International Plain Language Day 2014
Theme: Working Together to Promote Clear Communication
IPLDay October 13, 2014 Events
Celebrating Internationally ....
IPLDay 2014 comes on Monday Oct 13.
Now is the time to start planning your local events. Past IPLDay celebrations have included art and music displays celebrating plain language and exhibitions of plain language work from around the world.
Working Together to Promote Clear Communication
At the Plain2013 in Vancouver Neil James, as the president of the International Plain Language Working Group, talked about the future of plain language in a converging communication profession.
“‘Who in this room identifies their work with the following terms?” he asked. “Plain language?” “Clear language?” “As an editor?” “A technical writer?” “An information designer?” His list went on, and multiple hands went up repeatedly. It is, he pointed out, a fragmented profession. The focus of his talk was that he forecasts a convergence of these positions, and that he believes in the benefits of this convergence. Read more and have a look at Neil's presentation What's in a name?
Neil ended his speech as follows: "To build strength, unifying the profession underneath one term will be necessary. In my view, ‘clear communication’ might be it."
(summary by IC Clear)
For 2014, the call to action is to create stronger connections with other people and other communication associations to explore our common interest in clear communication--to acknowledge communication convergence.
This is inspired by the notion that has been under discussion and was also addressed by Neil James in a presentation from PLAIN2013
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Let us know what you plan for October 13
Workshop for writers, editors, and other communicators
We are getting people together from a variety of organizations to work out a common approaches and to promote clear communication.
October 5, Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Watch here for details
Let's mark all the progress made this year.
October 13, 6 pm Gastown Vancouver