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GALA Announces 2016 Rising Star Winners

Friday, 26 February, 2016

University Students Receive Free Pass to International Conference in New York, USA

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) today announced the two winners of its 2016 Rising Star Video Contest: Yousrane Dramé, a Master’s student in the CAWEB program at the University of Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France), and Audrey Laporte a Master's student at the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain) studying Intercultural Communication, Public Service Interpreting, and Translation—a program within the European Masters in Translation network of the European Union’s Directorate-General for Translation.

The students will each receive free registration to GALA’s 2016 Language of Business Conference in New York, USA on 20-23 March and a US$ 1000 travel stipend.  GALA's conference is attended by hundreds of professionals from the language industry, including providers of language services, managers of global content, and language technology developers.  At the conference, the Rising Star students will have opportunities to network with industry companies from around the world and attend sessions on developments in translation and localization.

"University students are the future talent of our industry," said Laura Brandon, GALA’s Executive Director. "GALA is committed to helping students access real-world experiences that will help them launch fulfilling careers in language technology and services.'

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is the world's leading trade association for the language industry. As a non-profit membership organization, we support our member companies and the language sector by creating communities, championing standards, sharing knowledge, and advancing technology. 

About the Language of Business Conference

GALA conferences provide a candid, collaborative environment for the industry’s thought-leaders, innovators, and influencers to discuss opportunities and challenges facing our industry. GALA strives to provide a balanced mix of professional development and meaningful networking. GALA conferences are defined by an open, community feel that is conducive to knowledge-sharing and lively discussion. Learn more: www.gala-global.org/conference.