Updated March 4, 2007
Plain Language Association International
Thank you to everyone who planned and attended our Fifth International Conference on clear writing and communications -- Plain Language Association International.
And thank you to our conference hosts: U.S. Plain Language Action and Information Network and Center for Plain Language.
More than 300 people heard from international experts in plain language and from plain language advocates in business and government. They shared how they carry out plain-language initiatives in their organization to improve its bottom line.
Photos from left, Christopher Balmford during the closing session, Making Things Clear: How We Are Winning; Bill Sabin, author of the Gregg Reference Manual, answers questions of style, grammar, and usage; and Ginny Redish discussing Plain Language and the Web.
VIP speakers included Bryan Garner, author of Garner's Modern American Usage, 2003; Bill Sabin, author of the Gregg Reference Manual, 10th edition, 2005; and Cynthia A. Glassman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner.
Participants attended nearly 30 sessions. They came from the United States, Canada, Australia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, France, and Trinidad and Tobago.