Conference 2023

The Exchange, University of Birmingham


The Mercian 2023 conference, Putting change into action: development, diversity and drive, took place on Thursday 7th September at The Exchange, Birmingham.

More information is available on the Conference 2023: Delegates Information page.

If you have any questions, please email

This year's conference theme is: "Putting change into action: development, diversity and drive".
The theme was inspired largely by comments received on the previous year’s delegate feedback survey and was intended to appeal to staff working at all levels and sections of the library.

For the first time since 2019, the collaboration's annual conference was hosted in-person by the University of Birmingham, at their city centre conference venue: THE EXCHANGE.  Click here for more venue information.

Delegate Cost and Eligibility
As in previous years, attendance at the conference was free of charge for representatives of member institutions and representatives of the event's corporate sponsors.

Corporate Sponsors
The Mercian Collaboration Conference 2023 was made possible by our sponsors:

Our Platinum sponsor

  • Browns Books

and our Gold sponsors:

  • Clarivate
  • Ebsco
  • Mark Allen
  • Taylor & Francis



Photo credit : University of Birmingham