International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres

Leipzig, 22.07.2018-27.07.2018

IAML 2018 - Welcome to Leipzig!

Panoramic view over Leipzig heading west. [Tuxyso / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0]

There are only a few days left ...

until IAML’s 2018 Congress in Leipzig will begin. We are most excited to welcome nearly 500 participants from 40 countries to Leipzig and Saxony. Our Congress patrons, Dr. Eva-Maria Stange (State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts) and Burkhard Jung (Mayor of the City of Leipzig), are welcoming you warmly to Leipzig. We invite you to read their welcome notes here.

You can find the latest information on the programme at:

If you use a mobile device, please visit:

We have recently added information on how to travel within Leipzig on buses, trams and other locally available transportation. Please feel free to download our special map for Congress participants which helps you to find all venues easily. We wish you safe and smooth travels to and within Leipzig.

After having arrived in Leipzig, most of you will be eager to register for the Congress. International guests can do so on Sunday afternoon from 3 pm to 5.30 pm at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Grassistr. 8. IAML Germany will hold its annual General Assembly on Sunday afternoon at 4 pm at Städtische Bibliotheken, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz 10/11. That’s why all German participants must register there between 3 pm and 5 pm.

The registration and information desk at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater will be open to all Congress participants for registering from Monday to Friday. Please see here for its opening hours.

We would like to point your attention to the two sessions for first-time attendees who will be welcomed by the IAML Board on Sunday at 5.30 pm and on Monday at 8.30 am. Both sessions will take place in the HMT’s Rehearsal Hall.

We invite all speakers and presenters to take a look at the information we put together for them. All participants will be delighted to listen to your presentations without technical malfunctions.

For those who find a little time to spend, we have put together special Leipzig recommendations.

Here is a final reminder for you: A few tickets for Friday evening’s Farewell Dinner are still available, and there will be enough space on the dance floor for you too! Enjoy a lovely meal and the marvellous view from the top of Leipzig’s highest building to conclude a fantastic Congress week.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send a message to

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We hope for lovely weather and and a stimulating and communicative Congress week.

The Organising Committee

PS.: We will terminate the online registration on July 18th at 3 pm. After that it is only possible to register for the Congress in person at the registration desk in Leipzig.

Our Leipzig Mix - "Leipziger Mischung":

Leipziger Mischung

Foto: Reinhard Krehl


It's all in the mix.

Die Mischung macht's.

C’est le bon mélange qui compte.