Attracting and Developing Talent: A LocWorld Initiative - L10n People

Track: Preconference | P04 |
Special Registration Requirement
Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Held in: Liffey Meeting Room 3A
Session Participants

Attracting and Developing Talent continues its efforts to examine and work on solutions to the challenges of educating professionally trained staff in the localization industry to confront the coming talent shortage. In this session we will bring together people who teach localization and businesses that hire localization professionals and may have internship programs. Improving localization educational programs will be the main focus of the meeting. We welcome interested academics and business people to this session to contribute their ideas and solutions.


Opening: Introduction to the History and Motivation of the ADT Initiative, Ulrich Henes, LocWorld

Which Talents Do Recruiters, Localization Vendors and Employees in the Localization Industry Look For? How Do They Rate Academic and Translation Programs?

  • The recruiter’s point of view:  Annette Lawlor – L10n People,  Uwe Muegge – L10n People, Tom Newman – Adaptive Localization
  • The client’s point of view: Almudena Bernardos – Airbnb,Rachele Maggiolini – Google
  • The vendor’s point of view: TBA

Presentation of University Programs: Target Audience, Degrees, Advertising Effort, Demand, Number of Students and Number of Graduates Working in the Localization Industry

Tabea De Wille – University of Limerick, Uta Seewald-Heeg – Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Renate de la Paix – University of Strasbourg, Miloslav Skovajsa – Comenius University, Dragos Ciobanu – University of Leeds

Initiatives – Strategies – Plan of Action: Open discussion

There is no fee to attend this session, but space is limited. If you are interested in participating, please contact Kris Wiegand and provide some background about yourself and your interest in participating.