It is with great regret, however understandable that EDGE2021 will not take place.
The team looked long and hard about how we could have an online EDGE2021 and it would have been doable, but we would have lost what we have all come to know as the special, exceptional atmosphere of EDGE.
The EDGE Team pride themselves on making each and every delegate get the best possible experience from attending the conference and this cannot be done through a screen.
Mark our words, EDGE2022 will return and be bigger and better than all previous conferences, when we can celebrate how Libraries across the globe gave our customers hope, help and as much of a sense of normality as possible in what has been one of the hardest, scariest years in recent times.
From all the EDGE Team wishing you all a Merry Christmas, keep safe everyone and see you all at EDGE2022.
Some of our Thank yous
“I cannot thank all of you enough for your hospitality, thoughtfulness and attention to detail. You made my trip not only very easy but also a really memorable experience with great discussions and connections with colleagues from all over the UK. I very much appreciate having the opportunity to meet the EDGE Team, learning so much about the wonderful services you provide to the residents of Edinburgh.” Vickery Bowles, Canada
“Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality at the EDGE conference. This was our first time, and I can honestly say we found it really useful. The presentations were very interesting, we made lots of new contacts and the atmosphere was special. We are looking forward to EDGE 2021 and look forward to hearing from you again” Barbara Pacut, Sirsi
“A wonderful conference. Excellent and thought provoking speakers and an incredibly well organised event make this a real stand out in the Library calendar. You should all be very proud of what you have achieved with EDGE” Helen Smout, Perth & Kinross
Can you afford to miss this? All delegate rates held.
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:
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