Session Spotlight at Rendez-vous Ottawa

28 Jan 2020 3:43 PM | Anonymous


Localization Mini-Unconference 
Space is limited to 35 participants, register now. This will take place Friday February 28th, 2020 at the AILIA Annual Conference.

AILIA is delighted to provide the opportunity to experience a Mini-Unconference. We welcome back Richard Sikes and Oleksandr Pysaryuk who have organized and moderated the full-day Localization Unconference in Toronto for 6 years. Come see why participants from all over Canada and beyond attend their events.

Spend 2.0 hours with your language industry colleagues discussing localization-related topics, learning from your peers, and networking! The Unconference format is designed to facilitate a spontaneous, free-flowing exchange of ideas in an informal, non-sales environment.

This time-limited Mini-Unconference session is based on the full-day Unconference format in which participants suggest topics, then vote to prioritize the most popular topics that emerge. The ensuing discussion is moderated to ensure fluidity, but is not structured, per se. Prepared presentations are not given, but participants are expected to engage in the conversation to put forth concepts, commentary, and counterpoint.  Learn more about what an unconference is, go to

We are limiting the session to 35 participants to ensure everyone attending can fully participate.  

The Unconference moderators are:

Richard Sikes - Solution Architect, memoQ

  • 35 years of experience in the technical translation and localization industry

  • regular contributor to MultiLingual magazine

  • frequent speaker at international translation events

  • founder of the Localization Institute’s Translation Technology Roundtable 

  • co-organizer of the annual Toronto Localization Unconference


Oleksandr Pysaryuk - Localization Manager, Ceridian

  • 12 years of experience in software localization

  • held localization-related roles for BlackBerry, LanguageScientific,  Logrus, and Achievers

  • MA in linguistics and translation studies

  • taught translation at the University of Ukraine

  • co-organizer of the annual Toronto Localization Unconference


  • 24 Jan 2020 5:08 PM | Social Media, Language Portal of Canada
    Is this on Friday, Feb. 28, or on Saturday, Feb 29?

    There is a mistake in the sentence "This will take place Friday February 29th, 2020 at AILIAs Rendez-vous Ottawa."

    Thank you!
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    • 30 Jan 2020 11:11 AM | Anonymous
      Fixed. Thanks, Kim
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