2009 Annual Symposium on Plain Language and Usability

from Ginny Redish

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The Center for Plain Language hosts an annual symposium on plain language and usability.

The 2009 Symposium will be

Date: October 30, 2009
Time: Workshop: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Symposium: 12:30 – 5:00 PM
Reception: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Place: National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
Cost: $150 for students, teachers, and federal employees who are members of the Center for Plain Language
$200 for students, teachers, and federal employees who are not members
$200 for all other members of the Center for Plain Language
$250 for all other non-members

This year’s theme is "Achieving Transparency through Plain Language".

The keynote speaker will be Congressman Bruce Braley (D., Iowa).
Braley is the chief sponsor of the Plain Language Act of 2009. The act, which would require federal agencies to write in plain language, is currently being considered in the U.S. Congress.

Speakers include

  • Karen Schriver on visual design
  • Ginny Redish on how plain language makes a difference on ballots
  • Sandy Hilfiker on designing health web sites
  • and others

If you sign up for the symposium, you may also sign up for a free 2-hour workshop on plain language that the Center is holding on the morning of October 30.

See https://centerforplainlanguage.org/awards/clearmark/register/ for more information and registration.

We hope to see many local champions of plain language at the symposium.

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