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META-FORUM 2012: A Strategy for Multilingual Europe: Call for Participation

June 20/21, Brussels, Belgium http://www.meta-forum.eu

Some spaces left in the R&D Exhibition!


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 program (http://www.meta-net.eu/events/meta-forum-2012/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.

Showcase your work at the Research and Industry Exhibition - Last Remaining Spaces

The Industry Exhibition which will run concurrent with the main conference will feature presentations and demonstrations from large and small businesses working across the field of Language Technologies as well as showcasing recent R&D work carried out in EU-funded projects. This is a fantastic opportunity to network and showcase your work to delegates drawn from various industries, research, European and National administrations. (Check out  http://www.meta-net.eu/events/meta-forum-2011/list-of-participants to see a list of last year's attendance.)

Contact John Judge ([email protected]) directly to avail of a space or for any enquiries.


Registration for META-FORUM 2012 is free, but online pre-registration at http://www.meta-net.eu/events/meta-forum-2012/registration is essential. If you wish to avail of one of the remaining slots at the industry exhibition please contact us.

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!  

Dr. John Judge

Centre for Next Generation Localisation