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We’re really excited to share with you all the news as it happens during WLIC2017!
There are lots of ways to stay up to date. Connect with us and share your own #WLIC2017 experience online or face to face at the IFLA booth.
Social Media
Facebook – Find us on Facebook for stories, tips and fun facts! 
Twitter – Follow us and get involved using #WLIC2017 to make us the top trending # in Poland!
Flickr – take a look at our Flickr photo albums and feel free to download any you like to share with your friends.
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Want to know what the WLIC ‘Big 20’ news stories are? Be sure to check out or for all latest news, announcements and press releases in seven languages.
IFLA Booth
Come and meet IFLA HQ staff at the IFLA Booth (A106)! You can:
  • Find out more about WLIC 2018
  • Meet the IFLA HQ team for advice and guidance
  • Vote in the IFLA Global Vision Discussion
  • Hear about the Library Map of the World
  • Purchase IFLA merchandise.
 Please visit the IFLA Secretariat for all membership-related matters.

And finally…win your entry ticket to WLIC 2018 with your #WLICWOW moment!
We’re looking for the most inspiring post on Facebook or Twitter that highlights your WLICWOW moment.
  • Have you made new connections during a networking event?
  • Did you learn anything new?
  • Have you been motivated to make a difference?
 Share it with us using #WLICWOW and you could win a complimentary registration to Kuala Lumpur*!

The Competition opens on Saturday 19 August 08:00 (CEST).
Deadline for entries is Wednesday 23 August at 20:00 (CEST).
The winning post will be announced on Thursday 24 August.
Don’t worry if you’re not on social media.  Send your photo and description using WLICWOW as the subject to
*prize includes one complimentary registration to WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.
Flights and accommodation are not included.
Ticket is non-transferable.
Full terms and conditions will be available on WLIC 2017 website.
Visit the Exhibition and Win!

You will receive an Exhibitor Passport in your delegate bag. Make sure you take it with you when you visit the Exhibition.

Fill in at least 25 of the boxes by getting a stamp at the Exhibitors’ Booths, and then hand in your passport at the IFLA Booth (A106) or the Registration Area located in the right Foyer of the Wroclaw Congress Centre no later than 13:00 Wednesday, 23 August 2017.
When you give the correct answer to the following two questions when you hand in your passport (the paper for this will be supplied) you can then enter in the draw:
  • Who will be the IFLA President for 2017-2019?
  • Where will the IFLA WLIC be held in 2018? 
Two complimentary registrations will be drawn from the submissions. The winners will be announced at the closing session on Thursday 24 August. Don’t miss it!
Specialties of Polish Cuisine
There are many ways of exploring other countries, but one of the most pleasant ways is to try the traditional food. We would like to recommend some typical and tasty Polish dishes.

One of the most famous Polish dishes are pierogi - stuffed dumplings. Pierogi are served in a variety of flavours thanks to different kinds of filling. The most popular are the pierogi with cabbage & wild mushroom or with meat, or with potato and white cheese filling. In summer the pierogi with fruits like forest fruits, strawberries or cherries are often served, traditionally with cream and sugar.

Polish soups
In Poland, traditionally, soup was served as a first dish. Polish soups are very filling and substantial so you can easily have them on their own and feel full most of the day. We suggest you try żurek – a popular sour soup with pieces of sausage, potatoes and eggs. Another interesting soup is borscht, soup made from beetroots. There are a few different types of borscht, but the most popular are two types: beetroot soup with ravioli-type dumplings and borscht with plenty of vegetables, potatoes and beans.

Bigos (traditional meat stew)
One of the most unusual dishes for foreigners is bigos. It is made from cabbage, sauerkraut, mushrooms and various cuts of meat and sausage meat. Depending on the region different vegetables are added, sometimes wine. It should be cooked for hours and it tastes even better the next day. Some really old recipes suggest cooking it for seven days before eating.

Gołąbki (stuffed cabbage)
Another interesting dish is called gołąbki. It is cabbage stuffed with meat and rice, served often with potatoes and a tomato sauce. According to Polish myth, the King of Poland Casimir IV Jagiello fed his army with gołąbki before a key battle of the Thirteen Years' War. Victory stemmed from the strength of the hearty meal. There are a few vegetarian variations of this dish that instead of meat use bulgur or rice, wild mushrooms or potatoes and white cheese.

Breaded pork chop
The most typical Sunday dinner consists of a pork chop, potatoes and some salad. A Polish variety of pork breaded cutlet dates back to the 19th century. It's coated with breadcrumbs similar to Viennese schnitzel, but made of pork tenderloin.
Some Practical Information
Although Poland is a part of the European Union it has its own currency – “złoty” (PLN), which literally means “golden”. The złoty is subdivided into 100 groszy.
Approximate exchange rates: 1 EUR = 4.3 PLN, 1 USD = 3.6 PLN
ATMs are available 24/7 at most banks. Your bank must be a part of a worldwide ATM network (i.e., Plus, Cirrus, Exchange, Accel), so you can withdraw your money. The assessed ATM fees will be correlated to your respective bank policy, so it’s a good idea to check the rules with your bank.

Public Transportation in Wrocław
Wrocław offers various means of public transportation. The city is well-connected by buses, trams and trains. There is no need to travel around the city using taxis, since public transport is fast and reliable. On business days, buses and trams usually run between 05:00 – 23:00, and on weekends and public holidays between 06:00 – 22:00.

We are happy to say that during the IFLA WLIC 2017 Congress all delegates will be able to use Wrocław’s public transportation free of charge. Each delegate name badge will serve as a city ticket for the duration of the Congress. This will allow delegates to easily reach the Congress Venue from their hotel, and to explore the beautiful city of Wrocław.
How to Get to the City Centre from the Airport

By Bus
Bus No.106 goes to/from the Main Railway Station every day, every 20 minutes. The entire journey takes approximately 30 minutes (depending on the traffic). Night bus line No. 249 goes from the city centre through the airport three times during the night. A one-way ticket from the airport to the city centre costs 3 PLN.
By Taxi
The easiest way to get from the airport to the city centre is by taxi. The distance from the airport to the city centre is approximately 10 km and takes about 20–30 minutes (depending on the traffic).
Approximate charges for the airport to city centre is from 45 to 70 PLN, depending on traffic difficulties. Please remember that many taxis do not accept credit cards
How to get to the Congress venue
To reach the Congress Venue (the Centennial Hall) from the city centre you can take the following trams: No. 2, 4 or 10 or buses: No. 115, 145 and 146 (direction Biskupin / Sępolno, stop: Hala Stulecia/Centennial Hall). There are also two night buses going from the Centennial Hall to the centre of Wrocław: No. 253 and 255.
Bikes in Wroclaw
Wroclaw also has City Bike services. 740 bicycles are available in 74 stations located mainly within the city centre area. The first 20 minutes by City Bike are free of charge. To use City Bike services, you need to register with an international system called Nextbike. Regardless of the location, the systems are compatible with one another, which means that their users can ride a bike in any city globally that offers such services, including Wrocław.
Explore Wrocław and Other Great Cities in Poland!

Tourist Programme IFLA 2017
A number of tours are on offer during and after the Congress.
You may book tours now online or during the Congress at the designated Travel Agent counter which will be located within the registration area at the Wroclaw Congress Centre.
All tours will depart from Centennial Hall. Please be at the departure location no later than 30 minutes prior to departure.
For further information and tour booking, please click the respective link:
Tours during the Congress
Post Congress Tours
Accommodation in Wrocław
Please do not delay in getting your hotel reservation.
All information can be found on our website.

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