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FYI: The First Language Technology Summit in Europe

Author: William Bressand

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: I would like to inform you about the organization of the first LT-
Innovate Summit in Brussels on 19 June 2012 (LT-Innovate, the Forum
for Europe’s Language Technology Industry). Stakeholders from
industry, research, policy making and finance will come together in
Brussels to discuss the potential of Language Technologies as key
strategic drivers of the knowledge economy. The summit will highlight
best practice cases, opportunities, barriers and seek to develop a
common vision for the future.

Showcase sessions will allow LT companies to present themselves.
Innovation Focus sessions will allow stakeholders to develop innovation
scenarios for specific economic and social challenges. The day will
culminate in the Award Ceremony of the LT-Innovate Award 2012 and
a Gala Dinner.

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