The final round will be held on Tuesday, October 29th, 2024 as part of the LocWorld52 conference in Monterey, California.

The Process Innovation Challenge (PIC) is now in its eighth year. 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 peers?

Well then, join us at PIC #17!

The PIC is open to content publishers, industry supply companies, technologists, academia, and anyone in the industry with an innovative idea to 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 Monterey.

Innovators do not need travel approval to submit and participate in the preliminary rounds of this edition of the Process Innovation Challenge, which will be held virtually. However, upon notification of qualifying for the final round, to be held in person in Monterey on October 29th, innovators will need travel approval, to be included as finalists. If an innovator cannot 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 make your submission.

Key Dates for PIC #15

Proposal submission deadline: Friday, September 6, 2024.
Invitations to virtual session: Friday, September 13, 2024.
3cubed Preliminary Virtual Rounds: September 24-26, 2024.
Final Round:  Tuesday, October 29th at LocWorld52 in Monterey, California.