Invitation to Warsaw

It is our great pleasure to invite you to Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, for the 2005 IAML Annual Conference. Warsaw is an unusual city situated in the centre of Europe, at the intersection of tracks connecting the West with the East, and the North with the South of the Old Continent. It fascinates visitors with its rich history and exceptional atmosphere. The city has adopted changes brought by new eras and at the same time preserved its tradition. Historic palaces, churches and other buildings which suffered heavy war damage, have been meticulously reconstructed and today stand alongside fine examples of modern architecture. The surprising and dynamic growth of the city manifests itself in the conspicuous changeability of its image.

The IAML Annual Conference will take place in Warsaw for the second time. The first conference was held in 1966. Now, after almost 40 years, we have a great opportunity to host you again. We offer you a rich conference programme, concerts of Polish music and a variety of social events as well as postconference tours which, we hope, will become an unforgettable experience.

The world famous Polish composer
Wojciech Kilar has accepted our invitation to be the Patron of 2005 IAML Conference The Polish National Branch of IAML, together with the National Library, is looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw.

Conference information

The conference is organised by the Polish National Branch of IAML and the National Library in Warsaw.

Please address all correspondence to:

Biuro Konferencji IAML 2005
Biblioteka Narodowa, pok. 1000
al. Niepodleglosci 213
02-086 Warszawa

tel: (+48 22) 608 23 90
fax: (+48 22) 608 26 55

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The deadline for registration for the 2005 IAML Warsaw Conference has been extended to 15. MAY 2005. This also applies payments for reservations at the Hotel Mercure and Hotel Riviera. After that date a higher registration fee will be charged. The registration fee for members of IAML is: 175,00 EUR before May 15. and 220,00 EUR after that date.

Completed registration forms for the conference and accommodation should be sent by mail or fax to the address given above.

  • Registration Form (PDF)
  • Registration Form (DOC)


    Method of payment:

    • international bank transfer

    Account name: Biblioteka Narodowa
    Account number (IBAN): PL 17103010160000000003327006
    Bank name: Bank Handlowy SA, I O/Warszawa
    With note: IAML 2005

    • credit card: Visa or Mastercard


    Cancellations are accepted until June 1st. The pre-paid money will be reimbursed after deducting bank commissions and deposit charges incurred by IAML 2005 for accommodation booking.
    Cancellations received after June 1st will be refunded only after receiving an official document confirming that the cancellation was due to illness or accident.

    Conference venue

    The IAML Conference will be held in the
    National Library. The National Library building is beautifully situated in Pole Mokotowskie Park, near the town centre.

    Book fair

    The professional and commercial exhibition will take place in the foyer of the conference site.
    Exhibitors who wish to receive further details should contact the organisers.

    Outreach donations

    We would like to enable as many people as possible to attend the conference. Unfortunately, there are countries where music librarians are unable to obtain funding from the usual sources, and the IAML Outreach Fund on its own cannot meet the demand. These colleagues always make a great contribution to the conference, so you are invited to make a donation to help them attend. Donors are acknowledged in the official conference programme. If you are able to make a donation, however small, please fill in the box on the booking form. Thank you in advance.

    Outreach support

    If you think you may qualify for support from the Outreach Fund, please contact the organisers for more information.