Friday, September 30, 2005

[MLE] Information re the World Congress

Dear MLE friends,
Below an announcement for a probably very good but unfortunately expensive conference.

Some people think that when I forward this type of information, that SIL has responsibilities in all these conferences. That is not necessarily the case I just share information.

Regards,
Karsten
                                                                                                                                
Karsten van Riezen
Associate Director for India,
SIL, South Asia Group.


From: Susan Malone [mailto:susan_malone@sil.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 06:15
To: Subject: Information re the World Congress

Greetings.

Would you please pass this along to all potentially interested people?  There are two tracks that are of particular interest to us
-  Language and minorities--relates to language development; language revitalization efforts, etc. 

-  Language and Education--relates to bilingual and multilingual education.

 Important item:  they are charging $400 to attend this conference.  Dr. Suwilai tried to convince them to lower the fees but they did not agree.  So everyone will need to start planning ahead.  They are expecting about 1000 people here and the location is good so I hope SIL and our partner organizations can make a good showing.

Susan Malone

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 11:03 PM
Subject: Welcome to the World Congress

Dear Professors,

The   First   World  Congress  on     the   Power   of   Language :
Theory,   Practice    and Performance  in  the  Year of  Languages will be
held during  23-25 May, 2006 in Bangkok in Thailand to promote the impact
of the  power  of  languages  over  world  progress  and peace, and in
honor of  H.R.H.   Princess   Maha    Chakri   Sirindhorn's    50th
Birthday Anniversary as well as Her dedication to languages. The
organizing committee comprises university professors from various
universities in Thailand. The co-orgnizers are UNESCO and ACTFL. The Prime
Minsiter of Thailand has officially accepted to be the Patron of the
Congress and the Minister of Edcuation is the  Congress Chair.

The organizing committee would like to welcome papers and your
participation to the Congress. Please visit our website:
www.poweroflanguage.org.

 We would appreciate your kind consideration and distribution of this
information to your friends and other interested persons.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Maneerat Sawasdiwat Na Ayutthaya


Secretariat:
Faculty of Liberal Arts
Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
Rangsit-Nakorn Nayok Rd., Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani 12110, Thailand
Tel. 662 549-4948    Fax 662 577-5017, Mobile 669  121-5174
Email: info@poweroflanguage.org