community, our conference partners and sponsors: LEGO Foundation, 
EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries, The Danish Library Association, 
Progress Foundation, The Norwegian Library Association, EBLIDA, Public Libraries 2030 
& Next Library Advisory Board.

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