Interlend 2019 – Do you want to be our sponsored delegate?

The Forum for Interlending (FIL) is offering sponsored delegate places at the forthcoming Interlend 2019 conference, to be held at the Hilton Belfast on 24th and 25th of June 2019

The sponsorship award covers the cost of attendance at the conference, all meals, accommodation and reasonable travel expenses.

For more information and news on the conference go to the FIL website, FIL Twitter feed and Facebook page.




Application Process

To be considered, a letter of application should be sent to the FIL chair, Jean Christopher 

This should include:

1. Full name

2. Contact details (email, telephone number, address)

3. Note of availability to attend conference if award is granted

4. Brief explanation of why you wish to attend, as well as the value that you and your organisation would gain from attendance at Interlend 2019 (300-400 words)

The Committee especially welcomes applications from new professionals, library students and NHS and public sector library staff.

As a condition of the award the successful applicant is required to submit a report, evaluation or critical appraisal of the conference by the end of August 2019.  These will be published in a forthcoming issues of the FIL Journal, as well as being used on the Forum’s website with elements being reused in future FIL publicity as deemed appropriate.


The closing date for applications is Friday April 19th 2019.  The Committee aims to notify the successful and unsuccessful applicants of their decision within 5 working days of the closing date.

The FIL Committee will consider all applications and make the award to the applicant whom they believe would gain the most demonstrable benefit from attendance.

A place at the conference has already been reserved.  However, the successful applicant will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements, the cost of which will be refunded by FIL as part of the award.

Good luck!​