If you are driving to the Library, please note that the Library's carpark has limited all-day and 2-hour parking and this area is regularly patrolled by parking inspectors. However, the large carpark across the road from the NLA has free all-day parking.

For those who are flying in, please allow plenty of time for taxis to and from the airport - traffic around that area is extremely slow due to on-going major road reconstruction. Following are two taxi services:


Elite Taxis: Phone - 132227
SMS your name/pick-up address and time to 0417 672 773

Canberra Business Limousines: Phone - 0412 970 135

The Forum will begin promptly at 9.30am in the Theatre on the lower ground level (down the stairs in the foyer (right hand side), or take the lift to LG1). The front doors to the Library open at 8am and the Library's bookplate café in the foyer opens at 8.30am each morning.

Please check in at the registration table which will be positioned outside the Theatre. We will not be providing name tags but you should ensure your name is marked off the list. You can also securely leave coats and bags in this area.

The caterers have been informed about dietary restrictions noted in registrations. Vegetarian dishes are included in the standard catering, and special meals are set out on a separate table. Morning and afternoon tea, and lunch, will be served in the foyer.

This year we are encouraging blogging and twittering, so:

  • Bring your laptop and participate. The venue has free wireless internet access
  • Please tag your blog posts, slideshare presentaions, flickr photos, etc. with: iif2009
  • If you're using twitter, please use the hashtag #iif2009 in your tweets.