PLAI National Congress 2022 in Iloilo City: What you need to know

About the National Congress: General Information

After two years of being online, the annual National Congress of the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) will be a face-to-face event this 2022. It has been announced in 2019 that the next National Congress will be in Iloilo City, but since COVID-19 happened, the last two congresses has been conducted online.

The 2022 PLAI Congress and General Assembly will be held in the Iloilo Convention Center, Megaworld Boulevard in Mandurriao, Iloilo City on November 22-25, 2022 (Tuesday to Friday). The theme for the congress is "Working Together: Sustainability, Opportunity, Adaptability, and Resiliency."


  • Describe how do libraries of today translate changing needs and services into functional, inspiring, and adaptable spaces for the future, especially considering the pandemic.
  • Discuss the library resilience in the face of disruption caused by outbreaks/pandemic, and it will highlight examples of library resilience during these unprecedented times, including evidence of library roles in providing research assistance to clients.
  • Demonstrate the significant initiatives, sustainability and adaptability measures taken by the libraries which can be followed by others to meet the post lockdown needs.

The invitation and program can be downloaded here: 2022 PLAI Congress Invitation Kit

Requests for DepEd Advisory, CSC Announcement, and CHED Memo are being processed. PLAI Congress 2022 is also being applied for as a CPD Program.

Endorsements from government agencies, organizations, and accrediting institutions will be uploaded in the Invitation Kit once received by PLAI.

For more updates and concerns about the Congress, you can contact the Facebook page PLAI Congress 2022 or e-mail

Registration Link:

Payment and Fees

The registration fees do not include accommodation.

Early Bird Rate (until October 15, 2022 only)
PLAI Member: P5,500
Non-PLAI Member: P6,000

Regular Rate (from October 16 to November 15, 2022 only)
PLAI Member: P6,000
Non-PLAI Member: P6,500

Late Registration Rate (until October 15, 2022 only)
PLAI Member: P6,500
Non-PLAI Member: P7,000

Please note that only paid participants can register online and avail the discounted rates.

Payment must be deposited to:

Bank Name: BDO
Account Name: Philippine Librarians Association, Inc.
Account Number: 451 000 1102

Deposit slip should be scanned and uploaded upon registering online. For PLAI Members, Official Receipt of their 2022 Annual Dues should also be scanned and uploaded. The Official Receipt for the registration fee shall be issued onsite during the registration which will start at 10:00 AM on 22 November 2022.

How to get there and where to stay: Air travel and accommodation

For flights, Air Asia has affordable flights from Philippine locations to Iloilo City.

Check out to search for available accommodation in Iloilo City.

I will share the best places to stay in Iloilo City in another post soon.

See you there!

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