Language Guidelines for WAC-6 Papers
The WAC Statutes state that the “languages of Congresses and their publications shall be any of the official languages of UNESCO which may be used in any of WAC's transactions and in the transactions of any of its constituent bodies”. Unfortunately, cost has traditionally prohibited languages other than English being used for most Congress presentations.
However, WAC-6 recognises the importance of facilitating both communication and inclusiveness at the Congress. Accordingly, we can accept proposals for contributions where the presentation will be given in the speaker's own language. If speakers take this option, we ask them to prepare a powerpoint presentation and / or handout in English. In addition, contributors who wish to give their presentation in English, but use another language for the text on their visual materials may do so (eg. PowerPoint).
We kindly ask contributors proposing non-English oral presentations to:
We would warmly welcome any colleagues who would be willing to volunteer their
expertise as an interpreter during the Congress to contact firstname.lastname@example.org,
as we hope to collate a list of potential translators who will be attending