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World Wide Events about Localization

There are a number of organizations who are advocates of the importance of language, , and global content. As frequent industry contributors, they organize events to promote quality standarization and help strengthen a community that spreads across the globe. , , , among others, meet at such events to discuss the latest industry trends, ideas and insights from around the world. Below are a few of the conferences being held this year and early next year.

LISA Forum Europe: Building Quality, Building Customers

Starts: Monday October 11, 2010 at 08:00AM PDT
Ends: Thursday October 14, 2010 at 05:00PM PDT
Location: Novotel Budapest Centrum
Rákóczi út 43-45
Budapest , BUDAPEST 1088 HU
Website: http://www.lisa.org/Budapest.1451.0.html
Organization: The Localization Industry Standards Association

The program will feature tracks on defining localization quality, assessing quality, planning quality, and on the impacts of various technologies and development methodologies on localization quality.

The Multilingual Web: Where Are We?

Starts: Tuesday October 26, 2010 at 08:00AM CEST
Ends: Wednesday October 27, 2010 at 05:00PM CEST
Location: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, Avenida Complutense s/n, Ciudad Universitaria
Madrid, COMUNIDAD DE MADRID 28040 ES
Website: http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/madrid/cfp.html
Organization: W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

The MultilingualWeb project, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the W3C, is looking at best practices and standards related to all aspects of creating, localizing and deploying the multilingual Web. The project will raise visibility of what’s available and identify gaps via a series of four events, over two years. This is the first event.

ATA 51st Annual Conference

Starts: Wednesday October 27, 2010 at 08:00AM
Ends: Saturday October 30, 2010 at 05:00PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel
650 15th St
Denver, CO 80202 US
Website: https://www.atanet.org/conferencesandseminars/future_sites.php
Organization: ATA – American Association

The ATA Annual Conference is held each fall in a major city or popular resort area. This four-day event showcases panel discussions, expert presentations, training workshops, and scholarly papers. The conference also features a job marketplace, a vendor exhibit hall, certification testing, and networking sessions designed to build professional contacts for attendees.

GALA 2011: The Language of Business. The Business of Language.

Starts: Monday March 28, 2011 at 08:00AM WEST
Ends: Wednesday March 30, 2011 at 05:00PM WEST
Location: Hotel Cascais Miragem
Avenida Marginal, No 8554
Lisboa, LISBOA 2754-536 PT
Website: http://www.gala-global.org/conference
Organization: Globalization and Localization Association (GALA)

GALA 2011 will bring together the community of professionals involved in global content delivery. This community consists of all parties charged with transforming original content (software code, website content, product information, technical documentation, marketing materials, and more) into translated and localized content for consumption by people around the world.

ITI Conference 2011

Starts: Saturday May 07, 2011 at 08:00AM
Ends: Sunday May 08, 2011 at 05:00PM
Location: Conference Aston
Birmingham, BIRMINGHAM GB
Website: http://www.iti-conference.org.uk/
Organization: ITI – Institute of & Interpreting

ITI Conference 2011 is the flagship conference of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, and marks ITI’s 25th anniversary. There will be plenary sessions, panel discussions, workshops and talks on practical aspects of interpreting and translation, such as technology for and translators, project management and running your business, as well as the training of and translators and professional development.