Why Attend

Don’t get left behind – see how our speakers are leading the way forward with a  ”can do” approach, making it easier to do business.

Hear about new and innovative projects that can help your service influence people and gain political buy in.

Is it true that your identity is everything? yes… Join us at EDGE2014 and see how a succesfull identity can improve performance.

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Just a note to say thank you for the invite to the EDGE Conference. I really enjoyed the whole experience and was really motivated by a number of the presentations and people that I met. On a personal note it was great to be involved and found the whole event great.

Well done or organising a great event and if you ever need any help again more than happy to try and help out…Thanks once again

 Paul McNeill, SFA Regional Manager – West, The Scottish Football Association

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you for a wonderful Edge conference.  I thought that the quality of the speakers was even higher than last year’s, which was exceptional.

I know that you and the team put a lot of work into the event, but its now become one of the few, ‘must attend’ events in the calendar in terms of a library event

Karen Reece  Head of Libraries,  Capita

I just wanted to congratulate you and your brilliant team on another superb EDGE conference. I don’t know how you manage to pull it off so well each year – great programme, good attendance, and fantastic hospitality – always is inEdinburgh. I was really pleased to be able to attend again, and so grateful for your kindness to myself and Andrea.

Brian Gambles, Director, Central Library, Birmingham

I just wanted to say a big congratulations and thank you!

Congratulations on a brilliant, inspiring and dynamic conference with a fantastic atmosphere. I was really enthused and excited by taking part and hearing some amazing speakers. The networking was wonderful and in terms of hospitality, nobody does it better! Congratulations to everyone.

I would also like to say a huge thank you personally to you for inviting me to take part and chair an amazing panel of speakers! Thanks to Mike for minding me, a difficult job for anyone, and thank you for my lovely gift!

Annie Mauger CEO,  Cilip

I really enjoyed EDGE2013 – many thanks. Lovely to speak at a libraries conference, so much enthusiasm, what could be better….

Best wishes,
Natasha Innocent, Demand Stimulation lead, Broadband Delivery UK

I had an absolutely fantastic time inEdinburghand indeed at the Edge conference itself, which I must say is one of the best conferences like it that I’ve ever attended! You all were such wonderful hosts and made me very much at home (indeed, everyone in the city itself was friendly and that deepened the feeling of home, too). Please keep in touch and, when it comes to next year’s Edge conference, I’ll put my head together with Christopher and Kevin to see if someone else might be appropriate to send your way to continue the NYPL partnership :-)

James Murdock, Director of Multimedia Content, New York Public Library

I’d like to offer the whole team my hearty congratulations on a very interesting, stimulating, thought provoking and enjoyable conference. I’m very glad to have been there.

 Graham Coult, Editor-in-Chief, ASLIB

The Edge, a fantastic conference, extremely well organised and I so much enjoyed and found extremely useful the rest of the content. Well done and a massive thank you to you and the rest of the team. DidEdinburghnot look gorgeous in the sunshine.

 Karen Cunningham, Head of Glasgow Libraries

A note to say how good I found the conference last week – the first day it consolidated and expanded what my thoughts – the second day I found that I had to rearrange them and rethink.

Also liked the format and how it was run. Thanks.

Lesley Reid, NHS Lothian

Just wanted to say thanks for a great EDGE. Your team were excellent as was the conference

Bev Rice, Head of Library and Information Service, Leeds 

Just wanted to send a quick note now that the EDGE conference is done. I wasted to congratulate you and the team on a job well done. We found the event to be very useful, informative and lots of fun and very much look forward to putting it as part of our planning for marketing next year.
It was great to meet with you and I very much look forward to meeting with you again in the near future.

Jasvinder (Jaz) Virdi, Senior Account Manager / Team Leader, Axiell Ltd

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On behalf of Gill, Sue and the rest of the The Reader Organisation gang, I’d just like to say a HUGE thank you to Liz, yourself and everyone else on your fantastic team who worked so hard to make the Edge conference such a success. We found the conference really rewarding and, of course, are incredibly pleased about winning the Social category award; its so exciting to see the value of the GIR Dementia work being recognised at such an early stage in its development.

Sophie Povey, Assistant Development Manager

Really sorry that I was only able to get to the Fri morning session. Really enjoyed what I did hear and my managers all enthused about the programme, so hoping to be able to get more people to it next year.

Congratulations and well done!

Diana Barr, Libraries and Museums Manager

Thanks so much – appreciated, and we really enjoyed the conference – very stimulating.  Well done,

Anne Ellis, Head of Libraries

Firstly, congratulations on the 3rd EDGE Conference. It was a very impressive event – good venue, excellent programme and range of speakers, interesting, thought provoking and informative. It was also a very positive event focussing on solutions. Very well organised – and the dinner with awards and Royal guest was excellent too.

Graham Coult, Editor-in-chief

I am home safe and sound and missing all of my new Scottish friends and your beautiful city.  Thank you again for the opportunity to join you at EDGE.  I learned a great deal and hope that my presentation sparked some good ideas for libraries in the UK.  And, your superb facilitation made the conference run smoothly.

Amy Eshleman, UCL Libraries, Program Leader for Education. 

It was very good to meet you at the Edge conference last week and I must say a fascinating couple of days with extremely interesting presentations.  The case studies in Chicago and Tower Hamlets were uplifting and the role technology plays in current and future libraries is quite remarkable.  Clearly, designing for the traditional and the new presents real challenges.

Andy Kirk, Associate Director

I haven’t enjoyed a conference so much in a long time, not just because of the place and the welcome, but also the speakers and the whole atmosphere was so refreshing and challenging!  Thank you for making me feel part of the team too.

Annie Mauger, Chief Executive

Just want to say thank you so much for a great conference last week. My trip was short unfortunately but I really enjoyed it nonetheless. It was a great line-up of speakers and the location was lovely.

Frances O Gorman, Clare Library, Ennis

It was an absolute pleasure to participate in Edge this year.  I thought the whole event was just top class and an invaluable showcase for public libraries leading the way in public services.

Judith St John, Head of Idea Stores

Thanks for a fabulous conference, we all got so much out of it and came away invigorated. The organisation was fantastic and all went really well. Including the after dinner speaker who comes from quite close by to us and who I think we will use for our staff conference. She was really entertaining.

Jen Beardsmore , Head of Service Operations

It was a pleasure to meet you at EDGE 2012 and I’d like to say thank you once again to you and your colleagues for an excellent conference. Just the right length, just the right number of people, and content of the moment – and the future!

Tom Forrest, Library Consultant

I wanted to do this formally and put in writing my congratulations for another excellent Edge.

Once again the whole event was outstanding. Speakers, venue, organisation, and the people. It is a very idea-rich conference with a very human face.

So thanks to Grainne, Gaynor, Sarah, Jim and to everyone involved in Edge 2012. You are right, you have an exceptionally strong team.  Well done doesn’t even get close.

Ken McKinlay, Head of Culture and Sport, East Renfrewshire Council.

I though EDGE was a great conference and will try to send a delegate or two next year.  Thanks again.

Pat Beech MBE, Manager National Library Service

I really felt welcomed and looked after which is not always the case in the events I have been to. Thanks ever so much for organising such a useful event with good variety of speakers as well as being a great host. Another thanks for offering me a free place which I am very grateful for.

Elif Varol, MBA, PgDip, Library and E-resources Assistant