IUC 29 Keynote Announcement

From: Rick McGowan (rick@unicode.org)
Date: Mon Dec 12 2005 - 12:44:26 CST

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    Stephanie Covert
    Object Management Group
    +1-781-444 0404 ext. 142

    Col. Daniel Scott, Assistant Commandant, Defense Language Institute
    Foreign Language Center to Keynote 29th Internationalization & Unicode
    March 6-8, 2006, Burlingame, California

    Mountain View, CA, USA – December 8, 2005 – The Unicode Consortium
    today announced the third keynote presenter for the 29th
    Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC). Col. Daniel Scott,
    Assistant Commandant of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language
    Center joins Tuoc Luong, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology,
    Ask Jeeves, Inc. and Charles Bigelow, Vice President, Bigelow & Holmes Inc.
    as a keynote presenter. The conference will take place March 6-8, 2006 in
    Burlingame, CA, USA. The full conference program is available online at

    The program committee has created a revitalized program that is relevant
    and engaging for the internationalization community. The three-day
    conference will feature keynote presentations by Tuoc Luong, Senior Vice
    President, Engineering & Technology, Ask Jeeves, Inc. on the
    internationalization of search; Col. Daniel Scott, Assistant Commandant of
    the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center on Unicode as a
    “Unifying Force” in Language Education; and Charles Bigelow, Vice
    President, Bigelow & Holmes Inc. on The Effect of Unicode on Type Design.
    The conference includes a full day of tutorials followed by two days of
    presentations, panels and discussions. There will also be technology
    exhibits and demonstrations.

    This will be the first conference to cover the content of Unicode 5.0,
    which supersedes all previous versions of Unicode and is synchronized with
    the latest version of ISO/IEC 10646. It will also be the first to cover the
    content of LDML 1.4 (used for interchanging locale data) and CLDR 1.4 (the
    latest version of the Common Locale Data), and the newest events in the
    area of Unicode security. The conference includes presentations on
    Microsoft Office 12 and Windows Vista, several talks on ICU topics, as well
    as an overview and case study on CLDR.

    The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier technical
    conference for both software and Web internationalization. Unicode experts,
    implementers, clients and vendors are invited to attend this unique
    conference. The interactive format makes the Internationalization & Unicode
    Conference a great place to meet and exchange ideas with leading experts,
    find out about the needs of potential clients, or get information about new
    and existing Unicode-enabled products.

    The conference is produced by The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) and
    is sponsored by: Gold Sponsor Translations.com (www.translations.com);
    Silver Sponsors IBM Corporation (www.ibm.com), Basis Technology
    (www.basistech.com); Media Sponsors MultiLingual Computing Inc.
    (www.multilingual.com), Localisation Research Centre (www.localisation.ie);
    and Organizational Sponsors Localization Industry Standards Association
    (LISA) (www.lisa.org) and the Globalization and Localization Association
    (GALA) (www.gala-global.org).
    The early-bird registration discount is available until February 1, 2006.
    To register, visit http://www.unicodeconference.org/registration.htm.
    Exhibit space is available; for more information on exhibiting contact
    Sandy Burke at sandy@omg.org or +1-781-444 0404. For sponsorship
    opportunities, contact Nicole Rikkinen at nicole@omg.org. For all other
    conference-related questions contact Kevin Loughry at loughry@omg.org,
    +1-781-444 0404.


    About The Unicode Consortium
    The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit organization founded to develop,
    extend and promote use of the Unicode Standard and related globalization

    The membership of the consortium represents a broad spectrum of
    corporations and organizations in the computer and information processing
    industry. Members are: Adobe Systems, L'Agence Intergouvernementale de la
    Francophonie, Apple Computer, Basis Technology, Denic e.G., Government of
    India - Ministry of Information Technology, Government of Pakistan -
    National Language Authority, HP, IBM, Justsystem, Microsoft, Monotype
    Imaging, Oracle, RLG, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, The University of
    California at Berkeley, VeriSign, Yahoo! and about one hundred Associate,
    Liaison, and Individual members.

    For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium

    About the Event Producer

    The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) is the new Event Producer for the
    Internationalization & Unicode Conferences. The OMG is an open membership,
    not-for-profit consortium that produces and maintains computer industry
    specifications for interoperable enterprise applications. Our
    specifications include MDA®, UML®, CORBA®, MOF™, XMI® and CWM™.
    OMG’s specifications are all available for download by everyone without

    For more information about OMG, visit us online at http://www.omg.org.

    Note to editors: Unicode Standard, Unicode and the Unicode Logo are
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    registered trademarks, and OMG, Object Management Group, MOF, MDA Logos,
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