Localization Silicon Valley
Building on the success of thirteen previous conferences, Localization World came to Silicon Valley on October 20-22, 2009. All conference sessions took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
We enjoyed the company of 480 participants from around the world who came together to network, learn about new tools and techniques, see old friends and meet new associates. Here is a list of companies that were represented.
Our photo album contains pictures taken by our staff as well as professional photographs by Katja Zuske.
Conference Theme: Know-how for Global Success
In recognition of the fact that localization is not an end in itself, but just one critical step in a company’s progression from domestic to global enterprise, we looked for presentations that would provide expertise and experiences from the entire spectrum of that challenging, but fascinating journey.
In light of that, we offered four distinct tracks:
- Global Business Best Practices: Experienced business people provide practical insights for companies that want to venture with confidence into new international markets.
- Localization Core Competencies: An introductory track for companies that need to localize, but are unsure where to start.
- Advanced Localization Management: This track, the heart of Localization World, continues to provide the latest information on trends, processes, technologies and influences that shape the world of localization.
- Managing Global Websites: Leading companies, each with an outstanding web presence, offer their expertise for launching and maintaining a worldwide web platform.
Who should attend:
Conference sessions are geared towards professionals seeking to learn about new tools, methods and business practices in the areas of localization and internationalization. People new to localization will benefit from the Global Business Best Practices and the Localization Core Competencies tracks as well as the informative exhibition area. Networking and mutual problem discussion opportunities will abound at the social gatherings, meals and break periods. Exhibitors will be present to provide information about their products and services to all levels of attendees.
Content. The Localization World program follows the precedent set in previous conferences, offering a variety of high-caliber presentations and panel discussions strong on content and short on sales pitches. Organized by a strong committee, the program is a worthwhile assortment of sessions with valuable takeaways for the attendees.
Networking. Localization World is scheduled to give plenty of opportunities to gather with fellow professionals, whether it be at the exhibit area, between sessions, or at a social gathering.
Pricing. The conference is reasonably priced, with discounts for early registration, options for one-day attendance and affordable accommodations. There is free parking available at the Santa Clara Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara for all conference attendees.
Location. The main conference will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Hotel accommodations can be made at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. In order to ensure a room in the reserved block at a discounted rate, please reserve your room before October 5, 2009.
Preconference Offerings. In addition to the two-day main conference, there is an optional preconference day of round table discussions, hands-on workshops and focused sessions.