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Full Title: Inaugural Conference of the International Association of Language Commissioners
Short Title: IALC
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Start Date: 21-Mar-2014 - 21-Mar-2014
Contact: Andrew Gibson
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: (Un message en français suivra)

The International Association of Language Commissioners will be hosting a conference consisting of three panels, all featuring language commissioners from around the world.


Registration is free and will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Seats are limited. The deadline to register is January 31, 2014.

This conference will be conducted in English, Spanish and Catalan, with simultaneous interpretation available in these languages. Registration packages are available in the languages of the conference (English, Spanish or Catalan). To order a registration package, please RSVP to IALC2014@outlook.com. Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

This conference is organized by the International Association of Language Commissioners in collaboration with the Office of the Catalan Ombudsman.

L'Association internationale des commissaires linguistiques sera l'hôte d'une conférence qui comprendra trois groupes de discussion auxquels participeront des commissaires aux langues de partout dans le monde.


L'inscription est gratuite, et les places seront attribuées selon l'ordre d'arrivée des inscriptions. Le nombre de places est limité. La date limite d'inscription est le 31 janvier 2014.

De façon générale, la conférence se déroulera en anglais, en espagnol et en catalan avec service d'interprétation simultanée dans ces langues. La trousse d'inscription est disponible dans les langues de la conférence (soit en anglais, en espagnol ou en catalan). Pour obtenir une trousse d'inscription, veuillez en faire la demande à IALC2014@outlook.com. Les frais de déplacement et de séjour seront à la charge des participants.

La conférence est organisée par l'Association internationale des commissaires linguistiques en collaboration avec le Bureau de l'ombudsman catalan.
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 24.5343

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