Monday, April 7, 2008

WLDC Conference 2008

The World Language Documentation Centre, together with Bangor University and Language Standards for Global Business, wishes to announce a major multidisciplinary conference to celebrate 2008 as the International Year of Languages

August 22-23, 2008

To be held at the Bangor University Business Management Conference Centre

This event is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government and the UK National Committee to UNESCO

The United Nations announced that 2008 would be the International Year of Languages, recognizing the importance of multilingualism in supporting international understanding. The GUM3C conference will attempt to bridge the communications gap between academia and industry, asking (and attempting to answer) such questions as:

How can industry help academia prioritize its research in the 3 Ms?

What are the developing standards, who are developing them and will they be used?

How will this generate peace, prosperity and global understanding?

Mor info, details on submission of papers or workshops as well as conference registration can be obtained from