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Subject: FW: AGIS'09: Workshops + Excursions + Networking + Software Offer = Essential Event






The Action week for Global Information Sharing (AGIS'09) is a
free event taking place in the University of Limerick 21 - 23 September 2009. It brings together freelance translators, localisation professionals and academics from all over the world to address the challenge of bridging the digital divide and facilitating the provision of localised digital information for all regions, regardless of their economic or cultural status.

If you are a professional translator, localisation professional, student or volunteer - then this is your event. There are still several places left for registration, so book your place today to Learn, Network, Socialise and Get Free Tools!


- 32 sessions of training, presentations, tutorials and workshops scheduled for the first two days (full programme available here)
- Sessions organised into 4 different streams: Terminology, Translator Field Kit (1), Translator Field Kit (2) and Management/Collaboration
- Topics covered include Terminology Management, Machine Translation, Internationalisation, Unicode, Cultural Issues and Localisation in the Web
- Terminology Tools, Machine Translation Systems and Open Source Software discussed
- Sessions delivered by over 30 different experts from the translation and localisation industry

- Launch of The Rosetta Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization aiming to advance the rights of individuals to access life-critical information in their native languages


- Partipicipate in a full day of fun social activities on the third and final day of AGIS'09
- Visit Doolin (a traditional fishing village renowned worldwide as the traditional music capital of Ireland), the Cliffs of Moher and the beautiful Aran Islands on a day trip to the scenic west coast of Ireland
- Taste delicious world cuisine served in the International Food Fair
- Attend the Fundraising Concert featuring multicultural music performed by world famous artists, including Micheal O Suilleabhain (€30 entry)
- Registration closes on
Wednesday 09 September for this fun day of activities, so book now to guarantee your place!


- Discuss and share exciting new ideas with a wide spectrum of professionals, from translators and localisation professionals to academics and volunteers
- Meet with representatives of different companies including NGOs, software vendors, language service providers, universities and industry associations
- Interact with AGIS'09 speakers and participants from over 20 different countries
- Attend the partner event LRC Conference XIV: Localisation in the Cloud taking place on 24 - 25 September (immediately after AGIS'09, also based in Limerick City) for just €100


- FREE! Each confirmed AGIS'09 participant will receive Alchemy CATALYST 8.0 TranslatorPro edition (12 month license)
- WIN! Each confirmed AGIS'09 participant also has the chance to win a PROMT Expert license (3 to be raffled at AGIS'09)

Limerick City is served by flights to Shannon Airport (25 minute drive from the city centre); alternatively you can fly to Dublin Airport and take a train to Limerick City (2.5 hours). AGIS'09 takes place on the University of Limerick campus just outside Limerick City. Budget accommodation is available near the university campus at the Travelodge Hotel.

Important Links

AGIS'09: http://www.agis09.org
LRC XIV: http://www.localisation.ie/conference/
Registration: http://www.localisationshop.com/agis09.htm (please email registration.agis09@therosettafoundation.org for more information if required)

Contact Information

General Enquiries: Ian O'keeffe, info.agis09@therosettafoundation.org


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