OCTOBER 10-12, 2023

LocWorld50 Silicon Valley

Learning from the Past: Planning for the Future

Process Innovation Challenge at LocWorld50: Call for Papers Is Open

The Process Innovation Challenge (PIC) is now in its seventh year, and the final of PIC #15 will take place at LocWorld50, in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, October 11, 2023.

At a time of rapid flux in our industry, have you been working away on something cool, productive, or disruptive and would like to share it with your peers? We say to all innovators: “Show us your latest innovations!”

Well then, join us at PIC #15!

The PIC is open to content publishers, industry supply companies, technologists, academia, and anyone else in the industry who has an innovative idea that can solve a localization or global content challenge. Your innovation could be a unique idea that was successfully applied to a localization process that improved operations, or it could be a new way of using something existing to solve a new problem, or it could be a new and cutting-edge technology innovation that brings real benefit to teams. If you have any of these, share them with the localization community by submitting your proposal to the PIC.

Successful proposals will be invited to join our 3cubed Preliminary Virtual Rounds where they can pitch their idea for a chance to move on to the PIC final in Silicon Valley.

Innovators do not need travel approval to submit and participate in the preliminary rounds of this edition of the Process Innovation Challenge, because the preliminary rounds will be held virtually. However, the final round will be held in person in Silicon Valley on October 11. Upon notification of qualifying for the final round innovators will need travel approval, to be included as a finalist.  If an innovator is unable to attend the final round, they may opt out of this event and forward their proposal for consideration at the next LocWorld.

You can re-submit a prior PIC proposal if it was not previously shortlisted, or if you have adapted the innovation since pitching before.

If you have any questions or difficulties with the submittal process, please contact . Dates are indicative and may change at the discretion of the PIC advisory board.

Click here to submit your innovation.

Key Dates for PIC#15

Proposal submission deadline: Wednesday, August 9, 2023.
Invitations to virtual session: Friday, August 11, 2023.
3cubed Preliminary Virtual Rounds: August 17-18, 2023 (Thurs/Fri).
Final Round:  Wednesday, October 11th at LocWorld50 Silicon Valley.