2021 IAML Congress (in association with DLfM): Online

The IAML Online Congress 2021 will take place via the Zoom platform from Monday 26 until Friday 30 July. The programme features a mixture of paper and poster sessions, panel discussions, and social hour sessions, as well as the General Assembly and other business meetings. Sessions are scheduled to make it possible for members in all parts of the world to participate in at least some of the programme during the course of the week.

This year’s Congress is held in association with the Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM) conference, which takes place on Thursday 29 July. A joint IAML/DLfM poster session is scheduled on Wednesday 28 July and a joint paper session on Friday 30 July.

For last-minute registration, click here.

There will be a new Zoom link for each day of the Congress. You will only receive this a few hours in advance of the start of each day (and only for the days you registered for), so please look out for the message from the IAML Secretary General in your inbox.

Use this hashtag on social media: #iaml2021

Contact: iaml2021@iaml.info


Programme (PDF)

Programme with abstracts (PDF)

IAML Section Elections 2021

IAML Section Elections will take place during the online IAML Congress in 2021. The list of candidates can be found here.

Joint IAML/DLfM poster session

This will take place on Wednesday 28 July (17:00–18:30 UTC) using the gather.town platform. We chose this platform to attempt to create an interactive online user experience – as if you are really at a live poster session. Participants and presenters will join us in a 2D world with 8-bit graphics, walking around the conference centre by moving their avatar with their keyboard's arrow keys. User instructions are now available here. A password will be sent to attendees who registered for the Wednesday sessions. 

General Assembly

A separate email with the Zoom link will be sent to the people who registered to attend the General Assembly.

Hot Topics

The Hot Topics session will take place on Friday 30 July at 17.00-18.00 UTC. IAML members may suggest topics here (must be logged in to view).


Please support our exhibitor sessions, which are scheduled during the breaks on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Further information will be added to the programme.


IAML members will be able to access recordings of many of the sessions (pending permission from the speakers) through the members-only page on the IAML website. (And if you are not a IAML member, you can join here).

Online Congress Guidelines

IAML 2021 Online Congress Guidelines
Anleitungen für den IAML Online Kongress 2021
Directives du congrès en ligne de l’AIBM 2021

General Assembly minutes

Materials presented in the sessions

Archives and Music Documentation Centres Section

Forum of Sections

IAML Board


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