Affirming the transformative power and creativity of libraries in a changing world

We are aware of the weather conditions, however EDGE2018 will proceed as normal.

Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd March 2018

The Radisson Blu, 80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

EDGE is the premier development event for elected members, Chief Executives, Directors, Heads of Service, trustees, E-government and community professionals, library vendors, and others with an interest in libraries and information.

Can you afford to miss this? All delegate rates held

EDGE2018 will focus on how library services are adapting to and shaping change, showcasing best practice from Scotland, the UK and worldwide

Our speakers share how they respond to societal change and community need, improve customer experience and help change people’s lives, including some of the most vulnerable people in society. How they are working imaginatively with other services, and partners to improve outcomes by using space and services in innovative, creative and effective ways

The Importance of EDGE

The Scottish Government believes it is vital that adequate library services are in place across Scotland. Libraries offer crucial support to help people help themselves – to support literacy, digital participation, learning, employability, health, culture and leisure. They can improve the quality of people’s lives and support them to engage in the democratic process.  We are fully aware of the commitment that local authorities have to maintaining good quality, innovative library services and the City of Edinburgh Council is at the forefront of this, having developed the EDGE conference as an opportunity to share good practice and discuss future developments.

Can you afford to miss it?

‘To paraphrase the great poet Apollinaire, whose centenary it is this year …

“Come to the edge,” we said. “We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded. “Come to the edge,” we said. “We can’t, We will fall!” they responded. “Come to the edge,” we said. And so they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.”



EDGE is not about preaching to the converted:

Book 2 places and receive 10% discount and bring your ELECTED MEMBER to the full conference sessions and Gala Dinner as our guest (worth £350) – a valuable opportunity for political buy-in.

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