Program & Presentations

Our program showcases an exciting mix of keynote speakers, panel session and workshops.  We have invited speakers who are thought leaders, librarians, architects and designers to share their experience and expertise with you. There will also be guided tours of the Capotoline Hill Museums..

Day 1: Wednesday 21 August 2019

8.30    Registration

9.00   Welcome and Introductions – Luca Bergamo – Vice Sindaco and Assessore alla Crescita Culturale – Roma Capitale ( Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Cultural Growth) and Participating Committee Leaders – Mimi Calter, Diane Koen, Jan Richards

9.10 – 10.15 – Civic Engagement 

10.15 – 11.00 – Coffee

11.00 – 11.30 – Civic Engagement Continues

11.30 – 12.45 Round-table

12.45 – 14.00 – Lunch 

14.00 – 15.30 – Assessment and Alignment 

15.30 – 16.00  – Lightning Talks from Platinum Sponsors

16.10-17.00 – Transit Time

17.00 – 19.00 – Reception Caffè della Arte at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna

Transport will be provided from the conference venue to the reception venue. While you are at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna take the time to view some of the amazing exhibitions.


Day 2: Thursday 22 August 2019

8.30 – 8.50  Registration
8.50  – 9.00 Welcome back and Introductions – Mimi Calter, Diane Koen, Jan Richards

9.00 – 12.00
Built for Inclusion Workshop hosted by Traci Lesneski, Principal MSR Design

Workshop Summary:
Each of us experiences buildings differently, depending on our own cultural, social, economic, and physical circumstances. Religion, gender, age, mental health and the various ways we each rely on our senses also play a role in how we experience the built environment. Yet many buildings are designed to accommodate only a narrow slice of the human population. Awareness of potential barriers when considering the built environment can make the difference between places that support inclusion and ones that do not welcome all users. This interactive workshop creates awareness about
the built environment’s role in inclusion and demonstrates how to leverage the design process and outcomes as powerful tools in the quest for inclusive library buildings. Includes coffee break.

12.00 – 13.15 – Lunch

13.15 – 14.00 – Design and Sustainability 

14.00 – 15.00 – Italian Perspectives on Library Design

15.00 – 15.30   – Close