2021 IAML Congress (in association with DLfM): Online

The IAML Online Congress 2021 took place via the Zoom platform from Monday 26 until Friday 30 July. The programme featured a mixture of paper and poster sessions, panel discussions, and social hour sessions, as well as the General Assembly and other business meetings. Sessions were 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 was held in association with the Digital Libraries for Musicology (DLfM) conference, which took place on Thursday 29 July. A joint IAML/DLfM poster session was scheduled on Wednesday 28 July and a joint paper session on Friday 30 July.

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Congress survey

IAML Section Elections 2021

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

Joint IAML/DLfM poster session

This took 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.

Hot Topics

The Hot Topics session took place on Friday 30 July at 17.00-18.00 UTC. Suggested topics can be found here (must be logged in to view).


Exhibitor sessions were scheduled during the breaks on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


IAML members can 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

Materials presented in the sessions

Archives and Music Documentation Centres Section

Cataloguing and Metadata Section

Forum of Sections

IAML Board

Spain / Latin America Regional Meeting organised by IAML-Spain


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