International Annual Conference, Wales (16–17 May 2017)

The Welsh Language Commissioner, Meri Huws, is the current chair of IALC, and the Association’s annual conference is being held in Cardiff in May this year. The conference theme is ‘Iaith Gwaith: The importance of technology and strategic planning for the bilingual workplace’ where international speakers as well as speakers from Wales will be contributing. You can find more information on the conference and speakers here. The Commissioner wishes to thank VTCT, the main sponsors, for their generous sponsorship towards this event. The Commissioner would also like to thank Linguaskin for their kind sponsorship.

The conference will be launched in a special evening reception in the Pierhead kindly sponsored by the First Minister of Wales. The event will also provide an opportunity to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Welsh Language Act (1967): a significant piece of legislation which established rights for people to use Welsh in legal proceedings in Wales and paved the way for subsequent legislation recognising the rights of Welsh speakers. For more information, click here. The Commissioner wishes to thank the The Law Society for their generous sponsorship towards this event.

Please note that tickets are sold out for the conference; however feel free to contact us should you like us to add your name to the waiting list.