Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024

  • The Rose Bowl - Leeds Beckett University

Venue Information

Our hosts for 2024 are the wonderful librarians at Leeds Beckett University.

Leeds Beckett is a modern university with almost 200 years of history.

Leeds Beckett is located across two campuses, in Headingley (North Leeds) and the city centre. The history of Headingley Campus can be traced back to the Cistercian monks of Kirkstall Abbey in the mid-12th century, through to the landowner and Leeds banker William Beckett before it became the City of Leeds Training College in 1913. Leeds Mechanics Institute, founded in 1824, was once housed in what is now the Leeds City Museum, and it marks the origins of the modern-day Leeds Beckett University based in the city centre.

The University’s activities and endeavours over the years have not only had positive impacts for the institution, but they have also been transformative to the world around us. As an education provider, LBU has a strong history of creating graduates for the future which have been crucial to the economic lifeblood of the city of Leeds. Today, LBU has over 24,000 students in Leeds and 185,000 alumni worldwide. Leeds Beckett is proud of its heritage and its place within the community.

The Rose Bowl, where the conference will be held, offers impressive teaching spaces, lecture halls, conference facilities. It is the base for Leeds Business School and has an outstanding local reputation as a business hub.

Joining Instructions 

Joining instructions will be available a few weeks before the conference.

WiFi access at LILAC 2024

Eduroam access is available across Leeds Beckett spaces.

Social Events at LILAC 2024

CILIP LGBTQ+ Network social evening (pre-conference)

Our friends in the CILIP LGBTQ+ Network committee invite LILAC delegates to join them at The Adelphi pub, Leeds from 6.30 p.m. on Sunday 24 March for a casual pre-conference get together.

CILIP’s Diversity Networks are open to all in our profession. Membership is free and open to CILIP members and non-members. The pub is just a short walk from Leeds Train station.Please contact Karen Carney with any queries: K.J.Carney@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Networking Evening

The networking evening will be held at Howard Assembly Room, Opera North on Monday 25 March (18:00 – 20:00). Canapes and drinks will be provided. The prestigious conference award will be presented during the evening.

Conference Party

The conference dinner will take place on Tuesday 26 March (19:30 – 23:30)
and will be held at Leeds Marriot Hotel. It is located in the centre of Leeds close to accommodation venues and transport links.

After dinner, there will be music and dancing.

LILAC Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree to the LILAC Code of Conduct. The conference committee and organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.



Present @ LILAC

LILAC is great opportunity for our fellow professionals to present their ideas, share best practice and show case new thinking in our sector. If you have an idea then we'd love to hear about it. We have many options for the types of sessions you might run from a symposium to a workshop. Visit our Call for Presentations page to find out how to apply.

Book your place

Places at this year's conference are likely to be in demand more than ever before. Each year our conference grows increasingly popular and this year promises to be no different. Don't miss out and book your place now for this year's conference.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024

Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024