Speaking to a global future
Friday 13th October 2017, 9.30-16.30 at the Language Show London, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington N1 0QH.
To reserve your place at the Speak to the Future Symposium 2017,
simply email LanguageShow@upperstreetevents.co.uk giving your full name and email address. Priority registration is open until Monday 2 October.
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Speak to the Future, the national campaign for languages invites you to its fifth annual symposium addressing key issues of language policy relating to education, employment and wider society. As the country prepares for a global future, we are facing uncertainties affecting all areas of public life. Can challenges become opportunities? What should be our next steps?
Speak to the Future welcomes the following influential and inspiring figures to share their insights and unique perspectives on the importance of languages and intercultural understanding to Britain’s progress. The symposium will include major talks, panel discussion and live question and answer sessions where delegates can share their views and put their questions to the panel.
Symposium 2017: Speaking to a global future
Speakers include –
Jon Benjamin, Director of the Diplomatic Academy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Dr Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce
Charles Clark, Partner Consultant Linklaters LLP
Richard Hardie, Senior Adviser, UBS Ltd
Ann Carlisle, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Linguists
Panos Kraniotis, Regional Director Europe, Rosetta Stone
Dr. Thomas Bak, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Dina Mehmedbegovic, University College London
Dr. James Anderson, Goldsmiths University
Dr. Vicky Macleroy, Goldsmiths University
Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett, University of Cambridge
Professor Katrin Kohl, University of Oxford
Pascale Vassie, Executive Director, National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education
Teresa Tinsley, Director Alcantara Communications
Vicky Gough, Languages Adviser, British Council
Bernardette Holmes MBE, Campaign Director, Speak to the Future
British Council Language Ambassadors