The Localization Optimist Manifesto

Track: Keynote | K2D: A Number of Keynotes |
Friday, June 7, 2024, 9:00am – 10:00am
Held in: Room 6
Peter Reynolds - memoQ 
Jon Ritzdorf - Procore 
Unn Villius - Vistatec
Moderator: Dave Ruane

The Localization Optimist Manifesto steals the structure but not the content or tone of Marc Andreesen’s Technology Optimist Manifesto. This panel of optimistic and seasoned localization professionals will examine topics such as market, technology, education, where new ideas are coming from, and present a future for our industry that is positive and realistic. We recognize that there are issues and events that may lead people to worry about the future. However, there are opportunities and this industry has strength. We want to present reasons to be optimistic about the future of the localization industry.


  • Discussion of the current issues that are impacting the localization industry;
  • Presentation of ideas that assure our future;
  • A positive forward-looking discussion.