IFLA WLIC 2016 delegates came together on Sunday, 14 August 2016 for the official opening of the 2016 World Library and Information Congress. During the opening ceremony, delegates were introduced to the history and culture of Columbus and the United States through music, dance and pageantry. The theme of the opening ceremony, "Invention and Innovation" focused on the intersection of science, industry and information.
Part one: Addresses & Speeches
Address to Congress delegates: Donna Scheeder, IFLA President
Address to Congress delegates: Gerald Leitner, IFLA Secretary General
Olivier Sedra: Opening Session Host
Welcome to Columbus: Carol Pitts Diedrichs and Patrick Losinski, Co-Chairs, U.S. National Committee