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IFLA Conference

World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society"

20-24 August 2006, Seoul, Korea


Frequently asked questions and answers


How can I register?

Online conference registration is now closed! (The deadline for pre-registration was the 1st of August, 2006.)

You may still register at conference registration desk at the conference site by using the Onsite Registration Form.

Can I register for the Conference by phone?

No, unfortunately it is only possible to register by filling out a registration form, either online or as a hardcopy.

How much do I need to pay to attend?

This depends on whether you are an IFLA member or not and the moment on which you register.

Please find below the overview of fees:
Type Fee (Euro)
IFLA Member, before/on 15 May 2006 365.-
Non-IFLA Member, before/on 15 May 2006 450.-
Student, before/on 15 May 2006 200.-
Accompanying person, before/on 15 May 2006 250.-
IFLA Member, after 15 May 2006 445.-
Non-IFLA Member, after 15 May 2006 525.-
Student, after 15 May 2006 200.-
Accompanying person, after 15 May 2006 250.-

What if I need to cancel my registration?

Notification of cancellation and refund requests must be submitted before 15 May, 2006 in writing to the Congress Secretariat, Congrex Holland BV. The fee for cancellations received before 15 May, 2006 is Euro 50.

For cancellations after 15 May, 2006 no refunds will be given.

Where can I pick up my badge onsite?

Badges can be picked up onsite in the congress venue. Details on the exact opening hours and location of the desks will the announced in due time.

How can I pay my balance?

You can pay for your registration by credit card or bank transfer
The bank details are:
IBAN NL54ABNA0494687754,
BIC code ABNANL2A, with reference of your family name and your registration number.

In case you wish to pay with credit card please fill out the details on this Fax form

Are the socials included?

Yes, the social events are included but you need to indicate that you wish to attend on the registration form!

I would like to make a change in my registration. Is that possible?

Yes, you can contact Congrex Holland in writing to change your registration.
Please send an e-mail to:
wlic2006reg@congrex.nl or send a
Fax to +31 20 50 40 225.
Please mention your family name and registration number in the correspondence.


I have already registered but now I need to reserve a hotel room.

Due to delegate demand all rooms are now fully booked at the Special Conference Rates in all Conference Hotels.

You may contact the hotels directly for their own rates and availability.
Please see: List of Hotels with telephone numbers

A number of Internet sites can be used to find hotels and book accommodation in Seoul. The following are some examples. Delegates use them at their own risk:

What if I need to cancel my hotel reservation?

Changes and cancellations of hotel reservations should be made directly to Congrex Holland in writing only. If notification of cancellation is received in writing by the Conference Secretariat before 1 May, 2006 we will charge your credit card for Euro 50 administration fee. If you have to cancel after the deadline the maximum of one night stay plus 10% of the total reservation costs will be charged. In the case where the hotel is able to re-sell the room only 10% of the total reservation costs will be charged. Please do not contact the hotel directly as all reservations are handled by the Conference Secretariat.

I found a lower rate on the Internet. How is that possible?

The rates for the congress hotels have been negotiated not only for their price but also for their booking conditions. This means the congress is sure of having hotel rooms against a good price but are also sure of good cancellation conditions. However the congress will not be able to reserve all the rooms in the hotel. This means if the hotel is not fully booked, they will offer some rooms at a lower rate to ensure occupancy. You may compare it to an airline ticket. If you ask the person next to you on the plane, chances are low you have paid the same fee. Please be informed that you are not obliged to reserve a hotel room via Congrex Holland BV should you wish to make your own arrangements.

Does the hotel include breakfast and taxes?

Yes, breakfast and taxes are included.

What are the hotel fees?

on map
Hotel Single
Double WON Deposit EURO
1. COEX Intercontinental 260,150.- 296,450.- 250.-
2. Renaissance 214,170.- 242,000.- 200.-
3. Novotel 190,330.- 207,636.- 170.-
4. Ramada1 145,000.- 45,000.- 120.-
5. Ibis 131,450.- 147,400.- 125.-
6. Best Western Hotel Gang Nam 140,000.- 155,000.- 115.-
7. Hotel Ellelui 157,300.- 183,920.- 130.-
8. Hotel Riviera Seoul 156,090.- 203,280.- 130.-
9. Humantouch Ville 86,000.- 86,000.- 75.-
TBA Dormy In Seoul 98,000.- 106,000.- 80.-
TBA Provista Hotel 96,000.- 106,000.- 80.-

Where are the hotels located?

For the location of hotels please refer to the Map of Seoul.


Where can I see the programme before the congress?

The programme is available on the congress website and continuously updated.


Where will the exhibits be?

The exhibition will be held in the congress venue COEX.

What are the exhibit hours?

The exact hours will be announced in due time.

Sunday, 20 August Official opening of conference and exhibition

Monday, 21 August Exhibition open

Tuesday, 22 August Exhibition open

Wednesday, 23 August Exhibition open morning

Who is exhibiting?

The exhibition is open to all companies, governmental bodies and other organisations with products and services related to the library field, such as:

automation, books, periodicals & documents, audio/visual equipment & materials, equipment, furniture & supplies and services. The company names of the exhibitors will be published on the website around April, 2006.


How can I submit a paper?

The content of the IFLA Conference Programme is organised by different professional groups (Sections and Core Programmes). All papers have to be submitted through one of these groups which should be approached directly if you would like to contribute a paper.
For further information please visit the Call for papers page and the General Guidelines for Papers.


Can I get a discount on my airfare to the congress?

Yes, via the participating airlines of Star Alliance. You and one accompanying person can book tickets for a reduced fee. The link will be published soon. You (and your accompanying person) need to be registered before applying for the reduced airfare.

To make use of the discount:
  1. You need your Conference registration number as proof
  2. go to http://www.staralliance.com/conventionplus/
  3. select "delegates" (on the left-hand side of the screen)
  4. Enter the password: OZ006S6

Please be informed that you are not obliged to book a ticket via Star Alliance should you wish to make your own arrangements.


Do I need a visa?

Foreign delegates having return tickets coming from countries with no-visa agreement with the Republic of Korea can normally stay in Korea up to 30 days without a visa. However, the delegates should check with the Korean Embassy in their country or contact the National Organising Committee. The National Organising Committee for the WLIC 2006 Seoul will assist participants and issue official invitation letters to facilitate their travel allowance and visa application.

Please ensure to contact the embassy as soon as possible to avoid visa problems!

Can you send me a letter of invitation?

Please fill out your details and we will send you the invitation letter by post within 3 working days.

Travel within Seoul

Is there a shuttle service from the airport to the hotel or congress centre?

No, there is no shuttle service provided. However, at the airport you will find comfortable buses to different parts of the city. For example a one-way ticket to the congress venue costs WON 13,000 (approx. Euro 12.-). Price level 2005.

How do I get from my hotel to the congress venue and what do I pay for this?

Please see below the following overview

Name Hotel Nearest metro stop and line How to get to the COEX with public transport Shuttle service Average taxi fare to the COEX
COEX Intercon Samsung (2 line) walking distance (4 minutes) Not available  n.a.
Renaissance Yeoksam (2 line) 8 min. walking to subway station. 2 stops by subway Only for Convention period KRW 3,000
Novotel Gangnam (2 line) 14 min. walking to subway station
3 stops by subway
Monday-Friday at 8:20 am to COEX KRW 4,000
Ramada Seonnung (2 line) 11 min. walking to subway station
1 stop by subway
6 Times for Monday-Friday KRW 2,000
Ibis Samsung (2 line) walking distance (10 minutes) 8 Times for City air terminal (next to COEX) KRW 2,000
Riviera Chungdam (7 line) Bus stop is in front of hotel
4 stops by bus
8:00, 9:00, 10:00 am to COEX KRW 3,000
Ellui Chungdam (7 line) 3 min. walking to bus station
5 stops by bus
Not available KRW 4,000
Gangnam Bestwestern Gangnam (2 line) 14 min. walking to subway station
3 stops by subway
Monday-Friday at 8:00 am to COEX KRW 4,000
Humantouch Ville Yeoksam (2 line) 10 min. walking to subway station
2 stops by subway
Not available KRW 3,000
Dormy In Seoul Gangnam (2 line) 15 min. walking to subway station
3 stops by subway
Monday-Friday at 8:20 am to COEX KRW 4,000
Provista Hotel Seoul Nat'l University of Education (2 line) 3 min. walking to subway station
4 stops by subway
Not available KRW 5,000


What are nice places to see in Seoul/Korea?

A good website for suggestions is:


My question is not listed

Should your question not be on this list, please send your question to wlic2006@congrex.nl. We will answer your question and update the FAQs.