Conference Programme

Simultaneous translation from Welsh to English will be provided during the conference


09.15 Registration

Session 1: Strategic view

09.45 Opening of the conference by Alun Davies, Minister for Lifelong Learning and the Welsh Language

10.15 Cathal Convery, Dictionary Project Manager, Foras na Gaeilge: Ireland’s New Digital Plan for the Irish language

10.45 Rhodri ap Dyfrig, S4C: Content planning, engagement planning – language planning?

11.15 Tea and Coffee

Session 2: Improving and sharing skills and resouces

11.30 Dewi Bryn Jones, Bangor University: Speech recognition for Welsh

12.00 Mohomodou Houssouba, Basel University: Welsh and Songhay, sharing digital solutions

12.30 Gwennan Richards, Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor: Coding skills for Welsh children

13.00 Lunch

Session 3: The economy, language and technology

13.30 Huw Marshall, Awr Cymru (the Welsh Hour): Populating the Welsh digital landscape

14.00 Ieuan Wyn Jones, Menai Science Park: The Park, Technology and the Welsh Language

14.30 Meilys Smith, Gwynedd Council: the WCCIS Care in the Community system: Challenges and Opportunities for Wales

Session 4: Posters and Demonstrations

15.00 Research posters and software demos

16.00 Close of conference