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25th Unicode Conference - March 31-April 2, 2004 - Washington, D.C., USA

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 01:25:24 -0500
Message-ID: <3FFCF7D4.DDE6143F@i18nguy.com>
To: w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org, www-international@w3.org, GEO <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>

                          Unicode in Government:
		    Building a Multilingual Infrastructure
		       http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc25
		             Washington D.C., USA
		           March 31 - April 2, 2004

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Program Overview
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The 25th Internationalization and Unicode Conference will focus on solutions
that address the language and multilingual requirements of governments and
industries around the world.

Technologies built on the Unicode Character Standard make it feasible today
to build a multilingual infrastructure that satisfies these requirements.
This conference will examine the requirements and explore recent advances
in the state of the art, as well as traditional best-practices.

The Washington DC venue was specifically chosen to allow discussion and
peer networking around the needs of government including topics such as
U.S. Homeland Security, and the European Union's challenges supporting all
its official languages.

The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier technical
conference worldwide for both software and Web internationalization.

This program features:

* Enhanced Unicode tutorial (incorporating Unicode 4.0)

* Sessions and panels on working with languages within government

* Updates to the popular tutorials on: Web Internationalization,
  Writing Systems,  Distributed Systems, and Authentic Arabic

* Several completely new tutorials such as: Internationalization Project
  Planning, Internationalized Software Testing

* Track on Localization organized and sponsored by The Institute of
  Localisation Professionals (TILP)

* Sessions on internationalization, including topics such as:
  Scripts, platforms, locales, legacy data, transliteration, 
  Web internationalization, rendering, and conversion

* Sessions on programming: Java, .NET, IBM ICU, Oracle, and Testing

* Numerous case studies


CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Diverse Topics and Formats
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The conference features tutorials, lectures, and panel discussions that
provide coverage of standards, best practices, and recent advances in the
globalization of software and the Internet.

Emphasis on Current Government Needs
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Language and multilingual requirements of governments and industries around
the world will be addressed in several sessions as well as in the
Government Track devoted to standards and resources for government workers.

Everette Jordan, Director of the United States Government National Virtual
Translation Center (NVTC), will be a keynote speaker, kicking off the
conference.

Exhibitor's Showcase and Panel Sessions
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A forum that highlights the latest advances in language services, tools
and technologies.

Unicode 4.0
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The Unicode tutorial and many other tutorials and breakout sessions are 
updated to cover the most recent release of the Unicode Standard. This 
conference is your best opportunity to learn about Unicode and 
internationalization directly from the experts.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

If you have a limited training budget, this is the one Internationalization
conference you need.  Send staff that are involved in either
Unicode-enabling software, or internationalization of software and the
Internet, including: managers, software engineers, systems analysts, font
designers, graphic designers, content developers, Web designers, Web
administrators, system administrators, technical writers, and product
marketing personnel.

CONFERENCE WEB SITE, PROGRAM and REGISTRATION

The Conference Program and Registration form are available at the
Conference Web site:

      http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc25

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Agfa Monotype Corporation
Basis Technology Corporation
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
XenCraft

GLOBAL COMPUTING SHOWCASE

Visit the Showcase to find out more about products supporting the
Unicode Standard, and products and services that can help you
globalize/localize your software, documentation and Internet content.

Sign up for the Exhibitors' track as part of the Conference.
For more information, please see:
	http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc25/showcase.html


CONFERENCE VENUE

The Conference will take place at the:

	Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
	5000 Seminary Road
	Alexandria, VA 22311
	Tel: (703) 845-1010
	Fax: (703) 845-7662


CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT

	Global Meeting Services Inc.
	8949 Lombard Place, #416
	San Diego, CA 92122, USA

	Tel: +1 858 638 0206 (voice)
	+1 858 638 0504 (fax)

	Email: info@global-conference.com
	or: conference@unicode.org

THE UNICODE CONSORTIUM

The Unicode Consortium was founded as a non-profit organization in 1991.
It is dedicated to the development, maintenance and promotion of The
Unicode Standard, a worldwide character encoding. The Unicode Standard
encodes the characters of the world's principal scripts and languages,
and is code-for-code identical to the international standard ISO/IEC
10646. In addition to cooperating with ISO on the future development of
ISO/IEC 10646, the Consortium is responsible for providing character
properties and algorithms for use in implementations. Today the
membership base of the Unicode Consortium includes major computer
corporations, software producers, database vendors, research
institutions, international agencies and various user groups.

For further information on the Unicode Standard, visit the Unicode Web
site at http://www.unicode.org

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Unicode(r) and the Unicode logo are registered trademarks of Unicode,
Inc. Used with permission.
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