META-FORUM 2012: A Strategy for Multilingual Europe June 20/21, Brussels, Belgium http://www.meta-forum.eu Last remaining places - REGISTER NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
*FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION *
What would Europe be without its languages? The rich multiculturalism of Europe is synonymous not just with its many peoples, but with the languages they speak. These languages are precious assets which, in the modern Information Society need to be preserved, promoted and enabled through Language Technologies.
Through a focused and concerted effort the META-NET initiative (http://www.meta-net.eu) is working to promote Language Technologies as a means to turn Europe's linguistic diversity into Europe's linguistic opportunity.
You are invited to learn more about this work, to become actively involved and to represent your business/industry's view at META-FORUM 2012: A Strategy for Multilingual Europe, June 20/21 2012 in Brussels, Belgium, http://www.meta-forum.eu.
The programme is attached and with a broad range of topics and high level speakers from industry, administration and research there's something on the agenda for everyone. Any last minute additions and changes will be published here http://www.meta-net.eu/events/meta-forum-2012/programme . The programme includes presentations and panel discussions with representatives of Google, EFNIL, BBC, Airbus, several national language bodies (Germany, Malta, Estonia, Norway, Lithuania), the European Commission, among others. Research presentations give an overview of the current state of multilingual Language Technology in Europe. META-NET's open resource exchange facility META-SHARE and a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for multilingual Europe will be presented. The SRA for European LT will be of utmost importance in laying the foundation for the next decade of funding on the national and international level, especially with regard to the final stages of FP7 and the next Framework Programme starting in 2014. * * *FREE REGISTRATION *
Registration for META-FORUM 2012 is *free*, but online pre-registration at http://www.meta-net.eu/events/meta-forum-2012/registration is essential. *Places are limited and demand is high so please act now to secure your place at META-FORUM*
Help shape the future of multilingual Europe at META-FORUM 2012. As Europeans, we must ask ourselves what would we be without our languages? Have your say at META-FORUM 2012: A Strategy for Multilingual Europe.
We're convinced that META-FORUM 2012 will mark a cornerstone both for Multilingual Europe and for the European LT landscape and we look forward to seeing you in Brussels!
John -- Dr. John Judge
Centre for Next Generation Localisation META-NET CIO
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