Global Ready Conference
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World Class Speakers and Entertainment

We put a new spin on the most informative and engaging event in the translation industry.

Keynote by Minette Norman

Comment on dit Rockstar? Minette studied drama and french at Tufts. So how did she end up leading a 3k+ engineering team as VP at Autodesk? Tune into her keynote to find out.
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You're gonna like the way you learn.

Can’t-Miss Speakers

Leading professionals are here to deliver elevated content about the industry’s present-future. Come for one and stay for all of our exciting sessions.

IRL Networking

Say hi, hola, bonjour to everyone in your network and beyond. Join a virtual networking area and get ready to chat throughout the event with new friends.

Live Entertainment

We'll be mixing things up all day for a binge-worthy experience. Not to mention, a live performance with a special musical guest to wrap up the day.

Jaw-Dropping Insights

Industry experts will share their insider knowledge and strategic playbooks to help you on your way to global success. Buckle up.


11:00 a.m.

Guest Keynote: An Unexpected Career – Lessons Learned Along the Way

Minette Norman, former VP of Engineering Practice at Autodesk, will talk about how she ended up building and leading a localization team of 100, and other transformative leadership lessons that diminish silos and unlock creativity.

11:45 a.m.

A New Era

Smartling’s Keynote will deliver a company update, outlook on the industry, and the latest product announcements.

12:40 p.m.

Networking & Break

Pop into a breakout room, bring a coffee or tea, and spend a few minutes chatting with someone new – perhaps from another country?

12:50 p.m.

Dog vs. Terminology

Uwe Muegge, Head of Terminology, Global Marketing at Facebook, joins us to demonstrate how the benefits of managing terminology go far beyond improved consistency and quality.

1:40 p.m.

How Investors Think About Global Growth

Venture Capitalists, David Pakman and Caroline Xie sit down with Jennifer Consaga to discuss how they think about global growth from their portfolio of companies.

2:10 p.m.

Musical Performance by The California Honeydrops

Time to refuel and rehydrate! And while you do, enjoy the first half of the set from The California Honeydrops.

2:30 p.m.

The 411: What We Need From a Language Services Provider

During this panel discussion, Gavin Grimes (Smartling), Nancy Ferreira (FedEx), and Emil Atanassov (ServiceNow) will discuss the future of language services.

3:05 p.m.

Local vs Global: What the Thermometer Model has to do with Translation

Aisling Nolan, Smartling’s Director of Customer Success, introduces a framework by business school professor Scott Galloway, and shares her perspective on why it is relevant to the translation and localization industry.

3:15 p.m.

The Next Wave – What’s in Demand?

People around the world have been isolating themselves for their safety and their community. What will happen when the world starts to re-open - and what does it mean for managing global content?

3:40 p.m.

Guest Keynote: Life’s Infinite Game(s)

Heath Slawner is a passionate speaker whose gift lies in connecting people and ideas with creative energy. With his work at the intersection of leadership, influence and trust, Heath vividly shares insights and perspectives that help others take performance to the next level. This keynote will cover key points from Simon Sinek’s The Infinite Game.

4:30 p.m.

Encore! The California Honeydrops

Music for the soul. Join one or both musical performances that are bound to get you out of your seat and dancing in your living room. 🎺🎹🎷🎶

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Global Ready Conference is designed for anyone who touches the translation and localization process.






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