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You will find links to many more LT events on the events page of the LT-Innovate website.


19-20 September
: Berlin, Germany

META-FORUM 2013 — Connecting Europe for New Horizons is an international conference on powerful language technologies for the multilingual information society, the data value chain and the information market place. The two special themes of this year's edition of the conference are Big Data Text Analytics and Multilingual Web Services for Multilingual Europe. Previous editions of the conference series are META-FORUM 2012 (Brussels), META-FORUM 2011 (Budapest) and META-FORUM 2010 (Brussels). Call for active participation in META Exhibition and LT Industry Session now open!


  • Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility (CEF): Current State of Play
  • Sessions on Technologies for the Multilingual Web; MT for Professionals; Services for Multilingual Europe; The Most Urgent Needs of Europe's Languages; Connecting Towards New Horizons; Quality Translation and Innovation
  • New Stakeholders: GALA (Globalization and Localization Association), NPLD (Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity), Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Charter of Regional and Minority Languages (tbc)
  • Towards a European Language Technology Platform
  • An Update of the META-NET White Paper Series
  • Invited keynote lectures by Daniel Marcu and Wolfgang Wahlster
  • Panel discussions
  • Award Ceremony: META Prize and META Seal of Recognition
  • META Exhibition (industry and research exhibition – software demos and posters)

META-FORUM 2013 will be held jointly by META-NET and the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, co-organised with MultilingualWeb-LT, QTLaunchPad and LT Berlin.  You can register here .



European Data Forum 2013
9-10 April : Dublin, Ireland

Come and discuss the challenges and opportunities of data intense sectors in an emerging European data economy - The European Data Forum (EDF) is an annual meeting place for industry, researchers, policy makers, and community initiatives to discuss the challenges and opportunities of (Big) Data in Europe.  Full details including the programme are available on the website. Registration is free of charge.

Should you not be able to come to Dublin you can follow the conference on Twitter:  #EDF_13.
A live stream of the main track of the conference will be provided on the conference website. 


Making the Multilingual Web work
12-13 March
: Rome, Italy

This workshop is organised by W3C and as with previous MultilingualWeb events, will bring together speakers and participants with an interest in best practices and standards aimed at helping content creators, localizers, tools developers, and others meet the challenges of the multilingual Web. A wide spectrum of issues will be considered, ranging from blogs and social networking sites, to localization of large corporate or organizational enterprises. Participation is particulary encouraged of speakers who can identify gaps in standards and best practices related to the mutilingual Web, and propose opportunities for addressing those. Through these workshops, the European Commission wishes to promote widespread adoption of novel, innovative solutions, workflows, and approaches, and stimulate discussion concerning concrete proposals for future EU-funded actions in the field of multilingual technologies. For full details please visit the workshop webpage .


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